Self Defense Articles & Educational Material — single girl safety tips

Is a Stun Gun the Right Self Defense Choice For You? | Pros and Cons of Stun Guns

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Is a Stun Gun the Right Self Defense Choice For You? | Pros and Cons of Stun Guns

Pepper sprays and stun guns each has their advantages and disadvantages in different personal defense scenarios. Weighing these out in relation to how they fit into your lifestyle provides you with the opportunity to develop your individualized self-defense plan. Here’s a list of the pros and cons of choosing a stun gun as a self-defense option.

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Is Pepper Spray Right For You? | Pros and Cons of Pepper Spray Self Defense

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Is Pepper Spray Right For You? | Pros and Cons of Pepper Spray Self Defense

Pepper spray has its’ advantages and disadvantages in different self-defense scenarios and it’s important to understand these so that you can maximize your self-defense abilities. Here’s a list of the major pros and cons to pepper spray self defense so you can decide if it's the right choice for you.

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The Health Benefits of Self Defense Training

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The Health Benefits of Self Defense Training

Learning self-defense not only equips you to defend yourself, it also improves your physical, mental and emotional health. Here’s some of the awesome ways your whole-health can greatly benefit from self-defense training.

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How to Use Improvised Self-Defense with Items You're Wearing

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How to Use Improvised Self-Defense with Items You're Wearing

What should you do if you own a stun gun or pepper spray and don’t have it with you when an attacker strikes? You need to learn improvised self-defense. Defense Divas has you covered with a list of creative ways that you can use the clothes you are wearing and the items in your purse to defend yourself.

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Household Items You Can Use for Self Defense

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Household Items You Can Use for Self Defense

Defense Divas® has compiled a list of everyday items found in your home that can be used to defend yourself in an emergency. Remember, your priority in a self-defense situation is always to escape and get help. Anything that opens a window of opportunity for you to escape is beneficial to your personal safety plan.

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D.I.V.A.S. 10 Decisive Items Vital to Auto Safety

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D.I.V.A.S. 10 Decisive Items Vital to Auto Safety

Your emergency auto safety kit should contain these essential items to keep you safe and comfortable during a roadside emergency for 48 hours. Here are the 10 D.I.V.A.S. (Decisive Items Vital to Auto Safety) you need to put in your car today.

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Critical Tips To Avoid An Abduction

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Critical Tips To Avoid An Abduction

Abductions can happen any time of the day and anywhere that your daily life takes you. Learn how to minimize the risk of being abducted and what to do if you are grabbed in a kidnapping attempt.

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Traits of a Psychopath and a Sociopath | A Look Inside the Mind of Your Attacker

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Traits of a Psychopath and a Sociopath | A Look Inside the Mind of Your Attacker

Would you know the difference between a psychopath and a sociopath if the traits were in a list? More importantly, would you know how to spot those signs in a person before finding yourself in physical or emotional danger? A candid look at the traits of a psychopath vs. a sociopath and how to defend yourself against both.

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Three Safety Preps to Never Leave Home Without

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Three Safety Preps to Never Leave Home Without

What three things should a girl never leave home without? Of course, there are the obvious things like your cell phone, your ID, your fave lip gloss. But do you think about your safety each time you leave the house? You should never leave home without these three personal safety vitals and these are the reasons why.

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#CollegeBound! 5 Personal Safety Must Do's to Stay Safe at College

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#CollegeBound! 5 Personal Safety Must Do's to Stay Safe at College

Living on your own (whether in a dorm, Greek house or apartment) opens up a lot of awesome new freedoms; but it also exposes you to many more potentially dangerous situations. Let’s get educated and empowered to handle whatever comes your way with a few simple things you can do to protect yourself (and put mom’s mind at ease a little bit while you’re gone).

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Is He Dangerous? 10 Things To Look For In His Personality

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Is He Dangerous? 10 Things To Look For In His Personality

Is there a way to tell if a guy is dangerous before you get too involved? No fear ladies. We’ve spoken to some experts in the field and have some great ways to sift through it all and how to tell if the guy you are dating is dangerous. Many of these can be observed on the first date (and even better so, since that is when we’re usually on our best behavior).

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15 Date Rape Prevention Tips

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15 Date Rape Prevention Tips

Although no one can guarantee that you will not be a victim of rape, there are several precautions that you can take which will significantly reduce the odds of this ever happening to you. But first, let’s look at some jaw dropping statistics from research done by Kansas State University: 84% of women who are... Continue Reading →

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Convicted Muggers Tell How To Avoid Being A Victim

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Convicted Muggers Tell How To Avoid Being A Victim

This NBC Today report gives a chilling but insightful look into how convicted muggers select their targets and how you can avoid being a victim.

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Online Dating Safety

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Online Dating Safety

With the rise in popularity of online dating, especially with Apps like Tinder, it’s becoming increasingly important that women understand the dangers of meeting strangers and how to defend themselves should their date go topsy-turvy. Self-defense products for women and safety awareness training are more important than ever. Online dating can be a great way to... Continue Reading →

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Outdoor Active Lifestyle Safety Tips

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Outdoor Active Lifestyle Safety Tips

With the weather warming and longer daylight in most parts of the country, Spring is in the air! This is the time of year when a lot of us break out our tennis shoes and go for evening walks or morning jogs. While it may be tempting to zone out as you are hiking up... Continue Reading →

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Victim Selection Through The Eyes of A Rapist

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Victim Selection Through The Eyes of A Rapist

Every 9 seconds a woman is sexually assaulted or beaten in America. Think about how insane that is! That is 9,600 women a day! Women must educate themselves on self-defense and safety awareness. I cannot stress this enough. Society is looking for answers and one such project revealed some pretty interesting information. In a recent... Continue Reading →

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How To Use Pepper Spray Effectively

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How To Use Pepper Spray Effectively

The first, and most obvious, thing to do is to have your pepper spray quickly available to reach in an emergency situation. Seconds can become a life/death situation if you are confronted with an attacker. Do not keep your pepper spray in your glove box. Keep it on your body at all times, whether that... Continue Reading →

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13 Simple Things To Burglar Proof Your Home

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13 Simple Things To Burglar Proof Your Home

When we think of home safety tips, we think of the obvious: Have your lights on timers when you are away. Don’t let your mail or newspapers accumulate because they are a dead giveaway that you are not home. Yadda…yadda…yadda… Well, this month I have some new and some old safety tips for securing your... Continue Reading →

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