That is what some rape prevention programs terms as "Passive Resistance" ... The goal of passive resistance is to try and think and talk your way out of a possible rape. With passive resistance, you can: * Try to calm the attacker. Try to persuade him not to carry out the attack. * Claim to be sick or pregnant. Tell him you have a sexually transmitted disease. This may intimidate the attacker. * Try to discourage him. Pretend to faint, cry hysterically, act insane or mentally incapacitated (a better choice of word ) * If you're at home, telling the attacker a friend is coming over or that your spouse or roommate will be back soon. Whether you choose to use passive or active resistance, the best resistance you can learn to use against an attacker is your common sense.