As a society, we are talking about sexual assault across all media more than we have ever done in the past. The #metoo movement, as well as celebrities and others coming forward about their sexual abuse stories, has empowered other people to come forward with their own experiences.
However, what is not being discussed as much is the impact of sexual abuse on sexuality. How does our body respond to a new sexual situation? What resources are out there to help survivors who have sexual challenges?
If you are reading this and have suffered from sexual assault and/or sexual abuse, you are not alone. It is reported that one out of every four women and one out of every six men have experienced some sort of sexual assault.
Let me repeat that: one out of every four women and one out of every six men have suffered from sexual assault.
Actually, that number is likely much higher. Many sexual assault and rape cases are not reported since very often the victim knows their abuser. Sometimes when working with a client who is struggling with sex, I discover that they may have experienced other types of sexual abuse that were not so obvious. These types of abuse are called “covert” rather than “overt”.
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