Regaining Your Sexuality After Rape

Regaining Your Sexuality After Rape

Rape is an experience that cannot and should not be minimized; however many professionals say that victims should attempt to get back to a normal way of life including a healthy sexual outlook. Because self-image and self worth are affect by rape, as well as ignoring one’s sexuality it is important to address this. Many rape victims report they are experiencing tendencies of promiscuity or frigidness.

One of the first things to address is to heal any physical scars or wounds; then make sure you did not contract any sexually transmitted diseases. Your medical professional can help you with these. You should embrace that, while you may not currently feel it, your sexuality will still be a part of life.

Your body may have healed from the trauma; your body still has memories. Women have reported instances of cringing when someone touches them, as well as problems when engaging in intercourse. Many women experience self-image issues such as not liking their body. You should take time to rebuild your confidence in yourself. Take time to love yourself and your body. Once you embrace and learn to love your body again your self again, your confidence will skyrocket.

If you were not in a relationship before your rape, you should realize that you will probably enter one at some point. And you will need to feel safe with that person. You may have questions as to whether to tell that person of your rape. This will depend on several things such as the terms of your relationship and your plans for intimacy. You should feel safe with that person and this could take some time.

A worthy partner will understand and should not put any pressure upon you until you are ready. It is not a good thing to stay with someone who puts undue pressure on you while knowing your situation.

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