Sex stuff

  • People who have been sexually abused can experience difficulties with sex and sex stuff, as well as confusion around sexual identities. 
  • People who have not been sexually abused can also experience difficulties with sex and sex stuff, as well as confusion around sexual identities. 
Common impacts, behaviour, and confusion: 
  • Avoidance and fear of intimacy. 
  • Fear of touch. 
  • Inability to be sexual and intimate. 
  • Need to be high to be sexual. 
  • Sexual identity confusion. 
  • Interest in same-sex sex whilst identifying as straight. 
  • Preoccupation with sexual thoughts. 
  • Seeing people as sexual objects, sexualising relationships. 
  • Associating sex with pain. 
  • Flashbacks while having sex. 
  • Dissociating while having sex. 
  • Sense of inability to say no to sex or sexual advance. 
  • Sense of inability to negotiate sex. 
  • Sexual risk taking. 
  • Sense of compulsion to engage in sex. 
  • Compulsive use of porn/sexually explicit material. 
  • Sexual infidelity. 
  • Sexual behaviour that fuels a shame state/sense of degradation. 
  • Lack of acknowledgement and attention to partner's well-being, interests, and desires. 
  • Lack of acknowledgement and attention to own well-being, interests, and desires.  

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