Personally I can't add much by my experience - I sexualized EVERYTHING I did from 5 through 20 years old; however when my daughter married, she announced she was marrying her best friend. In the years since, I know that to be true. Most relationships begin as friendships. As you begin to enjoy each others company, your relationship may grow and naturally develop in other directions. Be friends first...enjoy just being you with another. Good luck!!
If you think you can or you can't - you're right!.......anon
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!.....anon
You're very normal for the abnormal situation you've been through..............S. Todd