Hey Guys,

My name is Nate - I'm 24, bisexual, and a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and rape. I'm currently a student and living in Springfield, Missouri, but will be graduating next month and looking to bust out to the coast.

I just wanted to give a shout out - I'm excited about this website. I've come across it in the past, but am now joining for the first time. My life has had lots of interesting journeys and twists. Although coming to terms w/ my sexuality was difficult, coping w/ past abuse and rape has been quite a challenge. I find I'm still terrified of sex and avoid relationships because of the fear of being close to others, but hey it's a process, right?

I hope you guys are progessing on your journey of healing. I look forward to chatting/sharing/listening.

- Nate