I've been thinking about discussing this topic at a general meeting for our local Men's Center: "Effects of Sexual Abuse"
What would you share as the top lasting effects of your abuse experience?
I'd say for me this includes:
1) addiction (alcohol/sex)
2) shut down emotions
3) lack of trust
4) body image issues/confused sexuality
I continue to heal and recover from these effects and more. I've found a lot of healing and support over the years, and feel like I have/we have only just begun making inroads into addressing this issue in the world.
Let me know your thoughts.
We have to take responsibility for what we're not responsible for.
�It doesn't matter where you've come from,
It matters where you go" Frank Turner