As a survivor of both. I come to notice my reaction to them is not necessarily the normal response to the abuse I have suffered. I'm a sex addict, the addiction has literally taken over my life. that's why i think I am conflicted because the very thing I crave has brought me so much hurt. I also have dissociative identity disorder; that combination is the worst as I been so close to becoming the very thing I despise. I really feel ashamed when I read about survivors who have problems with sexual intercourse in their relationships because of the abuse they have suffered.

I was wondering how the abuse has affected your life, and how you have come to terms with that?