SEXUAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE
INCEST & CHILD ABUSE: DEFINITIONS, PERPETRATORS, VICTIMS AND EFFECTS
Child sexual abuse (and incest) is any form of sexual activity with a child.
TRUSTING YOUR MEMORIES OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
An article for survivors. It can take a long time for survivors to be able to say that they know for sure that they were sexually abused.
MALE TO MALE CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE CONTEXT OF HOMOPHOBIA
An article for male survivors and their friends and families. Remember growing up and hearing the word “pervert”?
MOTHER–DAUGHTER SEXUAL ABUSE: A PAINFUL TOPIC
Sexual abuse perpetrated by mothers on their daughters is an uncomfortable subject for many people.
FEMALE PERPETRATORS & MALE SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS: SOCIETY’S BETRAYAL OF BOYS
The reality that boys are sexually abused by women is not widely accepted. Some people view it as an impossible act – that a male can’t be sexually assaulted by a female – and others view it as sexually titillating.
SEXUAL FEELINGS DURING ABUSE
Many sexual abuse survivors have trouble dealing with the fact that their body was sexually stimulated and felt aroused during the abuse. They may feel guilty and ashamed.
SEXUAL ABUSE SURVIVORS & SEX
An article about becoming more comfortable with sex. Many sexual abuse survivors struggle to have positive and enjoyable sex lives.
THE TREATMENT NEEDS OF SEXUALLY ABUSED MEN
An article for therapists. Men who have been sexually abused as children often feel a great sense of isolation.
DID, MPD, OR MULTIPLICITY: RESPONDING TO PARTS INSIDE, WITH A FOCUS
ON THE KIDS
An article for multiples and their friends and families. Having parts inside can be challenging, but it can also be inspiring and wonderful.
The most common form of abuse. Emotional abuse is the most common form of abuse – and yet least talked about.