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The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse
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Positive Motivations for Sexual Healing After Abuse

source: Staci Haines

The following are some suggestions from Staci Haines book entitled:
“The Survivor’s Guide To Sex”
  • I want to gain a freedom in my body. I want to be able to move, make noise, and express myself fully.

  • I want to heal the shame that runs my sex life so that I feel relaxed and excited during sex.

  • I want to enjoy touching myself.

  • I want my body back, all the way.

  • I want pleasure and being present in my sex life to be the norm, instead of fear and checking out.

  • I want to have sex in the ways I am interested in. I want to be more courageous sexually.

  • I want to be able to respect and communicate my sexual boundaries.

  • I want to learn that I am loved for me and not for sex alone.

  • I want to be able to make my own sexual choices.

  • I want to have sex and intimacy at the same time.








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