ONE PARAGRAPH PER CHAPTER – Chapter 11: The Sexual Bond

From FALLOUT: A Survivor Talks to Incest Offenders (and Others) by moi:


Having been both classically and operantly conditioned to become aroused by deviant sex is a secret that hangs heavy on the heart of many victims of incest. Opening themselves to the possibility of sexual pleasure can be extremely difficult for survivors.  As one woman said, “If positive sexuality is my right…I don’t think I want my right!” (Maltz and Holman 1987, 7). (p. 107)

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 83 now.
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2 Responses to ONE PARAGRAPH PER CHAPTER – Chapter 11: The Sexual Bond

  1. owningitlog says:

    Just last week I had a revelation:

    My sexuality seemed to betray my trauma. How could i want anything to do with a man? I found a way in a hateful angry storm. The skies are clearing.

    I hope every survivor can find a way out of the ugly cage they are locked in.


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