A 37-year-old member asked:

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes.
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