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How do I get over the fear of touching myself down there? Victim of childhood rape. 17 year old girl. Please help.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Finding yourself

I hope you are working through this with a counselor or therapist.
Your genital/brain link did not know you were being molested.Contact with your genitals may have given you some pleasant feelings during events. It would be normal for such pleasure to bring back bad memories, but with help you can retrain your brain. Deciding that you now control how and when you share these feelings will help.

In brief: Finding yourself

I hope you are working through this with a counselor or therapist.
Your genital/brain link did not know you were being molested.Contact with your genitals may have given you some pleasant feelings during events. It would be normal for such pleasure to bring back bad memories, but with help you can retrain your brain. Deciding that you now control how and when you share these feelings will help.
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