Semantics. Each of these diagnoses and terms could mean a host of things. They might overlap and they might not depending upon what one means when they use the term. In essence, they mean the same thing however - abuse of a child involving inappropriate sexual contact. Semantics or splitting hairs.
Possibly. These are words. You could try to define them very precisely. But, the bottom line is, in my opinion, that it doesn't matter. Both words mean that bad things were done to a child.
Is it normal for a woman who suffered sexual abuse + sexual assault as a child to not have any sexual desires and fear most men? Is it normal for a woman who suffered sexual abuse and a sexual assault as a child to not have any sexual desires and to be ex
The. The same type of trauma can effect people differently. This is a common and understandable response. Counseling can help to work through this. Take care.
It's still pathology. This may happen -- different people respond differently to trauma -- but it is not healthy. A person like this has as much duty to accept psychotherapy and try to recover as I did to take medication when I had tuberculosis. The vast majority of men are decent. You are wronging yourself, and the other half of humankind, by refusing the love that your mind and body were made to enjoy.
NORMAL? Perhaps you mean usual or ordinary or expected. If one lacks any desire ; has fear surely there is trouble that has moved a life out of the ordinary. Psychotherapy is a way to work toward normal.
Sexuality. I know lots of advice has been offered to you. I have a different perspective. The simple answer is yes, of course. But, one does not have to live or feel this way. One with your history can still claim life and sexuality for themselves and learn to live fully. I agree with the advice for therapy. I also would offer this group of women dedicated to help: <a href="http://www. Ourbodiesourselves. Org.