Sexual Trauma

Can a person orgasm during rape?

Published: Aug 17 2007
Dear Dr. Myrtle, Do people orgasm during rape? Is that possible? Yes, people can have orgasms during non-consensual sexual violence. The type of arousal that leads to sexual pleasure and the type of arousal your body experiences during fearful and stressful times are working with the same neurological system. The fear of violence can cause...

Abuse survivor with high libido

Published: Oct 7 2008
Dear Sex Counselor, I have a question about sexual abuse. I am a female, age 22, and when I was about 11 I was sexually abused by my mother’s boyfriend. Now, at the age of 22, I think I’m a sex addict - but NOT the sleeping around type. I love porno movies and dirty magazines, and I masturbate a lot to women. I have not been with...