This is a short narrative essay reflecting on the discomfort I feel regarding the sexual assault I experienced in the past. I express how I wish to move on from it, but I feel stuck.
This piece is about learning how to cope with impulses to self-harm, and to hold space for these impulses without acting upon them.
During our pair sessions, we have been discussing our shared experiences related to shame, pleasure and de-stigmatization of female masturbation. Below are our reflections.