Sexual Trauma

Trauma is a collection of symptoms, or responses, to events which are overwhelming to an individual. The definition seems simple despite trauma being so complex – trauma affects our minds, our bodies, our emotions, and our sex lives. Even though a person may not experience trauma directly related to their sex life, the symptoms of trauma can interfere with our ability to connect to others during sex. Reaching the goals you have for your sex life may mean addressing trauma. Sexual trauma can be the result of a one-time event or on-going experiences: accidents, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, or incest. It may be violent or it may not be. Regardless of the circumsta


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