This isn’t an educational and eloquent post. When children are sexually abused they are then fucked up for the rest of their lives. No more innocence, no longer easily-trusting, no longer comfortable, no more normality. I am ‘lucky’ enough to have had my attacker caught in the act and had it not go too far, but I am still messed up from the experience. I am uncomfortable in social situations, I loathe having to be vulnerable, I don’t trust people, not knowing how to emotionally deal with my feelings has led me to self-harm and I have a very low self-esteem I still to-this-day feel shameful and guilty about the whole thing, I can’t talk (or write) about it without trembling because I am so uncomfortable. I am so awkward and uncomfortable in social situations and relationships because it damages ones future sexual and emotional life. No one deserves this, not even the abusers themselves.