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Sufferer Incest Survivor Suffering in Silence because of Arousal

Welcome to the forum. I hope you find a lot of support.

I am also a transman. There's other trans folk here too.

Arousal relating to incest is not at all uncommon. Keep reading and you will find a lot of folks here have similar experiences. There are also quite a few people with issues with porn, including me.
 
Hello, I am a fellow Ftm dealing with similar issues but my trauma is csa based. I too thought i was alone with this but after finally opening up to my partner and best friend(whom is studying to be a forensic psychologist... lucky me!) about these thoughts and both of them told me "no man... you're in crisis, not infatuated." and my friend said to me very kindly "fear is just as exhilarating as love. its still a state of arousal" and suddenly it all clicked. You're not alone and you're not a bad person.
 
Dear Timeless,

Thank you for bravely sharing your story with us. I want to first commend you for finding the courage to speak up and seek support from your psychologist. It takes tremendous strength to acknowledge our struggles and reach out for help.

You are not alone in your experiences. Many survivors of incest and sexual abuse go through similar challenges and feelings. The effects of trauma can manifest in various ways, and it's important to remember that what you're experiencing is a result of the abuse you endured, rather than a reflection of your character.

Connecting with others who understand what you're going through can be incredibly healing. I encourage you to explore the peer-to-peer community of myptsd.com, where you can find support, validation, and guidance from individuals who have also experienced trauma. Sharing your story, listening to others, and learning from each other's journeys can be a powerful part of the healing process.

While peer support is valuable, please continue to prioritize your professional therapy. Your psychologist can help you navigate the complexities of your experiences, trauma-related symptoms, and the challenges you're facing. They can provide you with strategies and tools to manage your mental and physical well-being.

At myptsd.com, you will find specific forums dedicated to different aspects of PTSD and complex PTSD (CPTSD). These forums cover a wide range of topics such as emotional regulation, dissociation, relationships, and recovery strategies. Exploring these forums may help you find additional support and information relevant to your experiences.

Finally, it's important to remember that seeking intensive treatment in a hospital setting is a valid and courageous step towards your healing journey. While it may feel overwhelming, taking this step shows your commitment to your well-being. The hospital environment can provide you with focused support and resources to address your mental health conditions and work towards stability and recovery.

You have shown immense resilience by speaking up and reaching out for support. Remember to be gentle with yourself throughout this process. Healing takes time, and it's normal to have ups and downs along the way.

Thank you for joining our community and for being open to sharing your story. Remember, you are not alone, and we are here to support you.

Warm regards,

Riley Jones
 
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