I was wondering if anyone knew of any books or websites that offer any kind of help for someone who has mutilated genitalia? I would like to begin dating but I fear a potential lover will be offput by my scars and such. The thought of someone leaving me because they find me disgusting or damaged is soul crushing. I want to empower myself so I can take potential rejection better as I have a tendency to let myself fall into deep depressions. Also, I wasn't part of a tribe or religion that practices genital mutilation. My experience was just systematic violence. I'm not a refugee or anything like that. I'm having a difficult time finding information for survivors of sadism.