Dating a man who has been sexually abused
Let your girlfriend know that you do care about what she wants and doesn’t want.
Make sure you ask her consent each and every time the two of you are intimate.
We’re always hearing that we could be having better sex, a better orgasm, or a better relationship.
Q: My girlfriend read your articles about sexual abuse, and found them to be helpful in understanding why sex can be so difficult for her.
It helps the partner understand more about what their partner is experiencing, and how they can work together to create a sex life that feels satisfying.
There are also lots of great exercises you can do together to help your girlfriend feel more comfortable and safe.
Keep in mind that asking for and giving consent can actually be really beautiful. Together, come up with phrases that sound special to both of you.
And of course, don’t do anything without getting a clear go-ahead from her.