Sexual Orientation

Many sexual abuse victims report being confused as to their sexual orientation. Boys who were abused by males often question their masculinity, fearing that they “appear” or are homosexual. It is important to realize that one must heal from the sexual abuse to really get a true picture of what their sexual development would have been had the abuse not happened. The question has been asked many times “Can childhood sexual abuse make you gay”. I don’t know. I have read many reports that say “NO, a person is born that way not made that way” and others that support the idea that indeed it can make a person become homosexual”. From all that I have read, I can not begin to answer that question. But I would say that as survivors uncover their own natural sexual impulses, they will experience desire one way or the other. Once they heal sexually, that desire is what is normal for them. They can then go on to have a healthy and fulfilling sex life regardless of their sexual orientation.

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