Someone who was a childhood friend of mine, yeah, haven’t talked to this person for years and years.., but yeah, well this person was arrested for sexual abuse. News article says this person said they were sexually abused as a child and that they were asking for help.. Still, everyone thinks they are a monster or creep, of course.
And I think back, the main reason I started this journey, became aware of my sexual addiction and eventually found this site was because I went almost overnight from enjoying my porn and sex addiction to kind of suddenly having unwanted thoughts and fantasies that could have led to me hurting, really damaging someone. I can’t explain why or how, it just kinda happened one day, like there was a demon inside of me or something.
But, I wasn’t going to have that, so I got help. At the time, I didn’t even know there was help for something like this, but, I eventually found it.. 12 steps, therapy, and the will to not.. healing began.
As of now, I couldn’t imagine doing something like that, I have nieces and nephews in my life now that I treasure and adore. And now I’m the one who worries most about who to trust them alone with and things like that. Sometimes I even lecture their parents about who they should trust.
So, this is here for what it’s worth. Maybe if more people in that situation realize they can [heal] and that there is help, they will find it before something like this happens again..