Can BDSM restore intimacy after trauma?

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BDSM for some can be a way to reconnect to your body after experiencing sexual trauma.

In Michael Aaron’s BDSM as Harm Reduction

some [bdsm practitioners]  did indicate that BDSM served as a transition to more evolved coping methods. In this case, BDSM would both be therapeutic (helping to deal with, manage or overcome deeper emotional disturbances), as well as serve in a harm reduction capacity by providing safer and more connective ways of dealing with those same difficulties…BDSM may serve as both a healing and harm reduction approach to trauma and emotional pain

How a bdsm relationship can be healing to those who have experienced sexual trauma…and why it works.

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Simply, La Mia Vita

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” — Carl Jung

In many ways, what happened to me has made me stronger. I have learned that my courage and bravery know no bounds. I know I am a warrior in spirit and in mind. I also know a deeper and more profound empathy than I thought possible, towards other survivors, towards other’s suffering. I have learned how to cope. I am allowing myself to heal at my own pace. I sit in the feelings that feel really uncomfortable. I don’t deny myself the discomfort or the horror, but I also don’t let myself get stuck in it. I know how to let them drift in and then drift away.

That feels good. I know that I’m not static or stuck. That I’m becoming something new.

I am becoming reconnected to my sexual desires and…

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About dave94015

interested in alternative relationships, visual artist, erotic romance writer and reviewer of erotica, drug rehab clinic intern - late 20's
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