I’m so sorry to hear of your childhood experience. Women—and men—can definitely move forward successfully from this history, but not without a good therapist. I recommend that you find a therapist as soon as possible specifically to address your molestation history, and a sex therapist would be best.
Your health care provider may be able to refer you to a specialized therapist in your community, or you can go to ASSECT’s (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists) website, where they have a referral directory that lets you specify your location.
You deserve fulfillment in this area of your life, and seeking a professional to help you navigate could be life-changing. I urge you to seek this professional assistance!
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten.