Almost everybody has some kind of sexual trauma because of their cultural beliefs about sex. It’s not only rape or abuse but also a cascade of problems like inter-generational family issues.
We’re expanding our traditional beliefs of sexual trauma. We are all touched by sexuality trauma which stems from intergenerational and religious beliefs, the way that we raise our children. American parenting tends to be very hands-off compared to others. Let the baby cry himself to sleep. Right after birth you put them in an incubator and leave them alone. As a culture, we don’t really touch our little ones as much as they need to be. We don’t have names for genitals. Many of us grow up craving good appropriate touch.
Ariel Giarretto, Trauma Therapist and Somatic EducatorCauses of Sexual Abuse, Sexual Trauma and Sexual Shame – Susan Bratton
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