The Conversation: Sexual violence in pubs and clubs: just a normal night out? By Bianca Fileborn, La Trobe University Unwanted sexual behaviour is becoming a normal part of a night out for women, with many reporting they experience anything from comments to groping and sexual assault. Sexual violation of theContinue Reading In response to Donald Trump’s brags about sexually assaulting women, thousands have followed the lead of author Kelly Oxford in sharing the stories of their own experiences as victims of assault. The hashtag (#notokay) got responses at a rate of 50 tweets per minute from others who shared theirContinue Reading Ali Vincent, winner of The Biggest Loser in 2008, recently shared, in a very personal interview, the trigger behind her subsequent weight gain: the trauma she experienced after being sexually assaulted during a massage. “I was getting a massage and I fell asleep, which I often do with massages,”Continue Reading

It’s scientifically true. You can die of a broken heart ➡ — Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) February 21, 2016 Have you ever heard of someone passing away from a “broken heart”? You may have thought it was a myth. But there actually is a medical condition called takotsubo cardiomyopathy, aContinue Reading Hypersexuality is a common side effect of sexual trauma (as is avoiding sex altogether). I didn’t know this at the time I wrote that piece. During that period of my life, I wasn’t just, “taking a guy home from the party because I wanted to.” I was actively goingContinue Reading

Even those who remained married after their husbands returned from war found there were changes to absorb. Other families endured long-term consequences of the conflict. Of the men who came home, 15,000 returned with physical injuries. And there were also those less visibly damaged. In the 1940s the term usedContinue Reading Distance therapy is on the rise, with one study suggesting that 20pc of psychotherapists now offer some form of online, email or telephone service. The new generation are especially receptive. Millennials, or digital natives as they are known, are generally the biggest users, while the therapists offering the serviceContinue Reading

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Saville The Beast – Inside Story of the Greatest Scandal in TV History John McShane Published by John Blake Publishing The target audience of this blog is those who have experienced childhood sexual trauma and those who support those who do. Comment on books and other material is therefore focussedContinue Reading