For over 10 years, teens have been asking us questions on every topic imaginable. While we are no longer taking new questions, we have a wealth of information we would like to share with teenagers.
Questions about suicide? Call the NATIONAL SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).
FAQ Home Page
Does sexual abuse affect ability to feel pleasure?
Posted on: 09/14/2006
Many of my best friends have been masturbating for quite sometime and say that it is the best feeling in the world...the few times I have tried it I have either felt numb or uncomfortable...never anything that I would consider pleasurable. I was sexually molested when I was about ten and I am wondering if it could have somehow affected my ability to orgasm...is this possible?
Sexual abuse leaves very deep scars and I am sorry that you experienced the molestation. I cannot say whether the abuse reduces your pleasure but it would be a good idea to talk to a counselor that specializes in sexual abuse. Good luck.