Having sex should be consensual, respectful, and empowering. However, there are instances when sex turns violent or traumatic, leaving you feeling powerless.It is important to delve into the complexities of navigating and healing from these experiences while emphasising the need to choose yourself in the journey towards recovery. 

Empowering your recovery 

Reclaiming your sense of agency is integral to the healing journey. Explore practices that empower you, such as mindfulness, self-care, and creative expression. Set boundaries that honour your comfort and safety, and give yourself permission to prioritise your needs without guilt or shame.  

Navigating intimacy 

Exploring intimacy after experiencing sexual trauma can be daunting. Take things at your own pace and communicate openly with your partner/s about your boundaries and triggers. Consent and mutual respect are non-negotiable, and it's okay to seek professional support if you encounter challenges. 

When sex turns violent, it can shatter your sense of self. However, by choosing #ForeverWena, seeking support, and reclaiming your agency, healing is possible, no matter how long it takes. Remember that you are not alone and there are resources that can help you on your journey to recovery. 

Part 1 | When sex turns violent/traumatic
Part 3 | When sex turns violent/traumatic