Signs of abuse, but can't remember anything Watch

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I wasn't sure where to post this but anyway, For a while I've only just realised after searching it, I have/had signs of sexual abuse, except I don't remember any abuse.
For example; I was a very sexual child at a young age, I used to mb a lot (if you know what I'm saying) and I feel disgusting to admit it but I used to have fetishes. I also feel disgusting to admit, ever since I was 9 (I've recently stopped thoigh) I used to chat to older men on websites and send them dirty messages. I have other symptoms, but i'm not going to go into too much detail.

I do also suffer from other various mental health issues, but I don't know if that was caused by abuse or it's always been present or these things are just symptoms of my illnesses.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I wasn't sure where to post this but anyway, For a while I've only just realised after searching it, I have/had signs of sexual abuse, except I don't remember any abuse.
For example; I was a very sexual child at a young age, I used to mb a lot (if you know what I'm saying) and I feel disgusting to admit it but I used to have fetishes. I also feel disgusting to admit, ever since I was 9 (I've recently stopped thoigh) I used to chat to older men on websites and send them dirty messages. I have other symptoms, but i'm not going to go into too much detail.

I do also suffer from other various mental health issues, but I don't know if that was caused by abuse or it's always been present or these things are just symptoms of my illnesses.
I cant really tell you if you were sexually abused or not, but i'll try to give a little guiance for yiu to think about it.
What you have mentioned are just signs that could indicate it and could be caused by other things.
If you aren't too worried about it you could just assume it's one of the other possible reasons and leave it at that.
I can see why you would be worried though so if you wan to try to work it out here are my suggestions
Google it (since I and others won't know everything) and try sites that talk about abuse and mh problems. Maybe Mid, Sane, Childline etc.
Think about any possible other signs. Are there any people who creeped you out or who you were scared of. When did you start messaging those men? Is it possible that was the start of things?
Ask somebody you trust (mum or day or other family maybe) if they have any ideas. Maybe they knew about or suspected something and decided to not mention it for some reason. Maybe they know another reason for it.
Look into counselling or therapy. They could help you work through your thoughts and come to terms with anything you may need to come to terms with.

Sorry I can't be any more help. It's not something I know much about. I wish you all the best luck though
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