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my daughter who is 35 and engaged has told me she hates the

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my daughter who is 35 and engaged has told me she hates the actual act of sex, and doesn't know why. I asked her if she could remember anyone touching her in that manner, she could not. But, I do remember when she was around 2 and she was holding herself down there and crying and screaming. She had been home alone with her father. I don't know if he did anything to her, I haven't told her this. What should I do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Bill replied 5 years ago.

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Expert:  Bill replied 5 years ago.
Since you are not able to chat at this time, I will answer and you can reply as needed.

There are many reasons why your daughter could have the feeling of "hating sex" and you should definitely encourage her to explore this further in two separate realms. First, with her OB/GYN to make sure that there is nothing physical that may be impacting this feeling. Second, she should seek counseling from someone skilled in womens health and sexual issues.

I am attaching a link related to womens sexual dysfunction so that you can inform and educate yourselves as to the number of issues that could be causing this (I would not rule out your concern childhood sex abuse).

http://womenshealth.about.com/od/sexualdysfunction/Sexual_Dysfunction.htm

Second, I am attaching a link to The AASECT (American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists) where you will find a directory of qualified providers by State and Zip Code.

http://www.aasect.org/directory_usa.asp

I trust that this will help your daughter solve this question and wish you the best.

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