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do feelings of zoophelia and arousal of stories of child sexual

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do feelings of zoophelia and arousal of stories of child sexual abuse just srise or is it born of something that happened in the past?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  psychlady replied 4 years ago.

The answer to your question depends on who you ask. You will find people on both sides of the offense. Some experts say that such sexual issues stem from a severe history of trauma. They genuinely believe that sexual abuse breeds these sexual problems. That does not however explain the many people with sexual issues who have no history of trauma. There are many people who would say that nothing traumatic has ever happened to them but they have deviant fantasies.


Instead of the history many people choose to focus on their fantasies and how they effect others. It is crucial to seek treatment for any fetish or behavior that effects other people in a negative way. You can look at how your history relates to that of other people. If you think trauma has dictated your behavior that is okay. Find resources that help you understand you. There is a mountain of information available to support both sides.


Find a therapist that supports your point of view. The focus should be on the solution not the cause. Addressing both of course is ideal. Don't stop at anything that helps you get to the root of these behaviors.


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