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What are the signs of child sexual abuse?

I was molested as a child, so I feel like sometimes, I get more alarmed over things than what I should. I need to know what sort of things I should be alarmed about.


Asked by Anonymous at 12:31 AM on Mar. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • # Engaging in persistent sexual play with friends, toys or pets.

    # Having unexplained periods of panic, which may be flashbacks from the abuse.

    # Regressing to behaviors too young for the stage of development they already achieved.

    # Initiating sophisticated sexual behaviors.

    # Indicating a sudden reluctance to be alone with a certain person.

    # Engaging in self-mutilations, such as sticking themselves with pins or cutting themselves.

    # Withdrawing from previously enjoyable activities, like school or school performance change.

    # Asking an unusual amount of questions about human sexuality.

    Answer by nwdeserangel at 12:52 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • There are various lists of possible physical and behavioral indicators of child sexual abuse, some of which are:

    * Waking up during the night sweating, screaming or shaking with nightmares.

    * Masturbating excessively.

    * Showing unusually aggressive behavior toward family members, friends, toys, and pets.

    * Complaining of pain while urinating or having a bowel movement, or exhibiting symptoms of genital infections such as offensive odors, or symptoms of a sexually transmitted disease.

    * Having symptoms indicating evidence of physical traumas to the genital or anal area.

    * Beginning wetting the bed.

    * Experiencing a loss of appetite or other eating problems, including unexplained gagging.

    * Showing unusual fear of a certain place or location.

    * Developing frequent unexplained health problems.

    * Engaging in persist

    Answer by nwdeserangel at 12:51 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • but the excessive masturbation may also be curiosity.

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:58 AM on Mar. 9, 2009