SURVIVORS
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SURVIVORS

The Stages of Sexual Grooming vs. Experience

My father sexually groomed me, and this is how my experience lines up with theory

photo by Ulkar — license purchased by the author

I was four years old in my oldest memory of sexual contact. I didn’t realize the extent of the abuse I suffered because my abuser was sexually grooming me. My abuser was my father.

Grooming is the process by which an offender…

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Toni Tails

Toni Tails

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CEO of ToniTails.com | Published Author & Illustrator| Body Positive Graphic Artist | Autism Mama | Survivor of Child Sex Abuse | PTSD ADHD Queer Babe | she/her