Our expert says:
If you "go for hunks and good sex" you will usuall get a raw deal. And STD.
It is quite common that people who have been sexually abused when young form the idea that they need to pay for affection and attention by being as sexual as possible, as though no other aspect of themselves is worth anything, and they may seek out too many shallow sexual relationships to convince them this somehow shows them to be of some value.
CBT - check the archivs of this forum, as I've explained it many times. Its a modern and effective method of psychotherapy, shown to be effective in lots of good research, which doesn't take forever, and which focusses on your automatic thoughts, assumptions and behaviours that are not helpful in your life, and works to help you leaern how to identify what is and isn't useful among ways of responding to the situations in life, and how to choose and enjoy the best and most fruitful ways of responding.
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