Our expert says:
Your decision to wait for sex until mariage may be less common than it once was, but is usually a very sensible decision.
But where any aspects of your upbringing encourage the inaccurate and problem-causing views on sex and bodies as disgusting or somehow wrong, this can indeed cause later problems.
CBT style counselling / therapy would be an excellent idea to help you revise these unhelpful and inaccurate habits of thought and to accept and celebrate yourself.
While such views MIGHT be related to having been abused, they very opften arise in an ansence of abuse, so we should not assume that there was abuse - that's just one of the aspects a good counsellor would help you to examine
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