When I was still a kid at around Age 7, my mum steps sister who was younger than her at around age 15 then came to stay with us; I was the only child. So, my parents wanted me to have some company around. She did almost everything at home from chores to taking care of me. She started with playing with me when no one was around, making me pleasure her with my hands.

Then she started making me penetrate her as little as I was, I really didn’t know what it was about but I was always excited whenever she calls me; she would make me do all kinds of things to her.  Most times, suck her breast for long. She always have me to penetrate her anytime my mum wasn’t around or touch her breast or private parts when we were alone. She treated me nicely every time and told me not to tell my mum and dad. She stayed with my family for almost 5 years and it was like that till she left.

How long has this sexual abuse / behaviour occurred/been occurring?

When I was 7 to 11-12

Have you ever told anyone or received help?

Just one person, no I haven’t

Who did you tell or what type of help did you receive?

She shared her similar story with me about how she was also abused by their housemaid.

Have you noticed any physical or medical changes with your body as a result of the sexual abuse?

Not really just been extremely active and sexually excited

What has been the emotional or psychological effects you’ve experienced as a result of the sexual abuse?

I am addicted to masturbation. It was serious at a point in my life but reduced with time, now I can cope for a month or more without masturbating, because I have been trying to seek help and read articles; sometimes it becomes worse. I’m obsessed with sex and I see women as an object of pleasure.

Do you wish to further speak with mental health professionals about this?

Yes