"I was sexually assaulted and my bf still wanted to have sex that night": Women who've been raped tell their stories

Sometimes it's the feelings of fear and isolation following sexual assault that are the hardest to express

Published September 19, 2015 11:30PM (EDT)

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Whisper is a social network where men and women can express their deepest feelings anonymously. Below, women who've been sexually assaulted talk about the fear that haunts them long after the attack, as well as their difficulty forming intimate relationships.

I hate that my history of sexual assault affects my marriage. I can't connect. I hate him touching me. I don't trust him. I am not comfortable with him.

Breaking up with my bf tonight because his reaction after I was sexually assaulted was to still want sex that night

I was sexually assaulted as a child so sex is difficult for me. I still want love and intimacy but no one will date me because I won't have sex.

Last night when I was trying to sleep, the face of my attacker appeared. It's been 5 years since I was sexually assaulted. I thought I was finally better.

My boyfriend hasn't told me he loves me since I got sexually assaulted. I think he believes I did something to deserve it.

I was sexually assaulted as a child. I repressed the memories until I started having sex. Now I can only have drunk sex. I'm too scared otherwise

My child is the product of my sexual assault. He's beautiful in every way, but I'm terrified he will be like his  father.

I can't tell my mom that I was sexually assaulted here in college because she has enough to worry about back home, 700 miles away

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