If your partner has had sexual trauma, what is the best way to support them? That’s what Ashley Manta tackles in this clip, starting with her own experience of not-so-supportive family members. She outlines more constructive strategies for giving partners what they need – no more and no less. Ashley also recommends resources such as “Allies in Healing”, a book written for the partners of trauma survivors.
In this clip Ashley Manta shares her own past experiences of being molested and raped. It is a disturbing and important testimonial because she also shares how she moved past it. Ashley talks about both the internal struggles and the external reclaiming of her body (through tattoos).
Kitty Stryker discusses male sexual trauma during this three-minute video. She first comments on gender and then covers some of the common difficulties for male-bodied persons with sexual trauma history. Kitty also recommends what you can do to help your partner(s) feel safer.