Does rape and sexual abuse by men create lesbians?

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to all that have experienced sex abuse or rape, i didn't realize how common it was and am sorry that happened to you. i hope you heal and become stronger
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  • My best friend in High School is a lesbian. She explained that she was brutally raped by two men and has never liked men since then. I believe it is possible. However it depends on the individual because I too have been raped and stabbed in my hand during the assault but I still am straight. I have a lot of anxiety during sex but I am not attracted to women sexually.

    • that does sound brutal. i'm glad you survived

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  • No, being abused by someone, doesn't make you automatically change your sexuality.
    A woman doesn't automatically become attracted to women.

    Rape and sexual abuse will leave scars and a lot of mental issues and other things.

    If the woman was bi, it might make her focus on the women after, but she would still be bi, as long as she would be attracted to men as well..

Most Helpful Guys

  • If so, I suspect it also creates gay men. That's not to suggest people can't be naturally gay, but it is to suggest it can be induced, as well.

    Though it is weird to think of why men being abused by men would make them want more men, but women being abused by men would make them want fewer men.

  • I dont think so no im not in the camp that believes that u can change who or what u are attracted too

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  • Possibly, depending on the woman. I know one of my first reactions was to avoid men I didn’t 100% trust. But thankfully I was worked out of that mindset.


    Some folks who get robbed at a particular store, avoid that store in the future.

  • Whoa, climate change and lesbians are both man made?

  • I do not think so but I am not a Doctor. It may push a women to try to be lesbian to escape abuse by men. But women can be female abusers also. I am not saying that would drive a lesbian to go str8.

  • No. Women are born lesbians or more than likely not.

  • bad relationships with men does.

  • No... just no 🤦‍♂️

  • nope

  • May be.

  • Sometimes but not necessarily i have been raped but i am still straight i just find difficulty in finding a partner because i am still not ready

    • i'm sorry to hear that

  • Some lesbians yes but not all lesbians

  • I think you're on to something