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a reply to: SystemResistor
You know something quite peculiar that I have discovered - psychologically, the kind of person who would "forget" such an attack is the exact same kind of person that potential assailants would target.
originally posted by: anotheramethyst
if it was just dreams by themselves, you could study dream analysis and possibly learn some things about yourself that may have nothing to do with any sexual experience at all (dreams are weird, but they DO serve a psychological function, helping regulate your mind... promoting homeostasis of the brain, if you will). it takes years to learn to understand even half of your dreams.
HOWEVER, if there are emotional reactions and behaviors in your waking life that also point to some form of sexual trauma, that's enough to seek help from a qualified counselor. many areas have places that offer free counseling to victims. a high percentage of people who suffer from childhood abuse block the memories, so it's common for survivors to have difficulty remembering events, so no one will deny you help based on a lack of memory. they can help you figure out what you want to do and how to help you move forward in your life.
DO NOT do some sort of hypnosis to bring up repressed memories. these techniques are just as likely to create false memories as they are to unearth real memories.
hope this helps!! best of luck to you.