I had the privilege about a week ago to "meet" (by telephone) a human rights reporter named Mac McClelland. Mac was doing research on Sex & PTSD and contacted me because FamilyOfaVet.com is one of the few resources available that discusses the topic.
Mac's first piece about the subject is out today... her personal story about her own struggle with PTSD... and sex... and the consequent mixture of violence and confusion and desperation that ensued.
In a world where too few people have the guts to talk about the many, many ways post-traumatic stress disorder can truly screw up your sex life, I am so proud to say that I know someone who has the personal strength to face the possible (unwarranted!) backlash and hurtful responses this piece could bring in exchange for standing up and making sure that the millions of people around the world who are dealing with PTSD for many reasons know that they are not "the only's"
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mac McClelland. YOU ROCK! And if anyone wants to send you a nasty gram, feel free to forward it to me... ;)
To read Mac's article, go here: www.good.is/post/how-violent-sex-helped-ease-my-ptsd/
Proud wife of an OIF Veteran
Founder of FamilyOfaVet.com - an organization dedicated to helping heroes and their loved ones survive and thrive after combat with real world info about PTSD, TBI, and more!