Hi uh, is it possible to be sexually abused by someone way younger than you?? Say I’m fifteen and they’re seven.
I’ve been thinking about this question and I am a bit perplexed. On the one hand, I can imagine scenarios in which a child could touch you in a way that made you very uncomfortable. Certainly this could make you feel violated. I don’t dispute that.
I have a harder time seeing ongoing sexual abuse from someone that young toward a teen. It seems like even if a child attempted to initiate this, the older teen would have the responsibility to stop it—otherwise I think the 15 year old would be the one abusing the child. I think the power dynamics between a child and a teen of these ages make it hard for me to imagine how this could happen on an ongoing basis.
I am open to thinking further on this, as it’s the first time I’ve been asked anything like this. Followers, what do you think?