Talking Sex with Dr Eve: Bullied as a child, sexually dysfunctional as an adult?

Eusebius McKaiser and resident sexologist Dr Eve speak about how being bullied as a child could affect your adult sexual life.

Dr Eve says there is little written on this topic and groundbreaking research came out for the first time in 2015 in the Lance Psychiatry Journal.

The research shows that adolescents that are bullied by their peers suffer from worse long-term mental health effects - depression, anxiety, but also it has now been established, sexual dysfunction.

So researchers are not only asking were you sexually or emotionally abused as a child but were you bullied?

Dr Eve, sexologist

I was indeed bullied and abused as a child and it has indeed affected me in my adult life. I am now in my fourth marriage and told by therapists that because of the bullying I could no longer distinguish between love and sex.

Ronald, caller in Pretoria

Listen to the discussion and callers telling their heart-wrenching stories below:


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