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Feasibility of Online Child Abuse Support Group?

by Anonymous

Support for those recovering from spanking abuse and fetish? 
I've been reading through some articles, specifically about the pain and humiliation endured during spankings in childhood and how this fear and humiliation in childhood sometimes develops into a fetish. I've noticed several folks commenting on this as a covert form of sexual abuse and they mention the sense of addiction - of loss at a healthy sense of sexuality.

I wonder if there is a support forum or if it would be viable to make an online support forum for people who are doing the painstaking work to understand their childhood abuse and disentangle that from adult sexuality.

I personally battle this issue much in my own life, and find that there is great support for people dealing with sexual addiction, but none that I can find that is for people trying to deal with the shame of this *particular* fetish. I think it could be very useful and de-stigmatizing—as well as informative and validating—to have such a group. The focus of the group as I see it would be to:
  • Understand the victimization and suppressed rage that exists to create this fetish.
  • Provide a forum to discuss the pain and shame openly in an attempt to take from the shame of this fetish and start to face the stark realities of abuse endured.
  • Provide tips/recovery thoughts for those wishing to live without acting on this particular addiction.
Any thoughts?

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