Here at The Band, we believe in kicking stigmas to the curb, flinging glitter, and shining a light into the dark.
And now? Your bandmate needs a sounding board.
It's time to Ask The Band!
During the summer of eighth grade, I was sexually abused by my ex-girlfriend, which was quite traumatic. I'd developed the normal teenage habits, like masturbation, but I also developed an unusual addiction, that has ended numerous friendships.
I have a sexting addiction.
My sexting addiction was started by my ex-girlfriend, the one who raped me. She wanted me to send her pictures of me all the time. She began sending ones of her, but nothing too scandalous. Being a normal teenage boy, I wanted more.
Now that I'm in the tenth grade, I'm having terrible withdrawals from sexting. Simply seeing a pictures of a naked girl online doesn't turn me on any longer - I'm only turned on if I know the person!
A female friend sent me a picture of her today to help with my withdrawals, but I know that the sexting addiction is getting out of control.
I'm losing self-control and it's nearly impossible to resist asking every girl I know for pictures.I don't know what to do, The Band. How do I stop this addiction and keep my friendships?