The silent trauma

I was just sharing with someone traumatic memories of being face cleaned by Mom - you know, when your mom licks her finger or a napkin and then rubs your face. Eventually I got old enough to make a face and prevent this gross practice. Not suprisingly, this trauma has been experienced by many. And yet there are no resources online for dealing with the harsh psychological ramifications.

There really is nothing as gross as someone elses dried spit on your own skin. It feels and smells terribly. Mom's get away with it because kids don't realize their being traumatized at the time. The irony is that Mom's have apparently forgotten their own experiences, and so keep the wheel of spit-trauma rotating.

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