Mothers who sexually abuse their sons

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Some subjects are almost too painful to contemplate. And too difficult to share. This following story is one of them. But here at BroadAgenda we value the integrity of intent and research that has courageously brought this taboo subject to light. For that reason, and with the ABC's permission we are re-posting a broadcast by ABC Radio National's 'Life Matters' earlier this week . You can also read about the research carried out by University of Canberra's Lucetta Thomas here. Below is the introductory text for this broadcast from ABC Life Matters.

 NOTE: This story contains content that people may find distressing

Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was established by the Government in 2013, Australia has had a long, hard and often traumatic public conversation about child abuse.

Despite the painful stories of lives wrecked by systematic child abuse, and the failure of those adults in positions power to stop it, many advocates are grateful the issues are at least on the table.

As a community, it's made us pay far greater attention to sexual abuse that occurs not only in institutions, but in private homes too.

But there's one kind of child abuse that is barely acknowledged. It's the story of mothers who sexually abuse their sons.


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You can also call Lifeline on 131114 or chat online at

For a detailed listing of support services for victims child sex abuse, see The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse's website.

Reporting by Ginger Gorman. Reposted with permission from ABC Radio National - Life Matters. Find the original here. 


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  • Tula 04/02/2020 9:49pm (6 months ago)

    Itś too bad that men were interviewed who are now "successful" and have children. There are so many who are broken and avoid relationships. I personally know several men, one over 30 and the other 50+, of whom I believe they are STILL having sexual relations with their mothers. These men have been RUINED by their mothers, their lives robbed.

  • Kevin 28/07/2017 12:51pm (3 years ago)

    It's good to see this topic brought to light - it was, unfortunately, my story as well, where I (and other siblings) were seriously sexually abused by our mother. The effects have been devastating and it took a long time before I found a therapist who could tolerate the topic. Thanks for battling this area. I work as a therapist today and many clients (both male and female) have been sexually abused by women.

  • Paul Hallelujah 20/06/2017 3:08pm (3 years ago)

    My kids were raped for years by their mother, from birth, though nobody from the janitor to the pm gives two cents. Your prayers are coveted as following my daughter's disclosure social services removed them into foster care though i had already removed the kids from their mother a year ago. I suspect social services are trying to punish us as we are not whites. Currently the kids are in a foster home i susoect getting reabused (stats suggest 100x reabuse rate in this mix). Please ask the heavenly Father to deliver Joey and Sunna back to my care, my only crime was reporting.

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