A reader asked Molly Parkin how she could say she had remained a virgin to the age of 22 if she was sexually abused by her father in childhood. This is Moll's reply:
HAD MY FATHER RAPED ME, DURING MY INFANCY, WITH HIS LARGE PENIS, I WOULD HAVE BEEN TORN IN TWO. MY WORST MEMORIES END BY THE AGE OF 7, AT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR, WHEN I LEFT LONDON AS AN EVACUEE.
HIS ATTENTIONS CEASED NOT LONG AFTER MY RETURN TO LONDON, WHEN, AT 11, I BEGAN MENSTRUATING. PAEDOPHILES HAVE SCANT INTEREST IN POST-PUBERTY.
THE SEXUAL ABUSE CONSISTED OF BEATINGS IN BED FOLLOWED ALWAYS BY STROKING, FINGERING, AND LICKING BETWEEN MY LEGS WITH FORCED MASTURBATION OF HIS PENIS WITH MY SMALL HANDS BENEATH HIS OWN.
ALL THIS, BAR THE BEATINGS, TOOK PLACE IN THE EMPTY PARK AS WELL AS THE BEDROOM.
SO TECHNICALLY I REMAINED A VIRGIN UNTIL THE AGE OF 17 WHEN I WAS DEFLOWERED, MEANING MY MAIDENHEAD WAS PIERCED WITH MIDDLE FINGER AND FORE, BY A FELLOW-ART STUDENT AFTER FEROCIOUS STRUGGLES. A RAPE SITUATION.
AT THE AGE OF 22 I WILLINGLY GAVE MYSELF AS A VIRGIN TO FULL PENETRATION WITH MY OLDER LOVER, TO MUTUAL SATISFACTION.