How my cousins redefined fun for me in 264 words #Hearmetoo

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My twin cousins Grace, and Sheila always came home during the holidays. Sometimes their mother would drop them off to live with us when she travelled.

We played and had a lot of fun together, at a point the fun got more exciting, or so I thought. Grace would randomly call me to my room and take off my clothes, she would say "you would love it Dave."

It really felt cool at first, having her fiddle with my male organ, while I rub her breasts.

Eventually, it got to a point where she had me under her and did all manner of stuffs with me.

Sheila found out and joined in too, it became a habit when ever they came around.

I started running temperature, but couldn't tell my mom about it because they told me it was what cousins do and I believed them.

I was ten and they were both fifteen.

Years have gone by and today I'm a full grown man, I struggled with being in relationships in my early adulthood. Somehow I saw my cousins in every lady who claimed to love me, so instead of being at the receiving end of hurt and pain, I made sure I walked away before they did.

I have been termed a player, fact is most times I thought they just came around to fiddle with my emotions and walk away.

Though committed to renew my mind, and do away with the past. I wish and pray it doesn't reoccur in any home. 

I often wonder if I can tell anyone too.


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