My Dad makes me feel uncomfortable as he constantly discusses sex and makes inappropriate comments
so my dad is really weird and strange, he talks about sex ed with me every single day and touched on me even when i tell him to stop and its around the private parts, he also comes in the bathroom while im in there and justs looks and me and walks away. and also makes pedophile jokes about underage girls and said ill sell your nude photos online and laughed but he denies. what should i do?
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We are sorry to hear that you feel that the relationship that you have with your dad is weird and strange. From what you have described, it sounds like your dad is over-stepping boundaries. It is important that you know that nobody has the right to lay their hands on you and to make you feel uncomfortable either with words or actions. As we grow up, we need to learn how to respect each other’s personal space and boundaries. This also applies to our family members. You have a right to get support around this issue and to feel safe in your home environment. Do you have a trusted adult such as your mother, aunt/ uncle, grandparent, teacher or sports coach you could turn to about your current feelings and experiences?
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