Graveyard76 wrote:Yes, it will affect you mentally if you've been carrying guilt and shame around for years with nobody to talk to about it.
How old were you when this happened, and how old are you now? I'm assuming you're grown up now, and this happened when you were at an age when hormones etc were driving you to experiment.
If you've been carrying guilt and shame on your shoulders for a number of years, then I think you can begin to forgive yourself.
HesDeltanCaptain wrote:It's hard to imagine it was that. Mental breakdowns are more about all the little things adding up over time then the straw that broke the camel's back like. Saying 'I once shagged a dog' doesn't to me sound like someone rubbing gravel through their hair over it so it's more likely a good scapegoat for the breakdown than the actual trigger.