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Exclusive: Bachelorette Katie Thurston Goes In-Depth on Past Trauma and Why Consent Is a Must

Bachelorette Katie Thurston opens up to Mike and Bryan about the sexual trauma she experienced and reveals why she felt compelled to tell her very personal story on the show. Katie discusses why it’s so important to normalize these conversations and talks about how learning from her past experiences has helped her have a healthy relationship with sex now. Plus, Katie, Mike, and Bryan discuss why it’s so important to share past trauma with your partner and why healthy communication is a must. Katie also shares what it was like finally telling her mother about her past experience. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence and needs help, please visit