Their really is no safe option... I'm not going to lecture you because I know exactly how you feel. I have been cutting for a year. Please don't cut... You get addicted to it, and you don't want to stop. You get to a point where all you think about is when and where you can cut next. Cutting does make everything better for about 5 minutes, then the high goes away and you feel even worse because you feel guilty. At first the high can last for a few hours, but eventually cutting just once isn't enough, and you do it more and more and more. I remember one night I cut myself over 100 times, and I still wasn't satisfied. If I wouldn't have been talking to my then boyfriend, I probably would have killed myself and not even meant to. I'm so sorry about what you are going through, but try to be strong. I know these things are hard to deal with... I don't know what you are going through with the sexual abuse thing, but I do know what wanting to cut feels like. My parents got divorced, my sister got on drugs. My mom is an alcoholic, and she pretty much kicked me out, and then I moved in with my dad. My dad had a wreck and was in a coma for 16 days before he died, I moved in with my grandparents afterwards. That all happened before I turned twelve. So, I do know what you feel like. And on top of that I have to hide everything I feel and fake smile my way through life because girls like me aren't supposed to show emotion. Families with my wealth and the reputation of my grandparents can't be damaged apparently. Idk... Enough about me, but I do know how you feel. I cut to get rid of all those emotions that are bottled up inside, and it really does help, but I promise it won't last long! Please don't cut. The relief you feel isn't worth it. The scars aren't worth it. I have to hide my arms because of my scars... If I wear short sleeved shirts I have to cover my left arm with my hand so the bad scars are hidden. You don't want to live like that!
If you are dead set on cutting, do it on your thighs or your stomach. Those are the safest places to cut, and the easiest to hide. Please really think about the consequences before you do it though.
If you ever need to talk feel free to IM or email me.. You can email me through my profile.
Good Luck sweetie! =)
Sorry for my long answer by the way =/
17 year old cutter