I have no frame of reference but I wonder how wise it would be to have a person with an abuse history to watch a loved one being beaten or flogged. It just might trigger some PTSD event. Buying and wearing a night gown might be way cheaper and easier than $150 per hour shrink.
I wasn't suggesting that your husband shared his painful past with you....I was merely suggesting that you should ask him if the feeling surrounding the sight of these bruises and marks might be tied to his past. More for him to ponder ...alone. I certainly don't think browbeating would be a good idea ....and if this a taboo topic then maybe it does have more relevance...like you were thinking...which makes this stickier.