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If you’re a man who has experienced sexual abuse or assault, you’re not alone.
We’re here to support you in your path to a happier, healthier future.

At least 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted.

The social stigma and silence around male sexual abuse and assault results in a lack of awareness and understanding about the effects of these experiences, and what men need to move forward.

The Issue

Many things qualify as “unwanted sexual experiences,” even if at first a boy or man was grateful for the attention. It could include an experience that a man may not be ready to label as “sexual abuse” or “sexual assault,” or even understand how it might have been.

Healing can begin when a man recognizes the possible connection between those experiences and common consequences – consequences that can include rocky relationships, lost jobs, self-destructive behaviors, depression, and even violence.

Whatever the experience, whatever the consequence, we can help sort through the confusion – safely and anonymously.

Chat With Someone

If you’re ready to chat with someone, we’re here.
  • Chat confidentially with a trained advocate
    through the national helpline, 24/7.

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  • Chat anonymously within a group,
    facilitated by a counselor.

Stories of Survivors

Everyone’s story is unique, but you may find that other men’s experiences shed light on your own.

  • “I can talk about it. It’s still really painful…but if I keep talking about it, something will click…”

  • “The Army gave me stripes. I got ’em quick. But I knew I was hiding behind the stripes.”

  • Walter’s commitment to therapy, meditation and running have propelled him along his path of healing after a decade of sexual abuse as a child.

  • “I thought that was the best way to cope with it because I couldn’t tell anyone. I had made that decision.”

  • Religious faith has helped restore Raymond’s capacity to trust, and therefore to connect with others. In so doing it is healing the breach created by four years of sexual abuse.

  • “Being raped, being sexually abused, it’s a small snippet of my story. I have an amazing story.”

  • “My life is once again filled with light and promise. The darkness, fear, and shame are in my past. I am happy.”

  • “It happens to everybody from all walks of life […] You can have a great life, and there’s support, there’s people there who will help you.”

  • “Music is a heartbeat. It keeps me going. It moves me. It shapes me. It creates me. It is who I am.”

  • Abused by an uncle, but never disconnected from his family’s love, Julio found the strength and courage to forgive.

  • Tony’s love of acting, and the human connection he found through it, gave him a pathway to healing after he was abused by a mentor.

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