About 1in6

Our mission, name, work, and website


Our Mission

The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives.

Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, and service providers by offering information and support resources online and in the community.

Why 1in6?

Researchers estimate that at least 1 in 6 men have had unwanted sexual experiences, including abuse and assault. This is likely a low estimate, since it doesn’t include non-contact experiences, which can also have lasting negative effects.

If you’ve had such an experience, or think you might have, you are not alone.

If you wonder whether such an experience may be connected to some difficulties or challenges in your life now, you are not alone.

Our Work

We offer a wide range of information and services to men with histories of unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and anyone who cares about them. Some of our resources include a 24/7 online support line offering 1-on-1 chat with a trained advocate, our free and confidential online peer support groups which meet weekly, and a wealth of useful information, including answers to common questions and an explanation of certain myths & facts.

We also offer trainings for professionals and organizations around the world. And our awareness campaign, The Bristlecone Project, has proven to be an effective tool for engaging the general public to recognize men’s experiences, helping men and their communities heal.

Our Website: A Place to Learn and Explore Options, in Privacy

If you are a man educating himself, this is a place for you to learn more, reflect on your situation, find answers to your questions, and explore your options – all at your own pace, and in complete privacy.

This site is for everyone, from guys who are mostly happy and successful in their lives to those who are barely getting by and feeling at the end of their rope. These pages are filled with the courage, hope, and strength of other guys like you, who have taken stock of their lives and are choosing their own paths forward to healing.

1in6.org has regularly updated information and resources for many other visitors too, not only family, friends & partners, but also therapists and other helping professionals, journalists, educators, and attorneys, judges, and law enforcement officers.