Information, resources, and insights for your journey.
At least 1 in 6 men have been sexually abused or assaulted.
Researchers have found that at least 1 in 6 men have experienced sexual abuse or assault, whether in childhood or as adults. And this is probably a low estimate, since it doesn’t include noncontact experiences, which can also have lasting negative effects. If you’ve had such an experience, or think you might have, you are not alone.Behind the Statistic
How people define their own experiences and the labels they assign them (or don’t), are very important—and we’re not interested in imposing labels. Instead, we’re offering a framework for thinking about past sexual experiences that may have caused or contributed to current problems.Learn More
If you’ve landed here, you probably have lots of questions—or a couple of big, burning ones. In this section, the most common questions we’ve been getting for years will be on menu to the left. If your question isn’t listed there, you may find the answer in Topics.
We don’t have all the answers, or the perfect ones for a unique person like you. Some of the information may not apply to you or match up with your experience. That’s OK. Decide what’s useful for you, and leave the rest.See the Questions
Here you’ll find information on topics relevant to many men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault, including shame, guilt, memories, masculinity, relationships, getting triggered, recovery, and more. If you’re wondering about a topic that isn’t mentioned in this section, it may be addressed in Common Questions.Explore Topics
Everyone’s story is unique, but you may find that other men’s experiences shed light on your own.
Here we address some myths that everyone absorbs to some extent. These myths are big obstacles to understanding and healing, so it’s really important to know just how wrong they are.Learn the Facts
If you know a man who has experienced sexual abuse or assault, you may be wondering how you can best support him. Maybe you’re just beginning to learn about the negative effects of such an experience, or maybe you’ve been dealing with these issues for years. Remember: your needs matter, too.Learn More
If you’re a service provider working with men, you’ve come to the right place. We’re committed to educating clinicians and other providers about links between men’s unwanted or abusive sexual experiences and a variety of problems in their lives, as well as state of the art treatment options.Learn more