This page is limited to websites which focus specifically (only) upon men and boys as the survivors of various types of abuse including: child abuse, rape/sexual assault and domestic violence. The websites listed below are also included on other relevant web pages which focus upon the specific type(s) of abuse. Additional resources on those other pages include listings for both male and female survivors.
Also see: Videos on Men’s Issues – Male Survivors
After Silence: Dancing in the Darkness (Male Rape Survivors) (Facebook: note not for men only)
This site is offered for support of other survivors.
AMSOSA (note: British – has useful resources for all)
AMSOSA is an internationally know agency, providing specialised training to agencies around the UK and offering counselling sessions within prisons, hostels, day centres and related agencies, and ongoing support to adult male survivors of sexual abuse. Our support is offered to all male survivors wherever you may be in the world!
This site is primarily for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, but we welcome all to join us in our journey to recovery. Sexual abuse does not just affect the victim, it affects all those who surround him, his partner, children, parents, brothers, sisters, and even friends.
Here you will find a grandfather who, late in life, addressed his sexual abuse as a teenager at the hands of his minister. Next you will find complete honesty about the issues surrounding Child Sexual Abuse (as I see them) and the distortions they created in my life and in society. My real purpose is to give hope for victims and survivors to seek recovery and healing.
The British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (BCSMSSA) is a non-profit society established to provide therapeutic services for males who have been sexually abused at some time in their lives.
(by: Olive A. Cole [Blog], October 8, 2013) Yesterday I read an article in which Chris Brown discussed the age at which he lost his virginity. He was 8, he says, and the girl was 14 or 15. He mentions that in “the country” he and his cousins watched a lot of porn, so by age 8 he was “hot to trot.”
(Blog) As a survivor in South Africa of both sexual child abuse and rape, my path to recovery began ten years ago and continues even to this day. I have been fortunate that I have had access to therapy, the support of my wife and children, as well as the brotherhood of fellow survivors and healers when I attended two workshops in Scarborough, UK.
(by: Travis Myers, Women’s Post, April 24, 2013 – originally published April 8, 2013 ) Over the weekend a young man came forward to the police to file a report of a sexual assault that occurred early on March 31. The response from some cretins on social media has been jaw-droppingly ignorant and abusive towards the victim.
FTB~FTM was born out of my need to express some of the pain and anxiety of walking a difficult journey with my son. A journey through his disclosure of sexual abuse and the fallout that resulted: eating disorders and self mutilation.
Hurt To Healing was founded from The Story Of 3 Brave Men who decided to speak out publicly against the sexual, physical and emotional abuse they had experienced throughout their lives. These stories will make you question what you think about sexual assault and abuse. Or maybe these stories won’t surprise you at all, because maybe these stories are a lot like the story of your life.
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project provides crisis intervention, support and resources for victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
Developing a bond in male survivors of sexual abuse/violence and male allies to enable more men to speak out and not be afraid or ashamed of what others, especially men, think. Men as allies for other men is considered – Masculine!
(by: Piotr Pawlak and Gary Barker) Boys are less likely to seek help, especially from formal services, when they experience sexual violence. Particular groups of boys also face higher risk, such as street boys. Boys’ experiences of sexual violence are tied to feelings of shame,
uncertainty, confusion and homophobic attitudes from the part of parents, service providers and legal or police officials.
(by: Anonymous, Thought Catalog, October 24, 2013) Ten years ago, I blacked out and was raped by a woman who I proceeded to date for the next year and a half of my life.
Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse and male rape have until recently been the unseen victims of sex crimes; often forgotten by the support services and legal system. We have a male sexual abuse survivor only section in our forums and male only chat rooms as well as mixed gender sections.
We are committed to preventing, healing and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism.
MenThriving.org is a peer-support resource offered to men who survived sexual abuse in their childhood or adulthood. We were once victims, we are all survivors, and we all aspire to thrive in this lifetime.
We offer articles and other information for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Here we present some male-focused and male-positive articles and information, specifically for male survivors.
This is the story of two men who lived in different centuries on opposite sides of the world with memory as their common obsession. One of them is a modern-day man diagnosed with PSTD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He struggled with the memories of childhood sexual abuse that nearly cost him his sanity. Another man is a 19th century evolutionary biologist.
The National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims and those who serve them.
No Working Title is a collection of poems dealing with the effect of childhood sexual abuse on men. This site is much more than that. It is a forum for conversation, a gallery for art, and a place to find help. Connect with us, get involved, share your story.
Our Mission: To Help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthy, happier lives.
(by: Will Storr, The Safe World Community from The Observer) Huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda to meet traumatised survivors, and reveals how male rape is endemic in many of the world’s conflicts.
Inspired by a puzzling series of dreams about a favorite comic book hero from his boyhood, the author embarks upon an arduous but ultimately healing odyssey into a dark and damaged internal landscape, the wreckage of a childhood spent with an angry, abusive, distant father. As he begins to understand these dreams, and allows them to lead him forward, he also begins to accept his unique personal history, understand its consequences in his adult life, and take responsibility for his own healing.
On this page you can read brief stories written by men who were sexually abused. The authors of these stories share with you how they came out of isolation and silence to find help and healing.
Prevalence, Possible Lasting Effects & Resources
(by: Nathaniel Penn, GQ) Sexual assault is alarmingly common in the U.S. military, and more than half of the victims are men. According to the Pentagon, thirty-eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day. These are the stories you never hear—because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it.
A man’s story of being abused by his wife
(by: Spencer Althouse, BuzzFeed, September 24, 2013) From Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable, an online platform that strives to “increase awareness of the issues surrounding sexual assault.” Trigger warning for sexual assault. We previously highlighted quotes from 27 female survivors. Since sexual assault plagues all genders, here are quotes from male survivors.
A report from The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence based upon a telephone survey/ study in New Hampshire.
(by: Hanna Rosin, Slate-Doublex, April 29, 2014) A new study reveals that men are often the victims of sexual assault, and women are often the perpetrators.
(by: Michael Flood) The gendered character of men’s subjection to violence often has gone unremarked. Scholars and policy makers have neglected the ways in which this violence is shaped by and itself helps to constitute social codes and relations of masculinity. However, there is now growing scholarship on the gendered character of male victimisation, in such settings as wars and civil conflicts, gangs and street violence, prisons, schools, workplaces and other institutional contexts, and relationships and families.
(Blog:) I am a MALE survivor of childhood sexual abuse and adult rape. This is my place to offload, share and let go. Have a seat, kick off your shoes and join me.
Sexual abuse of children and sibling bullying are hidden crimes. I was a victim of both childhood sexual abuse and sibling bullying. I survived but at an awful price.