I am a male survivor

In the United States, approximately 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 16. One in 12 men say that they have been raped or assaulted as an adult.

Boys and men experience many complex thoughts and feelings after being sexually assaulted. It may be difficult to admit that you have been victimized, even to yourself. You may feel like your masculinity is gone.

You are not alone if you are feeling:

  • afraid or embarrassed
  • like it’s your fault
  • confused or ashamed because you got an erection or ejaculated
  • confused about your sexuality
  • angry
  • sad or lonely
  • like you want to hurt yourself or someone else
  • like you don’t care about anything
  • like you are not a man

Some men let these feelings stop them from getting help.

BARCC offers counseling services and groups  especially for men.  We have trained counselors who will understand what you are going through. We can also refer you to other professionals who have experience helping male survivors.

More resources for male survivors.

At BARCC, you will be treated with respect and understanding.

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