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Jump to new posts Re: Trying to Start by BuffaloCO @ 20 minutes 16 seconds ago

Wow, awesome and kind words, they mean a lot. Each of you helped me too, and you can know that this new me is in part because of people like you and others here. I will never forget that. I hope this change for me has not hurt anyone either as I d
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: WOR by thevision @ Today at 07:28 PM

Matt, I want them back, too I want to watch all 6'6" of you to play with abandon again I want to hear your laugh again I want to see your joy again I want you to still be here with your brothers I'll treasure the short time we had I'll miss yo
Survivor Stories
Jump to new posts Trash Sex by Jed777 @ Today at 06:49 PM

I need a way to get this out that is safe. I am grateful that I can put this out here. It was my birthday. It was a Sunday afternoon. I went to a gay bar where someone was playing the piano. I love to sing. I remember singing at the piano. I ended
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: My Brother Shot His Head Off by Jed777 @ Today at 06:35 PM

Thank you all for your support!
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Privacy - a question by Cam76 @ Today at 05:36 PM

I was wondering how you balance your partner's need / desire / right to privacy with other people's concern / your need to talk about things / people's questions. My husband is in the hospital right now and I will be seeing my family for Easter. Wh
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Healing Circle Cancelled - Sunday April 20, 2014 by Anomalous @ Today at 04:54 PM

Hi Guys, Out of consideration for those observing the holiday, the Healing Circle will be cancelled this evening, Sunday, April 20, 2014. It is scheduled to resume on Wednesday, April 23rd. Anomalous
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Sexual charge post trauma by gaatt @ Today at 02:33 PM

HI Dark Empathy, Originally Posted By: dark empathy I do wonder how many other people use mb as a direct control over unpleasant physical reactions, sinse after all being male makes those reactions obvious to abusers so it is reasonable to reduce th
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: What is Health? by gaatt @ Today at 02:25 PM

Hi Dark Empathy, I've experienced the odd couple that works well too. The way I tell is (similar to your method) by how I feel in their presence. If I'm at peace with both partners, I know they've got something good going on. This is quite rare, how
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Penn State in the news for all the wrong reasons by ShortedDiode @ Today at 02:22 PM

This was emailed to me by my best friend who is a Penn State graduate. Yet again, Penn State's in the news for all the wrong reasons: Florida State Case Unneded Distraction For Penn State So it sounds like Florida State did a total whitewash job
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Trying to understand masculinity by DavoSwim @ Today at 12:29 PM

Hey I've read this thread several times and it resonated with me. I've been trying to figure out what it means to be a man. I keep thinking that real men don't let themselves be abused. I keep thinking that I lacked masculinity and that led to ab
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Hey Puffer, I cannot even begin to fathom what your life experiences have been like dealing with your abuse. From what I gather, resources and understanding of the concept of CSA were just taking off 30 years ago. You are a pioneer in this field!!
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: New MJ Album Includes Song About Child Sex Abuse by catfish86 @ Today at 10:35 AM

There are certain hallmarks and patterns that can tell you the truth. Studies of pedophiles generally find that the vast majority are not "one-time" perps. In fact one study suggests that the average pedophile racks up over 100 victims in
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: The Bar Keeps Moving by Airmid @ Today at 10:29 AM

Thank you both. What really gets me is that while I know re-entering the family dynamic is piecemeal, it hurts. His involvement with the family as a whole is coming first, and he wants my admiration for that. (I give it, absolutely.) Meanwhile, I'm
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: My Story. by concerned_husky @ Today at 09:43 AM

Teba, There is a definition of child sexual abuse that has helped me a lot in conceptualizing and properly labeling my past: "Inappropriate sexual remarks made to a minor by an adult; ogling of a child or teenager by an adult; an adult's expos
U.S. & World News
I didn't read the article, and I want to make it perfectly clear that I believe this person was raped, however there have been cases where people have made up stories of rape/abuse. I know firsthand because my folks were falsely accused of abuse upon
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Therapist speaks on damaging effect of pornography by pufferfish @ Today at 12:28 AM

Therapist Trish Murphy: http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/68074/therapist-to-speak-on-damaging-effects-of-pornography Quote: The growing use of online pornography and addiction is causing huge problems for individuals, families, and children as
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: crucifix = me by I Want 2 Thrive @ Yesterday at 09:00 PM

AMEN my brother from another mother!

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