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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by finallyhere @ 9 minutes 39 seconds ago

Sorry son- I can't help but be encouraged by your strength and at the same time happy for the progress you all are making. Your words "because adults are more childlike than children" speaks volumes about how some people never grow into th
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Starting recovery by finallyhere @ 30 minutes 29 seconds ago

Anura - welcome. Several similarities exist in our stories. You though are ahead of me by posting yours. Good job. I too was 12 when a new friend came on to me. I thought we were just wrestling around. It was exciting, after all my brother never show
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Jump to new posts Re: Nightmares by kcinohio @ 57 minutes 4 seconds ago

tw, hard to know whether something's triggering that ongoing or you're just in the thick of something from your post. Challenging time of year media-advertising wise for that right now, but should be past that in a couple of weeks. Maybe if you sh
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Creative Full Stop by kcinohio @ Today at 12:26 AM

Good topic. I found I could try something new or different where I wasn't expecting anything of myself (for me, was drawing at one difficult time). Got at things in a different way. I can write decently enough, but not very talented in drawing, so I
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Creative Full Stop by tbkkfile @ Today at 12:16 AM

Hi Bloom, first of all welcome. I was a professional musician for a number of years and ended up having what I now know was a breakdown which ended my career, 44 years on and I'm now trying to heal from the trauma that I suffered as an 11 year old.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Creative Full Stop by Jacob S @ Yesterday at 11:49 PM

A powerful exercise for me has been to try to get out of your own head. Describe the experience from the point of view of someone coming upon it with no prior knowledge. That can help to strip away the negative self-talk and the preconceptions. My
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Bad Night Upcoming Family Group Session by sorryson @ Yesterday at 10:38 PM

Today we had another family session. I was reluctant to go but Mama had promised she would be honest and open. Knowing her I was skeptical she would resort to her old ways. I was in shock she did not, I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks, jus
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Triggers and How to Handle Them by lapchinj @ Yesterday at 10:18 PM

Hey txb If you go to a restaurant and spill something on the floor the waiter is not supposed to call you an idiot he is there to treat you like he would treat anyone else. I've been having a 3 year battle with cutting. I haven't cut in around the p
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Does ssa feelings ever go away ? by don64 @ Yesterday at 07:46 PM

Hi Wiresguy1, Congratulations on getting to a place where you can begin to uncover your abuse, and begin to release it and make sense of the consequences of it. The only answer that makes sense to me in your question "...is this all a part of
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Feeling so much old sadness as things improve by don64 @ Yesterday at 07:15 PM

Thank tbkkfile, Mike and Bloom. I feel the good vibrations you all are sending me. It makes me feel part of a family that sees me and values me. It's very special. Don
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Creative Full Stop by don64 @ Yesterday at 06:57 PM

Hi Bloom, My experience is the only avenue to fully embracing personal passion is working/walking through the trauma. My personal passion has been playing piano and singing for my whole life. BUT, it has been so blocked all my life. Now, in my 60
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Creative Full Stop by Bloom @ Yesterday at 06:22 PM

(Just for some background information, I'm a writer and dancer who's a year out of college, and the summer after I graduated I was raped by my boyfriend at the time.) Lately I've been struggling to know where my boundaries are within my creative pur
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Feeling so much old sadness as things improve by Bloom @ Yesterday at 06:09 PM

Don, I can very much relate to your thoughts. I have found that with every step forward I take, I find myself feeling more of the original burden, if that makes sense. As I feel healthier and more stable it's as if my mind opens up a little more of
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Picking Up the Pieces by Bloom @ Yesterday at 05:58 PM

All of your well wishes are sincerely appreciated. I can definitely see how such an open and supportive community can lead to healing. It's still overwhelming at this point to process how this affects so many people, but I think coming here has been
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Picking Up the Pieces by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 05:49 PM

Bloom Welcome and MS is a great resource. Share what and when you are comfortable. We are a group who understands your pain and hurt. We are not judgmental and aim to support all the people who come here. You have taken a brave step by joining and
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Adult Female on Adult Male Abuse POSSIBLE TRIGGERS by RustyJ @ Yesterday at 05:11 PM

Possible Triggers: So I got into it on twitter with Chris Anderson? on this topic, and I've noticed that since I last logged in some of the forum sections have had their names changed, in a good direction I might add. I'm posting here Chris because
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Triggers and How to Handle Them by txb @ Yesterday at 04:03 PM

JayBro, Iím sorry that you are feeling bad. I usually tell myself that porn is fake. The people are actors, not related, usually way older than they are pretending to be, they have agreed to do whatever it is, and are getting paid for it. Maybe it mi
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Picking Up the Pieces by Jay1159 @ Yesterday at 03:39 PM

Welcome Bloom. I'm sorry to hear of what you went through. I hope that you find the support and healing that you need to start. No one will judge you here.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Feeling so much old sadness as things improve by Nothing Man @ Yesterday at 02:59 PM

Don, you always send love and healing to others. Today I am sending it to you. Mike
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Picking Up the Pieces by Nothing Man @ Yesterday at 02:53 PM

Welcome to MS, although I am very sorry for the reason you are here. You will find support and understanding here, and nobody will judge because we have all suffered abuse at the hands of others. In my case it was both CSA and ASA. Sending you hea
Introductions
Jump to new posts Picking Up the Pieces by Bloom @ Yesterday at 02:28 PM

It's taken me a long time to find this resource and outlet for other male survivors of sexual abuse and assault, and even having done so I feel a little hesitant in introducing myself. A little more than a year ago I was raped by my boyfriend at the
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I don't care anymore. by NoSimpleMachine @ Yesterday at 02:20 PM

I agree with don, there is a release of stress and anxiety that causes cramping, congestion, low energy, higher propensity to attract illness, etc. Some physical activity with appropriate stretching helps. A proper diet helps. Lots of water helps (do
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Re: more high school football "hazing" by Chase Eric @ Yesterday at 01:45 PM

Originally Posted By: tbkkfileThose that stay quiet provide encouragement and validation to those who carry it out. Precisely
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Does ssa feelings ever go away ? by wiresguy1 @ Yesterday at 01:45 PM

Having been diagnosed with PSTD and 9 months into dealing with the 17 years of sexual abuse, I find myself in a very dark place today having the need to access male porn over the past couple of weeks. Over my adult life, the way of dealing was the ty
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I don't care anymore. by dark empathy @ Yesterday at 01:13 PM

@Magellan, as you know I very much get your situation, even though we have different forms of disability and different histories. There isn't particularly much I can say about the general goodness of the human race, this planet or people that will
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