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Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Troubles with Porn by JayBro @ 42 minutes 10 seconds ago

I kind of wish that I was deadly afraid of porn in general and looking at it. I find that I am usually good at protecting myself from non-porn-related triggers but when it comes to porn and sex, it is a lot more difficult. Perhaps it has to do with t
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Legacy by lapchinj @ 51 minutes 18 seconds ago

Hey JayBro I kept coming back to your last post here which quotes Dave because of what you say about helping others. I agree that what I write could in some way help someone else, I would sure hope so in my case. What I write here is only known by a
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: . by concerned_husky @ Today at 07:10 PM

Thanks everyone... I was in a very vulnerable place, and your words helped me get out of it. I really appreciate that. A good friend of mine told me something that has been at the back of my mind for a while now: "don't spend more time thinkin
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Feeling lost and alone... by KMCINVA @ Today at 06:30 PM

SilentNoLonger I am sorry you are having such a difficult time with everything. I think CSA has a way of putting us into moods that seem so overwhelming. Too be honest I have been in one lately and I write here trying to get my perspective back. L
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Civil action against pedophile? by Z0RN @ Today at 04:56 PM

Alright, thanks for the replies guys. I'm still pretty undecided, but there's really no rush either. And severe stammer- how it might effect my sister is definitely something I didn't really consider up until now, thanks.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Sometimes We Need Someone To.... by dark empathy @ Today at 04:18 PM

One of the things i'm realizing is that for all my own love of language and use of words, there are experiences that go beyond language. Some of the darkest experiences I've had at the hands of Shadow, ---- who is ultimately just myself, have been
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: mother - nurting, loving, NOT by Severe stammer @ Today at 03:54 PM

My mother was a battered wife, when my violent alcoholic father left, I was the only male I also had a severe stammer, my father tried to kill me and my mother drowned me in the bath calling me a stuttering little bastard and I was like my father, sh
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Outcast for speaking up by Severe stammer @ Today at 03:34 PM

Hello Has anyone else been made an Outcast for speaking the truth about your childhood abuse. Thanks
Male Survivors
I do not think they church does a very good job in monitoring their priests who have tainted pasts with children. Some live off site in family homes, others like the priests in the article are off in another land. Dave I hear what your bishop was co
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Sex deprivation as a failing solution to CSA by Chase Eric @ Today at 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: EdI don't have to hate myself anymore and I CAN accept my past and accept that I don't have to be ashamed of it and I can have a healthy future with intimacy, affection, love and caring and fun sex. I cannot think of a more appr
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: new blog online by Obi @ Today at 12:34 PM

Congrats, Mark
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Impact of previous abuse on my relationship by Chase Eric @ Today at 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Matt, with emphasis addedI struggle with sex. I have a really hard time talking about what happened, and why it sometimes makes it impossible for me to relax during sex, or even have it at all. He would like me to talk about wha
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: Mental health stuff by iaccus @ Today at 11:42 AM

I can completely relate to what your saying txb, I suffer from hallucinations and paranoia (according to my doctors) but so much of it seems and feels real to me. I struggle every day to keep those thoughts and feelings under control. I am taking a c
Jump to new posts Re: Survivor of sexual , mental and physical abuse by Severe stammer @ Today at 11:09 AM

I'm sorry to hear about your childhood, and am happy you have a loving caring wife . My childhood abuse was also severe, I'm mentally ill and very unstable aswell, I did try to disclose but it turned into more turmoil and mis understanding and no he
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Q for fathers: Should I disclose my CSA to my sons by pittsburgh @ Today at 11:05 AM

I was also faced with that decision, I have three daughters and one son. It is a very personal decision. In my case I decided not to till they were in their thirties. Then I felt they were better equipped to deal with the issue. At an earlier age the
Military Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Great Resource by Judd @ Today at 08:08 AM

I had a look at this, suprisingly good resource. It is simple and easy to read but effective. Thanks for posting this
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Scared to see A therapist by Hopein14 @ Today at 07:59 AM

Depression is paralyzing .and it feels heavier now in my very late 40s then it ever was at any other time in my life. I honestly dont know what my sexuality is. And more importantly, i have never in my life known rhw feeling if pure joy, absolute ac
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Body Image/Self-Esteem Issues by Judd @ Today at 07:48 AM

Reminds me of this video that went around for a while The two-minute video below is in Finnish, but the message comes through loud and clear. Janne, a Finnish man with HIV, waits in a city square. He stands with his eyes closed next to a sign that
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Jump to new posts Re: Sports...? by Judd @ Today at 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Alyoshaand amazing result yesterday in the rugby Ha been a few good results in the rugby recently
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Inspirational Quotes by victor-victim @ Today at 12:19 AM

if you like this sort of thing... i have plenty more stored up here: A Code for Life “Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.”
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Courage to disclose by Severe stammer @ Yesterday at 11:15 PM

What was the reaction by your partner when you found the courage to Disclose . I found mine turned into a living nightmare on top of the living nightmare of my severe childhood abuse , I thought it was treated with disgust humiliation and ridicule ,
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Unite to Face Addiction by tommyb @ Yesterday at 11:08 PM

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Jump to new posts Re: Do Accusations Ever End by Severe stammer @ Yesterday at 09:46 PM

I found I was ridiculed over my severe childhood abuse when I found the courage to explain to my ex partners family and friends and was offered no help or understanding . It took a lot of courage be honest ,honesty doesn't always work both ways , wom
Jump to new posts Re: I Choose to Exist by Severe stammer @ Yesterday at 09:19 PM

Amazing poem Husky We learn to fight and stand proud We have to learn we are not victims anymore , We are Survivors Honesty is always the best option Love and peace xxx
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: It all finally clicked... by gaatt @ Yesterday at 09:08 PM

HI Big V, Thanks for writing. Now I have a little more time to write. I'm going through similar things to you and what you wrote has strong parallels with my experience. I wanted to be able to write a half decent reply. Originally Posted By: BigV Es
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