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Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: Getting things together by newground @ 07/23/14 05:31 PM

hey tyr I havent been around much but today I saw your post. I am glad to see you were able to remember your own worth. all that you said is true. you deserve good things ans I am glad that you are reaching for them. we are never able to find our se
Male Survivors
rawson, you know that whatever it is that makes you able to claim who you are, and in this case claim your body as yours and not for someone else to rape and abuse, then that is great! proud of you for taking back what is rightfully yours! and as
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Who's a "normal" by lostsoul824 @ 07/23/14 04:24 PM

WOW!!!!
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Jump to new posts Re: First Time Joining............... by Bluedogone @ 07/23/14 03:52 PM

Hi wiresguy1, and welcome I hope you'll find, as I have, that a whole new dimension in healing and recovery is going to take place as you share here on MS the terror, confusion, isolation, and frustration that you are experiencing. There's no denyin
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Body Modifications and The Medicine Wheel by 1islandboy @ 07/23/14 03:43 PM

I was tempted to put this topic in the off topic forum. Perhaps this topic is too kinky or too far out there to be relevant. (search function didn't boost my self esteem any.) Here I stand up and interject and acknowledge above all that. This is als
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Healing Circle - Cancelled Wednesday, July 23 by Anomalous @ 07/23/14 03:36 PM

Hi Guys, The Healing Circle is cancelled for this evening, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. It will resume on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Anomalous
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: what have you learned about yourself ? by NoSimpleMachine @ 07/23/14 12:43 PM

I feel like I recently learned how I spent years going through relationships and friendships seeking validation and support to fill in the hole that was left by my abuse, and how that validation and support would be like a drug hit that wore off, and
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Medical Conditions of CSA by NoSimpleMachine @ 07/23/14 12:37 PM

Hi KMC. I believe pretty strongly that when it comes to overall health, stress and self-esteem and anxiety and depression and worry are huge problems...they wear down our immune systems, they makes us feel hurt and worried about our current and futur
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: First Time Joining............... by don64 @ 07/23/14 12:29 PM

Welcome wiresguy1. I talked to my first male survivor of sexual abuse here at MS last fall, and it has been so helpful to me. I hope your experience is at least as good as mine. Looking forward to you sharing your needs and concerns as you feel co
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Why do I still feel responsible? by NoSimpleMachine @ 07/23/14 12:29 PM

Originally Posted By: travelerWhen I blame myself, I am joining the perps in verbal and emotional abuse of myself. That is exactly what they did - blamed me, tried to excuse or justify their wrongdoing by putting the guilt on me. And they were succes
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Jump to new posts Re: First Time Joining............... by NoSimpleMachine @ 07/23/14 12:24 PM

Welcome to MS wiresguy. I hope you will find the site and forums and chat room helpful in your ongoing healing and understanding; it has helped many others, myself included. It's amazingly powerful to realize you're not alone.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: First Time Joining............... by justplainme @ 07/23/14 12:22 PM

Welcome WG, we are here for you if you need help of any sort pal.
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Jump to new posts Re: married life t w by lostsoul824 @ 07/23/14 11:34 AM

Hi Tim07, I have been married for 26 years and I have no idea what intimacy is?I try to say in touch with her feelings. for me I am a stranger to me and she is a stranger me. I wish I new how to be normal or is this normal? I now her very well in som
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Jump to new posts Re: Why do I still feel responsible? by tbkkfile @ 07/23/14 11:18 AM

Dave Adding my two cents worth as you say over the pond, I can relate to all of what you and everyone here has said, however, working with my T on this I finally connected with the child in me a short while ago and it's with this connection that I c
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: what have you learned about yourself ? by md4e @ 07/23/14 10:31 AM

What a great post....I think thru all of this WE learn, because the truth is you can't force another to learn (or do anything for thay matter). So we move forward slowly, not always graceful or pretty. But what I've learned is that is ok. When you
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Medical Conditions of CSA by KMCINVA @ 07/23/14 10:15 AM

It seems several of conditions I have experienced in life may be linked to the CSA. About 18 years ago I was having nightmares and thoughts of the abuse. I began to black out and pass out. It was diagnosed as neurocardiogenic (or vasovagal) syncop
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Intimacy - Feeling like I'm abusing by dark empathy @ 07/23/14 07:29 AM

If I considder this rationally and leave aside my jealousy, the problem seems to be one of expression. There seems to be something involved in changing a conversation with a friend from basic emotional friendship to attraction that I have zero possib
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts First Time Joining............... by wiresguy1 @ 07/23/14 05:03 AM

First time on this site and the first time talking to anyone about the abuse other than my Therapist and immediate family. I do not know where to begin and what benefits I will receive, but I know I have to reach out to others that will understand
Survivor Stories
Jump to new posts It is time I talk about it TRIGGERS by AdawgJR @ 07/23/14 02:56 AM

Well itís late; I canít sleep, and I figured maybe this would be a good time to write about this for the first time. Maybe this is why I canít sleep, who knows. I was so nervous to write on here because I did not really think my situation compared
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Jump to new posts Re: Support Group in Rhode Island by Hopein14 @ 07/23/14 02:41 AM

is this group still occurring?
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Guilt and stuff by justplainme @ 07/23/14 12:01 AM

Your here for a reason my friend. Something bad happened to you.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: csa and sexual dysfunction by justplainme @ 07/22/14 11:57 PM

That's normal for sexual abuse survivors. I had those same issues and still do very little now, and like you i tried various methods of mental work, until i realized it wasn't a mental thing, it was a soul, body , heart thing. Modern medicine say's t
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Intimacy - Feeling like I'm abusing by justplainme @ 07/22/14 11:47 PM

You know when women say i like him he's so nice, but would never think of him as a romantic possibility? And that stupid myth that women only like assholes? I think women like passionate men. And you write as a passionate man my friend. So i feel yo
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: hello my brothers by Bluedogone @ 07/22/14 11:28 PM

Hi wild_turkey and welcome, Written like a true Aussie. Thanks for such an up-beat positive affirmation as your introduction. I hope you will find the resources and help that MS can provide to help you with the 0.01% times. It sounds as if you'v
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: hello my brothers by traveler @ 07/22/14 11:15 PM

Wecome, wild turky Congrats on your survival and thanks for joining us. Sounds like you have a lot to share. Looking forward to hearing more from you. Lee
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