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Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: How did you feel when you saw a bigger penis? by lapchinj @ Yesterday at 01:10 PM

Hey IW2T It's great when I can put a face to a post and I'm glad you put one up. The smile is great even though it might be a coverup. I don't want to pry but I see you look like you have blond hair like I did. Did you find that you were bullied mo
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Stockholm Syndrome by On The Fringe @ Yesterday at 01:03 PM

I idolized my molester. It took a long time to accept that I thought as a child then. I just locked my thinking on my CSA at age 7. It took a few decades to see things as an adult. That is when recovery began. The truth of my innocence in the cr
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Forgiveness & the toughest 16 inches *trigger* by On The Fringe @ Yesterday at 12:55 PM

Vengeance is mine says The Lord. I have turned it over as any vengeance is for God to do. Not that I forgot.... It helps me not be bitter on a personal level a bit.
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Jump to new posts Re: Trying to understand masculinity by pete1973 @ Yesterday at 12:49 PM

Bobcat, I can relate to your feelings. I am 40 and trying to reconnect with the 11 year old boy that got left behind when he was abused. To me he is still stuck in that room staring out the window, alone and afraid to leave because he doesn't know wh
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: finally self-acceptance by cosmos @ Yesterday at 12:11 PM

jd123 thanx for the undeserved accolades! Rustam the whole injured psyche inside is just “sooooo schizophrenic” it’s not even funny; but so necessary for healing, I never wanted to confront myself I lacked the courage to admit what was done that I
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: ***TRIGGER*** Castration fear by traveler @ Yesterday at 11:32 AM

how are you doing now, Randy? i started this thread over 2 years ago and it is so strange to see it come up again. i have definitely progressed a lot since i first wrote about it. i hope you are better now, too? if it is still an issue for you, don'
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Trusting Him Again by learning2luvme @ Yesterday at 10:49 AM

Ok. I know and understand this stage. My offer stands if he wants a rational independent ear to listen. Being a survivor we all here understand better than anybody and we are great listeners. Best of luck to you and your husband. L2LME
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: How did you feel when you saw a bigger penis? by I Want 2 Thrive @ Yesterday at 09:52 AM

Originally Posted By: lapchinjEven when I was an adult and I saw one in the showers it just threw me back to my younger years. The bigger it got the only thing it meant to me was more pain, blood and wishing I were dead. AMEN My BROTHER!
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Jump to new posts Re: Trying to understand masculinity by JayBro @ Yesterday at 09:46 AM

Hey Bobcat, I'm 22 and had been struggling very much with this, especially a year ago. What helped for me was to be my "authentic self", and to gravitate towards friends and others with attributes that I admired. In my recovery, I have fou
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Jump to new posts Re: Mud Season by sentry @ Yesterday at 08:08 AM

Hey Jude. That looks like some serious mud you are dealing with there. You could use a good 4x4 to get you through that. Other than the muddy road it looks like you live in a really cool environment. Just so you won't feel too bad about the weather
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Forgiveness & the toughest 16 inches *trigger* by KMCINVA @ Yesterday at 07:14 AM

Izzy Many talk about forgiveness. I believe the first person you need to forgive is yourself--the guilt and shame the abuse left me with created this secret, and silence can be controlling and destructive. With much pain and hurt, I began to forgiv
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Jump to new posts Re: Mud Season by Jude @ Yesterday at 06:36 AM

Woke up this morning to 28 degrees and everything covered with a fresh blanket of snow. Its April 16th. AAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I HAVE SURVIVED by don64 @ Yesterday at 03:32 AM

Thanks Justplainme, Doing this exercise is a continuation of me spilling the beans and not minimizing my experience to myself. Also, doing this and reading others' survivor lists makes me feel like a part of a family. I don't usually need for anyo
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Jump to new posts Trying to understand masculinity by TheBobcatAgain @ Yesterday at 01:30 AM

This is my biggest problem I'm struggling with right now. From "Understanding and Raising Boys; Growing Up Masculine" - "Men are extremely important in giving boys messages about being a man," adds Canada. "Boys want to grow
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Forgiveness & the toughest 16 inches *trigger* by TheBobcatAgain @ Yesterday at 01:22 AM

This is just my opinion. I'm no expert, just another survivor. I've heard some survivors say that forgiving their abuser(s) gave them a little peace of mind. I've also heard other survivors say the opposite - allowing themselves to hate what their a
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: ***TRIGGER*** Castration fear by randy2000 @ Yesterday at 12:14 AM

It was the night before my hernia operation. I was a senior in high school. My abuser continued to control me. I overheard my dad telling my mom that if the doctor wasn't careful, I would be castrated. When I heard that, it excited me. I don't k
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts The Bar Keeps Moving by Airmid @ 04/15/14 11:48 PM

I feel like I'm being sh*t tested so often now...improvements happen, but it feels like they're all for show. He'll never let me in. I cannot say anything at all when he makes mistakes, or backs out of plans, or runs the family late, or...it goes on
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Thank you for sharing this! This reminds me of something posted on the CBC News Toronto website last week which was a snippet from a local CBC Radio 1 show; a man called in who admitted that he had been convicted of possession of child pornography a
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I HAVE SURVIVED by justplainme @ 04/15/14 09:56 PM

Lee and Don. Thank you for sharing. We are here. Nothing can take that away from us. So many things have aimed at our destruction and failed. Let that be a sign of how potent we are, how unyielding we are to never succumb to the shadows. Stay stron
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: Trusting Him Again by YYZGIRL @ 04/15/14 08:44 PM

L2LME, My husband has joined was was reading threads on here but is now saying that he is going to delete his profile and is done with everything. Thank you very much for your offer of support, I will pass it along to him but right now I am not s
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: I'm Still Here by KMCINVA @ 04/15/14 08:43 PM

BluegrassGhost You are not a ghost, you are a visible human being who knows he needs support. You have come to a place that will give you non judgmental support. As others have said, you know what you want and what you need to do. You have taken
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: I'm Still Here by learning2luvme @ 04/15/14 08:24 PM

Blue, If you wrote that drunk...I'd love to see what you write sober. Well written first post and a big step. Like you....I was silent for 35 years until eventually it caught up to me as well. I was and am still the best actor in the world, but w
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: New member by learning2luvme @ 04/15/14 08:16 PM

Mike, We all end up back here at some point because their is love and wisdom here. We all get better, have shortcomings and pitfalls, but we do find strength in numbers and in the wisdom of those that have walked this path. It's ok to be "bac
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Of all they took, miss my smile *****TRIGGERS***** by learning2luvme @ 04/15/14 08:12 PM

IW2T, Thanks for sharing your story. We unfortunately have alot in common as I was also used and passed around by my abuser. One of my nightmares involves a Polaroid camera that he would use to take pictures of me and the other abusers. He would
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: Trying to Start by learning2luvme @ 04/15/14 07:48 PM

Please check back in. You made a very positive impact on me my friend. Know you are always loved by your friends here at MS. Warm Regards, L2LME
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