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Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: crucifix = me by I Want 2 Thrive @ 04/19/14 09:00 PM

AMEN my brother from another mother!
Sexual Identity Issues
That's awesome Buster Jones!! I know how that feels, when something really bothering you is expressed by other people in your shoes. It is quite liberating! I wish you all the best in your recovery!
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Big side effects to a small problem? by Jay1946 @ 04/19/14 05:09 PM

Green Lantern: I would describe my feelings exactly as Lee did. The fascination with early adolescence is a longing to go back to that age and enjoy it in the way one was not able to enjoy. For a variety of reasons I was robbed of that experience.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Am I Gay? Part 4 by On The Fringe @ 04/19/14 02:08 PM

It took all the beatings I got to get some sense in my head. There were no differences in sex, money, responsibility. It was my way. I am satisfied with life right now. I own my type of thinking and living. It is strange to some, but I don't c
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: coping by traveler @ 04/19/14 01:53 PM

thanks, guys. i wrote this recently while working through a 12-step program and taking a moral inventory, in an attempt to take responsibility for my own actions and reactions. i guess i should add that most of the tactics i have abandoned as ineff
Family and Friends
Thanks for posting this. I often feel that nothing I do as a spouse of a CSA survivor is enough to be of any help. It's nice to see that some of the things I can do can make a difference.
Male Survivors
Izzy - great post! thanks for sharing the memory - i could identify with so many details of it. congrats on standing up to the bully - that was my impossible dream and you are my hero for that! may i suggest that this memory may have come up now bec
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: Mud Season by Suwanee @ 04/19/14 10:10 AM

I have no business complaining about our Georgia "winters." Will
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: ED by On The Fringe @ 04/19/14 08:31 AM

True words in my experience. I was discussing this topic in PM's with someone. I used to feel guilty for the occasional desire to be more dominant with my wife. I pressed on thru the self doubt and it was unexpected fun. And she enjoyed it. Th
Poetry
Jump to new posts Re: The Past Few Weeks by ScottSmith @ 04/19/14 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: ScottSmithsounds like that dance the running man after a few days of it you are still in the same spot exhausted hope your future moves you a step further Some say… this too shall pass…some times i want to yell back screw you
Off Topic
Jump to new posts Re: easily lost and confused by Suwanee @ 04/18/14 10:06 PM

Sorry to hear that Lee. I can't really relate to what you are describing. If anything, I'm the polar opposite…to the point of sharing a homing pigeon's sense of direction. My "issue" is needing to experience EVERYTHING. The past and future
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: finally self-acceptance by lapchinj @ 04/18/14 04:20 PM

have a party, a love in with everyone invited Peace, Rainbows, Love, Healing & Hope <3 XOXO Jeff
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Long Time no see! by KMCINVA @ 04/18/14 10:43 AM

Devon0 Great to hear life is good and worth living. MS has been a godsend for me along with a therapist, doctors, support groups, and wonderful friends and supporters. But MS is here 24/7, we can vent, share and support anytime of day. I have been h
Introductions
Jump to new posts Re: My Dark Passenger by zip14 @ 04/17/14 11:54 PM

We are the same age Victor. Things seem to be moving rapidly at this moment. It is tough to keep balance. I am in contact with Police twice each day. The Detective in charge said he wants to know every detail of his past charges, court cases, appe
Family and Friends
Jump to new posts Re: angry at the world by KMCINVA @ 04/17/14 10:24 PM

Cam I can only say I admire you. I had severe dissociative issues and everyone ran the other way as I would loss time and place. You took your husband to the hospital to help with the dissociative issues, I was left stranded at the hospital when I
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts My Story: Attacked by my Lesbian friend - warning by Serpenta @ 04/17/14 05:54 PM

Hello everyone. I've been lurking for a single night, so I don't know everything about the forum yet. I've been feeling pretty awful, so I've been looking for information on male survivors of rape. For those with particular sensitivities, though, thi
Moving Forward: Research Studies
Jump to new posts Male Survivors of Adult Sexual Victimization Study by Chris Anderson @ 04/17/14 04:57 PM

Volunteers needed to talk about their sexual victimization experience. Would you like to donate about 2 hours of your time for an interview about your life and your sexual victimization experience? The research focuses on how men make sense of their
Poetry
Jump to new posts O) Fall by tommyb @ 04/17/14 12:04 PM

(a chapter) Swan river flows along a path never intended for human feet. A larger river, two hundred miles long, called “French,” is what Swan leads to. Ground is first broke in the eighteenth century along Christian Creek, a tributary of Swan riv
U.S. & World News
Jump to new posts Jonathan Merritt by traveler @ 04/17/14 11:07 AM

this is one of the best things i have read recently. there is much in it that i can identify with. it tells the story in his own words of his CSA, life of secrecy and pain, and being outed, attacked and embraced by various factions. it does have so
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: He did it again by kcinohio @ 04/17/14 10:08 AM

Hope this doesn't trigger you to leave again. Sometimes time passing lets us handle these things more smoothly than the way we were able to before. By the way, liked your "but for the grace of Gods we go." May have to start using that adap
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Things boys discover by traveler @ 04/17/14 08:11 AM

Originally Posted By: pufferfishMy goal was to one day pee from the window. Now let's psychoanalyze that!!! Puffer ... which leads to: 920. When peeing outside, don't pee against the wind, but with it.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I can't stop being angry :( by dark empathy @ 04/17/14 03:44 AM

Hi Magellan. Yes, I am back and writing a reply. You know I share similar feelings of anger and isolation, heck I even expressed them on this forum in a not good way. However one thing I'm coming to realize is that there is a point when you have do
Poetry
Jump to new posts Shrinks by kcinohio @ 04/17/14 02:01 AM

Walking home after work Just want to stop and sit On the sidewalk right here Because I am in the pit Of despair, not from job That I managed to complete Barely there, but got by Quiet, dead on my feet. As I sweat through the rest Make it home and c
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: strangers help by Publius @ 04/17/14 01:04 AM

I am sorry to hear how unsettling this has been for you especially the panic attacks (I've only had one but the mere fear of another is enough to get me anxious). I am sure it feels difficult having so many strangers, people you are not sure you can
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts Love is more than a feeling by nltsaved @ 04/17/14 12:54 AM

Love is so much more than a feeling, I am learning that love is a choice. People say they fall in and out of love because they are depended on a feeling and when the feeling is no longer there than they choose to terminate the relationship. When one
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