Found this long list on the page about 1/3 of the way down.
Potential Long-Term Effects of the Sexual Abuse of Males
This section lists potential, but not inevitable, lasting effects of the sexual abuse of male children. It should not be read as a "laundry list" of problems and symptoms that necessarily follow the sexual abuse of males, nor does the presence of any in males with sexual abuse histories necessarily mean the abuse is their primary cause. (See above.)
Findings on the long-term effects of child sexual abuse in males have been more consistent than those on prevalence. Methodologies for detecting problems and symptoms that could be outcomes are relatively straightforward, and many studies have utilized standardized measures that are widely accepted in the field.
First, I want to recommend a paper by David Lisak, Ph.D. This paper contains many powerful quotations from interviews with male survivors of sexual abuse. Lisak groups the quotations into themes, and discusses them with remarkable insight and compassion. The themes are:
* Homosexuality Issues
* Isolation and Alienation
* Masculinity Issues
* Negative Childhood Peer Relations
* Negative Schemas about People
* Negative Schemas about the Self
* Problems with Sexuality
* Self Blame/Guilt
One man emailed me to share this experience: "reading [Lisak's article] was the first time I realized that other people have the same issues I have. I sat in the library and cried when I read that article. Not the usual reaction to scholarly research, but I'm sure Prof. Lisak wouldn't mind" (used with permission).
Lisak, D. (1994). The psychological impact of sexual abuse: Content analysis of interviews with male survivors [2 megabyte PDF]. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 7, 525-548.
Using standardized measures of symptoms, researchers have found that men who were sexually abused in childhood, whether or not they seek out mental health services, may suffer from:
* Hostility and anger
* Impaired relationships
* Low self-esteem
* Sexual dysfunction
* Sleep disturbance
* Suicidal ideas and behavior
The following researchers have used standardized measures and found different combinations of the above symptoms:
* Bagley, Wood, & Young, 1994
* Briere, Evans, Runtz, & Wall, 1988
* Collings, 1995
* Fromuth & Burkhart, 1989
* Hunter, 1991
* Olson, 1990
* Peters & Range, 1995
Therapists working with men who were sexually abused in childhood have conducted clinical case studies and consistently reported findings on long-term problems including:
* Guilt and self-blame
Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989; Hunter, 1990.
* Low self-esteem and negative self-image
Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989.
* Problems with intimacy
Bruckner & Johnson, 1987; Dimock, 1988; Lew, 1988; Krug, 1989; Hunter, 1990.
* Sexual problems, compulsions, or dysfunctions
Bruckner & Johnson, 1987; Johnson & Shrier, 1987; Dimock, 1988; Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989; Hunter, 1990.
* Substance abuse and depression
* Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Some of the long-term effects of sexual abuse are related to the development of gender identity. A number of clinicians' case studies indicate that male survivors of childhood sexual abuse may experience:
* Attempts to "prove" their masculinity by having multiple female sexual partners, sexually victimizing others, and/or engaging in dangerous or violent behaviors
Bruckner & Johnson, 1987; Lew 1988.
* Confusion over their gender and sexual identities
Nasjleti, 1980; Bruckner & Johnson, 1987; Johnson & Shrier, 1987; Dimock, 1988; Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989; Gilgun & Reiser, 1990.
* Sense of being inadequate as men
Dimock, 1988; Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989; Pierce & Pierce, 1985.
* Sense of lost power, control, and confidence in their manhood
Finally, some clinicians have noted that sexually abused males often experience confusion and distress about their sexuality:
* Confusion about their own sexual orientation
Nasjleti, 1980; Dimock, 1988; Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989; Gilgun & Reiser, 1990.
* Fear that the sexual abuse has caused or will cause them to become homosexual
Nasjleti, 1980; Finkelhor, 1984; Dimock, 1988; Gilgun & Reiser, 1990; Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989.
* Homophobia, an irrational fear or intolerance of homosexuality
Gilgun & Reiser, 1990; Lew, 1988; Myers, 1989.