It’s that time of year and we’re asking for your financial support (just like every other 501c3 organization).

Male Survivor helps men who’ve been sexually abused, assaulted, or raped. That’s all we do. We’re here for men 24-7-365 through our moderated discussion boards, which are used by more than 100,000 men each year from more than 150 countries around the globe.

We’re here for dozens of men each year who attend our healing events.

We’re here for hundreds of professionals and para-professionals each year who attend our trainings, so they are better at being here for the men they work with.

We’re here to provide hope, healing, and support for male survivors and their loved ones.

Today, we’re asking you to be here for Male Survivor: National Organization Against Male Sexual Victimization, so we can keep being here for male survivors. We’re here for male survivors. Can you be here for us? Please donate.

This year, we’re pleased to offer original art by board member and survivor Steve Skowron. Individuals who make a donation of $1500 or more will receive one 8×10 print of their choice. Individuals who make a donation of $3,000 or more will receive an 11×14 print of their choice. Quantities are limited. Images and full details here.



Understanding and Healing Sexually Betrayed Boys and Men
Listen as Dr. Richard Gartner, nationally recognized expert in male sexual abuse draws upon his decades of clinical work and his two new edited books, Understanding the Sexual Betrayal of Boys and Men: The Trauma of Sexual Abuse AND Healing Sexually Betrayed Men and Boys: Treatment for Sexual Abuse, Assault, and Trauma (in press) to invite understanding and healing of sexually betrayed man and boys.


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Facilitating Male Trauma Survivors’ Meaningful Involvement in Health Research

Sexual abuse is an international problem and an often overlooked public health issue for men and boys. Given the prevalence of trauma and its well-documented connection to mental and physical health disorders, the relevance of male survivor input and engagement in healthcare research is profound.

With funding by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, MaleSurvivor has partnered with researchers from Yale University Department of Psychiatry, Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD, and the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology in a project to gain understanding of male trauma survivors’ perspectives on involvement in research and equip and empower them to play active and substantive roles as equitable partners in all aspects of research.

Video: Chris Anderson, Male Trauma Expert

Viedo: Amy E. Ellis, Ph.D.


10 Daily Affirmations for Male Survivors

by Dr. Howard Fradkin
  1. Recovery is absolutely possible and achievable for me.
  2. I will practice being disloyal to dysfunction and loyal to functionality.
  3. I give myself permission to connect to loving, affirmative, strong, sensitive, accepting men and women in my community.
  4. I release and forgive myself for any responsibility I have accepted in the past for my abuse.
  5. The abuser(s) from the past chose to hurt me. I will stop repeating the lie that it just happened to me.
  6. Offering myself daily compassion is necessary for my healing and growth.
  7. I commit to connecting to the boy inside me today so we can play, laugh, and experience joy together, even if just for a minute or two.
  8. I believe deep inside me I possess the ability to face the truth of my abuse and to learn to use new tools for healing.
  9. I have the right and the ability to speak the truth of my abuse and deserve to be heard, understood. believed and supported.
  10. Feeling is healing. As I heal, I develop the ability to experience a wider range of emotions to enhance my health and connections to others.

What is MaleSurvivor?

Quick Facts about Male Sexual Abuse

  1. As many as 1 in 4 males will be sexually abused in their lifetime.
  2. Boys and men can be significantly traumatized by sexual abuse.
  3. Most sexual abuse of boys is perpetrated by persons they know.
  4. The majority of male victims of sexual abuse DO NOT become perpetrators.
  5. Both male and female perpetrators commit acts of sexual abuse against males.

For more information visit our “Facts” section