This post deals with rape and could be triggering for some readers.
Most of the men revealed people often don’t take them seriously as a victim of sexual assault and that they struggle to find the support they so desperately need.
One was raped by a grown man when he was just 12 years old; the offender also made his son watch the sexual assault.
“I mention these details because every single aspect of healthy male sexuality is scrambled for me, even now at 30. Things are better now, but if I’m too passive, or too horny, or too surprised by any sexual situation, my mind will flash back to that afternoon and I’ll either relive it through my own eyes or be terrified of resembling the predator dad.”
Another revealed 'no one takes him seriously' and that he continues to be haunted by the assault.
"Once a year I obsessively try to keep tabs on him. For 24 hours it just sits in my brain until I do it. This last time I found out he moved back into the area. He's a convicted rapist too, but I didn't know that originally," he wrote.