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Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Umm... by greenwizard @ Today at 10:12 PM

I think I really like this guy. I've been depressed for a few days, but today was bad. I cried before I started making dinner for us. He came over and I guess my puffy eyes gave me away. Not only did that not scare him off, but we talked about it
Sexual Identity Issues
men, or women, aren't necessary for pleasure. they are only necessary for reproduction. I'm attracted to both but not to all. I'm attracted to certain attributes and behaviors. I'm not attracted to a sex, no one is. otherwise you'd be attracted to ev
Male Survivors
Kevin and Ceremony as you know my Dad tried suicide twice because of CSA and what we did to him and my brother because of what was done to him and what he had done led him to try suicide. I am glad both survived their attempts. My brother told the
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Looking in the mirror of my mental illness by sorryson @ Today at 04:07 PM

Ceremony I like your post. The conference talk is something my counselor has me do. I have to admit at first I felt a little stupid talking to myself as though the other part was someone else. I learned we all have different parts. Some parts coexis
Male Survivors
Cellol, I apologize for not updating this, I did have the surgery and it was very effective. My heart no longer has the palpitations, the extreme pressure nor the "crash" afterwards. The downside is the fatigue I have now that my heart does
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Jump to new posts Be All that You can Be by Hoss @ Today at 03:58 PM

People usually fear things that they don't understand and believe are outside of their control. Article from Newsweek about homoerotocism in the military.
Jump to new posts Re: A small Hi by sorryson @ Today at 03:54 PM

Hi Poo--all hellos are welcomed here. It takes a celebrity to bring forward the issue and I am glad you found your way here. This site has helped me. I am not overly active and take time off from the site. It has helped me to understand my CSA and
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Dissociation Benign vs Malevolent by sorryson @ Today at 03:48 PM

I learned my Dad suffered dissociation, and we all denied it and said he was a liar. The doctors today have told us it is real for many CSA survivors. I accepted their word but decided to do some reading and found this interesting article. There were
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Altruism by Hoss @ Today at 02:50 PM

Research has shown that altruism makes for happier people and happier lives. This can be accomplished by giving of both time and/or money.
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: Current thoughts by Chris4TheMill @ Today at 01:48 PM

9lifes, These types of issues do come up a lot here. It is true what Hoss metioned about our brains being high-jacked by the trauma, forming sexual arousal pathways. I don't want to start a debate of which came first, the orientation or the abuse,
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Jump to new posts Re: i love you by Sterling @ Today at 01:32 PM

they kept saving me. i wouldnt tell anyone. this is sick. i have. nve tyou. sont won my mom was. or my dad. but he knew. he didnt care. i keep saying police. what will they do? what if this is something they dont want to get into.?
Jump to new posts Re: Here I am - intro by CelloL @ Today at 01:32 PM

Thank you all for your encouraging posts. They are all very helpful to me. I had a lot of anxiety on my first visits to this site. I was even shaking and my heart was pounding. There is so much to think about. There were also a rough few days aft
Discussion Board Questions
Jump to new posts Re: I'd like to get in touch with a greeter by Sterling @ Today at 01:31 PM

Hey Alonso , if you haven't yet ... send your questions to the Mod Team. Someone there will help you out. take care. link..
Health and Wellbeing
Jump to new posts Re: Experiences with Cialis? by Chris4TheMill @ Today at 01:12 PM

Hey James! Thanks so much for replying to this post. I found your link interesting and will read the stories, thanks. No, I only welcome your contributions and am happy you chimed in. So here's an update...saw my Primary Care doc the other day an
Jump to new posts Re: Healing? by Sterling @ Today at 01:12 PM

Right on oic ! james
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: A Feminist Sticks Up For Men Like Shia LeBeouf by Chris4TheMill @ Today at 12:52 PM

Originally Posted By SubtleStuff I frequently fear the anger women can put out for their male violence victim stories.... Yes, Subtle Stuff, thanks for reviving this thread. So much food for thought that you have brought up. You mentioned being th
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I've gotten use to these feelings by Sterling @ Today at 12:44 PM

You know , I know you are not asking for this. But a decade in going ( beginning of my therapy.) I had to make sound. I could try to talk this out...but it wouldn't change everything. My rage was still in me. So I needed to practise. I wanted to fe
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: is balance really a good thing? by greenwizard @ Today at 12:44 PM

Well right now I'm feeling pretty bad about myself thinking about school and just all the things I struggled with. Math period was a nightmare. I still remember trying to learn multiplication in 3rd grade. There was this test we all took, and if y
Spirituality and Survivors
Jump to new posts The Holy Grail by Hoss @ Today at 11:38 AM

Our minds are like cups, or plates, in which we hold food for thought and assimilate/incorporate within our psyche. If we dwell on the negative, we can't realize the positive, or our strengths. Some hunting dogs won't hunt. Some make better drug
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Hi Dare, I came across your post and I felt compelled to reply. I haven't told my story yet and I've been a member for 5 years now. I just generally read the forums but my life at this point has pushed me to begin sharing and participating. I too
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Jump to new posts Re: What is the Weather Today? by Hoss @ Today at 10:36 AM there are many ways to shift the mind from a lower state to a higher one.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: The Dark Days Are Back by Cyclingmad @ Today at 05:05 AM

I hope you all don't mind but I am thinking of using this thread as a kind of diary of my journey through recovery. One thing I learned in counseling last time is to write down and celebrate the little wins. Allow yourself some credit when you have
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Jump to new posts Re: The Recipe Book by greenwizard @ Yesterday at 11:23 PM

French Onion Pork Chops 4 boneless pork chops 1c beef broth 1 envelope onion soup mix 4tsp dijon mustard 1/2tsp thyme 1/4tsp pepper 4 slices provolone Mix everything together but cheese. Put pork chops and liquid into a plastic bag and marinate se
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: not sure about this by zookeeper @ Yesterday at 10:49 PM

What great progress. (And a lot of fun for you). This is a gift that the rapist could never steal away. Be blessed B
Sexual Identity Issues
Jump to new posts Re: The usual confusion due to csa. Possible triggers. by Chris4TheMill @ Yesterday at 09:49 PM

9lifes, I wish you the best on the next leg of your journey toward wholeness. I personally have found pornography to be very detrimental to my development as a man and as a person. For too long I accepted it's false definitions of manhood and i
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