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Jump to new posts A sheep, a drum, and a snake fall off a cliff... by Harry @ Yesterday at 11:42 PM

Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Cup of Loneliness by Suwanee @ Yesterday at 10:46 PM

Occasionally, a memory rises to the top of your mind ephemeral like a bubble in soda water. While not really related to csa, the song below brings back memories of my chance at musical stardom in high school. Four preppy boys from a preppy school sne
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I am going to tell my mom by unhappycamper @ Yesterday at 10:39 PM

Sometimes just putting the secrets into words can take away much of their power over us. You're lucky to have a chance to tell your mother. Peace! John C.
Sexual Abuse/Exploitation In Media
Jump to new posts Re: Down the Rabbit Hole of Triggers by JayBro @ Yesterday at 06:57 PM

Hey Manipulated, Banjo, and Esterio, thank you so much for your responses. It meant a lot to me as I was starting my difficult day today. I read your responses before I got out of bed (4 am!) and they gave me that extra push to get my day started.
Jump to new posts Re: Hello by Ceremony @ Yesterday at 10:31 AM

Hello Mustang, What the guys are sharing resonates with me. There may be discoveries that need more help than we're initially tuned in to. Taking your time is good advice, to explore this place and see what others do. If you've looked into therapy,
Jump to new posts Want to share some books by Banjo596 @ 12/17/18 05:40 PM

I've PM'd mods to ask if this is OK and have not heard back. Feel free to delete if this somehow violates terms or anything. I have accumulated a lot of books on my journey and lately feel the need to clear up some space and share them with others w
Jump to new posts Re: Hi Guys by Older1 @ 12/17/18 02:37 PM

Hi Noah; Congratulations on surviving the abuses you suffered in the past and learning coping mechanism that have enabled you to get to your situation of 32. Abuses take on so many forms; bullying, beating, terrorizing, luring, grooming,
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Jump to new posts Re: Getting rid of porn **Possible Triggers** by Esterio @ 12/17/18 01:43 PM

Call apple support they will help you to fix it. that kind of stuff does carry viruses and you need to have it removed and put in protections. I have found them to be very helpful and very understanding. A story from my past. We had an exchange stud
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Tumblr banning nudity, porn by Hopein14 @ 12/17/18 11:31 AM

Hi All, Tumblr has been my "beta" zone, so I've realized its where I go to address stress, to lessen anxiety that I am harboring, and stress which has escalated to a point that has me almost immobile- I am among and share so much of everyt
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Acting Out Abuse? by JamesM @ 12/17/18 02:30 AM

When I was nine I was aware of sexual arousal with William who was sixteen. Although I did not like that he used to punch me hard I missed the sexual experience. A year later he raped me with some mates and left my body painful and bruised. I could n
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Target of misdirected anger by Celtaf @ 12/17/18 01:44 AM

Originally Posted By focusedbodyCeltaf: Your description of what approaching risk is about seems accurate. It also points up the fact that a relationship is between two human beings. Maybe risking the vulnerability is where the shift happens from
Books, Music & Films for Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Peep show and the paedo sense of humor - Triggerin by GeorgeMartin @ 12/16/18 09:17 PM

Your post didn't offend me. I got exactly where you were coming from Alonso. But I am also looking at your narrative a little differently too. "Kinky Layton" may very well have been a youth scout who was gay, and not at all a supposed sexua
Men Abused/Assaulted as Adults
Jump to new posts Re: the day after by Tom E. @ 12/16/18 05:00 PM

Chase Eric Thank you for your reply & honesty. Your experience, reactions, & feelings are quite similar to mine. I also quietly,drunkenly, allowed myself to be used over & over by other men. I just lay there passively, sometimes ac
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: I've written a book regarding abuse by batman72 @ 12/16/18 03:43 PM

Thank you LoneWolfX! I've really learned a lot from reading your posts and your insight. I hope that you get a chance to read the story.
Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Keep going... by BDD @ 12/16/18 08:40 AM

Guys, thank you. I've been a heap of happy exhaustion. It is in Terminal A. I have a map on Facebook . It is scheduled to be up until late August 2019.
Jump to new posts Re: New by jkmtx @ 12/15/18 09:59 PM

Thanks for your responses
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Jump to new posts Re: Dream(downer) by Esterio @ 12/15/18 09:03 PM

Hi Greg It is hard to cut things out of your life as you age and your health is sitting the pace. It is hard to accept and everything takes longer to do. It is the life we have so I think we to keep making these changes in our lives. I am sorry to
Survivors of Female Abuse
Jump to new posts Re: Confused and unsure *possible trigger* by djg2769 @ 12/15/18 01:08 PM

All, thank you for your support and advice. I am still trying to navigate my feelings about all this now that it has come to the forefront of my attention. I appreciate the courage and strength that each of you have, and I am slowly getting closer to
Jump to new posts Re: I'd have got over that by Esterio @ 12/15/18 12:39 PM

Male Survivors
Jump to new posts Re: Things Gettin Tough by Ceremony @ 12/15/18 12:00 PM

Hello Erik Z, you are worthy of support and being among those who support and share that. There are so many challenges, we're sometimes overwhelmed when too many changes occur in a short time-frame. That can be a span of 6-months to a year the way I
Gay/Bi/Trans Survivors
Jump to new posts A Christmas Wish by Older1 @ 12/15/18 09:29 AM

A Christmas Wish This Holiday Season is a mixed bag for many people...... broken families, lost dreams, hardships, sickness, disease, world conflicts, tsunamis, fires, global warming, hunger, etc. For many, the cure is to look away, distance themselv
Hey Gistin - didn't mean to make it sound scary, it wasn't my intent at all. It's just that for me the deep reality of what was done was surfacing after almost 50 years of never telling. Didn't tell my wife and children until about 6 years ago - I've
Jump to new posts Re: Hey by Erik Zachary @ 12/15/18 02:51 AM

Hello Jake, Trying to process all this at 18 is difficult. I am 18 as well. You'll find a great and caring community here. All of us are here to share and support. You are not alone! Feel free to DM me anytime. Take care, Zachary.
Survivors of Female Abuse
Hi, Alonso! Upon reading your post, I was struck by how quickly she was willing to try to sleep with you, a relative stranger (although I'm not clear if you've had any ongoing contact, say, by email, in the time when you first met her in Italy and wh
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Jump to new posts Re: i dont love you. by Ceremony @ 12/14/18 06:31 PM

(((J))) One thing that's been the most extraordinary is finding I'm worthy. Guys like you, and so many here have noted we are worthy. You are worthy James. I know, please see I know. Wishing and wanting are a lot of me. This season has shown some he
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