Yes, Rik, and that's well worth noting. All of these pics show innocent boys who wanted nothing more than to just be a boy. I'm often struck by the commonality we all share here, particularly when it comes to the after-effects. While all our stories differ in details, the effects are often similar for everyone -- isolation, shame, fear, self-esteem issues, etc. I think one of the things that helped me the most in coming here was realizing that all these effects were normal for what I had been through. Knowing that helped tremendously so that I no longer felt like such a freak.