I am new here and I joined the forum for two main reasons. I am a European who came to USA to stay for some time with my partner before we move back to Europe. We have been together for over four years and it is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.
Some time ago he confessed to me that as a boy, he was malasted. He seems to go over it quite well on the surface but as I searched for the affecst a sexual abuse of male survivors can have on their partners, I have found out we share some of the similarities.
I was shocked to find out that about one in six man is malasted as a boy in United states and that brought me to my second idea.
In my country, I work as a Deputy Editor in Chief of a great magazine for women and have decided to publish a big story about the sexually abused men.
There has hardly been any discusison about this in our media and I believe popularising the problem may lead to many helps – may help the partners of the survivors to reveal the real reason of complications in their relationship and hopefully it could trigger an establishment of non profit helplines or support groups for the male survivors and their partners.
Though I have been studying the problem already for some time, I would want to get more witnesses to tackle the topic best I can.
I would like to ask anyone from you, a male survivor or a female partner, to share their stories with me. I have prepared a list of questions that I am ready to copy and paste for you to enable you the writing or I will be thanksfull for any story, comment or opinion.
If you could help me in this, please, let me know and I either send you my questions or we will simply talk.
Thank you very much. I wish you all a firm recovery from what you went through... Julia