MS Chat is available to all users of MaleSurvivor.
The Chat area is primarily for male survivors. Male Survivors can chat about daily struggles, personal issues, feelings about the abuse, the abusers, how they survived, how they are recovering and as well associate and support fellow survivors.
When a user, male or female, enters the chat area or is asked, it is important for that person to identify themselves. An example would be, "I am a male supporter", "I am a female professional " or "I am a female supporter". This helps the survivors to know their surroundings, it helps to identify the people around them so that if they choose to share an intimate detail about their life, they know who they are sharing it with.
Supporters and professionals, male and female, may be asked to leave the "Lounge" area of the chat if a survivor becomes uncomfortable. Please do so. There are additional cyber rooms in chat, "Friends Family" for example, that a user can go to using the functions in Chat. If there is a doubt about how to leave the room, promptly ask in the Lounge area, an experienced user will provide the steps to accomplishing that task.
Supporters and professionals are highly regarded in a survivor's life. We sincerely hope that interaction can be initiated and maintained in a healthy environment. While it is necessary to have time alone or with a select group, eventually most survivors can share their stories in a group setting including supporters and professionals. Until a survivor is ready for that, we choose to offer a safe place for male survivors to be with their fellow survivors.
If there are any more questions or concerns, please address them to the Moderators in blue links on the bottom of each forum.
The Moderator Team
Private messages sent to this account are checked irregularly due to personnel and time constraints. Please send messages to one of the moderators for the forum that is concerned by user name, or if there is no named moderator, send a PM to any moderator.