I don’t know if it’s better late than never in this situation or not. I’m not a guy so I can’t pretend to know what it feels like to be a male victim of sexual abuse. But I can empathize.
I just saw this article which talks about the unique circumstances of male victims of sexual abuse. I think it’s really important that people realize there is a different dynamic to abuse when the victim is male. I feel empathy for male victims because of this. The whole society picture that males shouldn’t be victims blah, blah, blah…it’s so unfair and causes more damage.
The article talks about the fact that the Penn State abuse case is triggering for many victims, both male and female but especially for boys or adult men who were abused, especially if it was a similar circumstance. I just wanted to recognize that someone started talking about it. It also mentions a couple of websites for male victims. A good point is that people may need to limit their exposure to the news stories so they aren’t re-traumatized or triggered.