Information for Men & Boys

It is estimated that 1 in 8 men are affected by sexual violence and this number may be just the tip of the iceberg as men in particular find it hard to speak out about their experience.

Like many males you may find asking for help difficult. However, learning to accept that the abuse was not your fault can help you overcome your feelings, putting them where they belong – with the person who abused you.

Men and boys can also find sexual violence particularly confusing as they may have experienced an erection or ejaculation during the attack. This does not mean that you were cooperative or willing – it is a common physiological response that you had no control over.

At BSARCS we support men and boys who have been affected by sexual violence at any point in their lifetime – so we can support you if the abuse was recent or if it was something that happened to you along time ago.


National Helpline

0808 8029999



01226 320140

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