This section provides some basic information about childhood sexual abuse; and the common impacts, difficulties and challenges that men who have been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as adults can face.
We have also included some discussion of different ways of coping, as well as questions and suggestions to help you think through and deal with these challenges. We encourage you to make notes for yourself as you read, and to keep a record of what works best for you.
Not everyone will be confronted by the same difficulties and challenges. It is a question of picking up and making use of information that is most useful for you in the present and leaving to one side anything that is not relevant.