You did go through the abuse as a child, and you survived.
As an adult, it may be difficult to remember how a child thinks, but reaching this understanding can help you understand why you acted and/or reacted the way you did as a child.
You may have sustained repeated abuse, or even welcomed an abuser’s advances, because you needed attention and abuse was the only way you received it.
We also understand that there are issues which are especially significant for the male survivor, and believe it's important that you are given the opportunity to share your experiences in a supportive environment.
Furthermore, we respect that there may be times when you wish to discuss certain things privately and with other males, and acknowledge that acceptance and understanding among your peers is a vital part of recovery.
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