Sexual assault survivors experience anger, anxiety, fear, and self-blame
Typically, men in our society are expected to be dominant in a sexual relationship. It is a common belief that men should “always want sex”, and it is this opinion that causes many men to keep their abuse to themselves. This distorted view makes it very difficult for a man who has suffered sexual abuse, and leads to feelings of shame, anger, anxiety, fear, and self-blame. It is important to remember: sexual assault is abuse, no matter your gender.