It is estimated that more than 70,000 men are sexually abused or assaulted in the UK every year.
“Sexual violence can happen to anyone, no matter your age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Men and boys who have been sexually assaulted or abused may have many of the same feelings and reactions as other survivors of sexual assault, but they may also face some additional challenges because of social attitudes and stereotypes about men and masculinity” – RAINN
You’re not alone, there is a variety of support available:
Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA or ChISVA for under 18s)
There is a vast range of support that an ISVA/CHISVA can offer, but their main role is to provide emotional support and guidance for anyone reporting current or historic sexual offences through the Criminal Justice System. We are independent from the police and other agencies.