Can men be the victims of rape?

There are many myths surrounding men who have been sexually assaulted. Men can be assaulted not only by other males but also by women. Male sexual assault is very much under-reported, but despite that, over 800,000 men have been raped or assaulted. It is important to remember the women can themselves be perpetrators of sexual assault and rape, not just men. Many men face a great deal of shame or guilt because they feel they should have been able to fight off their attacker. As just with women, this does not mean that it was not rape! If you did not consent, regardless of the circumstances, it is still rape.

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