1. Boys and men can be victims of sexual abuse and rape.

2. Most sexual abuse of boys is not perpetrated by homosexual males.

3. A boy or adult male can experience an erection, sexual arousal, and even orgasm from abusive contact without being a willing participant or enjoying it.

4. Boys can be significantly traumatized by sexual abuse.

5. Sexual abuse does not determine sexual identity/orientation.

6. Male survivors are not more likely to become sexual abusers.

7. Women can and do perpetrate sexual abuse.

8. Male survivors of child sexual abuse delay disclosure for, on average, 20 years.

9. Boys and men can be and are victims of sexual exploitation/trafficking.

You are not alone. It was not your fault. It is possible to heal. It is not too late.