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Sexual Abuse

  • Male Sexual Abuse Victims of Female Perpetrators ©2002 by Kali Munroe, M.Ed, Psychotherapist. Used with permission.

    ©2002 by by Kali Munro, M.Ed., Psychotherapist. Used with permission.  The reality that boys are sexually abused by women is not widely accepted. Some people view it as an impossible act—that a male can’t be sexually assaulted by a female—and others view it as sexually titillating. The existence of female perpetrators and male victims confronts many of our most firmly held beliefs about women, men, sexuality, power, and sexual assault. It challenges our very notions about what sex is.

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  • “You Belong to Me.” by Joe Kort, MSW ©2004

    "You belong to me" reflects the perpetrator’s belief, that the victim now belongs to him/her, to do with as he/she desires; that his or her sexual needs, wants and sexuality overrules those of the victim’s. The victim will spend a lifetime unconsciously reenacting their original sexual abuse or, hopefully, working on healing it and removing the ill effects of the perpetrator’s abuse. For sexual abuse survivors, the nightmare is that they are forced to keep a sexual secret.

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  • Covert Sexual Abuse of the Gay Male Culture, Leading to Sexual Addiction National Council of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Newsletter for July, 2003 © 2004 by Joe Kort. All rights reserved

    In treating and helping sexually addicted gay men, we must understand how homophobic acts constitute covert cultural sexual abuse. Lacking this understanding, we can't heal . . .

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