What it’s like to be a male survivor of sexual assault
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Now 34, Adam says the abuse began when he was 14 and stopped as soon as he turned 18. His relative warned him that if he told their family, it would kill Adam’s grandfather. So he kept it to himself and dreamed of killing himself, killing his abuser, killing others.
Dreamed of swimming in a pool of blood.
He finally started talking about the abuse with friends in 2009. He couldn’t take it anymore. After his grandfather died, he decided to tell his parents. They believed him, he said.