The world loves acronyms and here is a list that are used by profesionals and male survivors.

  • AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • ART: Anti- retroviral Therapy
  • ASA:  Adult Sex Abuse
  • Bi: Bisexual
  • BPD: Borderline Personality Disorder
  • CJS: Criminal Justice System
  • CSA: Child Sexual Abuse
  • ECP: Emergency Contraceptives
  • GBV: Gender Based Violence
  • HCW: Health Care Worker
  • HIV: Human Immuno-deficiency Virus
  • HP: Higher Power
  • IPV: Intimate Partner Violence
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • KS: Ken Singer
  • LGBT: Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual
  • MAP: Men as Partners
  • MB: Masturbation
  • ML: Mike Lew
  • MSM: Men who have sex with men
  • OP: Outpatient
  • PEP: Post Exposure Prophylaxis
  • PRC: Post Rape Care
  • PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • P&M: Porn and Masturbation
  • RTS: Rape Trauma Syndrome
  • SA: Sexual Abuse
  • SGBV: Sexual and Gender Based Violence
  • STD: Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • SV: Sexual Violence
  • T: Therapist
  • Trans: Transsexual

Thanks to all the guys on the “Male Survivor Forum” for their help

Nelson Mandela

"As I walked out the door towards my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind, I would still be in prison"


People from all walks of life can be a victim of sexual abuse. It doesn’t matter your age, race or cultural background, everyone is at risk of becoming a victim. It must be known that you did not choose for this to happen to you, there is nothing specific about you that makes you more vulnerable to this abuse. Sexual abuse, like any form of abuse is a criminal offence and is never the fault of the person it happens to. It doesn’t matter whether you were drinking or drugging. It doesn’t matter what you were wearing or saying. It doesn’t matter if you knew the abuser or were having an argument. You are, Under No Circumstances responsible for being assaulted or sexually abused. The person who did this to you is the only person responsible for your sexual assault; they are the ones to blame.