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Male rape

Myths

  • Men can't be raped.
  • Only gay men are sexually assaulted.
  • Only gay men sexually assault other men.

Truth

  • All men, heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual can be raped or assaulted.

Ignorance and misunderstanding surrounding male rape can cause men to suffer in silence but it shouldn’t be that way.

Sensitivity

It’s equally as important for you to think about reporting your assault to us. We understand the decision is yours to make but if you chose to report a rape you’ll be treated without prejudice and with as much understanding and sensitivity as anyone else.

Regardless of the circumstances you are not to blame and we will conduct a thorough yet sensitive investigation.

We have a team of specially trained male and female officers and can arrange for you to see a male or female doctor if you would prefer.

Support

If you chose not to report the incident to us please don’t suffer in silence. There are a number of national support organisations that provide information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.

Here are a few:

MPower

MPower offers counselling services for male survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood abuse.
Helpline: 0808 808 4321 (Open every Thursday between 8pm and 10pm)
Phone: 01603 622406
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.male-rape.org.uk

Men’s Advice Line

Advice and support for men in abusive relationships.
Helpline: 0808 801 0327 (open Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Survivors UK

Provides information, support and counselling for men who have been raped or sexually abused.
Helpline: 0845 122 1201 (open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 7pm and 10pm)
Phone: 0207 404 6234
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.survivorsuk.org

MASH

Telephone counselling service for men who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Male and female counsellors are available.
Helpline: 0117 907 7100 (Thursday 7 - 9 pm)

Victim Support Essex

Offers free and confidential emotional support and practical help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected.
Helpline: 0845 456 5995
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.victimsupport.org.uk

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