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I always demand that intentions be made clear from the jump, and I wish this came from a better place, but I feel so hardened.
I think that’s why it took me so long before I asked her to marry me.
And hurting other people in the process.” While #Me Too has prompted many women to share their own experiences with sexual abuse and assault, the stories of male survivors have often been elided, in part because of cultural stigmas that prevent men from men speaking out.
The Cut spoke to nine men who have experienced sexual abuse about how the experience affected their ability to form and maintain romantic relationships.
author Junot Díaz wrote for the first time about being raped as a child by a grown-up whom he trusted, and how it continued to affect him throughout his life, especially when it came to forming romantic relationships.
Experiencing sexual abuse or assault as a child is a lasting trauma that can affect people in different ways; for Díaz, it led to a habitual pattern of cheating and an aversion to intimacy, as well as severe depression that included repeated suicide attempts.