Boys and men generally suffer very significant effects of sexual assault. These effects can occur from one such abuse experience as well as those with multiple abuses in their histories. Examples of problems include depression-including serious depression, suicidal ideation and suicide attempts; anxiety disorders; compulsive behaviors, addictions-including alcohol, drug, sex, and gambling; eating disorders; significant relationship problems including difficulties with trusting partners; sexual orientation confusion; sexual functioning issues-including the difficulty of combining sex and love and sexual performance issues; flashbacks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
One thing I always want male survivors to know is that healing and recovery and even thriving are absolutely possible. You can start your recovery today, no matter what age you are, no matter how long ago you were betrayed, no matter how messed up you believe you are. www.malesurvivor.org is an excellent resource to find psychotherapists and support groups, and they also offer online support and bulletin boards where you post questions and read other men's stories.
One thing to know is that your healing is best done with support from others. I invite you to read my book, as well as a number of other books you will find on the subject that will help you know you are not alone and there is help available.