Whether you experience physical violence, stalking or sexual violence as a man, you need to stand up for your rights and address abuse right away. Some people do not realize how widespread intimate partner violence affecting men actually is, and this abuse can create various hardships for men, from physical pain and injuries to mental trauma.
Unfortunately, some men stay silent because they fear that the court will not take their case seriously or they feel ashamed to talk about their experiences.
How many men experience intimate partner violence?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a survey found that roughly one out of three men reported experiencing intimate partner violence at some point in life. Intimate partner violence is especially likely to affect men under the age of 25.
Some men experience rape at the hands of their partner, such as those who do not consent as a result of intoxication. Moreover, some men find themselves forced to penetrate another individual (one out of every 14 men reported that another person forced them to penetrate at some point in their life).
How do male victims of intimate partner violence suffer?
Men who experience intimate partner violence face numerous hardships. If you have dealt with this, you could have post-traumatic stress disorder and negative emotions that interfere with current or future relationships. Moreover, you could face different challenges in your life as a result of stalking or a violent act that left you injured.
If you have experienced any form of intimate partner violence as a man or a woman, stand up for your rights.