Male survivors of rape and sexual assault are less likely to report the crime and seek help largely because of society's emphasis on the role of men and boys.
Men are encouraged to concentrate on competition, physical strength, and leadership.
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Furthermore, gay, bisexual and transgender assault victims commonly feel that they will receive disrespectful or hostile treatment from hospitals or other trauma treatment centers as a result of their orientation or lifestyle choice.
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This can be especially true if the victim involuntary experiences an erection or ejaculation during the rape.
Heterosexual males may begin to think that the sexual assault makes them gay or that they will eventually turn homosexual.
While men may feel the need to withdraw from any and all sexual relationships for some time following the assault, they should be reassured that the assault does not change their personality or their sexual preference in any way.
The genitals may also be examined, as well as the mouth and throat if oral penetration occurred.
No matter whether the victim is gay, bisexual, or heterosexual, sexual assault can be extremely traumatic and difficult to work through.