27 Men Share Their Own Traumatic #MeToo Stories

Today, it’s impossible to mutter the words ‘me too’ without thinking of victims of sexual assault and violence. Thanks to the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, victims are able to come forward and discuss the horrifying experiences they’ve been through.
While women have taken the forefront of the movements, women are not the only individuals who are sexually assaulted and harassed. In fact, many men have come forward and admitted their own, personal, and equally traumatic #MeToo stories. Recently, men on Reddit shared their own stories online, and it’ll open your eyes to the scary realities that men can be victims, too.

27.

I was raped on and off from ages 8-11 by a family member. When I finally told, they cut ties with him but my family blocked me from pressing legal charges. He became a cop and now is in charge of keeping people safe, and that makes me sick.

The785

26.

Was at a friends house for the weekend, his sister shows up and we kind of clicked. After a night of heavy drinking she asked me to sleep in her bed with her, I remember making out with her and then falling asleep. I woke up completely naked and asked her how that happened and she said she felt that I was still hard after dozing off so she just took it upon herself to have sex w me even though I was asleep (or at least half asleep, I’m known as a very deep sleeper, especially when drunk). At that point I had never had sex with anyone without a condom, so you can imagine my excitement when I found out that there wasn’t one used with this girl that I had met for the first time.

And what’s worse was I ended working with her briefly like a year or so after and she decided to tell all the other girls I worked with that we had sex, which then basically made them want nothing to do with me.

Jv199142069

25.

i was raped in college. went to popular college bar, alone, because my friends had all graduated. an older woman, 40s probably, sat down next to me and started chatting. i don’t know if she drugged me or i blacked out. i woke up at first light nude in a strange house. she got up to shower or something, i jumped up, found my stuff in a corner in the room, and bailed. i found my way to the main road and realized i was 10 miles from the town i lived in. head pounding, it was a long walk. i filed a police report and they took me seriously enough to do the report but said that because i couldn’t provide a name or remember exactly what home there wasn’t much they could do.

throwaway_192837456

24.

Drunken girl on a cruise ship grabbed my balls and squeezed so hard I fell to the floor in pain. As I got up, I asked why she did that, the answer was “you don’t deserve to have kids.”

jonis5s

23.

This happened like three months ago. I was on vacation with friends and was super drunk/high. They wouldn’t let me into bars I was so fucked up.

I was sleeping back at an Airbnb we were renting and my gay friend came in and asked to sleep in the bed with me, (Not enough beds, had air mattresses) I said it was okay. He was a friend, ya know?

We went to sleep and I woke up to him rubbing his ass on my dick to get it hard. I turned away from him and he then asked to suck me off as he ripped open my button fly jeans and yanked them down. I remember saying “no, no, no-” but I was like petrified and just laid there. I stared at the ceiling for a while as it happened then I stopped it and turned over away from him.

What made it worse was I feel like he was psychologically playing with me the rest of the vacation. Like he took my room and I slept on the couch, he’d make comments and be a dick to me. And I feel bad not telling anyone afterwards (or kicking his ass out of the Airbnb when it happened) cause he could have done the same thing to my other friends.

TedDansonsHair

22.

When I was 19 I was sexually harassed and groped by my 23 year old manager when I was working at a lottery kiosk. I was bent over moving stuff around under the counter when she walked up behind me, told me she had a dream about us having sex the night before and then grabbed my ass.

I froze, she laughed and went back to her desk. I didn’t know what to do or say so I just went on with my day.

-Anonymous

21.

Was at the beach when an older man grabbed my ass. I told him to stop and he grabbed my crotch. I pushed him away. I was too scared to call the police. I blamed myself for a while.

Ayzmo

20.

Was a bouncer growing up. Every single night my junk would get grabbed. Occasionally would have a girl try and work the zipper down on my pants. Piles of un warranted kisses. Contrary to popular belief I wasn’t thrilled, had a solid gf at the time, and found it scummy.

MrBooch66

19.

14 years old at a resort. Was out late with some guys I’d met. Coming home in this dark corridor, some old guy jumps out of nowhere, pins me against a wall and sticks his tongue in my face licking me and trying to work my pants down. I shoved my knee into his crotch and ran. It left me traumatized for months about meeting new people.

MickDunD

18.

Was going out with some friends from work, went out early and had to wait for them. Sat down at a table with 1 guy and 2 women and we started talking after around 20-30 minutes the guy and 1 of the women excused themselves and left. So i was sitting there with this woman and she was sending very clear signals, like overtly sexual.

Told her i had a girlfriend, she just started screaming that i had put something in her drink. I got throw out she got to stay, i had to talk with the police, got banned from that place on top of it. They never bothered looking into if anyone had put anything in her drink either. It was just assumed that i was guilty.

baronmad

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