We welcome you to the Orange County Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse group! We hope you will find in this fellowship the help and the friendship we have been priviledge to enjoy.
We who have lived with the experience of rape, molestation, sexual exploitation and/or sexual assault understand as perhaps few others can. We, too, were lonely and frustrated, but through the Orange County Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse group we learn that we are not alone in our experiences and that no experience is hopeless, beyond understanding, or too awful to discuss. It is possible for us to find contentment, fellowship, understanding, affirmation, and happiness.
We urge you to try our group. It has helped many of us find affirmation, acceptance and comfort that leads to serenity. So much depends on our groups desire to assist in helping our fellow sufferers. As a fellowship, we learn to assist each other through loving affirmation, and we find that through fellowship that suffering for the survivor loses its power to dominate our thoughts and our lives.
Without fellowship help, living with the experience of rape, molestation, sexual exploitation and/or sexual assault is too much for most of us. The loving interchange of help among members thus makes us ready to receive the priceless gift of serenity.
Anonymity is an important principle of the Orange County Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse group. Everything that is said here, in the group meeting and member-to-member, must be held in confidence. Only in this way can we feel free to say what is in our minds and hearts, for this is how we help one another in our group.