Statistically, we all have probably been in a place where someone had been drugged. In America, 2.78 million men have been victims of sexual assault or rape, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). In 2003, when date rape drugs began to gain production, 1 in every 10 rape victims were male.
It’s clear that this has become an incredible issue, and with hook up apps on the rise, it may very well be happening under our noses.
Rape support online may be the first step in accepting what has happened and in getting in-person support.
Rape crisis centers often provide: To find your local rape crisis center, call your local police department or hospital emergency room, the National Sexual Assault Hotline or consult Womens Medical personnel can also guide you to local rape survivors support.If you don't know where to start, a good place is the National Sexual Assault Hotline. There are many types of online rape support available.I remember when I was a kid and watched the old ‘90s talk shows whenever they had date rape victims on.Many of them would explain how they were drugged in a bar by some stranger, or their friend had crushed it in their food, and usually the story would be re-enacted by a cheap black and white flashback.
Some might think “Oh he’s gay, I’m sure he would have had sex with him anyway” or “He had it coming” or the , “He probably like it.” Attitudes like these are more common than you realize. It exists inside our own communities, and as long as we pretend it’s not there, it will keep happening.