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Sexual Abuse Against Boys

Sexual abuse is the unwanted touching in a sexual way, and the attempted or completed penetration of the anus and/or mouth by penis, hands, fingers, mouth or objects through emotional and/or physical coercion and may include the sexual exploitation in prostitution or pornography.


Most sexual abusers are well-known to the boya relative, neighbor, friend, doctor, priest or teacherwho betray the trust of the boy. The boy often confuses the closeness and trust with sexual intimacy.


Age, sexual orientation, gender identity—it does not matter. Boys who have been sexually assaulted or abused face additional challenges because of societal stereotypes about masculinity. Sexual abuse is in no way related to the sexual orientation or gender identity of the perpetrator or the victimit is the taking advantage of the boy's vulnerability. Sexual abuse may cause some boys to question their sexuality. If a boy has a homosexual orientation, he is often blamed for the seduction of the older male, instead of being acknowledged as a legitimate victim of sexual abuse. The boy's sexual orientation is not the cause of or the result of sexual abuse.


If an erection or ejaculation is experienced during the assault, perpetrators use the body's involuntary response to convince the victimthat they must like itthat they asked for itthat they wanted it. The pleasure of sexual contact can make the boy feel good, but that does not mean the boy wanted to have his vulnerability manipulated and exploited into being used sexually. Sexual abuse is not a sexual experience. It is an act of violence that violates the boy's sense of personal safety and control over his life. The sexual abuser is motivated by the desire to control, dominate, hurt and humiliate the boy, not by sexual desire.

Sexual abuse of boys is on the periphery of the discourse on child abuse, but sexual abuse of boys is real and significanta neglected issuewith an estimated seventeen percent of boys experiencing sexual abuse before the age of sixteen. The median age of sexual abuse is eight years old. A cultural bias maintains that males cannot be victims. Males are expected to be confident, knowledgeable, and aggressive. Boys often have less legal protection for sexual abuse than girls since parents, doctors, and police often "blame the victim" since it is believed that boys have freedom of choice. The true magnitude of sexual abuse of boys is hidden, as shame, stigma, and fear prevent boys from reporting the abuse.

Physical abuse is often used for disciplining the child and results in physical injuries as well as psychological damage. (Winton and Mara 2001). Beating a child causes pain, injury, humiliation, anxiety, anger and vindictiveness that could have long-term psychological effects. It may reduce a child’s sense of worth and increase vulnerability to depression. Even minor forms of violence can cause injuries, and in the worst case permanent disability and even death. Children subjected to repeated violence may exhibit dysfunctional behaviour such as poor communication and they may display aggressive behaviour towards themselves and others. Child abuse and physical punishment can produce feelings of guilt, violation, , loss of control and lowered self-esteem. sometimes the child may not clearly understand the reason for the punishment, or the punishment is inconsistently given, and in these cases, corporal punishment can lead to passivity or strong feelings of helplessness. While biological and various social factors interact in contributing to a child’s development, studies show that child abuse and physical violence in early years contribute significantly to a higher risk of children turning violent themselves.

(UNICEF 2001).
A Rights-Based Preventative Approach for Psychosocial Well-being in Childhood By Murli Desai page 347

Physical abuse is the most commonly recorded type of abuse, and it is easiest to define, observe and take action against this kind of maltreatment. Severe bruising and fractures caused by blows, head injuries, shaking, eye damage, suffocation, poisoning, marks made by sticks, whips and cords, marks of burning, biting and scalding are the most extreme examples (kemp et al. 1985; Meadow 1993). While these extreme forms of physical abuse may not effect more than 2 per cent of the population, ‘ordinary’ physical discipline in the form of frequent smacking and hitting is much more frequent, and can also cause long-term harm...


The Child Abusers: Research and Controversy By Pritchard, Colin page 12

 
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