Male opinions on dating a rape victim
A survivor may blame herself or himself, because she or he accepted a ride from a friend, attended a party, drank at a party, or invited someone into her or his apartment, dorm room or house. If his attacker was a female, a man might fear that no one would believe his story or that he would be laughed at.
It is very important to be supportive of survivors and let them know that it was not their fault. Male survivors should receive equal attention, respect, support and services as female survivors.
Effects on the Survivor Individuals who have been assaulted by someone they know may feel guilty or responsible for the assault, feel betrayed, question their judgment and have difficulty trusting people.