Understanding Rape Myths: A Guide for Counselors Working With Male Survivors of Sexual Violence


Jonathan L. Bateman, Cristen Wathen


Ideas & Research You Can Use: VISTAS 2015


There is a present gap in the literature regarding male sexual assault (Sleath & Bull, 2010). This article incorporates the existent literature to describe male rape myths and their impact on male survivors of sexual violence. The authors discuss their prevalence in society and refute the ideologies behind them. Finally, the article discusses how these myths can impact the counseling relationship, and identifies the implications these myths pose for counselors.



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