ODI would like to send our condolences to Chester Bennington's family and loved ones. We also applaud Chester for speaking up about his male sexual abuse trauma.
Studies in the United States estimate that one in six males are sexually abused at some point during their childhood.
For example, sexual trauma is related to psychiatric disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and dependence, depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior. In addition, many male survivors of sexual abuse also have negative body image, feel revulsion at being touched or touching others, experience lack of confidence in their appeal and attractiveness, and suffer sexual dysfunction from low sexual desire to difficulties achieving and maintaining an erection.
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