Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. It was still wintery in April, and his state-issued jacket was poor protection against the drafts coming through the broken windows, shattered by men who had passed through before. The rituals of intake were familiar. But he also noticed that he was one of the youngest prisoners on the block.
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Before you follow this page of story links, I want to make something crystal clear: Stories that are just about sex are ten a penny. The stories that I have found here are stories about love. They involve the growing emotions between young men. They are about the dawning realisation of sexuality, and of people whose outlook on life is different from the established norms. People often ask if they may submit work to me for the site.
Averhart was 15 when he reported in being molested by his scout leader William Sheehan over four years at camp. Read more of Aaron's story: 'It was hush, hush. It made me sick. Are there more victims? Only now, he says, at age 45, is he able to give a name to what happened to him and talk about it openly; a process helped by discovering other men in Foxborough, Massachusetts where Sheehan came from.
I was 19 when I first had full-on sex with another man. I was at college, living in dorms, and the experience—aside from the usual horrifying awkwardness and somewhat spontaneity of the occasion—was completely and utterly unremarkable aside from one thing: the guy I slept with identified as straight. It was late or early, depending on your outlook on the world when I was joined by the boy who was living in the room next to mine, way back on the other side of the building. He was clearly intoxicated, but it was a party after all and who was I, quite drunk myself, to judge.