There is a myth that a male sexual assault victim will become a perpetrator themselves. January Learn how and when to remove this template message By masculine gender socialization , it is thought that males, even younger males, cannot be victims of rape, nor even that they are vulnerable. Levin and Willy Van Berlo wrote in an article in the Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine that slight genital stimulation or stress can create erections "even though no specific sexual stimulation is present". Stimulation is a physical response to a stimulus. This myth is very damaging to victims, both to their mental states and to how people treat them. Baird explains that they do this in order to feel as if they had some power and say. In cases of female rape victims, a higher proportion of males than females tend to blame the victim for the sexual assault. A similar case includes James Landrith, who was made to penetrate a female acquaintance in a hotel room while incapacitated from drinking, while his rapist cited the fact that she was pregnant to advise him not to struggle, as this might hurt the baby. During these conflicts, civilian men have often been attacked, kidnapped, raped and forced to fight for the rebel groups. Trauma recovery counselor Stephanie Baird says men who experience sexual attention as children often explain it to themselves as "I'm a stud, I got laid by Research by Jane Gilgun, Judith Becker and John Hunter states that while many perpetrators may have experienced sexual abuse of their own, most sexual assault victims will not go on to become adolescent perpetrators. Sexual orientation and Sexual identity Henry Leak, the chairman of the Survivors organization, stated that rape of males, as with females, has more to do with power than sexuality, and does not only happen inside the homosexual community. Experts do not believe that premature sexual experiences play a significant role in later sexual orientation. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Most of the literature regarding rape and sexual assault focuses on female victims. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.