The actor at the centre of a male rape storyline in Coronation Street hopes it will become a talking point and help viewers with similar experiences.
An upcoming plot will see David Platt (Jack P Shepherd) drugged and raped by his new friend, mechanic Josh Tucker.
The ITV show's producer Kate Oates said the soap wanted to highlight the "culture of silence" around male sexual assault.
In the scenes to be aired on March 16, the pair enjoy a night out drinking.
David wakes up the next morning in Josh's bed and although Josh is not around David realises that he had been drugged and starts to remember what has happened to him.