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Male Body Image

There Is No Perfect Man, Just 3.4 Billion Perfect Men

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women

A European clothing company is pledging to no longer be a brand "just for the perfect man" and instead to become a clothing line for all ty...

I'm A Man With Body Image Issues, And Now I Know I'm Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women

For the better part of 27 years, I've had insecurities about my body and weight. For the past two years, I struggled with an idea I had about wh...

I'm A Man, And I've Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women

It was the summer of 1999. I went to the mall with my friend Derek, and we ran into one of his friends at Spencer’s Gifts. I browsed the store ...

The Idea Of The 'Perfect Body' Hurts Men, Too

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.04.2015 | Women

"I'm tired of hearing people analyse -- criticize -- appraise -- and hate on my body." That's what men participating in a new BuzzFeed video, "Thin...

Oh, So You're a Man, Huh?

Lindsey Caruana | Posted 03.30.2015 | Women
Lindsey Caruana

My definition of man is not measured in weight: the outrageous number you can lift in the gym, the heftiness of the diamond you slip on some materialistic finger. It is measured by your ability to stoically look down the barrel of vulnerability.

Meet The Hulking Young Stars Of Senegal -- Professional Wrestlers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts

In Senegal, professional wrestling reigns supreme. Seeing as it's the national sport, those who successfully practice lutte sénégalaise, or laamb, a...

The Pursuit of 'Real' Beauty

Yasmine Al-Sayyad | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Yasmine Al-Sayyad

We are much more ready to have average men posing for underwear ads than we are to have average men figure skate, style our hair, or even do ballet. But I don't want the average man to pose for underwear the same way I would not want him to do ballet.

Gay Body Dysmorphia

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 11.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Bamidele

Considering the pressures gay men face in their own communities to attain and retain a stellar physique, it is no surprise that gay men are more likely to develop eating disorders. So, what can be done to change the gay communities' perspectives on body image?

If 'Real Men' Posed In Underwear Ads

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women

Brands like Dove and Aerie have already begun showing un-retouched, non-model female bodies in their advertisements, a small step in the direction of ...

The Simple Thing That Could Save Your Sex Life

Melissa White | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Melissa White

Just as you wouldn't wear the wrong size shoe and just as you may fully understand the subtlety of a perfect fitting bra, a well fitting condom will take your (and your partner's) mind off of the condom and on to giving and receiving pleasure.

Body Image Issues Are Not Just For Women

Jessica Lovejoy | Posted 05.26.2014 | Women
Jessica Lovejoy

The truth is women are not the only ones who can suffer from poor self-image. And to assume that men don't is absurd.

This Photo Series Redefines What Is 'Sexy'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 02.19.2014 | Women

Sexual attractiveness does not come in one thin, white package. Men and women of all types can possess some serious sex appeal, and thus, it follows t...

The Truth About 'Penis Anxiety'

Posted 10.10.2013 | Women

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/07/2013 01:10 PM EDT on LiveScience Has spam promising a larger male member with...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Male Models

Jill Di Donato | Posted 11.11.2013 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Are they faced with the same pressures of being a "product"? How do they internalize the demand to be "picture-perfect"? And what about the stereotype that they are brainless mannequins?

6 Things You Should Know About Men And Eating Disorders

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.29.2014 | Women

Eating disorders aren't just a "woman thing." People of all gender identifications, ages, races and sexualities suffer from eating disorders and s...

The Men's Issue We Don't Talk About

Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Eating disorders are no longer just a women's issue -- and more and more people are recognizing that. In an April 2013 segment for Al Jazeera's "Th...

Fat Makes Men Look Powerful, Claims A Man

Nina Bahadur | Posted 07.04.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

The message: having a body is never easy, never okay. Being attractive is, at least until childbirth, the female body's main job. As RuPaul put it, 'Girl, you better work.'

Men Who Do This Are Less Hopeful About Relationships

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women

Men who are critical of their bodies are less likely to be hopeful about finding a relationship, a new study claims. Psychology researchers at the ...

Men Have Body Image Issues, Too

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Kate Fridkis

People think body image is only about girls and women. When I say I write about body image, sometimes people say, "Oh, women's issues." And they are right. And they are wrong.

Why Men Get Away With This

Phoebe Maltz Bovy | Posted 04.22.2013 | Women
Phoebe Maltz Bovy

Our image of a brilliant woman is that of an incredibly competent one -- put-together and efficient-looking. The one-in-a-million abstract-thinking mind is not one it is popularly imagined a woman could possess.

Men Focused On Muscles Are More Sexist, Study Suggests

Posted 06.27.2012 | Women

Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer 06/26/2012 09:22 AM EDT Men obsessed with building muscles are significantly more likely to objectify wom...

Eating Disorders Aren't Just A Women's Issue

The Atlantic | Posted 04.06.2012 | Women

Teen girls aspiring to look like their favorite celebrity or women starving themselves for weeks trying to fit into their favorite dress are the stere...

What Makes A Man Attractive?

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

We've joined together in previous posts to share what it really means for women to look and feel attractive. Now we can add new perspectives about men from real people like you.