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MALE BODY IMAGE
What The 'Ideal' Man's Body Looks Like In 19 Countries
This is what "attractive" looks like on six different continents.
This Underwear Company Wants To Change Our Idea Of The 'Perfect' Male Body
Its sales actually grew after the new ads went out.
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I'm A Man With Body Image Issues, And Now I Know I'm Not Alone
"It takes courage to reach out, and compassion to encourage other dudes to not feel ashamed."
Denis Bright/The Huffington Post
I'm A Man, And I've Spent My Life Ashamed Of My Body
It shouldn't be extraordinary for men to talk about having body image issues.
The Idea Of The 'Perfect Body' Hurts Men, Too
"If we all looked the same, I think that would be really boring," one participant concludes. h/t Bustle Messages about the
Oh, So You're a Man, Huh?
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.
CULTURE & ARTS
Meet The Hulking Young Stars Of Senegal -- Male Professional Wrestlers
Amsterdam-based photographer Ernst Coppejans recently spent several weeks shadowing the men and boys who are working to become
The Pursuit of 'Real' Beauty
Journalist, writer and MA student in Middle Eastern studies
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
Managing Editor of One West Magazine
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
Brands like Dove and Aerie have already begun showing un-retouched, non-model female bodies in their advertisements, a small
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Find the Best Condom Size and Save Your Sex Life
CEO of Lucky Bloke; Condom Expert, Researcher & Advocate
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
A 28 year old writer, feminist, body lover, mental health advo...
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 'Lustworthy' Photo Series Upends What We Consider 'Attractive'
The creators hope that the images will spark dialogue about who is traditionally considered attractive, and open people's
Penis Size Worries Are All In Guys' Heads, Study Finds
In fact, plenty of well-endowed men are ashamed of their penises, while lots of men with smaller penises strut their stuff
More Than Just a Pretty Face: An Inside Look into the World of Male Modeling
Jill Di Donato
Writer, Author of 'Beautiful Garbage: A Novel'
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?
What You Need To Know About Men And Eating Disorders
3. Disordered eating in men may be linked to experiences of sexual harassment. A study released in May 2013 found that, among
Male Eating Disorders Are One 'Men's Issue' We Don't Discuss Enough (VIDEO)
Watch the full video above to find out what everyone else had to say during this thoughtful and informative discussion. Eating
Power Paunch: Fat Makes Men Look Powerful, Claims A Man
Deputy Editor, HuffPost Women
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.'
Male Body Image: Body Surveillance Affects Men's Relationship Hopes, Study Finds
Psychology researchers at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln asked college-aged men to participate in a study looking
Men Have Body Image Issues, Too
Author of Growing Eden, blogger at Eat the Damn Cake
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
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
But that's probably not the only reason for the correlation. "It seems likely that the mass media play a role in increasing
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