hmm i don't know...most guys i know are pretty self-conscious about their bodies. seems like moreso now than in say, the last 10 years or so. then again, i start feeling nervous when my jeans get tight and it's not PMS, but i have seen a few 'muffin tops' walking around shamelessly, so i guess you're right!
Based on guys I know who have put on a few pounds at one time or another, I think it depends on the person - not the sex. Adolescent and teen boys, I think, are every bit as insecure about it as girls (sometimes maybe more so).
when a man knows his comfortable, just like a woman knows shes set and doesnt need to try to impress anyone. look at all the celebz men those who impress stay dressed the best. love all koma. madam ex: that is a perfect example NICE.!!!
No. Men are as sensitive as women are, though they are more likely to cover it up with bravado, etc. There are some that do not care at all about their appearance, just as there are some women, but I don't necessarily think it is a good trait to have.
Some men WISH physical appearance was not important for them, however, that has never been the case and becomes less and less so. I don't see many hair transplant and penis enlargement ads geared towards women.
ha, we only have to look at media ads, magazines, the obsession that many have with celebrities (which I'll never understand) and women pay big bucks to look beautiful, look at the plastic surgery business, it's crazy.
Well I don't know about body shape, because I have been pretty fit my whole life. But I do know that I had a bad case of teenage acne and was very sensitive about it. I was feel hurt inside if somebody was talking about a pimple, acne, blackheads, or certain foods because of it even if they weren't talking about me. I just kept it in because I didn't want people to know that I was sensitive. I could not get rid of my ego if my life depended on it. But even to this day I find myself sensitive about the scars that the acne left and think people are talking about my face when they say certain words. So really I think it's all the mind and conscience trying to make you feel bad about yourself just because in the society we are in today, if you aren't perfect your nothing. At least that's what it seems like. People love each other for what they look like or what they wear, but don't look at REAL people with flaws for who they are. WHERE IS THE LOVE THESE DAYS.
you have a point...MY point, was that a lot of women tend to think men have this elaborate scheme going on in their heads, where we ALL seem to over analyze things like women (of course I'm way over-generalizing here but true nonetheless!)
Yes, often times men don't see past whatever it is. Sometimes this can be frustrating though. Not everything is simple. Although I do admire the way my boyfriend can simplify things It really just depends on what it is.
Anyway, back to the original question. I would think most men think about being in shape or looking physically fit, but I don't think weight is an overall issue. Unless of course, the guy is/looks overweight.
I'm just saying the majority of my "circle of friends" don't discuss it. It's tough to say ‘every or all’...because that would be impossible. In my opinion, most men are nowhere near as self-cautious about it as women.
Hair loss, belly fat, the size of their wang, and various spots and rashes that weren't there before, genital itching. Acne. How they compare to other men physically. Or, just wether or not they are physically attractive to either sex.
Height is another issue with men. Usually shorter guys (like me)feel kind of let down that we were shortchanged in that department, as some men who are exceptionally tall and thin, wish they were more normal, unless of course they play basketball, than it becomes an advantage. But, a lot of tall men hate it if you ask them if they play.
I hang around with a lot of men, and some are so tangled up into the perfection of their own bodies, that they spend time thinking of little else.
I have facial hair, and I am allways playing with it, with the underlying question. Does anyone notice?
Men don't care as much about their appearance as women; this is a fact. Another piece of evidence that corroborates my statement is the fact that society places much more pressure on women to look beautiful -- have perfect skin, a toned, slim body, etc. while it's more socially accepted for guys to have fucked up skin and a pot belly and a bald head, etc.
I guess it depends on your situation. It is true that women are more pressured by what is in the media to look good. But, when you take into account every day life, associating with others, and how people think of one another. I think there is an equal balance to look good on the outside, as you feel on the inside.
Only a man who is full of himself, isn't going to care what he looks like, because he already thinks he's a god, even though he is probably the ugliest MF on the planet. There are women out there who act the same, even though someone might not find them attractive at all. (they are known as bitches!)
Like I said, I know several men who obsess about their appearance, and they don't have magazines telling them how they should or shouldn't look. If you don't believe you are attractive enough, you are never going to believe it. That is why there is anorexia in both women and men.
The new television scurge is infomercials, making claims to turn anyone into a slim, buff, gorgeous human being, using hot models to send their message out. And, people are dumb enough to fall for it, thinking they could look like that too! GOD!! You are never going to look like that person! It's not possible unless you were once his or her twin!
I am rather comfortable with my body image but over the years I can safely say I was very strung out, different reasons gave me bad health and I was uncomfortable with how I looked. Not really about sexual image but just didn't feel right. I felt ugly inside I guess you could say. Of course it is a peacock thing too. Guys are judged by women more than the other way I suspect. The women I know think they know what men look for but they have no idea, then they end up with the guys who are just bright enough to work that out but are so daft in every other way. I have no money, no degree or training have never had a steady career path but I am confident about who I am. I might not be the hottest guy out there but who is the judge of such a thing? Confidence is the best fashion accesory I know. If I feel good about myself I pick up whoever I want. Currently, I want no woman so I don't care at all. I still look after myself, for myself. Between all the guys I have had as friends we all have different ideas about what we like in a womans physique.
I can only base my response on the actions of my husband and his buddies. You would NEVER hear them say:
Hey, Randy, do these jeans make my butt look big?
Robert, do you know how many calories that beer has?
No, waiter. Bring me a broiled skinless chicken breast - the steak has too much saturated fat.
Steve, do you know of any great diet tips I could try?
If my husband sees the words "low fat," "reduced fat," "low calorie," "low carb," or "reduced sodium" on a food, he won't eat it! He never gives a thought to what he eats. I kinda envy that. I calculate the calories in everything - even if I eat it, anyway. He never thinks of such things. Ironically, I'm the one who's overweight.
I dont think so but they should. I am a firm believer in not judging a book by its cover and I at one time had long hair and a long ZZ TOP beard but thats what I liked at the time and I kept it clean and neat and well groomed and I have always been a nice forthright caring person but I believe first impressions carry a lot of weight and I'm sure I was judged unfairly but I didn't care what other people thought. Now that I'm older and more mature I understand the importance of first impressions and believe we all should take pride in our appearance and have a concern for our own health.
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