I'm not sure this is allowed here but here goes. My sister-in-law teaches high school sociology and psychology and mentors her students in their research projects. Would anyone be kind to take an anonymous survey? It's about 10 questions or less, yes/no type answers, takes about 2 minutes to complete.
Her project is on body image as it relates to the gay/les community, and speaking as a gay man I know it's a huge issue.
I think she did a very good job, I can't wait to see what she does with the data.
Did it. One confusing question about "how many hours you workout" - had to read it a few times to make sure it wasn't how long per workout.
If she's a teacher, she ought to edit her writing - or her student's writing - before posting it online.
1) Affect and effect are not interchangeable.
2) They can't know that this survey will increase tolerance. It's unlikely and sorely misworded.
Let us know how she uses it. A friend of mine is extremely handsome but thinks he's not muscular enough and spends hours at the gym.
Nothing will change his mind about how he looks. Sad waste of time.
If it's in vain, then give us a fucking break
Geezus, R3, go to the gym and work out some of that misguided judgment. It's just an online survey. By the way, you should have a period after "signing".
Good luck to your sister in law, OP.
Thanks everyone. I'm not sure how many participants are needed for modeling in this kind of study, but every bit helps. Thanks again.
I took the survey. I am gay and have major body image issues, or so I've been told. I lift weights 5-6x week and I feel I look scrawny and underdeveloped. I also feel I have an extreme baby face. I have very little self esteem and feel physically inadequate around other guys.
You don't sound inadequate at all, r8.
You sound cute to me, R8. Hot, even.
Thanks r9. I can lift an enormous amount of weight, but when I look in the mirror and see the other guys (just regular guys, not bodybuilders) around me I feel I look underdeveloped. My basic body template looks underdeveloped, if that makes sense. I feel that I need to build as much muscle as possible just so that I can look average. I have major baby face too. I just feel inadequate in every way physically possible.
Enjoy your babyface while you can, R8 R11. It will eventually go away.
I'm 45, r12. I've been waiting 25 years for it to go away.
As a teenager I had a negative image of myself because I was too skinny.
Now I have a negative image because I see myself as flabby. I'm male, 5'11 and 160 lbs and had a 40 lb loss last year. I may even be underweight now, yet my 34" waist trousers feel tight and it looks like my "love handles" will never really go away. But is this just a gay thing? Is it because we are always on the lookout for potential partners?
Very badly written and conceived.
Do you work out weekly?
I would say no as I work out daily, not weekly so NO.
How many hours about 90 minutes per day.
Really badly done.
You work out, but it's a workout.
I took the survey, but one question was kind of confusing. I don't push myself to lose weight or gain muscle, but I have resorted to taking laxatives and starving myself to lose a couple of pounds.
"Really badly done."
You're dumb. If you work out every day that counts as "weekly."
Thanks OP for starting the topic.
It counts as daily, not weekly.
If I said I ate out weekly you would assume I ate out once a week.
You would not assume I ate out every day.
If you said you ate out daily, weekly, or even monthly, I'd figure you're a lesbian.