[QUOTE]Are you one of those guys that constantly looks in the mirror & obsesses over the ideal physical look? A recent study conducted by professors at the University of Hawaii found that 20-40 percent of men are dissatisfied with their physical appearance.
The Silent Epidemic of Male Body Image Struggles
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Bigorexia is growin
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OP types fat
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Men have always cared about their looks and society has always pressured men to meet certain masculine ideals. It's just that most studies heavily focus on women and women only while leaving men totally ignored.
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[QUOTE]OP types fat
I’m a man, and you can’t silence me.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/16/2018|
It’s also that common dudes today can attain buff, muscular jacked bods in a way it was unattainable in the past. Now, gyms are everywhere, and supplements are reasonably priced and available. Of course, social media has given the male aesthetics movement unprecedented prominence and influence.
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Tell me about it, R5. You can’t throw a stone on social media without hitting someone like this dude:
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"Bigorexia is growin"
I see what you did there.
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Yeah, that Derek Martin guy's body is jaw-dropping -- and he's published hundreds of videos to prove it. Too bad about the tattoos.
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Homosexual men made muscles popular in BC Greece.
There wasn't bigorexia in those days though; it was just an ideal of masculinity and, of course, sexual male beauty.
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You have to sacrifice to be beautiful, it's always been that way.
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(Not so) stealth IG troll thread.
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[QUOTE](Not so) stealth IG troll thread.
I posted one guy to show an example of what we’re talking about here. Big friggin whoop!
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More than his body is Derek'smassive cock that's giving him the popularity... among gay viewers.
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There's more cultural pressure on women's appearance.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/16/2018|
It's not an epidemic.
It's a revolution that is HEALTHIER than the American status quo, which is overweightedness, obesity and WORSE HEALTH PROBLEMS than even steroids.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/16/2018|
So steroids are good now? THIS is healthy?
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Are you saying under all those muscles he's suffering inside? R18
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So hot bro
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What health problems can these guys expect in 30 years?
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Who knows bro
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What can Datalounge, and the gay community at large, do about this silent epidemic???
|by Anonymous||reply 25||10/16/2018|
When I was younger I was constantly looking in mirrors. My apartment had prominent mirrors in every room. When I was at a bar I would frequently take bathroom breaks just to check myself out. Some of my friends made fun of me but didn't care - it was harmless.
But now I'm older most of the mirrors are gone. After I get ready in the morning I don't pay much attention.
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[quote]What can Datalounge, and the gay community at large, do about this silent epidemic ?
Maybe a vigil on Santa Monica Blvd in Los Angeles. Everyone carry signs and wear dark clothing.
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^^ Hollywood not LA
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|by Anonymous||reply 29||10/17/2018|
Not all men who work out suffer fron body dysmorphia or bigorexia. There's a point where physical exercise is immediately aassociated with negative things. Almost as if people were trying to discourage men from looking a little better than others.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/17/2018|
"A recent study conducted by professors at the University of Hawaii found that 20-40 percent of men are dissatisfied with their physical appearance."
I'm sure an equivalent study would show 95-99% of women are dissatisfied with their physical appearance.
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Steroid queens are sociopaths.
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People who don’t work out often say that
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I think they all look horrible. I'd honestly much rather have a man that exercised his brain than his body.
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|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/18/2018|
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Please Google: "Dysmorphia R Us" for full details and have a dysmorphic positive day !!
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Do you accept female assistants?
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Do you have the application fee? If so we can always work out the details ... and have an Anti-dysmorphic positive day !!
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|by Anonymous||reply 40||10/19/2018|
I really hate the way I look. My face is average looking but my body is horrible overall. I'm short and skinny to the point where I can still buy certain things in youth sized clothing. I do work out but it seems that no matter what I try I can't bulk up, I can get a bit toned if I put tons of effort in but that's it. My shoulders and chest are narrow so I don't even have a normal body shape to start with. I can't afford to juice so sometimes I try and hide it by wearing bulkier clothes or layers. I think some of those insta guys are way too muscled, but my body isn't any better, it's not attractive imo and I look terrible naked.
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|by Anonymous||reply 44||10/21/2018|
I think it is OK if you want to work out to improve your looks and health, but you need to realise there is nothing wrong with you looking the way you look now. I hink it is vital that you love yourself the way you are, that way you won't be a slave to aesthetics and you will have a healthy psychology. R41
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|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/23/2018|
[QUOTE]I think it is vital that you love yourself the way you are, that way you won't be a slave to aesthetics and you will have a healthy psychology.
Exactly. You don’t want to end up like this guy, who’s clearly juicing:
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It looks like he kind of photoshops himself... R47
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/24/2018|
Just wow bro
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/24/2018|
I find it hard to believe that the guy in R6 would be any worse for wear if he didn’t lift weights to such an extreme degree.
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I love it
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Those steroid guys with the zits all over their shoulders and backs - so gross
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|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/19/2019|
The epidemic of overweight and obese Americans is FAR WORSE, FAR MORE WIDESPREAD, and FAR DEADLIER.
I'd much rather have dysmorphia than diabetes, heart attack, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/19/2019|
Men, suddenly feeling insecure about their bodies? Undesirable? Unattractive?
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More hot bros !
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/19/2019|
[quote]More than his body is Derek'smassive cock that's giving him the popularity... among gay viewers.
Where can I see evidence of that? His vids are amazing, but I don't think I've noticed him bulging in any of them.
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|by Anonymous||reply 64||02/20/2021|
Karma is a bitch--they finally know how we have felt for millions of years
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|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/12/2021|
Learning to love yourself is the greatest glub glub.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/12/2021|
Dudes love the physique attention
|by Anonymous||reply 68||04/16/2021|
Threads like this are some combo of this:
1. "No one appreciates how much men suffer" 2. "Men with good bodies are all on some kind of drug" 3. "Men with good bodies are all secretly gay because women only like money, not bodies" 4. "I don't like a man with a body like that. I prefer __________" 5. "I'm hot and let me tell you how terrible it is."
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Psychology of lifting
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/03/2021|
I do believe this is a real thing, but at the same time it makes me smile to myself because growing up as a young kid in the 1970s, people in general including young men didn't generally belong and go en masse to gyms to work out and grow big muscles, albeit maybe difficult for many younger folks today to believe that. If a guy belonged to a muscle gym in those days, generally he was either a bodybuilding sport fanatic or on one of the high school or college sports teams. Sure, there were naturally muscular guys, but in those days it more reflected guys who were athletic and liked sports.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/03/2021|
And yet these Insta-divas baring everything or almost on their social media are the same ones who will squeal like nellies and towel-dance dress in their gyms' locker rooms fearing that any other guys around them might inadvertently see them naked. lol
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|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/30/2021|
Social worker the scourge of society.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/30/2021|
Edit… Social media is the scourge of society.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||06/30/2021|
I've lost 15 lbs in the past 6 weeks and have to admit when I look in the mirror, I like what I see. Hoping I can lose another 15 and get to my ideal weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/30/2021|
R77, I love it. So many hotties showing off
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/30/2021|
Congrats r78. Awesome bro!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/30/2021|
I'm a self-diagnosed body dysmorphic and have always been this way. I remember when I was 8 years old finding ways to get out of attending my friend's pool parties to avoid taking my shirt off. It carries to this day in one way or another---no matter how often people tell me how attractive I am, I just can't believe it;. I only see a skinny, pale, wimp (I'm 6'3", 240 lbs, and have a decent body)
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/30/2021|
So many guys are addicted to the fans, fame, and money they make off of being ripped and swole. Men’s aesthetics is very Lucrative now
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/30/2021|
Gosh R82 sure has his finger on the pulse of internet culture in 2012.
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|by Anonymous||reply 84||07/02/2021|
I can't relate, I've always been incredibly sexy ,and I'm only getting better with age
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|by Anonymous||reply 86||07/02/2021|
Good bodies are dime a dozen. With the right guide, anyone can achieve hotness in 6 months.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||07/03/2021|
R41, do you live in NYC? I go to Ageless Mens Health to get treatment for low testosterone. Takes about six weeks for the injections to build up, but I’ve go way more muscle now than I did when I started. Check them out; I’m happy.
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I'm very average looking. That's why I got into guns. The great equalizer.
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|by Anonymous||reply 91||07/04/2021|
I'm shocked that such a large percentage of men love the way they look. I think it's quite an accomplishment to be able to stand in front of a mirror naked and be like "great, I'm happy with this". I thought it was normal to be dissatisfied and to want constant physical improvements.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||07/04/2021|
That kind of extreme body sculpting isn't healthy.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||07/04/2021|
A large and growing men suffer from body image insecurity, which is fueling the supplement industry
|by Anonymous||reply 94||07/04/2021|
Nothing against good looking guys showing their bodies, but if it is based on insecurity then it isn’t good.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||07/04/2021|
Aesthetics bros love being complimented for their physiques
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Except i feel like if R96 complimented them, they'd call the cops.
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A positive epidemic
|by Anonymous||reply 99||07/16/2021|
Working out to improve your appearance and be healthy is great. Taking steroids, obsessively guzzling protein shakes, bcaa's, pre and post workout supplements of questionable safety, and micro-managing your nutrition to the point where you freak out that you accidentally went over a certain number of carb grams in a day is not a healthy lifestyle.
And for any juicers who don't already know.....steroid use in your 20s is a known contributor to serious heart disease and heart attacks sometimes as early as 40.
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|by Anonymous||reply 103||Last Tuesday at 7:25 PM|
Haven't women been struggling with this sort of thing ....like........forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||Last Tuesday at 7:36 PM|
These guys will have such hormone and thyroid problems in their 30s and 40s due to all the steroid use now. I looked up one WBFF guy I followed back around 2012–as big as a house today. Bloated and fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||Last Tuesday at 7:54 PM|
How old is the boy at R103? 16? Blech.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||Last Wednesday at 2:04 AM|
Biceps matter bro
|by Anonymous||reply 107||Last Wednesday at 6:14 AM|