“Men are a simmering heap of raw nerves and unexplored emotions”
“Men are remarkably open with me about their bodily insecurities. I’m not sure whether it’s the anonymous format or the novelty of the outlet or the anti body-shaming ethos of the site, but men will write me paragraphs about how much they hate their hairy chests, or their circumcised foreskins, or the entire package that they’re working with. Often men will tell me that my site helped them to surmount their insecurities, which warms my heart.
“I’ve come to the conclusion that men face similar (although less intense) pressures to look a certain way, but they are afforded fewer outlets to discuss how it affects them. Traditional masculinity requires men to be stoic about their emotional issues and men risk being called pussies and fags if they are openly self-conscious about something as ‘frivolous’ and ‘feminine’ as their appearance. Basically, men are a simmering heap of raw nerves and unexplored emotions.”