Men aren’t traditionally stereotyped as having issues around their body image. Yet body image insecurity for men is far more commonplace and in some instances, far greater than what women experience. Are you absolutely content with your body, and what images growing up have influenced the way you see your own body?
Male Body Image
Penis size – Is that really what we should be talking about?
Men often measure manhood by the manhood. But why the obsession, and is it really what we should be talking about when it comes to men’s health and wellbeing?
The day I realised I am a man – not a protein powder receptacle
This audio focusses on the pressures that men experience in today’s society – feeling the pressure having to bulk themselves up by taking protein powder shakes, unaware of the consequences to their health, all for an ideal of 'looking good'.
Extreme weight training: The moment I realised I'd gone too far
These audios focus on bulking up and bodybuilding as a result of the pressures that men experience in today’s society with trying to fit the image of how having a muscular, well defined body makes them a man and is the way to attract a partner.
Trying to fit into the body image of the world just didn't work!
In this audio Matt Paul shares how being underweight as a man can attract the same discrimination as being overweight, and how weight is a factor in determining the ideal male body.
"You’re a man – eat and be strong." What lengths do men go to to fit in?
This audio focusses on men’s body image and how men feel about their body, how they have grown up in a world that teaches them that they need to be big and strong and not show any form of weakness. In truth this takes men a long way from their natural self.
Tattoos – The rise and rise of the body image crisis
The rise of the popularity of tattoo culture has gone almost unnoticed by the media. No longer the domain of bikies and jail breakers, they are becoming mainstream. But what do they really mean to us?
Are we building our body image, or, is our image building our body?
Growing up we are faced with the choice as to what images we could choose to adopt and replicate for ourselves, or can we choose something else?
Bigorexia – A modern body image issue for men
We explore the reasons behind the emerging body image disorder among men; Muscle Dysmorphia, or as it is more commonly known, Bigorexia.