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Male Body Image: The Naked Truth


It’s not unusual to hear of men using steroids to ‘pump up’ their physique under pressure to look ‘good’. Meanwhile, the number of men in England receiving treatment for eating disorders is reported to be on the rise. In this episode of The Naked Truth, five men – of all different shapes and sizes – talk about their own bodies and reveal what it’s like to feel the pressure to look the part in a six-pack-obsessed culture. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by eating disorders, the following organisations may be able to help:…


As a guy who has also dealt a lot with body image issues over the years, I find this piece hits close to home. When it comes down to it, we’re all just people. No one has an easy ride, everyone hurts, some time or another. Don’t assume it’s okay to make fun of anyone because they’re fat, skinny, or whatever other ugly word you might use… Be a little bit more respectful and ask yourself, what good does it do for you to belittle another person? My bet is there’s something inside of you that’s been hurt too.