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:

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34 thoughts on “Male Body Image: The Naked Truth

  1. Big guys are strong they look strong cuz they bog bit they are strong cuz excess fat hides most ur muscle the big guy has big shoulders but men have body image issues especially cuz mpst girls want a big dick

  2. Dear Marc, it gets better. I hope you read this. I saw you in this video and had a message for you. I live in the u.s.. I’ve always had issues with my body size. Like you, I was really skinny growing up, and hated my body. I was really skinny and on top of being gay it really messed my head up. I couldn’t take showers with the other boys, because I felt really uncomfortable. I had to use the gym teacher’s shower. I use to weigh 100-120 lbs my whole teenage / adult life. I’m now 46 yo and I currently weigh 150 lbs and am still 5ft 9in. I never thought of myself as pretty or good looking, but as I have gotten older, it has slowly changed. I notice a lot of people always giving me compliments here and there. Especially at the gym and local bath house. Personally I think your very cute, and you will soon realize it too. I find as I get older I get better. I don’t know if that’s just me or other people convincing me what I should have known all along. Best wishes, and I hope this helps you and anyone else with body these types of body issues. – James Rimmer. (And yes I got hell for my name in High School too.)

  3. I wish they would have talked about acne. I had it all over my my chest, arms and face. It can really destroy someones confidence. I tried several products, procedures, and pills just to have “perfect skin”.

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