Men and Body Image

May 19, 2016

It is pretty rare to hear men talk openly about their bodies. Which is a shame. Guys are subject to as much bullshit about what their body is “supposed” to look like as women are. We all have unrealistic goals by comparing ourselves to doctored photos of bodies beyond perfection in the media. Body shaming and poor self-image is an issue for many men as well as women.

My years of depression and suicidal ideation were undoubtedly never helped by my thoughts of my own body. Today, I like me, like taking photos and have no problem looking at them, but if I were to focus solely on my body or prance around in a Speedo, it would be a very different story. Then I’d probably only see what I don’t like, too much there, not enough here… I would hide, feel ashamed, and quickly despise myself.

This video was recently shared with the Real Men Feel Facebook group, and I love it. I’m not familiar with the Try Guys, but I’m a fan now. It is so refreshing to see young guys talk openly and honestly about their body image. Check it out.

Imperfect and beautiful


About The Author
Andy GrantAndy Grant is a best-selling author, award-winning speaker, Transformational Energy Coach, Akashic Records Reader and suicide prevention activist. He holds certificates in Positive Psychology, the Enwaken Coaching System, Akashic Records, Infinite Possibilities and Reiki, as well as other leadership programs and energy work modalities.

Andy teaches workshops ranging from energy tools to ebook publishing and is the founder of Real Men Feel, a movement encouraging men to come out of the emotional closet. He also facilitates monthly men’s groups. As a survivor of multiple suicide attempts, Andy knows how low we as human beings can feel, and he is committed to helping people realize how magnificent life is meant to be. Learn more about Andy at

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