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16 Apr 2017, 12:18 pm

In society what preconceived ideas do people have about the male body?



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18 Apr 2017, 1:09 pm

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In society what preconceived ideas do people have about the male body?


"society" says the male body should be "perfect" and "well shaped". Not to mention the media has almost always been about male "size" than personality. "Society" is for people without a brain. There's no such thing as a "society". We're all just living together on the same ball of rock.



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18 Apr 2017, 5:24 pm

Richardf269 wrote:
Jamesy wrote:
In society what preconceived ideas do people have about the male body?


"society" says the male body should be "perfect" and "well shaped". Not to mention the media has almost always been about male "size" than personality. "Society" is for people without a brain. There's no such thing as a "society". We're all just living together on the same ball of rock.


Some deny it's a ball.



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18 Apr 2017, 5:39 pm

Aren't male bodies supposed to resemble this?


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18 Apr 2017, 10:27 pm

nurseangela wrote:
Aren't male bodies supposed to resemble this?


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Exactly! Just bigger in certain areas...



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18 Apr 2017, 10:33 pm

Ha! No kidding, I'm still in High School and I say with confidence that mine's bigger than that little thing! Damn, makes me feel sorry for the ancients :lol:



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18 Apr 2017, 11:16 pm

I was thinking maybe he should cover it with a fig leaf before someone comes along and snaps it off like a twig, but I didn't want to say anything. It would be unladylike. :mrgreen:


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18 Apr 2017, 11:41 pm

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proportionally small, comparatively big.



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18 Apr 2017, 11:53 pm

If we are talking about the "ideal" male body, the general idea tends to be a low amount of body fat, and a moderate to great amount of muscle mass.

This what you see on male models, hollywood actors and other conventionally attractive males.
Other than that, height of course seems to be important aswell.



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19 Apr 2017, 3:41 am

Richardf269 wrote:
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In society what preconceived ideas do people have about the male body?


"society" says the male body should be "perfect" and "well shaped". Not to mention the media has almost always been about male "size" than personality. "Society" is for people without a brain. There's no such thing as a "society". We're all just living together on the same ball of rock.


So it also seems we're made of that same rock & exclusively rock(s).


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19 Apr 2017, 10:15 am

I'm not the hot and muscular stereotypical boy when it comes to body. I'm fat and have a belly. I don't have a six pack. This is what people think men look like.

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19 Apr 2017, 10:17 pm

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In society what preconceived ideas do people have about the male body?




As compared to a female body, I generally expect males to have flatter chest, narrower hips, more body hair, more muscle mass, masculinized facial features, broader shoulders.



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20 Apr 2017, 12:24 am

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I'm not the hot and muscular stereotypical boy when it comes to body. I'm fat and have a belly. I don't have a six pack. This is what people think men look like.
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that's near to completely non-existing, and more of a gay-thing imo



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21 Apr 2017, 7:39 am

I have had it pointed out to me that the reason for Michelangelo's David being...under-endowed is because he's supposed to be facing off against a giant in that very moment; he's scared to death. Hence the shriveled genitals and the submissive body posture.


As for OT, men seem to want to go for the "heroic build" body type, whilst womens preferences seem to lie on a sliding scale between that and the more slender "male model" type build. With allowances for individual taste, of course. A problem I've encountered is that many, in my case women in particular, don't seem to have any idea how hard either of these builds are to achieve or maintain.

Personally, I'd love to be built like HJ's Wolverine, but barring a sudden and drastic intervention by a rogue team of Hollywood fitness instructors, it does not seem likely to happen.


Another question on the subject: what's the prevailing opinion on body hair? As a guy who's fairly hirsute all over, I look kinda silly when I shave my torso and privates, and when I don't, opinions seem to range between "that's disgusting, why would you even not shave?" all the way up to "Take me. Now.".


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21 Apr 2017, 8:17 pm

Wolfram87 wrote:
I have had it pointed out to me that the reason for Michelangelo's David being...under-endowed is because he's supposed to be facing off against a giant in that very moment; he's scared to death. Hence the shriveled genitals and the submissive body posture.


As for OT, men seem to want to go for the "heroic build" body type, whilst womens preferences seem to lie on a sliding scale between that and the more slender "male model" type build. With allowances for individual taste, of course. A problem I've encountered is that many, in my case women in particular, don't seem to have any idea how hard either of these builds are to achieve or maintain.

Personally, I'd love to be built like HJ's Wolverine, but barring a sudden and drastic intervention by a rogue team of Hollywood fitness instructors, it does not seem likely to happen.

Another question on the subject: what's the prevailing opinion on body hair? As a guy who's fairly hirsute all over, I look kinda silly when I shave my torso and privates, and when I don't, opinions seem to range between "that's disgusting, why would you even not shave?" all the way up to "Take me. Now.".


Generally speaking, I find back hair and shoulder hair on men unattractive. I also find protruding nose hair, unibrows, protruding ear hair, extremely long eyebrow hair unattractive.