Masculinity

10 Things People Don’t Realise About Masculinity

Comedian Dave Chawner on the 10 things people don’t realise about masculinity 1. High heels were for blokes Most people think we get high heels from Persian soldiers. They wore heels to grip their stirrups while riding. In fact, women only began wearing high heels to look masculine – it soon became a sign of

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How To Kick-Start Your Fitness Journey – Interview with Mark Ormrod

On Christmas Eve 2007, Royal Marines Commando Mark Ormrod was on patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan when he stepped on and triggered an Improvised Explosive Device. This resulted in both his legs being amputated above the knee and his right arm amputated above the elbow. Since then, Mark Ormrod has become an internationally acclaimed motivational

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Male Style Experts Share Their Top Tips on Being the Best Version of Yourself

If you could give your 13-year-old self one style tip, what would it be? Have you ever been picked on because somebody didn’t like your outfit or physical appearance? The chances are, most probably yes. In fact, new research from Promundo, conducted in partnership with Axe found that half of all guys have considered changing

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Guys: We Need to Talk About the F Word…

Not that F word… FEELINGS Would you feel embarrassed about booking an appointment to see your GP? I’m guessing no. How would you feel booking an appointment to see a councilor or a therapist? If I had to guess, I would say embarrassed or maybe even a bit ashamed. This stark difference between how we

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Meet the plus sized model who’s making changes in the male fashion world…

Arcadio Ady del Valle is a plus sized male model who’s helping to introduce body positivity and diversity in the male fashion world… Whilst the body positivity revolution wages on for women, guys aren’t always kept in the loop. After all – how many plus-sized male models can you think of?! Arcadio Ady Del Valle

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What Guys Really Think about ‘Lad Culture’

Ditch the Label got a bunch of lads together to tell us what they really thought about ‘lad culture’… We’ve all been on the receiving end of some laddish banter and most likely we’ve probably dished out our fair share of it, too. Every guy who ever lived has probably been told to “man up”

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“Stop Being A Girl”

Ever heard: “Stop Being A Girl”? Imagine this scenario: Someone is upset and they are crying out in public or in their own home. They are feeling sad, frustrated, hurt or even betrayed. They are expressing these feelings through their tears. Their best friend, or brother, or partner, or mum tells them to stop crying.

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Re-Writing the “Man Code”

 What is The “Man Code”? Up until now, it’s been widely assumed that there is only one way to be a man (think Terminator meets Rambo) … You can think of the “Man Code’ as an unwritten rule book which silently keeps guys in check. Kinda like Dan Brown’s Da Vinci code, only more complicated.

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The Hairy Truth Revealed: What You Need to Know About Body Hair

Body hair: We all have it, but we never talk about it! Body hair through the ages has seen some pretty eccentric styles and trends. The Romans were firm supporters of cleanly shaved nether-regions for both men and women, whereas the Middle Ages were all about bush. Weirdly enough, in the olden times where sanitation

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What to Do When You’re Angry

Anger is something that every single person will experience at varying levels. It’s completely normal to feel anger, it’s an acceptable emotion and there are healthy ways of expressing it and some not so healthy ways too. So, instead of boring you with the same old ‘anger management’ techniques like counting to ten and deep breathing

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