According to a highly regarded study, one in six boys in the U.S. will experience sexual abuse before turning 18. Interestingly, the issue has long remained invisible due to societal myths about male sexual abuse and cultural “norms” around masculinity. Sexual victimization is often branded as a “women’s issue.” And it is! But, it is a men’s issue too. Ignoring the male side of sexual victimization leaves American society (and elsewhere) unable to comprehend the magnitude of male childhood sexual abuse. Read more “How To Support A Male Survivor Of Child Sexual Abuse”
Regardless of how many times a breakup might happen to a person, whether it is the first time or the 100th, whether you are the one who ended it or you were abandoned, for whatever reason, after whatever amount of time spent in that relationship, there is one universal fact, and that is – it is a change, one that more often than not comes very difficult to both and brings many hardships. Read more “How (Not) to Cope with a Breakup”
You might as well stop reading this right now. Seriously. Go outside! Read a book! Anything’s better than scrolling, scrolling… well, you get the picture. Read more “Everyone Looks So Happy on Social Media (And Other Lies)”
Traditional Indian yogis are primarily men. Yet, in Western culture it still remains a “women’s thing.” Men are usually so strongly convinced that yoga belongs to the realms of femininity that they rarely even think about practicing it, let alone try it. Yoga for men? “Ha” some think. Read more “Yoga for Men | Overcoming Societal Hurdles and Practicing a Precious Tradition”
Modern Man. We’re an interesting breed at this point. Living somewhere half in the future with remnants of the past (we use computers for everything except for the main machine we use each day, our cars).
We humans are hardwired to search for problems, for potential dangers. Such cognitive and behavioral arrangement came as an adaptation to the prehistoric times in which a man and his family were under frequent threat of being killed by carnivores, for example. Read more “Positive Psychology – Focus on What Works, Instead of What Doesn’t”
Sexual abuse is a topic pretty much no one wants to think about, let alone talk about, though it happens every single day. How many times on the news do you see a formerly respected individual hiding behind their hands, being led to a police car with a headline about suspected child pornography or molestation charges? Often. Read more “Types of Sexual Abuse and Where to Turn for Help”
Men in the Media and Body Image
The media is often charged for its portrayal of women and high standards of “perfection.” Same goes for men. If you’re not a smooth, witty talker with muscles and a touch of gray (or a casually messy ‘do, take your pick), well then, you just don’t measure up to what society’s looking for. Read more “Men and Body Image: It’s a Thing For Guys Too”
Let’s talk about erectile dysfunction.
According to recent studies, one in four men under 40 years old experiences erectile dysfunction. The causes range from physical to mental, but this is the first time that such a high number of younger men are dealing with impotence. Read more “EMDR May Be The Secret to Handling Erectile Dysfunction”