Body Image - Men Have Insecurities Too

Updated: Apr 18

by The E2E Team

Okay question time.... who has

  • A six pack?

  • Perfect teeth?

  • Defined arms?

  • Good pecs?

  • Piercing eyes?

Who is happy with...

  • Their height?

  • Their weight?

  • Their hair?

  • Their endowment?

  • Who they are?

I bet the majority of you don’t and aren’t. Now another question...

  • Who is conscious of certain parts of - if not all - their physical appearance

I bet there are many who answered yes!

As men, we are taught to quit moaning, or we don’t talk and express feelings or insecurities.

For years, advocates for women's rights have expressed how wrong it is to identify with being the perfect woman; being compared to the model, the actress, the singer or social media influencer. Society has directly forced its opinion on what a woman should look like. Well guess what? Men feel the same.

Men suffer insecurities. We often feel we are compared with Greek god-type men, and we have all seen movies with guys who have manhoods well beyond the average. Men can feel just as insecure as women, having to live up to these “perfect specimens”. Admit it or not, some women - not all - are just as judgemental as men when it comes to the opposite sex.

We live in the real world, we haven’t all got the time to workout everyday, have our meals designed for us and have the genetics to look a certain way.

Men have insecurities about...

  • Feeling slightly overweight

  • Having hair in crazy places

  • Losing their hair

  • Going grey

  • Not having perfect, gleaming teeth

  • Overthinking over arm size

  • Being too skinny

I could continue but this subject is vast and complex. The point I’m making is men feel insecure and it’s tough to deal with as we can be made to feel like we can’t express our emotions. These insecurities lead to low levels of confidence and self esteem which affects our personalities. It may be masked with quietness or even acts of over-confidence to cover our feelings. They can really impact on choices we make.