What it is and Differences for Guys
95-percent of guys report being body shamed. Do you feel like you need bigger muscles, more hair on your head, or even want to be taller? Most everyone wishes they could change something about their body. Body shaming affects everyone—it just affects guys a little differently.
While there is a significant body of research on female body shaming, considerably less is known about male or LGBTQ body shaming. This article will give a quick overview of what body shaming is (since this may be new to some guys), how guys experience body shaming differently, and how to deal with body shaming.
Read about one person’s journey to learn to love their own body.
If you suffer from severe mental distress about your body or are actively being body shamed, please seek medical or mental help from a trainer or other certified professional. There is no shame in asking for help—you are not alone.
BODY SHAMING DEFINITION
Body shaming is when someone makes fun of an aspect of someone else’s body. Body shaming can also be when someone feels negative about a part of their own body. It can be considered a form of bullying, especially among children and young people. Body shaming can happen to anyone—even celebrities and professional…
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