Advice from three of our guy friends. This week a straight woman asks, “What part of their physical appearance are guys most likely to be insecure about?“
Straight Single Guy (Max): Obviously, you would expect most men to be worried about their penis, because let’s face it, it’s an ugly thing. We worry about length, girth, shape and the state of our foreskin. (I will never pretend to understand most women’s acceptance and love for the male body, but I feel blessed for every bit of affection my “temple” is shown.) But I think we should learn to play the hand we’ve been dealt with grace. (Unless of course, you choose to believe in the “magic beans” that so many emails promise you. Sorry guys, but four inches in a month has got to come with a price). Me? I’m concerned about nose hair. I’m not an old man and until I get there, I don’t want a mustache coming out of my nose. For this reason, I say that the best gift a lady can give her man is a trimmer for this very application. Put our insecurity at rest before it grows into something that frightens you as well.
Straight Married Guy (Ben): It’s funny, if you’d asked me this question ten years ago I would have definitely said dick size – how it shows (or doesn’t) in pants, in undies, swimsuits and/or unclothed. But maybe it’s solidly hitting middle age, maybe it’s the douchebagification of our entire pop culture, maybe it’s having kids and actually starting to turn into my father. Now, I’d definitely have to say my tummy / chest / arms / torso situation (note: NOT “Situation”). On the plus side, this is actually something I can do something about – unlike, say, my dick size. On the minus, though, I’m not really actually going to do anything about it. Not any time soon anyway.
Gay Single Guy (Bradford Shellhammer): If they have a small penis, then the answer is their penis. If they have a big penis they’re probably not insecure.
Our “wise guys” are a rotating group of contributors, some of whom wish to remain anonymous and some of whom like the attention. This week’s Straight Married Guy is Ben, a writer and artist living in Los Angeles who runs AdultParlorGames.com; our Gay Guy is fellow SUN blogger Bradford Shellhammer, the creative director of fabulis and a New York Times featured decorator; and our Single Straight Guy, Max, is a recent college grad in New England. To ask the guys your own question, click here.