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What Shaving My Legs Taught Me About Masculinity 

What defines one’s masculinity? This article is about what I learned about masculinity from shaving my legs. I know what you’re thinking: What?! Why would you shave your legs? Purely because it’s aesthetic, and it makes me feel cleaner and look better. But shaving my legs isn’t the point of this article—it’s what it taught me about masculinity. There’s […]

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Does a Good Guy Engage in Locker Room Talk?

Does a good guy engage in locker room talk? After Kristen and I listened to the already infamous recording of Trump and Billy Bush (objectifying Nancy O’Dell, perhaps even admitting sexual assault), she turned to me and asked, “Have you ever been in a conversation like that?” “No!” I responded, repulsed. “Absolutely not!” Then an inner nudge reminded […]

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The 4 Types of Vulnerabilities Found in Great Men

The terms vulnerability and masculinity might not initially seem to go hand-in-hand. Yet, vulnerability drives the most manly of men. 4 types of vulnerabilities are used to describe how communities are at-risk for disaster. Believe it or not, you can use these to characterize great men. Physical Vulnerability Physical vulnerability includes the difficulty in access to water […]

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4 Steps For Growing In Masculinity

Growing up I was always amazed how many young men eagerly ran to get into relationships with young women, something I fully salute and enjoy watching to this day, but I noticed many lacked something…they did not know who they were as men. The Search For Masculinity Society says that real men are the ones […]

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Start With Yourself

For a few summers, my vacations were spent sailing through the Caribbean.  During that time, I discovered parallels between sailing and life.  While in a storm, a sailboat must sail directly into the waves.  If the sailboat moves parallel to the waves, it will be overturned. The first step towards being a good guy is […]

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