Women are not he only ones with society notions of how one should look to others. If you notice the ads for mens magazines covers, workout shows, movie stars, athletes, many if not all, show wonderful physiques. rippling abs, almost no body fat to speak of and anything else to make one feel insecure.
Yes we share the same feelings ladies. We come across as being too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny, bad hair, no hair, too young, too old, not enough sculptured muscles, and so on.
But woman will say we don't care about all that. We do. We just don't talk about it. We look, we compare, who has the bigger belly, who is in better shape.
Sometimes we kid about it, but we all have a wish list of our own. Men almost always wear a shirt to hide their flaws and yes, are uncomfortable at the beach around the muscle types.
A guy is always up against someone bigger, faster, and stronger. Sometimes it matters, sometimes not.
It has always been that way since early man. Women are attracted to certain types just like men are. They will talk amongst themselves how wonderful this or that guy must be.
Some realize there has to be more then physical appearance and then the rest of us has a chance.
To become that guy takes a tremendous amount of work and maybe a narcissistic personality to achieve the look.
Most guys would be happy being reasonably fit. Most do not go to the extremes of anorexia or bulimia to get the look they want, like some women do.
But for bigger muscles or a better shape, steroids has been rampant for years with many athletes, an addiction of sorts. One that over time will kill.
Some will say that it doesn't matter, I am happy with the way he is. But if you woke up next to him to discover somehow the big belly is gone, the man boobs went away, he has nicer hair, I don't think you would mind.
Yes, we have body issues but we don't talk about it.
Oops, until now that is.