New Study Finds Half of All Gay Men Would Die A Year Early for the Perfect Body
The research also said 10% of gay men would agree to die more than 11 years earlier if they could have their ideal body now.
Nine in ten gay men admit they enforce “unrealistic” images of lean and muscular men in conversation.
In comparison, only a third of straight men said they would give a year or more for an ideal body shape, and 77% admitted buying into the body image ideal.
The study was produced by the Central YMCA, the Succeed Foundation and the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol. After working with 394 participants, researchers found that nearly 92% of gay men are pretty much obsessed with body image, and that 59% of gays regularly compare themselves to “better looking” men. The figure for straight men is about half that.
35% of gay men are also anxious about what their friends think about their body. Only one in five straight men give a rat’s ass what their pals think about their bod.
Fellas, what are you thinking? You know what feels even better than having the perfect body? Having your own perfect body, whatever that may be.
Real talk, one of the benefits of being a big boy blogger is that I get to pop into the gym for an hour in the middle of the day. I also cook two meals a day, five days a week. Real cooking, y’all. (Cast iron skillet FTW!) Friday’s are usually reserved for takeout, and my partner makes dinner on Tuesdays. By no means am I hulking out, but do I look damn good in a loincloth made entirely of shredded Us Weekly‘s? Duh. Being healthy is just as much of a shared priority in our lives as professional success, financial growth, and loving up on one another.
Fellas, there’s no need to sacrifice a year or ten of your life just to look good naked. It’s a new year. Start being your healthiest self today. You’re going to want that decade later on. Trust me.
Would YOU give up a year of your life for a rocking bod? How about ten?
(via Pink News)