FYI: I had nothing to do with the making of this article!
Of (depressing) note:
When it comes to their weight, 39% of heterosexual men and 44% of gay men said they were dissatisfied. When asked about muscle tone, 30% heterosexual men and 45% of gay men were unhappy.
The second category found that 29% of heterosexual men and 37% of gay men said they had gone on a weight-loss diet in the past year. More than half of both heterosexual and gay men had exercised to lose weight in the past year.
Sixty-one percent of heterosexual men and 77% of gay men said they felt people judged them on their looks and many said they felt pressured by magazines and television to have a better body.
Regarding sex: People were asked if they tried to hide parts of their body during sex during the past month and which parts. Twenty percent of heterosexual men, 39% of gay men did. The body part they tried to hide the most? Their stomach.
I must admit that I have been fairly good about keeping my body-self-loathing in check over the years, but the advent of Instagram -- where you're seeing people who ARE NOT celebrities looking wonderful all the time (like the hot guy I follow up top) -- has made it more difficult. I sometimes unfollow people when it gets to be too much ... or if they post too many of the same shirtless selfie. Then it's just because they lack creativity!