Episode 19 – Fragmented Masculinity
â€¢ As gay men we often develop a fragmented sense of what it means to be a man due to societal rejection, parental upbringing or behavior ideals that we are raised with
â€¢ A fragmented sense of masculinity can either be expressed through an adoption of feminine traits, behaviors and ideals as a surrogate to the masculine ideals we can’t meet, or a hypermasculinity expressed through obession about physique, highly competitive tendencies, vanity, aggression, etc.
â€¢ An in-depth inventory of the values you were raised with and a consequential acceptance or rejection of those values can help you begin the healing of a fragmented sense of masculinity
â€¢ Learn a few more techniques for healing fragmented masculinity
â€¢ Ultimately healing lies in an acceptance of your own divinity, your personal masculine beauty, a love for your body, modes of expression, interests, values and traits, and a healing of your self-image issues