Masculinity

What I Wish I Knew About Rejection When I Was Younger

Rejection is inevitable in life. Whether it is splitting up with your partner, failing an exam, being left out by mates, not getting into the college or university you wanted, being dropped from a sports team, being let go at work, failing your driving test and being bullied can leave us all feeling rejected and

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8 Things to Know About Questioning Your Sexuality

Are you questioning your sexuality? Am I gay? Am I straight? What am I? It’s completely normal to question your sexuality, regardless of gender, life experiences or however you see your masculinity or femininity. We’re desperate to attach labels on everything and everyone but working out what you do and don’t like sexually and doesn’t

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Good Fellas: Gareth Thomas

It’s LGBT+ History Month! To celebrate, here’s something we wrote about the amazing LGBT+ role model for young men everywhere: rugby star Gareth Thomas. We’ve already covered how much of a hero Gareth is before, but we decided now would be a better time than ever to introduce this man to you and explain exactly

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“Not having to hide your life really is incredible”: An Interview with Sam Stanley

It’s LGBT history month! So we caught up with Sam Stanley, one of the first openly gay rugby players, to chat about rugby, pride, and how he dealt with coming to terms with his sexuality in an industry where very few had already done so. Hi Sam, can you tell us a little bit about

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An Open Letter to the Group of Rugby Boys I Cried In Front Of

It’s instilled in guys from a young age that ‘men don’t cry’ and that we’re not allowed to ‘show weakness’. So, for our ‘fear season’, we spoke to an anonymous rugby player about a life-changing realisation he had in that environment. Rugby has always been a huge part of my life. Team sport is a

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Good Fellas: Loyle Carner

In this instalment of ‘Good Fellas’, we take a look at the story and work of musician Ben Coyle-Larner aka Loyle Carner. Ben is a musician from South London whose music has been described as sensitive and eloquent as he raps openly about his life over mellow, jazzy beats. But, his openness and introspection goes

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8 Things to Do if Your Mate Wants a Chat

Let’s be honest, men don’t talk openly as much as we should. Fair enough, some of us don’t feel the need to speak as much as others but there’s no doubt men need to be more honest with their mates. Perhaps it’s because we feel like it makes us appear weak or less manly for

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We Answered Every Question Guys Have About Summer

Summer is well and truly here. We’ve forgotten about the rainy weather and we’re all dreaming of beaches and pools and big sun hats. Although, as we know, the sun can bring its fair share of issues too and it’s not that easy for some of us to ‘just enjoy it’. So if you want

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6 Reasons Why We Still Need Men’s Health Week

Guys, this week is Men’s Health Week! The focus of 2019 is on men’s health in numbers and the crucial stats all men need to know in order to live a full and healthy life. Obviously, it’s an incredibly important topic to talk about and we think it’s more prevalent now than ever; so we’ve

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5 Things I Realised When I Told People About My Depression – By Brendan Okoronkwo

It’s Men’s Health Week, and basketball player Brendan Okoronkwo talks about what he learned through dealing with mental health issues. “I’m struggling with depression”. The hardest four words I’ve had to say. There was no specific moment in my life that made me depressed. I think it was more a culmination of life events combined

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