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The Shirtless Man

Shirtlessness is the essence of manliness.

Location: The beach, the jogging trail, or wherever else we want.
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How do we greet one another

Started by Way2Good. Last reply by Poe Dameron Jul 17. 7 Replies

I was on my bike and he was walking.  His shirt was off and you could tell he was happy to be out enjoying the day with his body exposed to the sun and wind.  His physique was not impressive and it…Continue

Shirtless career

Started by Greatman. Last reply by Patrick E Jun 24. 22 Replies

Dear shirtless friends,are you shirtless as often as possible since your youth, or have you just begun being shirtless in your middle age? I was happy to be on the road shirtless even as a boy, and…Continue

My story

Started by Mark Sanderson. Last reply by Cutting Moulton May 24. 11 Replies

Hi. I'm new here & thought I would give some background about myself. It turned out longer than I expected!I was always one of the little, scrawny kids in class growing up. A natural introvert I…Continue

Taking a nature walk...barechested

Started by Chris J.. Last reply by Poe Dameron May 17. 17 Replies

Last weekend, I went on from a peaceful nature walk through woods without a shirt on, and I just wanted to say it was one of the greatest experiences I had outdoors. I was alone, just exploring…Continue

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Comment by Bruce Uall on March 21, 2011 at 7:54pm
Hey Carl, Welcome to the group. Nice to hear you've found that joining the group helps you deal with your shirtless "comfort zone". Since I began this group I've found it fascinating how many different attitudes and emotions people bring to the simple condition of either wearing or not wearing a shirt among friends, family, colleagues and the general public. I, too, was a virtual stick-man in my youth, but when I didn't need a shirt I often didn't wear one, without giving it a thought. I guess the difference between you and I is simply what we grew up doing among our friends and family when we were kids. What DID make me start thinking about, though, it was that it's becoming less accepted and less commonplace.  Now ,with increased gentrification (shirtless equals lower-class), excessive air-conditioning everywhere, body-image near-paranoia (I'm too fat/too thin/not muscular, etc.), erroneous health concerns (eeeew! sweat and germs!) and erroded masculine self-confidence (what will they think of me?), we have to concern ourselves with the appropriateness of going without a shirt in almost any situation.  Sadly, shirtlessness has become a statment, whether intended or not, rather than just a way to dress in casual situations and/or warm conditions. Keep exploring confidently outside that comfort zone and pretty soon it'll be just second nature
Comment by Carl Monster on March 8, 2011 at 10:43am

I admire Eric's cheek. I still suffer from a lifetime of negative body image, so shirtless for me is way out of my comfort zone.

That's why I joined this, lol.

Comment by Eric on March 8, 2011 at 10:22am
OK, I changed my profile picture after reading Carl's comment that ends in feeling "very proud of my hard work".  I did pause to wonder how others may judge this type of foto.  I used to drive my convertible shirtless until I had a white strip across my chest from the seatbelt. Once I went through a fast food drive through and the kid working the window called her friends over which made me very uncomfortable.
Comment by Carl Monster on March 5, 2011 at 1:54pm
I lived for decades as a painfully thin man, and in my middle years took up weight training. Just before turning 47 last summer, at my mother's house my nephew and I got soaking wet in a thunderstorm and had to take our shirts off. Mouths dropped when my family saw me shirtless; to be honest, I was more buff than my 18 year old nephew. Since then I've been very proud of my hard work, and shirtless has become the best way of showing it off
Comment by Orion Mervin M. Yoshida on November 17, 2010 at 6:34am
sometimes it gets too hot here in the philippines.....
being shirtless is the answer to the heat
Comment by Bruce Uall on November 8, 2010 at 11:03pm
I want Shirtless Man group members to realize how essential shirtlessness is to true manliness. Take a look to the right. Note that the AoM advertisment for T-shirts includes a drawing of a guy with no shirt. How ironic and how telling is THAT! Cheers guys, Bruce
Comment by Scott L Ferrell on October 25, 2010 at 3:21pm
I have been shirtless for the last week, just a pair of sweatpants, I cannot begin to tell you how good that feels, I have also started to sleep naked, that is also a great male feeling. Keep up the good work.
Comment by Scott L Ferrell on June 4, 2010 at 9:46am
I would like to ride around in my car withou a shirt, but I dont want to sweat on leather seats. I have started to use a straight razor this morning, of course shaved without a shirt.
Comment by William Sapp on June 1, 2010 at 1:05pm
actually i think being shirtless is sexy...love to ride around in my car without a shirt on...
Comment by Scott L Ferrell on May 24, 2010 at 11:41am
I love to be shirtless. After years of having a fat, soft body, at the age of 51. I am now a weight lifter and into martial arts. I have started to mow my lawn and wash the car without a shirt. I sit around the house without a shirt. I had no idea it could be so freeing.
 

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