"I might prefer at the moment to be hanging out shirtless with some buddies, (and I enjoyed some healthy touch from women this past weekend at an experiential workshop/retreat) but even when by myself, it's making a statement to myself and…"
"One of the frustrating things I put up with, I lift weights with four other guys three times a week, private home, not a gym. Not one guy will go shirtless, they will not allow me to lift shirtless, I always wanted. to "
"Seeing other men shirtless, yes, that makes me want to be shirtless also...partly a subtle subconscious sense of competition or rivalry, to match or outdo, and part a sense of solidarity and brotherhood."
Hi there Bruce. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.