By Rick Clemons for YourTango. Every time a new state recognizes gay marriage, my coming out coaching practice gets inundated with calls. It seems the more that people recognize that love is love, the more gay people feel safe to come out of the closet. However, what is surprising about these calls is that they do not come from millennials; mostly, they are from the Gen X and baby boomer generations. These generations grew up in a time of don't ask, don't tell, and they hid in underground clubs and meeting spaces. They lived dual lives to a greater extent than a Millennial could ever imagine.
While a man may never know what it feels like to give birth, a woman will never know what it feels like to get kicked in the balls. A kick to the balls is something that is incredibly painful but also very difficult to describe, but I will try my best if it means never getting kicked in the nuts again. His balls are nothing more than two oval-shaped bruises at this point, to which the only feasible remedy is to curl up in a fetal position and curse out the person responsible for all of this. Of course, getting kicked in the balls affects all these areas, since this is the path they must travel, which in turn causes nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, and yes, sometimes even crying.
Last Updated: March 3, References. This article was co-authored by Eric A. Samuels, PsyD.
M asculinity is in crisis. That message resonates loud and clear from the mainstream media. Hardly a day goes by without straight men debating what it means to be a man now that women are becoming more powerful and male privilege is being eroded. Over the past fortnight, some have even whined about the widespread outrage ignited by women who have been sexually exploited finally taking a stand against their oppressors. Well, first of all, they need to get over themselves.