Hitting your partner is a choice, but it’s not the only one. Here are 5 other options.
Andrew Smiler, PhD is a therapist, evaluator, author, and speaker residing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (USA). He is the author of “Challenging Casanova: Beyond the stereotype of promiscuous young male sexuality” and co-author, with Chris Kilmartin, of “The Masculine Self (5th edition)”. He is a past president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity and has taught at Wake Forest University and SUNY Oswego. Dr. Smiler's research focuses on definitions of masculinity. He also studies normative aspects of sexual development, such as age and perception of first kiss, first “serious” relationship, and first intercourse among 15-25 year olds. Follow him @AndrewSmiler.
If a man tries to promote better treatment of men (and women), can he ethically watch professional football?
If we want men to be less aggressive, we need to stop acting like violence against men is funny. Do you agree?
Andrew Smiler lists 9 things parents need to know when talking to their teens about dating and hooking up.
The reason that teen pregnancy rates have plunged in the last few years is because boys are behaving more responsibly.
Andrew Smiler says the standard black prom tux limits boys’ ability to express themselves and believes this is a problem.
In surveys of nearly 40,000 men in 13 countries, character, self-determination, and work topped the list of what defines masculinity.
Andrew Smiler says the mass wedding at the Grammy’s shows how boring gay marriage can be, and that’s a good thing.
Andrew Smiler argues that the idea that guys are evolutionarily driven to just get laid describes a small percentage of men.
Tim Lineaweaver believes a child should grow up believing their home is a safe place to be. It was something he himself didn’t have.
Ignorance of the masculine and feminine archetypal energies at play in our intimate relationships, whether straight or gay, can cost us everything.
When one man was told, “It looks like you’re gay,” it was the beginning of something good.
The Pain of the Prison System (POPS) helps creative kids find their voice and see who they are.
For Gen X’ers, anyone who deviates from the gender norms of the past could be in line for the friend zone.
If you’re looking for some pleasant new music to quietly keep you company at your work desk, this is not the music for you. If you want something that will make you type faster, thump your heel on the floor, and make the guy next to you wonder why his hand and foot are suddenly bouncing*, then may I suggest Three Times Bad’s first album, American Sojourn.
After watching this dog save a suicidal veteran, Louise Thayer shares her experience with PTSD, veterans, and service animals.
Sure, Tinder has its perks and is a great ego-booster. But Jenn Ficarra thinks it’s time to weigh in on a few of the cons.
Can all the things a college degree promises — like credibility, hireability, security, and love — really be yours without that piece of paper? Then why invest the money or the time?
Shawn Henfling asks how does a dad navigate the dangerous waters of the Teen World without alienating his daughter but still keeping her safe?
Under scrutiny by anti-hazing advocates, the famed ice cream makers are being pressured to change the name of a new flavor.
18 and life to go. Life without parole sentencing for juveniles. AKA, no hope for reform.
Cameron Conaway isn’t a car guy, but when he attended Cadillac’s media drive for the 2015 ATS Coupe he felt the pull to become one.
Anne Theriault promises her young son that no matter how he expresses his gender or sexuality, she’ll stand by him.
Connected sex is what I’m after and what drives my fulfilling feelings. I get closeness from sex. I get relaxation and bonding from sex.
If Walt Whitman had lived in a different time, he might’ve written Perry Brass’s celebration of the boy in all of us.