Mark Sherman recounts his struggle with finding relief in public places.
Mark Sherman is editor of the Boys Initiative blog (www.theboysinitiative.wordpress.com), and also writes one for Psychology Today (Real Men Don’t Write Blogs). He received his Ph.D. in psychology at Harvard, and has taught, researched, and written on gender issues since coauthoring Afterplay: A Key to Intimacy in 1979. Having three sons and four grandsons, he is especially interested in how boys and young men are doing both in and outside of school.
As a young man, Mark Sherman thought there was something wrong with him because he was obsessed by thoughts of young women – until he talked to his friends.
A super-short work of fiction by Mark Sherman that the Woodstock Times called “a great, psychodrama-short story (involving psychoanalysis, no less).”
Mark Sherman says that our society is gradually recognizing the full humanity of all of us, even if it sometimes seems like it’s taking forever.
Mark Sherman has four grandsons and wants boys who act in typical boy ways to feel good about themselves. Society, at least in schools, may be sending a different message.
A professor’s funny song from the 1970s anticipates the problem of young men not doing their best in college.
Mark Sherman, married (to the same woman!) for more than 43 years, shares some straightforward ways he and his wife avoid common marital problems.
Mark Sherman, a big fan of the President, asks him to call the nation’s attention to the problems facing boys and young men.
Mark Sherman says that it’s time to give our sons the same attention and support we began giving our daughters 20 years ago.
After citing several great wedding songs, Mark Sherman humorously considers some that probably shouldn’t be on anyone’s list.
We can’t make it happen, but becoming a grandparent brings the gift of unconditional love from another human being.
After the excitement of successive relationships with two beautiful but troubled women, Mark Sherman finds lasting love when he trades drama for stability.
You know all the cliches. Thai Ngyuen spices up success advice in 7 pieces.
Popular culture loves calling a situation like this a “midlife crisis.” Maybe it should be called a “midlife awakening”.
He lost his legs, but not his attitude.
Sometimes the hardest part of coming out out is the waiting for, “What now?”. Jack Freedman shares what happened when he told his tough, ex-marine father.
From fighting Lord Voldemort and his evil followers to championing equal human rights for women, girls, men and boys, Emma Watson has joined a critical fight, and not a moment too soon.
Al Deluise shares the one go-to phrase that you can use to fake your way through any sports-intensive conversation.
Angelus Morningstar explains how men can enjoy being promiscuous without having to resort to pick-up tactics and other behaviors that can demean their sexual partners.
It’s a big mistake to just assume that the water coming-out of a tap or hose is suitable for you, your family and friends to drink!
Steve O’Neill on giving yourself a little adventure.
When we love, we can often stumble into loss. Nathan Graziano shares with us the story of one of his first loves, leaving us to reel in the heartbreaking reality that is loving someone with depression.
David Kanegis’s advice on stepping up your game.
Mike Stilley’s open letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: It’s time to step down.
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.