Can You Learn to Embrace Failure?

Theresa Byrne asks you to look at failure as feedback and learn to embrace it.

A Brief History of Me and My Buddy—Post-‘Sex-Purity’ Culture

Raised to believe that the desires of his flesh would lead him astray, he finally learned to show guilt, and Jesus, the door.

It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes It’s Shame

When a seemingly depressed person doesn’t respond to traditional treatments, perhaps the root of his anguish is something else.

This Should Not Be The Butt of Our Jokes

Premature Ejaculation: It’s not funny. Not to anyone.

Working One Off

TASK #17: Working One Off Sex is an emotion in motion   Mae West Men like to masturbate. It’s a fact. Masturbation is a solitary, useful, fun and engaging activity. There are many colorful phrases to describe the act, but the one I prefer is the one I learned growing up in Ohio: Working one off. […]

It Happens to Men, Too

Women are the victims, and men are the aggressors. At least that’s how the story is usually told. But men can be victims too.

How ‘Mad Men’ and Don Draper Helped Us Understand Trauma and Shame

A mental health consultant for the hit AMC series probes the psychology of the flawed protagonist.

Comment of the Day: ‘Shame is much greater than guilt’

Comment of the Day: ‘Shame is much greater than guilt’

It’s Okay for Boys to Cry

Why we should raise emotionally healthy men.

Men Without Makeup

Sean Swaby asks, should mature men wear mascara?

Confessions of a Conversion Therapy Survivor

I’ve spent so much of my life trying to be like everyone else, I sometimes wonder who I really am or who I would have been if it were not for decades of rehearsing to be a different character.

The Difference Between Shame and Guilt

One prompts personal growth, the other destroys personal identity. Do you know which is which?

To The Parent Who Feels Defeated: You Are Not Alone

There is hope — there are others on this road.

There’s No Shame in Shame

New research suggests there is an evolutionary benefit to a feeling most would rather not feel—shame.

What Happens When We Take Off Our Masks?

An interview with Nate Bertone, creator of the “We Wore The Masks” Project.

Grieving in the Shadows Offstage

We all grieve in our own way. John Morello chose haunting prose to heal himself and others in the wake of his brother’s death.