While a push-up bra for men may be a sort of equality, is it really a step in the right direction?
Are you bothered by your man boobs? Worried that your torso isn’t tight enough, your bod not bulked enough? Do you secretly wish that you had your own manly version of the push-up bra, that could shape and mold your natural assets into something that other people are supposed to find more attractive?
I have great news for you. A British company called Funkybod is here to offer you all the support that you need to mask your natural body. They’ve created an undershirt that is, in their words, “manufactured from materials which allow the skin to breathe whilst maintaining a snug fit and natural looking enhancement when worn under clothing.”
Okay, sarcasm aside, this breaks my heart. Yet another way for men to feel shame about their bodies because they’re not buff enough. No, it isn’t any better than telling women they should be ashamed that they aren’t thin enough, or, heaven forbid, their boobs aren’t perky enough. But, from a practical perspective, I’ve never owned a push-up bra, or worn much make-up, because the last thing in the world I want is to meet a guy, get frisky, and see that look of horror on his face when he realizes he’s been sold a package that isn’t quite as advertised.
But what do you think? Would you wear it? How does it make you feel? And how would you explain, in the heat of the moment, why you look so different undressed?