It was the latest in a series of comments from men that Jakeb says made him feel worthless. Last summer, following the comments, he tried to kill himself. Manchester-based charity the LGBT Foundation has warned that body image issues are becoming more widespread in gay communities. It says gay and bisexual men are "much more likely" than heterosexual men to struggle with them. A number of gay men have told the BBC they are going to extreme lengths to change their bodies - including using steroids and having plastic surgery - just to become "accepted" by others in the LGBT community. Several said pressure from social media platforms and dating apps was exacerbating their body issues.
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Thanks for connecting! You're almost done. Connect to your existing Cracked account if you have one or create a new Cracked username. Until quite recently, men like Matthew Bowers weren't given the option to marry whomever they pleased, yet some of them found themselves pressured to marry anyway.
He plugged in his headphones, clicked on an X-rated video and took a deep breath. It was around 3am, in the summer of , and relentless fears of homosexuality had tormented him since the start of the year. It felt like everything I thought I knew about myself was falling apart. It didn't make any sense. He watched, expecting something significant to stir upstairs or down.
Have a question? Email her at dear. My boyfriend of a year says he is bisexual. I knew this from the beginning because we met on a dating app and he had that clearly stated in his profile. However, what I am concerned about is that he is using me as a stepping stone to acknowledging to himself that he is gay, or that he wants to be in a heterosexual relationship in order to reap the social benefits having kids, generally being accepted in society, etc.