Cultural testosterone and biological testosterone

Cultural testosterone and biological testosterone

Recently, everyone seems to be asking, “What is masculinity? What does it mean?” It’s not too surprising, as our national psyche has been recently injected with large amounts of guided and misguided testosterone. I mean, come on, we have seen the start of the football season, the continuing “struggles” of Walter White, the release of Grand Theft Auto 5, the hullabaloo regarding Syria, the random

A Body Full of Wounds: Masculinity and Vulnerability

A Body Full of Wounds: Masculinity and Vulnerability

A Body Full of Wounds: Masculinity and Vulnerability guyMystique’s mission Here at guyMystique, Masculinity is clearly a big concern of ours. So as part of mission, we must report “masculine happenings” in the arts and media. Today we write an article about men being strong men without using the word strength. Last week, masculinity was cause for debate on a Huffington Post article dealing with

Global Epidemic of Masculine Distress

Global Epidemic of Masculine Distress

A Global Epidemic of Masculine Distress On most nights, you feel sick. I’m not talking about a cold or the flu; I’m referring to a sense of existential nausea in the pit of your stomach. You try to use the bathroom, to either puke or shit. You don’t care which; whatever comes out first, whatever nullifies the unsettling feeling in the pit of your stomach.

Are you an animal? Three rules to keep your inner animal hungry

Are you an animal? Three rules to keep your inner animal hungry

The animal:  a taboo male fantasy In the poem “Big Night On The Town,” Charles Bukowski writes, “drunk on the dark streets of some city, / it’s night, you’re lost, where’s your / room? / you enter a bar to find yourself, / order scotch and water. / damned bar’s sloppy wet, it soaks / part of one of your shirt / sleeves.” As with

Facial Hair - Embracing the Scruff

Facial Hair – Embracing the Scruff

Beards, mustaches, goatees and soul patches – that’s right gentlemen, we’re talking facial hair. In the past, we’ve seen its popularity fluctuate; towards the beginning of the 20th century, a man was expected to be clean shaven and baby smooth, but as we entered into the 70’s, it was common to come across a man with more beard than face. Nowadays men are at a

Just what do men talk about when they are hanging out?

Just what do men talk about when they are hanging out?

Picture a party, or just a bunch of couples getting together over someone’s house.  At a certain point, the men seem to drift off somewhere while the women seem to congregate in the kitchen, dining room or living room.  All is normal, the women gather, share stories and gossip while the men gather and…  Who knows?  It is secret knowledge men only reveal as ‘we

Art, Beauty, or Obsession. So many distractions

Art, Beauty, or Obsession. So many distractions

Thoughts while walking the beach and finding this tiny bit of someone else’s life. From the “Musings of Men” files, we bring you some simple thoughts. We begin… A floating lipstick kiss left in her wake and caught in time. A simple moment for romance… As guys, are we nuts? Is the mere suggestion of a woman in an intimate moment enough to cause a

Clutter in my life – why is it still there?

Clutter in my life – why is it still there?

“…Is my clutter actually a state of mind I am trying to maintain, like some half-digested hobby or project “on hold sitting there at the ready” waiting to be started again or filed away for posterity. Or maybe Clutter is like …”

Why am I reading this? An open letter from guyMystique

Why am I reading this? An open letter from guyMystique

“…The closest thing to self-help books for guys are “How to Fix-it or Build-it manuals” … If you’re a guy and want to feel good – build a deck, play hard rock, run and jump… pretty simple stuff really … there actually IS “guy mystique” and just maybe … it actually makes us laugh. ” Click picture to read more…