Whether it's due to his beer belly or extra-hairy back, the average guy is self-conscious about his body — which can have a negative effect on his sex life.
More than ever, men are opening up about their bruised body images. Recent research has shed light on the prevalence of male eating disorders (for example, a Harvard study found that men are one-third as likely as women to struggle with anorexia and bulimia) — and with “manscaping” services popping up everywhere (such as waxing and trimming and other forms of grooming), it’s hard for guys not to think twice about their looks.
The result? Too often, it’s a battered self-esteem, and this can take a big toll on a man’s sex life. In fact, research shows that 10 percent to 20 percent of erectile dysfunction cases are caused by psychological factors such as low self-esteem.