It's a rarely talked about problem: Being a man is difficult. Sure, men don't give birth or go through puberty in the same way women do, but there are certain traits forced upon men that seem just a tad challenging, as evidenced by the men below.
Reddit user, u/justjuiced22, wanted to hear the hidden truths when they asked:
They Like To Be Told They're Pretty, Too
Getting very few/no compliments from my SO.
I want to be told nice things about myself too.
I hate shaving my face so often.
I'd say get one of those home laser things, but apparently they're for every type of hair except male facial hair.
...also apparently not for dark skin, ya racist lasers
Don't Be Afraid. What Could Happen?...Except Hearing No...
Always being expected to make the first move towards the woman.
We Have Next To NO Control Over It
The way pee sprays in unpredictable directions sometimes
Tough guys always looking for a fight.
There's a point in middle school/high school where other guys want to beat you up just for existing
Welp, Time To Go Die
Being the person to go check out the noise that just happened in a creepy place, to promptly be brutally murdered by some evil demon spirit
I'm Just Talking To Them!
People instantly assuming you're a pedophile when you try to talk to younger girls. Like can't I just be nice. Girls aren't judged when they talk to younger guys.
I remember coming to a crosswalk and waiting for the lights to change, the little 3, maybe 4 year old girl waved at me (she was right next to me, holding hands with her mother). I said "awe hello", and proceeded to look straight forward after that, waiting for the lights of course. The looks I got for just that were surprising. Like what do you want me to do, just ignore this little girl that waved?
Just. Constant. Shifting.
Always having to move my lil guy so it isn't uncomfortable
Pitching A Tent Anywhere
Used to be getting random boners at inappropriate times.
Now, it's not being able to get a boner at appropriate times.