However, if he does say that he wants to be skinny, don't overreact and panic about future possibilities of eating disorders. They want to bulk up. It is truly scary what one little comment can do. As they grow older, the pressure to "man up" can sometimes lead to crash diets, over-exercising, smoking, or even taking dangerous supplements. But what drives a young man to achieve that look can be far from healthy. News and Media Literacy.
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Well I would also choose svelte men over chiseled Joe Manganiello types personally. The measurements of the male action figures young boys play with exceed even those of the biggest bodybuilders. Character Strengths and Life Skills. This will help him to realize that it is attractive to be fit and muscular, not just skinny. Unlike their female counterparts, however, most boys aren't out to get skinny.