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Men Are Sharing The "Guy Secrets" They Don't Usually Share With Women, And They Range From Gross To Really Sad

Secrets, secrets are no fun!

Speaking from personal experience, trying to get deep with a man can feel like pulling teeth sometimes. So when I stumbled across a Reddit thread started by u/mustafarangoon52 that asked men to share the "guy secrets" women don't know about, I was definitely intrigued. Here are some of the top-rated responses:

1. "Sometimes we pee on the poo stains in the toilet because we are too lazy to use the scrub."

2. "Sometimes we don’t talk to people because we don’t want to intimidate them. I might see a girl with a cool shirt on, but I don’t say anything because I don't want to make her think I’m coming onto her or something."


3. "Many men have anxiety and/or depression, but we will not talk about it and will get moderately annoyed at you for bringing it up."

"Give us time to process, and we’ll bring it up if and when we want to talk about it." 


4. "Sex isn't all we want in a relationship. I'd rather be with someone who understands me, but only wants to do it once in a while, than someone who I have sex with every day but don't connect with emotionally and mentally."


5. "If you compliment my appearance, I will probably remember forever. I still remember when a girl in college told me I look nice with my beard when I first grew it out. I’ve had a beard ever since."

6. "Man-spreading isn’t a sexual thing — we’re trying not to crush our balls between our legs."


7. "After a shower, we have no problem drying our balls and face with the same towel. Most of the time we try to dry the face first, then the sack. But sometimes we have to go back to the face. We just hope we use an uncontaminated part of the towel."


8. "As an older man, we don't expect you to look like a supermodel as we age together. Yes, at times I do see you as I did 30 years ago and every wrinkle and flaw disappears. Yes, there are times I see every wrinkle and flaw, and know how you got every one of them. They are beautiful too."


9. "Those perfectly round toilets suck. It's super annoying when your junk touches the inside of the toilet bowl. The oval toilets that are in most public bathrooms are much better."

10. "We don't care how popular (or unpopular) you are with other women, so it shouldn't factor into how you value yourself when dating."


11. "When people come crying to us, our first inclination is to fix the problem. Since this is (often) not possible, lead with something along the lines of 'Can I vent for a minute?' — or anything that signals to us that this is just a time for active listening, rather than a problem-solving session."


12. "When we want to be alone, it's not that we don't want to be around you, it's that we don't want to be around anyone for a bit."


13. "There is no amount of hot sex that will stop us from masturbating as soon as we're alone. It's two separate releases and you just filled up the spank bank."

14. "When the penis is flaccid, we sometimes like to stretch it out or tuck it inside our balls for fun."


15. "Morning wood can be cool for wake-up sex, but not cool if you have to pee. We have to do all sorts of acrobatic maneuvers to pee."


16. "It’s not that we can’t take hints — we are just afraid of looking too far into something. If someone is flirting with me, I always have the dilemma of 'is she actually into me or is this just how her personality is?'"


17. And finally, "Every guy has, at one point, used their erection to hold up a towel upon exiting the shower."

Some submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.