Skip To Content

    21 Things Men Should Never Be Ashamed Of

    Just live and be merry.

    1. You should never feel ashamed for not liking sports.

    Touchstone Pictures / Via

    Don't know what's happening during a football game? Who cares?!

    2. Watching a television show like the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

    Fox / Via

    Again, who cares?! Watch what interests you.

    3. You shouldn't feel bad about expressing your emotions.

    NBC / Via

    Being able to express yourself is a normal, human thing. Don't let anyone tell you any different.

    4. Don't be afraid to experiment in the bedroom.

    Logo / Via

    You enjoy anal penetration? OK! You enjoy annilingus? OK!

    5. Don't feel like you have to be the breadwinner in your family.

    AMC / Via

    Times change, and it's definitely time to let go of antiquated thoughts about gender and sex.

    6. Don't feel bad about being interested in fashion and dressing well.

    7. Don't feel bad about taking pride in your hygiene.


    ~keep it fresh~

    8. Don't feel ashamed about taking up a job that isn't considered "masculine" by society's standards.

    9. You shouldn't feel bad about still playing video games, even though you're an adult with major responsibilities.


    Maybe that's a form of relaxation for you?

    10. You shouldn't feel ashamed for showing affection toward another man.

    NBC / Via

    And if anyone thinks you're gay or weird for it, you probably don't need them in your life anyway because being gay and/or weird is phenomenal.

    11. Additionally, don't feel ashamed about wearing colors that that are considered "not manly" enough.

    Charles Roffey / Creative Commons / Via Flickr: charlesfred

    Colors literally have nothing to do with gender.

    12. Don't feel ashamed about singing a "girly song."

    Fox / Via

    If you're paranoid about belting a certain lyric, you're overthinking it. Have fun.

    13. Don't feel like it's a slight on your manhood if you don't have or haven't had many sexual encounters.

    Apatow Productions / Via

    14. Don't feel ashamed about not having the perfect physique.

    15. Don't let phrases like "be a man" or "real men do ___" get to your head.

    Interscope / Via

    Because honestly, what do phrases like that even mean?

    16. Don't feel bad about not wanting to ever settle down and get married.


    No matter how much your parents beg you.

    17. Don't feel bad about not drinking.

    HBO / Via

    18. Not having a circumcised penis.

    Marvel / Via

    That's the way it naturally is!

    19. Don't be ashamed of your penis size.


    You may be big, you may be small, but a peen is a peen is a peen.

    20. Don't feel bad about being vulnerable.

    Imagine Entertainment / Via

    It's OK to let people in and let your emotions out.

    21. And lastly, don't be afraid to embrace your feminine side.

    Universal Pictures / Via

    Because this masculine bullshit is all constructed. Do you, boo.