Most men are resistant towards or dismissive of therapy based on the misconception that the practice is all emotion, and no science, while other men that do seek therapy are hesitant to discuss their experiences based on these fallacies. Additionally, many men view therapy patients as broken, or weak, or somehow less masculine–and any man who could disprove these perceptions won’t admit their treatment out of pride. It’s a self-perpetuating cycle that has kept therapy the dirty little secret of men everywhere.
That’s why this article gets our attention and our Naked Star award; Just a Guy Thing treats therapy as just another guy thing. It’s great that such a mainstream men’s website can write an article in support of online therapy. The piece portrays online therapy positively, highlighting the medium for its connivence, customization, and overall effectiveness. Never once does it imply that therapy is shameful or embarrassing, or anything less than just a guy thing.
The Naked Star is given to a website or article that has shown awesome bravery in expressing truth in the areas of psychology, health, sexuality and/or culture.