Has anyone here ever heard or read about the Adonis Complex, or male body dysmorphia? This is a condition where men and boys become obsessed with their bodies, and develop a distorted perception of their bodies. They begin to perceive themselves as being "to thin", and not big or muscular enough. They will continue feeling this way no matter how much they work out, how much muscle they gain, and fat they loose. It is essentially reverse anorexia.

What I'm really interested in hearing about is what you think might cause this debilitating, and sometimes lethal obsession? Is it childhood trauma, social and media influences, pressure from women, a combination of these, or something all together different?



Edited by BigV (10/27/09 03:23 AM)