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17 Men Confess Their Crippling Body Insecurities

We don't often consider that men also face a lot of body image issues, just like women. But they do, of course, because they're human. Unfortunately, it isn't widely accepted in society for men to have body confidence issues, so they have to "confess" their feelings on anonymous websites like Whisper. Here are 17 things that men secretly think about themselves - and they're definitely thoughts that everyone has, regardless of gender. 

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What started as a series of photos meant as a joke has become a trending expectation that may further the negative body images of young women with eating disorders.

The term 'bikini bridge' refers to the space between a woman's bikini bottoms and her stomach while lying on her back. A group of anonymous users of 4chan started circulating a series of the images as a prank. The images included comments like "I love it when...guys notice my bikini bridge" and " if your girlfriend doesn't have a bikini bridge why are you with her?"

But what started as a joke has triggered deep concern regarding the impact of these images on young women with negative body image issues. Experts say that those with eating disorders see this as a challenge and what is a joke to some may be taken very seriously as an aspirational goal to others.