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Be a Man: Reflections on Masculinity, Part One

I hated Gym class, especially the change room.
Guys parading around wearing only jockstraps, flicking each other with towels.
They knew how to 'man up'.
Me, changing in the darkest corner, not so much.
For years, the jockstrap represented my fear that I'd never be a man.
Now, I understand the myth of manning up, and I am man enough!
The jockstrap has a new role in my community for play rather than sport.
And I'm comfortable with that.