Are we still men? When and why have we become so sensitive, shy, metro, pan, non-sexual? This is all IMHO and I would really like to open a truthful, meaningful dialogue. I don't think young men today are being emasculated, I feel it's more a matter of not being "masculinized", to make up a word. For the most part, everything in our lives now is coed, cross gender and incredibly "correct." The lack of "male" influences, environments, gym classes, education, paternal involvement and guidance (half of todayâs youth are being raised in single parent households, most often the mother) are all elements which contribute to todayâs pan sexuality. Fathers, grandfathers, coaches, teachers, preachers and family members, I guess society at large, is not doing their job. This may start a fire storm, but I think men have been far too feminized. It creates a fear of being male and masculine. Men are virtually ashamed of being male, having a cock and we spend a great deal of time and energy suppressing natural instincts, behavior and attitudes. I am NOT saying men should be anything but gentlemanly, gracious, well mannered, educated and thoughtful. Men can be masculine, male and not be Neanderthals, yet still be Men. Is all of this physical distaste and self consciousness I sense and read about from modern men be the result of a lack of camaraderie, fraternity, male rites, passages and bonding and yes, training? A female perspective here would be particularly informative. Just my stupid curiosity and observations, but could it be something worthy of discussion? If this is just too over to top, or I am misguided, I'll come back and delete it. Let me know everyone.