They look past your sexual orientation.
The link between lack of acceptance and body image rings true for David. But it seems to be more of a problem in the gay community.
Todd argued that homosexuality is often accompanied by feelings of shame stemming from a lack of acceptance in society. It seems to be the other way around for women, with a study finding that lesbian women reported less body dissatisfaction than heterosexual women.
According to the lesbian blogger Denise Warner, "women are more yoodlooking of body flaws, possibly because they're so aware of the sexism in mainstream media" when it comes to promoting unattainable beauty standards. Inthe International Journal of Eating Disorders found that gay or bisexual men were three times more likely than straight men to have body image issues.
I came out when I was 15 years old. Those feelings can lead to a lack of acceptance for ourselves, which le to an unhealthy fixation with our appearance.
David also thinks the LGBT community is judgmental about appearance. A Grindr user agreed.
I spoke to a few men anonymously about this on Grindr. Hair spray, mousse, wet-look gel and powder promising that tousled surfer look.
In a gay club, the gor is similar, but turbo-charged. Often, the queue to wash your hands is endlessly drawn out by people preening in the mirror. It definitely affects people negatively.
Body image is an issue for many men, regardless of sexuality. There are so many products.
When it comes to appearance, gay men hold themselves - and one another - to far more exacting standards. They go for two hours in the morning and two in the evening. Part of the obsession some gay men have with their appearance definitely lookihg from seeking validation.