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20 men admit the things they enjoy the most that are usually considered to be 'unmasculine'

20 men admit the things they enjoy the most that are usually considered to be 'unmasculine'

Men are opening up about breaking stereotypes and living their lives by doing the things they love the most.

In a society that stereotypes what defines a man and a woman, people are learning to be themselves and do the things that bring them joy, regardless. One Reddit user asked the community, "Men of Reddit, what's something you enjoy that's considered unmasculine?" Many men opened up on the "unmasculine" things that they enjoyed and it's the most wholesome thread. Here are some of the top replies we came across:

1. My wife fights my battles

"I let my wife fight my battles on the phone with insurance companies, medical billers, vendors, banks, credit cards, whatever. She does it for work as a biller herself and she relishes going into combat with those people." — u/Thismeanswarm
 

2. Skincare

"Looking after my skin, my favorite part of the day is cleaning my face — exfoliating and then moisturizing." — u/SamCrossyy

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3. Crochet

"It's been a while, but I used to really like to crochet." — u/Reddit

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4. French-braiding hair

"I like french braiding hair. It's unfortunate that I have no daughters. And it's a little creepy for a 39-year-old guy to offer that to people, so I haven't done it in a long time." — u/Brakethecycle

 

5. Talking about feelings

"Talking articulately about feelings. Also, related, talking with people where the point is to get to know someone and develop a bond with them, rather than to exchange factual information to get a task done. And yes, I'm aware that the latter does create real bonds between people, and can be an awesome solution for men who are not comfortable talking about their feelings. But I prefer to skip this 'pretend we're actually only getting together to do stuff' part and cut right to the getting personal part." — u/hononononoh

6. Shedding a tear

"Crying when I'm sad." — u/WambaJumba

7. Women's shower gel

"My girlfriend regularly buys me a women's shower gel called 'snow fairy,' a pink product that smells amazing. She knows it's my guilty pleasure and I don't care that I'm a tall, burly guy in the army.
Nobody messes with my snow fairy." — u/Reddit

8. Bath stuff

"I don't know exactly what it is but my SO has bath stuff that makes the water kind of milky and smooth. I used it once. Would definitely use it again if the mood struck. Made my beard crazy soft, like a super conditioner." — u/Reddit

 

9. Poetry

"Jewelry, hair care, poetry, and I can't see a puppy without making a scene." — u/WastaSpace 

 

10. Cocktails

"Fancy, 'girly' cocktail drinks. Tastes amazing." — u/Stuf404
 

 

11. Flowers

"Flowers are f*cking pretty and if anyone has a problem with that then may god have mercy on their souls." — /OsteroidFire915

Portrait of laughing hipster with white tree blossoms in his beard - stock photo/Getty Images
Portrait of laughing hipster with white tree blossoms in his beard - stock photo/Getty Images

 

 

12. Being caring

"Just deeply caring for people. Men usually are portrayed as not caring at all but I definitely do." — u/Cellofromstream
 

 

13. Long bath

"Taking a long hot bath. Especially in the winter after going to the gym, coming home and just relaxing in it is honestly one of the best feelings in the world." — u/gt35r
 

 

14. Stitching

"I know how to sew and draft sewing patterns. But everything I make is badass. I work in a machine shop and the guys love seeing the stuff I make. Hoping I can make something for my GF soon." — u/Reddit
 

Man busy sewing material on a machine - stock photo/Getty Images
Man busy sewing material on a machine - stock photo/Getty Images

 

 

 

15. Cuddling

"Cuddling. That's what I like even though I look like a mountain of pure testosterone and anger. Sometimes the meanest-looking men have the kindest of hearts." — u/Degtyaryov128
 

16. Physical contact

"I love when people play with my hair. It was one of the reasons I grew it out back when. I'm very keen on physical contact (with permission of course), like hugging, people touching my shoulder while talking to me, or vice versa. Crying during emotional scenes in movies." — u/Castle-fist

17.  Bareilles songs


"Sara Bareilles songs." — u/therealgunambael

 

 

18. Fancy coffee

"Fancy coffee drinks with little hearts drawn using the foam." — u/tokenerd
 

 

19. Cats

"Cats. Cats are the greatest things in the world because they're like tiny, stupid people." — u/Reddit
 



 

 

20. Women's hair

"Women's hair. I can layer/texture and blend. I can do 2 tone/free hand color however you want/however you want/across a spectrum of ombre to balyage." — u/highhorse617
 

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