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Do you struggle with small talk? Do you often run out of things to say or feel awkward and self-conscious in social situations? Our Conversation Mastery Course teaches you the secrets of master conversationalists and gives you the skills you need to have confident, engaging, and captivating conversations with anyone, anywhere.

How to Talk to Men


Put on your actress persona for a second and try to gracefully move past him in a crowd and excuse yourself by bumping into him lightly. Exchange a smile or eye contact, see if he says anything, or loop back around to talk to him after you go to the bathroom

Research suggests that positive and negative body talk are important factors in people's body image, however, the instruments designed to measure body talk are generally designed for use with a specific gender and primarily measure negative body talk. To address the shortcomings in the existing measures, the Body Talk Scale (BTS) was designed to measure both positive and negative body talk in men and women. The current study examines the development and psychometric properties of this new scale in two samples of adults, both including men and women. Study 1 focused on the development and examined the factor structure of the original scale items. Study 2 confirmed the factor structure and examined the concurrent validity, incremental validity, test-retest reliability of the scale, and also gender differences. The results indicated that the BTS is a 14-item scale that contains three subscales (Negative Fat Talk, Negative Muscle Talk, and Positive Body Talk) and demonstrates good concurrent validity, incremental validity, and test-retest reliability. Gender comparisons on all three subscales indicated that men engage in more positive body talk than women. The findings demonstrate that the BTS is a useful measure of positive and negative body talk in both men and women.

Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of sad, their families, friends, and even their doctors may not always recognize the anger or aggression as depression symptoms. In addition, men are less likely than women to recognize, talk about, and seek treatment for depression. Yet depression affects a large number of men.

Both men and women get depression but their willingness to talk about their feelings may be very different. This is one of the reasons that depression symptoms for men and women may be very different as well.

Most side effects lessen over time but it is important to talk with your doctor about any side effects that you may have. Starting antidepressant medication at a low dose and gradually increasing to a full therapeutic dose may help minimize adverse effects.

If you think someone has depression, you can support him by helping him find a doctor or mental health professional and then helping him make an appointment. Even men who have trouble recognizing that they are depressed may agree to seek help for physical symptoms, such as feeling tired or run down. They may be willing to talk with their regular health professional about a new difficulty they are having at work or losing interest in doing things they usually enjoy. Talking with a primary care provider may be a good first step toward learning about and treating possible depression.

SHAPIRO: He got better after he started a medicine called TPOXX. So how can we talk about this disease in an accurate and specific enough way to help those at highest risk without creating stigma or homophobia? Gregg Gonsalves at the Yale School of Public Health has wrestled with this question. He's spent decades working on HIV and other infectious diseases. Welcome to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED.

GONSALVES: Well, Dr. Tedros did something courageous when he made an announcement of a public health emergency. He overruled his advisory committee and said, indeed it is. It's affecting gay men across the world. And so I think he spoke about this from a position of care and solidarity - not of moral criticism or moral opprobrium. And so yes, I think it's fair to say modifying the places you seek out sexual contact is something reasonable to do. And we should be talking about it explicitly, particularly among the gay community - talking to ourselves, peers to peers. That being said, you need to keep on the lookout for stigma and discrimination. But it's - that's what I think people are reacting to - that talking about gay sex among ourselves - among gay men, among the LGBT community - is one thing, but certain politicians will always take advantage of it.

Within his connections with other men, Ben also actively deflected conversations about emotions by using humor. For example, when his brother attempted to talk to Ben about his marriage problems, Ben was not interested:

Ben was clearly uncomfortable with these sorts of conversations with other men and viewed talking about personal problems as something that should not be done between men. His way of dealing with this tension and his discomfort as the conversation veered into a highly personal and potentially emotional topic was to divert the conservation, drawing on humor and on narratives which emphasized heterosexuality. Ben not only distanced himself from the emotionality of women, but he was also not interested in providing any emotional support to other men. Instead, Ben offered his brother instrumental support, offering financial help and assistance in looking after his children.

Me and my oldest brother always had a really close relationship and were able to talk about a lot of things. Very emotionally aware, unlike the stereotype of gruff non-emotional men. I guess more so now that we are adults and have all been through the stuff we have.

When your testosterone levels dip below what they should be, you can have problems with your sex drive and ability to have kids. Many men have this condition, which is called hypogonadism. Still, you may be too embarrassed to voice your concerns. WebMD offers these tips to help you talk to your doctor about it.

Still, you might need to broach the topic on your own. You can make an appointment with your primary care doctor or seek the help of a urologist, who specializes in male sex organs. If fertility is an issue, you can talk to a reproductive endocrinologist. They treat hormone imbalances in both men and women.

According to Onnela, the data from the talkativeness study and other research from his group will provide a snapshot of social behavior in a healthy population that researchers will be able to compare with data from the mood disorder patients to better judge how these individuals are faring.

You spot a cutie at a bar, really want to talk to him, but are finding it difficult to start the conversation without coming off too strong? Alcohol to the rescue! Ask him what drink he is having, if it is any good, and what he would recommend for you.

Also, share details about things that you experienced as a child, and if he is of a similar age, it is probable that he will relate to it and get more comfortable talking to you. Also, ask him about his family and tell him all about yours.

If he has a pet, ask him about it. This is a topic pet owners never get tired of. They adore their pets and never get tired of talking about them! It helps if you have a pet as well. Ask him its name, how long it has been in his life, what fun things they have done together, etc. Tell him about yours as well.

He may be guarded at first, but when he sees that you are genuinely interested in and like his buddies, he will delve into stories of the pranks they have played on others. He will love to talk about the stuff they have done together and how fun it is to spend time with them.

You will find that most people, no matter how shy or introvert, will have at least some things to say about each of these topics. Once you find something he is interested in, keep talking about it for a while. Ask follow-up questions about whatever he is comfortable talking about.

It would be best to make sure that the guy is comfortable talking to you. The initial phase can be difficult, but if you take things a tad slow and let the conversation flow naturally, he will surely enjoy the chat. Also, this is an opportunity to know him better and let him know you well. So make the best use of our compilation of the things to talk about with a guy. Do not panic, and make sure you both are interested in having a friendly little chat. Good luck!

Depression, even if it's severe, usually improves with medications or psychological counseling (psychotherapy) or both. If you or someone close to you thinks you may be depressed, talk to your doctor or a mental health professional. It's a sign of strength to ask for advice or seek help when you need it.

In the hit Netflix show "Sex Education," school teacher Ms. Sands finds herself stumped when her boyfriend and fellow teacher Mr. Hendricks requests she trash talk him during their sexcapades. She has no clue where to begin and appears visibly uncomfortable delivering her first attempts.

Luckily, bedroom trash talk is a skill that can be learned with practice and a few ground rules, according to Lola Jean, a 30-year-old sex educator and dominatrix who specializes in trash-talk and wrestling kinks. Jean has even made a career out of verbally teasing men and feeding into their deepest insecurities at their request.

"To be good at trash talk, you have to understand the person who you're trash talking. To do that you have to create a safe non-physical space where they can be at their most vulnerable and they can volunteer," the types of ways they'd like to be verbally degraded, Jean told Insider. "You're not going to be the one that decides all these things to say to them. It's based on the intel that you collect from them."

If you find talking trash turns you on, sit down with your partner and explain to them why that is, then see if they'd be open to being on the receiving end. If they agree, you can lay down some ground rules and non-verbal cues that can act as wordless safe words. 041b061a72


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