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a problem shared

Got a problem? DR RANJ SINGH and WAYNE DHESI are here to offer their advice…

I’ve met a guy I like and he undeniably has a great body.

I’ve seen the photos on Instagram! Mine, on the other hand, is a bit rough around the edges: a bit of flab here, the odd stretch mark there. Anyway, the difference means I’m quite self-conscious about the prospect of going to bed with him. Do you have any advice?

GRAEME, STAFFORD

WAYNE: First off, you’re by no means alone in having anxieties about your body.

The Attitude body survey conducted for this issue (see p9) found that 59 per cent of gay men aren’t happy with their body, while 84 per cent said they felt under intense scrutiny to have a good body. While this month’s magazine has tried to highlight many of the anxieties gay men face with their body, it’s such a large topic that there isn’t room to explore body image in the gay community to a conclsuive end. So let’s look at things on a personal level.

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Tom Daley is on the cover of Attitude’s ‘Body’ issue, talking exclusively about his ideal physique and why he’s tired of being seen as just a body. Plus, Attitude celebrates the male form in a revealing shoot with eleven men... Our survey of over 5000 readers reveals the shocking truth about how gay men really feel about their body… Editor-in-Chief Matt Cain strips off to show exactly what magazines can do to turn a real body into a fantasy physique… Plus, Joel Dommett reveals some rather embarrassing personal details about his time in the I’m A Celebrity… jungle.