10 Myths About Guys That Are 100% True

There are tons of stereotypes surrounding both men and women. While many of them are outdated or simply untrue, these commonly assumed tidbits about guys are, as a general rule, pretty much true for most men out there.

  1. Sometimes, we just want sex. Sad but true. Whether it’s biological, social conditioning, or some combination of the two, there are definitely times when we’re not looking for a serious thing – we’re just looking to get laid.
  2. We’re sensitive about our size. Even though it’s been proven again and again that size isn’t actually that important to sex quality, that there’s such a thing as too big, and that you ladies don’t care that much — WE still care a LOT about penis size. So please, be gentle.
  3. We really do need our alone time. Because we’re terrible at dealing with our emotions (more on that in a minute), we actually require quite a lot of alone time to think things through. It’s not a reflection on you; we just don’t process things by talking about them. We process them internally by mulling them over while we play video games.
  4. Watching sex online pretty much always turns us on. We’re visual creatures. Women tend to be turned on by lots of things, but for us guys, it’s really just seeing something hot. Whether that’s full-on sex movie online or just a tantalizing flash of your bum, for us, that’s what does it. When it comes to sex, seeing is believing for us.
  5. We are cold and unemotional creatures. First, we’re conditioned from a young age with nonsense like ‘real men don’t cry’ and ‘harden up’ — stuff like that. Which, even though it’s garbage, does have a lasting impact on our psyche. We get the message loud and clear: we’re not supposed to show our emotions.  Second, there have been multiple studies that show that women simply experience more emotion than men across more scenarios. So yeah, we don’t have as much emotion in us, and we’re not very good at handling the stuff that we do have. Which means…
  6. We’re not really talkers. For us, talking is a means to an end — we’re all for talking about the best way to solve a problem or to get to know those around us better. But in general, we’re not very good (or interested) in using talking as a way to develop deep emotional connections. For us, it’s more about shared experiences and the values that those bring to the forefront.
  7. We love to quantify success. We love to know where we are, where everyone else is, and how we are going to improve. That’s why we love video games with structured levels and are constantly trying to figure out what everyone else makes. We’re kind of terrible at intuiting what a social power structure looks like without these quantifiable cues.
  8. The way to our hearts is through our stomachs. In 2009, some researchers in Australia did a survey of 10,000 people and found that actually, we DO prefer food to sex. In a ranking of what we found most pleasurable, sex came in fourth, with taste as the number one source of pleasure. So if you want some dude to fall head over heels for you, just cook some food. As it turns out, we’re pretty easy to manipulate.
  9. We’re extremely egotistical. Yep. We’re a bit terrible in that regard, but we’re crazy egotistical. Oftentimes, because we’ve been taught to now show emotions AND we’re not very good at understanding the ones we have, our egos are just a blustery attempt to cover up our own insecurities. So where you might (very healthily) say ‘I’m anxious about my job security’ we might say ‘I’m SO INCREDIBLE at my job that I’m probably going to quit soon because none of those morons appreciate me.’ Or something like that. It’s not very healthy and is INSANELY annoying, but there it is.
  10. We love oral sex. What can I say? It’s true. Any decent guy would never demand oral from you, but if you offer to go down on him, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get an enthusiastic response.
Spencer is a freelance writer who loves writing articles that are fun to read and easy to understand. When he's not writing, he's usually listening to podcasts and traveling the world searching for the elusive perfect croissant.