Adonis Complex

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  1. evolude

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    "Named for the Greek god Adonis, whose body represented an exquisite
    standard of masculinity, the Adonis complex is a collection of
    male body image problems that can include compulsive weightlifting
    and exercising, steroid abuse, eating disorders, and full-blown body dysmorphic disorder."


    Has anyone else read this book? It does sound interesting.. lets see..

    compulsive weightlifting and exercising.. check.. sometimes really
    steroid abuse.. thought about it more than ever but negative
    eating disorders.. what cheesecake?? what ice cream??
    body dysmorphic disorder.. honestly I look great for the mediocre effort..

    source: http://psychservices.psychiatryonline.org/cgi/reprint/54/2/255
     
  2. evolude

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    anyone have the ebook?
     
  3. smb is me

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    not the book, just the disorder
     
  4. evolude

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    most of us probably have a minor case of it.. nothing this bad..

    "Kevin, a fit, 230-pound bodybuilder who won’t go outside for fear he looks too small"
     
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    what if I jerk off to myself in the mirror?
     
  6. evolude

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    is there eye contact?
     
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    fuck yeah
     
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    Who gives a fuck. People come up with that kind of bullshit because it makes them feel better about their lazy fat selves.

    I'd rather have 5,000 different "complexes" than look like 99.5% of the population today.
     
  9. spdrcr

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    Isn't that the Bateman complex?
     
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    I used to have a mild case of it, finally started outgrowing it when complements come pouring in
     
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    Seems fine to me.
     
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    i'm sure i have a problem with it but add that to ADD and proscratination issues and it keeps me in a constant state of unhappy-with-my-body-ness.
     
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    as long as the mascara isn't running from the tears post orgasm, you're fine
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    Steroids cure this. I found a study where steroid users reported much higher body satisfaction than people who worked out daily but did not use.

    Since my girlfriend is a psychlologist I always bring that one up. "I'll be happier if I do steroids so STFU."
     
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    I think the thread starter misunderstood a few of the descriptions.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    test as an anti-depressant, sign us all up
     
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    starts fucking with your mind when your off cycle though
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    because I know how it feels to be on.. too :ugh:
     
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    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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