It makes me chuckle a little bit. The notion of “manhood.” Tough. Unbreakable. Very…..manly, I suppose.
I’ve only seen the commercial once. I didn’t even know it was really an issue for men. Apparently, bladder leakage affects roughly “23 million men, including one in five men over 60,” according to adage.com. If you’re a female at least in your 20s or if you’ve delivered a baby naturally at some point, you know how much of an issue this could be. I don’t mean to gross you out, but females do have to worry about all sorts of leakages: blood, mucus, urine, and whatever else. I’m just saying.
There’s so much riding heavily on our men ‘being or acting like men‘ that even medical matters become embarrassment details that really shouldn’t be. Having an issue like, say a bladder leakage, doesn’t make someone feel less of a man, does it? I can’t say. I really don’t know how men feel about these things. So here goes the question.
Why do men ever feel like they have to “guard” their manhood? What takes “manhood” away? As a woman, I’ve never felt like I had to defend my femininity in any situation. I’m sure there are others who’ve felt the opposite. But I’m curious, what is it about men in our society needing to assert their manhood…all the time?
So man up! Answer me, if you may, you man of all men. I’d like to know how you feel about your “manhood.”
If you haven’t seen the commercial, watch it here. Enjoy as I did!