Study: Nearly Half the Gay Men Questioned would Die Early if They Could Have a Better Body

  • GQjock

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    Jan 06, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
    PinkNewsreports that 48% of gay men said they would give up a year or more of their lives in exchange for a perfect body, while 10% of them said they would be willing to die more than 11 years ahead of schedule if said body could be had immediately.
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2012/01/06/Study_Nearly_Half_of_UK_Gay_Males_Would_Die_Early_For_the_Perfect_Bod/

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    This study was done in the UK ... I can only Imagine if they asked Gay Guys here in the US icon_rolleyes.gif

    Here Here ... take my arm ... I'm not using it ... go head cut it ... cut it now icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 06, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    I saw this and I had to wonder how many years would I be willing to give up to have not only a fully functioning body again, but a PERFECT body.

    (lets see - my dad lived to 67- but he smoked and drank; if I assume a life expectancy of 69 ; give up 10 (59 years);

    10 yrs perfect, or 15 - 20 like this.

    It would be worth it really only if i could live those 10 years to the fullest - able to afford to do everything I possibly can with my perfect body

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    Jan 07, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    It's funny that they would gladly live a shorter life for a better body (which is usually achieved with things that make you live LONGER, like exercise, dieting, etc). icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 07, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    from the original article:

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/01/06/half-of-gay-men-would-die-a-year-early-for-the-perfect-body/

    “This is of concern when we know that record numbers of men are taking steroids or having unnecessary cosmetic surgery to achieve what is often an unattainable or unrealistic body image ideal. Central YMCA is campaigning to promote greater body diversity in the media, and for young people to be given an opportunity to learn more about body image in schools.”

    I just wonder how effective these new policies could be. Would it change everybody's taste in men? Would there be more diversity of taste in men if they worked?

    I don't understand this idea that plastic surgery and steroids are just for the insecure. We need to conform to the taste of the ones we want to attract if we want to attract them. You don't do this by simply loving yourself. Eliminating body image issues won't solve anything if everyone continues to desire the same.

    Would they want to sacrifice years of their lives if they didn't have a taste in men that required a perfect body to begin with?

  • Jayjames

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    Jan 07, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
    There's gotta be more to life..................

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    Jan 07, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    Duh. Is anything really being lost though? If you're hugely obese and ugly and it would take you 4-5 years to get where you need to be anyway, but you could just chop those 4 years off the end and have the perfect body now? Yeah... seems like a fair deal.
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    Jan 07, 2012 2:52 AM GMT
    I would do it but only if I can keep that body no matter what and stay fit untill I die at 70ish, I mean people die young all the time. oh twilight zone moment what if the people that get that deal are meant to die the next day or week. Would be a cool film.
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:05 AM GMT
    Larkin saidDuh. Is anything really being lost though? If you're hugely obese and ugly and it would take you 4-5 years to get where you need to be anyway, but you could just chop those 4 years off the end and have the perfect body now? Yeah... seems like a fair deal.


    haha, so you pretty much live under your bed during those 4-5 year that you're fat? You don't enjoy life even a little bit during those 4-5 yrs?


    PS. "PinkNewsreport"?? sounds little a very respectable news agency
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    I give up about an hour a day to have a great body. it's called "working out in the gym". At 46 my face will cause a mirror to crack, but I've never had an aversion to wearing a hood in bed.

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    Jan 07, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    I would prefer to die in my 50s anyways. I don't want to live long enough where I need assistance to get into a bath tub, no thank you sir.

    I'll take the better body
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:39 AM GMT
    Well, look at it from the other end. A lot of people with terminal cancer choose to forego aggressive treatments that could give them a couple extra years of life - of very low quality. It's sort of the same thing.
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    What the fuck is wrg w/ ppl.
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidIt's funny that they would gladly live a shorter life for a better body (which is usually achieved with things that make you live LONGER, like exercise, dieting, etc). icon_lol.gif

    Exactly what I thought. The two usually go together.
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    GQJockNearly Half the Gay Questioned


    How do you question "half the gay"?
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    Jan 07, 2012 3:46 AM GMT
    Soccerstud4 saidI would prefer to die in my 50s anyways. I don't want to live long enough where I need assistance to get into a bath tub, no thank you sir.

    I'll take the better body


    What 50+ year olds do you hang around? icon_eek.gif

    My grandmother is a college professor, exercises daily, and since it's a Friday night.. she's probably on a date LOL. It's an extreme case, but most older people who kept up with themselves during their early years still have active lives into their 60's.
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    Jan 07, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    joevbanana saidhaha, so you pretty much live under your bed during those 4-5 year that you're fat? You don't enjoy life even a little bit during those 4-5 yrs?


    You enjoy everything except the sex with hot guys part icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 07, 2012 4:19 AM GMT
    Uh... the perfect body needs to be MAINTAINED... duh. So my guess is, that body will last the majority of them a few years before they get fat again.
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    Jan 07, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    that's kind of Faustian isn't it?...my soul in return for X...only your LIFE instead of your soul..
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    Jan 07, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    This is more evidence that SOME gays buy into the lie that your big gay party will end at age (insert number here).

    I'm 50 and life is great for me. I'd say wisdom/experience bring more happiness than a cute body...and they're not mutually exclusive. You can have both. I have a friend that is 72 and he's even more satisfied with life than I am. He bikes10 miles a day and then swims. He's in great shape and is happier now than at any time in his life. Why would anybody want to miss out on that?
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    Jan 07, 2012 4:50 AM GMT
    Damn, guess that offer came to late for meicon_sad.gif
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    Jan 07, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    Haaretz said
    GQJockNearly Half the Gay Questioned


    How do you question "half the gay"?


    It's like "catching the gay" by sitting next to somebody gay or not washing your hands after you use a public toilet.
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    Jan 07, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    Ehh, I wanna die at a respectable age anyway so I'd take it in exchange for a year.
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    Jan 07, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    GAMRican said
    Haaretz said
    GQJockNearly Half the Gay Questioned


    How do you question "half the gay"?


    It's like "catching the gay" by sitting next to somebody gay or not washing your hands after you use a public toilet.


    LOL...so that's how all of this happened................
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    Jan 07, 2012 5:35 AM GMT
    I would easily spend more than a year in the gym trying to get the perfect body through my lifetime, so why the hell not just skip it?
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    Jan 07, 2012 5:41 AM GMT
    Wow, how disgustingly lazy... ELEVEN YEARS? You can build a pretty damn good body in two years tops, hell, even one year, if you know what you are doing in the gym and follow a proper diet.