Body beautiful
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Have you ever been on a diet? Done a 12 week cardio course? Strived for the perfect pectoral? You're not alone.  In the modern world, the desire to have the perfect body is imperative. We invest more in gyms and nutrition than ever before - but at what cost. 

In this episode we look at the wider impact of social media and societal expectations on body image. 

 

With host comedian Aaron Twitchen

@aarontwitchen on all platforms 

Www.iloveaaron.co.uk

 

RESOURCES

If you're suffering from an eating disorder please feel safe to seek help and the support you deserve. BEAT can help you - https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ 

https://gcn.ie/steroid-use-gay-community-drugs/ 

Mens bodies over time - https://www.thelist.com/56105/mens-perfect-body-types-changed-throughout-history/ 

 

Penis enlargement gone wrong - https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/penis-enlargement-wrong-scientists-horror-stories/ 

 

READ: about being fat - https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/04/scottee-world-obesity-day-federartion-fatphobia-queer-gay-lgbt/

 

Lesbian body image: https://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5248&context=utk_graddiss

Sports steroid usage in the gay community https://gcn.ie/steroid-use-gay-community-drugs/ 

Mens bodies over time and how we've not always looked like this- https://www.thelist.com/56105/mens-perfect-body-types-changed-throughout-history/ 

 

Penis enlargement gone wrong - https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/penis-enlargement-wrong-scientists-horror-stories/ 

 

A fascinating article from queer advocate Scottee on being larger in the gay community https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/03/04/scottee-world-obesity-day-federartion-fatphobia-queer-gay-lgbt/

 

Christine Becks research on body image within the lesbian community: https://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5248&context=utk_graddiss

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