What We Learned From Men’s Magazines in September
They can become addicted to working out, they’re clueless about condoms, and they want us to cheer on their favorite team. Here’s what else we found out about men this month.
Alas, summer is over. We hope you Bettys had as much fun as we did and made enough steamy memories to keep you warm through the upcoming cold months.
But, If you’re summer wasn’t as sizzling as you’d hoped it’d be, don’t fret. September is a great time to start fresh and re-energize your love life, whether you’re single or in a relationship. This month, men’s magazines have given us some great insight into exactly what guys are looking for this season. Read on to see what we’ve learned:
1. They love behind-the-wheel action.
Sure it’s not the safest thing to do, but you should know by now that men like to live dangerously. According to a statistic in Details’ “Know and Tell” section, a study surveying 4,364 cars at intersections in NY and Florida caught 11 percent of males under the age of 30 fondling themselves while driving. And, in Maxim’s “Ask Maxim” section, another statistic found that 15 percent of people have claimed to have had sex while driving. So, it’s pretty safe to assume that driving and sex pretty much go hand-in-hand for men… literally.
2. They can become addicted to working out.
If your guy is constantly breaking plans with you because he’s “got to get a workout in” even though he’s already totally ripped, it may be a warning sign that he’s actually addicted to the gym. In Details’ “Are You Wasting Away at the Gym?” author Kayleen Schaefer interviews Jay Cardiello, a New York based strength-and-conditioning specialist who says, “There’s a road to addiction. You think, ‘I worked out for an hour today. I feel great. I wonder if I’ll feel better after an hour and a half.’ Then you stop hanging out with your friends. The gym becomes an obsession.” If this is the case with your guy, make sure he talks to someone about it – over-exercising is not hot, and seriously puts a damper on your together time.
3. But they don’t rule out quick-fix weight loss methods.
For those guys who would never, ever develop an addiction to the gym (quite the opposite, in fact), Men’s Fitness offers other ways to achieve their dream bodies. In “When Dieting Doesn’t Work,” Karen Asp outlines four non-invasive “sculpting” procedures such as Zeltiq, a treatment where “fat cells are chilled with a specialized transducer and subsequently die from the cold. Over time, the body flushes them out through normal metabolic processes.” All it takes is a one hour-long session for about $600, and the fat starts melting away. Um, sign us up for this one, too!