I actually think about this sometimes.So my research has led me down into the dark world of men with lower testosterone than they should have.
The average man today thats 30 has the testosterone level of a 60 year old man in the 1950s…(the good old days)
Any opinions on this, is this contributing to male depression?
I think about what social, physiological, and mental health factors contribute.
To begin with, I think that adult entertainment is at the forefront of this dynamic I remember growing up in the 90s and remember hearing people complains that "sex is everywhere". In Tv commercials, sitcoms, movies, etc. But we are so far past beyond that now. It's no longer some "sexy stewardess" on a plane on a sitcom. Now you can access ANYTHING at ANYTIME. Of course it's still something of a taboo subject, so people don't really develop a sense of how much people indulge in adult entertainment. But if you're observant, you can catch references to it anywhere. Memes with known adult stars. Jokes predicated on the PHub jingle (), those corny recorded podcasts where younger people sit around and discuss things like body count, and females try to justify and encourage opening OF accounts. Even the ladies! I can't tell you how many time in the officer ladies make references to adult film stars, or popular sites.
All of that roils into the social aspect where we're turning this new corner of younger people having more skewed views on marriage. There's this whole "men are standing up for ourselves now" movement that sees younger men shying away from marriage and starting families because they are becoming hyper aware of skewed laws are when it comes to divorce and child support. Also, it IS pretty clear that men hold no real or significant paternal rights in the eyes of the law. At least here in America. And on the opposite side of that coin, you have women who have archetyped the whole "girl boss" movement that stipulates that any form of submission to a man or a relationship with a man is a sign of weakness. So there is a whole tug of war between men and women today where instead of both pulling the oppose gender to each other, both sides are pushing away in a weird reverse tug of war.
And then couple all THAT with a society where men are being actively penalized for being masculine and masculinity has been associated with toxicity. Lots of men, to be quite frank and honest, are hesitant towards being "aggressive" (not in a creepy or bad way) in terms of pursuing women, because lets face it, men don't get a second chance when it comes to accusations. And accusations can take anything from a genuine compliment to a friendly coffee date proposal and turn them into a "verbal S. Assault" and a "sex proposal". And everyone is guilty in the court of public opinion. Men don't just get their lives back after accusations that are blown out of proportion or falsely made (not to say that other allegations aren't legit). So I have spoken to many men who express that it's not "worth it".
I think that in these new times, younger men are turning to the internet.
That's just my opinion, but who am I? I'm just a guy.