1. Talking to cats in a cute voice.
“If I get home from work before my girlfriend, I will cuddle the cats and talk to them in a cute-ish high-pitched voice.”
2. Talking to dogs in a cute voice.
“My dad has told me that speaking to dog in a high-pitched voice is un-masculine. I enjoy it, the dogs enjoy it, but I just don’t do it around him anymore because he can be really vicious about it.”
3. Ballet classes.
“I’m old enough now that I no longer keep things secret for fear of seeming less tough. But in my late teens/early twenties, I got into ballet and started taking adult beginner classes and managed to keep it secret from my tough guy hooligan friends for six months before they found out and ridiculed me until I got embarrassed and quit. One of the biggest regrets of my life is not sticking with it. If I had, I’d been 10+ years in and a reasonable dancer by now.”
4. Bath bombs.
“Bath bombs. I love going to Lush and looking at all the colors and smelling all the smells and then if I’m feeling really adventurous I’ll even buy a bath bomb that’s slightly sparkly and hope no one sees the sparkles on me.”
5. Interior design.
“I like interior design. Sometimes I just flick through home furnishing magazines to look at the decor. Then I imagine living in such places.
Edit: Thanks for all your supportive comments!”
6. The Sims.
“I love The Sims. I like dressing them up, decorating their houses and making them fuck. Making my sim people have a happy life makes me happy.”
7. Using coupons.
“I used a coupon once.”
8. Cooking, baking, and gardening.
“I enjoy cooking, baking, and even a bit of gardening.”
9. Being the little spoon.
“Sometimes it’s just nice being the little spoon.”
10. Doing a facial cleanse.
“I love doing a facial cleanse, tone and moisturize, makes your face feel awesome.”
11. Sitting while peeing.
“Peeing while sitting down.”
12. Crossing my legs like a girl.
“I like sitting with my legs crossed the ‘girly’ way.”
13. Disney songs.
“I will rock the fuck out to Disney songs.”
“I will drink the shit out of an appletini.”
15. Pumpkin spice.
“Pumpkin spice latte.”
16. Manicures and pedicures.
“Manicures and pedicures, obviously no nail polish, but my hands and feet are usually a horrendous pile of dead skin and callouses from working out and my job. It makes me feel a little better about people seeing them, they don’t get all of them, but it definitely makes them look closer to normal. My feet are bad enough that I’ve been to a doctor and he actually thought something was wrong with my feet until he took a good look at it.
Feels bad man…”
17. Shaving my legs.
“The greatest feeling EVER is running your hands over smooth legs. If that leg has to be your own… guess you gotta do what you gotta do. Shaving takes a long time but is so worth it.”
18. Nipple stimulation.
“Receiving nipple stimulation.”
19. Chamomile tea.
“Chamomile tea before bed.”
20. Cooking, HGTV, cleaning my house.
“Cooking, HGTV, cleaning my house/clean house, scented candles. But then again I’m a 200 lb 6′ combat vet so fuck whoever doesn’t like those things.”
21. Julie Andrews.
“Julie Andrews. I don’t secretly enjoy it though. I am not ashamed to admit that she can sing like hell.”
22. Shaving my taint.
“Shave from grundle to butt crack weekly.”
23. Talking about my own feelings.
“Shit, I do all sorts of ‘unmasculine’ things. I cook, I bake, I pee sitting down most mornings when I wake up, I’m a therapist and talk about my own feelings a lot, back when I was married I gasp let my wife pay the bills and do the budget because she was much better at it than I was. I’ve gotten pedicures and had spa days, I like being the little spoon, and I love shopping for my own clothes and interior design. I’m also 6’5″, have a beard, played sports, have a bunch of tattoos, and am traditionally masculine in a lot of ways. Fuck the rules on that stuff—I do things that make me happy.”
24. Girly fruity cocktails.
“Girly fruity cocktails. Sorry, but beer is bitter and gross. Cold sugary magic drinks FTW.”
“Musicals. I’m not talking about just some demon barber, grave robber or night surgeon. Those are great but Roxanne, Javert, and 24601 have gotten me through some tough times and those six Merry murderesses are always worth a good time. I couldn’t go five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes without one. The Agony would cut like a knife. That made me hungry, anyone have a little priest?”
26. Fluffy animals.
“I love fluffy animals. Cats, dogs, sheep.
Hell, even non-fluffy animals like horses and cows. I like calling them cute and baby-talking them.
I had one girl dump me cause she thought that was weird and a second told me that as a man I should never use the word cute to describe something.
Fuck it. Animals are cute, damnit!!! And I’m not afraid to say it!!”
27. Wearing a scarf.
“I would totally wear a scarf if people didn’t use it as a gay stereotype (even actual gay people).”
28. Stuffed animals in bed.
“I have a horde of stuffed animals on my bed. I’m in college. I don’t care, they are my babies, my buddies who some of which have been with me during my worst moments as a kid—bullying, surgery, personal fuckups, etc.”
29. Multicolored pillow case.
“I have a multicolored pillow case from my childhood with one corner worn down to almost nothing because I rub it between my thumb and index finger every night to help me relax and fall asleep. My fiancee thinks it’s weird, but hey, I’m not hurting anyone.”
30. Scented candles.
“Sniffing every single new scented candle in bath & body works. And asking questions about them.”
31. Artisanal soap.
“Artisan/homemade soap bars, not really a secret but I don’t talk about it a lot.”
“I use a deep pore cleansing lotion. In the shower, I use a water-activated gel cleanser, then a honey-almond body scrub and on the face, an exfoliating gel scrub. Then, I apply a herb-mint facial mask, which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after-shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer. Then an anti-aging eye balm. Followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion. I adopted this routine from Patrick Bateman (American Psycho).”
33. Crying at movies.
“I will cry at any movie where a dog dies. Every, Single. Time. A Dog’s Purpose was a very unpleasant movie for me.”
34. Hand-sewing purses.
“Back in the day I used to hand-sew purses for my female friends. I’d make them out of cut-up old jeans.”
35. Calling things ‘adorable.’
“I love cute—kittens, puppies, unicorns, baby animals of all kinds… in fact, pretty much any tiny-sized version of objects make me instinctively go ‘aaaaw.’ Just last week at work, I discovered that the doorbell for our front door looks like this, and is about the size of my thumb. It’s the first time I ever called an alarm bell ‘adorable.’”