Women may alter their own sexual behavior in an effort to protect their male partner's perceived sense of manhood. Researchers found women who perceived their partner's masculinity as more fragile tended to lower their sexual satisfaction. Additionally, women in relationships with males who they believed to experience "fragile masculinity" reported more anxiety and poorer communication in their relationship.
Some traditional masculine stereotypes, such as being adventurous and competitive, were linked to being better fathers to infant children. This is especially true if men also adopt a nurturing role. However, one trait, hostile sexism, was not linked to improvements in parenting skills.
Men with a more fragile sense of masculinity, or whose feelings of masculinity rely more on others, are more likely to act aggressively in order to prove their masculinity.
Men and women who endorsed hegemonic masculinity were more likely to vote for, and have positive opinions of Trump.
Traditional concepts of masculinity, including self-reliance and emotional suppression, leads to an increased risk of PTSD in veterans.
Researchers applied a computer algorithm to 3D facial images of children diagnosed with ASD. The algorithm detected both males and females with autism had more masculine features than children not on the spectrum.
A new study reports paracetamol (acetaminophen) could damage the development of male behaviors in offspring if taken while a female is pregnant.