There are so many products. Hair spray, mousse, wet-look gel and powder promising that tousled surfer look.
Often, the queue to wash your hands is endlessly drawn out by people preening in the mirror. Body image is an issue for many men, regardless of sexuality.
But it seems to be more of a problem in the gay community. When it comes to appearance, gay men hold themselves - and one another - to far more exacting standards.
I spoke to a few men anonymously about this on Grindr. A leading gay lifestyle magazine, Attitude, has just published an entire issue dedicated to body image problems in the gay community.
Part of the obsession some gay men have with their appearance definitely comes from seeking validation. They look past your sexual orientation.
How to be Gay and Happy. Todd argued that homosexuality is often accompanied by feelings of shame stemming from a lack of acceptance in society.
Those feelings can lead to a lack of acceptance for ourselves, which leads to an unhealthy fixation with our Venedocia oh single gay men. Inthe International Journal of Eating Disorders found that gay or bisexual men were three times more likely than straight men to have body image issues.
It seems to be the other way around for women, with a study finding that lesbian women reported less body dissatisfaction than heterosexual women.