Guys Ask Questions They've Always Been Afraid To Ask Other Men

Hey Bro can I ask you something?

Gentlemen, why so bashful? How else are we to learn things in life if we aren't curious and refuse to ask questions? What is the point of best friends and bromances if you can't divulge secrets and discuss life? Men carry around unnecessary fear and it can be crippling. Have a beer, and chat away.

Redditor u/Geraltthegrey wanted all the guys out there to let loose and have a chat about what's on their minds by asking.... Men of Reddit, what questions have you always wanted to ask other men?

Towards Heaven...

Let's say you're standing naked with an erection. Does your penis point up to the sky or is it parallel to the ground? I have a skyward sword but I don't know if everyone's stuff point the same way. nojbro

Parallel to the ground. Kushman257

Shiver Me Timbers.... 

Anyone else shiver a bit sometimes when they pee? Augustane

Yes. As soon as I start peeing, I can feel the shiver coming. S3ERFRY333

Y'all ever accidentally roast yourself so bad you had to sit down and think about it? kingwombat12

I woke up this morning and looked in the mirror but idk what it was I just had a completely different perception of me as a person in that moment. Like I hadn't ever seen myself before and then, out loud, I said "what an ugly motherf***er" and went on with my day. LHtherower

Why frustrate yourself?

Why strip clubs? What's the point of going to a place where you can't have sex with the girls? Sounds like a way of getting super frustrated.

Edit: I should have disclosed that I don't drink alcohol so strip clubs being an alternative to a bar doesn't make sense to me either. conquer69

Where is the Love?

If I don't like going out drinking or partying, what's the best way to find a date? bustead

Do something you like but in a way so that other people are involved. When you meet a girl you like you will already have something in common and to talk about. Mr-ThePlague

I recently started making board game parties. Always invited some friends and encouraged them to invite more people. For now it has been successful enough to find me a date. Relationship didn't last long, but hey! It's something 😁

I think any way to meet new people should work at the end. hit07


Do you shave your butt? If so, how? Chabays

Sit down on the shower floor,back to the wall, stream hitting Uranus, lather up, spread them legs and cheeks, and shave one stroke at a time.

Source: went to boarding school. 100GT100

Wet Floor Troubles....

Have you ever peed in morning half asleep in the slit between the toilet bowl and the toilet seat and had to clean the floor afterwards? I sit down at home to pee and this has happened to me more than I'd like to admit. Sucks big time. Chrislybaer

Look at Mr. Clean! 

Are there any older balding men who can shed light on what its like to date when bald/balding? Im not there yet, but i will be in 10 years. I feel like the best course of action is go scorched earth and shave it off when i get a bald spot, but what are your experiences? brwonmagikk

37 here. Balding since I was 18. At about 25, this guy I was working with (shaved bald), who was about my age now, was just like "What are you doing up here? There's nothing going on and you look like a 45 year old in denial. I bet if you shaved that thing down to the skin, you'd look like a bad a**. I know I look like a bad a** when I shave. Come on, we're going to see the barber."

And so I did... And it was shaved. I never looked back.

As far as dating, some were into it, others were not. Same with any other part of dating. The important thing though, is that taking that step to be bald, and own it, shows confidence and security. That's an awesome thing for other people to notice. Dating or otherwise.

My suggestion. Try shaving it. See how you look and how you feel. FromMyFingers


Anyone else have penis anxiety? I straight up can't use urinals or get changed in locker rooms. Not cause I don't want people to see my lil' man, but rather cause my lil' man often stands at attention involuntarily whenever he's out for people to see. I don't understand guys who can hang around with other people naked. Investigator_Magee

Knowledge is Power! 

I will be having my first prostate exam soon. What's the best way to prep for the Doc's sake? Tanukichan67

Doctor here. We don't mind. Basic hygiene is a plus. jaZoo

Well it's important you're comfortable with your doctor. Plan ahead when selecting and pay particular attention to the hands. Imagine just showing up the morning of your prostate exam to meet the doctor and realizing in the middle of the handshake that you're holding a fist full of bratwurst. Up2Here

Tastes Like Chicken? 

You guys don't taste your own semen, right?

I had a drunk tinder date call me once with her friends and grill me hard on my own opinion on what my semen tastes like. They actually got argumentative when I told them it's not a rite of passage that they seem to think. Every guy I bring it up to us like "no, that's gross" but now I have to assume some kind of bias.

I don't think there's anything wrong with it, just that I don't think it's anywhere as common as some women think, and I'd like anonymous confirmation.

Edit: I'm getting a lot more "yes" than "no."

No Chance Gents! 

Catcalling.... why? Are you shooting for that 1 in a billion chance that they will respond or just like making people uncomfortable? uReallyShouldTrustMe

I've confronted a couple of men over this, and they all responded by saying they didn't see anything wrong with it. They were just giving a compliment, and that the girl were "being b***hes." Make of that what you will. MagnusO9

I got this....


When you're walking down the street do you ever size up a guy walking towards you and mentally start thinking to yourself "I reckon I could take him?" And then start fantasizing about how you would do it if crap went down like if he suddenly tries to mug you/attacks someone else and you step in and you step in and give him a serious beat down? Geraltthegrey

Nip, nip here... nip, nip there....

How erogenous are your nipples? I don't remember anything sexy about my nipples for most of my life, but they seem to have come alive in middle age. It almost feels like there is a direct nerve that connects the nips to the penis. A tongue feels better on the nipples than on any of the other erogenous zones, including the penis. I don't really mind. It does not seem to have come at any cost. Anyone else feel this way? Male this discovery late in life? 2oosra

Real Men have feelings....

Why are you so unwilling to share your emotions with people you love? Every girl I've dated has been amazed by how open I am, and I consider myself pretty closed off.

Edit: Y'all know I'm a man, right? Lot of these comments seem to imply I don't know what it's like to be a man, and my penis would like to object to the implications. Closer67

Finding Love!

How do you guys know the perfect timing to ask a girl out? I've always had trouble with this. If I ask her out too soon she doesn't really know me that much, if I wait I get friendzoned. Any tips? notreallysrs

Try to see yourself from her shoes, if you were in her place would you find it weird if a guy you knew for X amount of time asked you out? There's also the logic of, just go for it and if you get shot down, learn from your mistake and next time handle it differently.

And lastly, imo there's no "perfect timing." Try to imagine the hottest, kindest, sweetest girl you can think of, just walked up to you, talked to you for 10 mins and asked you out.

Would you say no? 10Dante4

Gay Means Happy! 

What is up with the intense fear of even coming off as even the slightest bit gay? I hear the hypothetical questions of "would you give oral sex to a dude for 10 million dollars?" Yeah I would, that's a good chunk of change and if used wisely can set you up for life. "But then you have to live with the fact that you gave oral sex to a dude!" People lose sleep at night for FAR worse things.

This isn't just young dudes asking this question either, I've heard men as old as 50 ask these kinds of questions. Bobthechampion

A Change is gonna Come... 

Serious question. Why do married men always tell single men that they are going to change when they get married? Or that the wife is the boss? Etc etc. I have been told so many times that I'm going to change when I have a serious relationship. (Currently 25) Jamesbondinator

The main factor is probably whether or not they have a child after they get married. If they do have one or more kids then yes they and the dynamic of their relationship will certainly change. If they don't have a kid then they'll probably just stay the same by have more time and money to hang out and do cool stuff together/with friends. Geraltthegrey

Keep Growing....


Are you a grower or a shower? Team Grower all the way! CoryWithAnE

This is Weird.... 

Am I the only one that feels urinals are incredibly awkward. I never use them, cubicles are far better. How are people just ok with pulling out their penis in front of other men. browncoattrumpeter


Have you ever found yourself in an argument so stupid and/or pointless that you were sure you were being punked? Like you keep looking away from the other person to check your surroundings for places Ashton Kutcher and a camera crew could come popping out of?

You're not the only one.

u/Anti-hollowkid asked: What is the dumbest argument you've ever been in?

Brace yourselves, folks. Some of these arguments are breathtakingly bonkers. The sheer number of people who are willing to argue with someone over provable facts and what that other person likes or doesn't like is just ... stunning. It's stunning, you guys. Just not in a good way.

I Know What I Like


My wife and I once argued over whether or not I liked mustard on my hot dog. I was for me liking mustard, she was against me liking mustard.

The argument lasted way longer that you could ever imagine it would.

- AardvarkAndy

A Stair Step

My brother and I argued if our staircase had 13 or 14 steps, based on an argument about if the floor of the second floor counts as a stair-step or not. We still have no solution.

- RazerWolf04

My dad is a stairbuilder and I spent many summers working at his warehouse, so I can clear this up. 14.

- Apples9308


My husband and I have this thing where we only say "I love you" on Saturdays. Every other day it's "I love you, but only on Saturdays." I don't know how it started, but it's been going for 11 years now.

We're both shiftworkers, so sometimes we have to stop and think what day it actually is. We had an argument recently over whether it was Saturday or not. I said it was Saturday, he said it was Friday. It was Monday.

- FormalMango


I remember when I was about 13 my parents had an hour-long shouting match that ended with them almost getting divorced. The issue? Whether or not the nation of Iraq has a coastline.

My mother arguing that Iraq had a coastline, while my stepdad argued that it did not. This was back in 2004, and they are still quite happily married to this day. That incident is something they look back on and laugh about, and both of them admit it was really a pretty stupid thing to argue over.

- dontcryformegiratina


With an ex:

"I owe you $80 for the bills of ours that you pay, and you owe me $40 for the bills of ours that I paid. Here's $40 in cash; we're even."

She did not understand this.

I literally had to go get another $40 out of the ATM, and hand the $80 to her. Then I had her hand me the $40 she owed me.

"Now how much do you have in your hand?"

She still didn't understand.

She somehow has a college degree.

- Speedly

Mini Wheats

When we were kids my brother and I got in a physical fight because he said I like mini wheats and I insisted I didn't. His argument was that I always sang the mini wheats song and I was deeply offended that he wasn't aware that it was just stuck in my head but I hated the cereal. I actually did like the cereal I'm not sure why I was arguing with him about it but I remember how genuinely angry I was.

- shicole3



I'll tell you about the only legal trouble I've ever been in, the fight that got me arrested. It started over whether we should return a box of crayons or not, and to this day I don't have any idea how it escalated to the point of the cops being called, but they were and I was the one taken in.

- CorrectionalChard

That's Unfair

My boyfriend insisted that when two people are in an argument and one makes a point so reasonable and logical the other one can't disagree with it - it's unfair. I tried, logically and reasonably, to explain several times why that is just winning the argument, proving your point thoroughly and is completely fair.

His answer was that I was being unfair.

- ShyAcorn

Pure Masochism

How the ch in masochism is pronounced. My friend caught me saying "masoKism" while he would say "masoSYism."

To be fair, he grew up speaking French, in which the ch in masochism is pronounced in "his" way. But he insisted that I was the wrong one here and that was just infuriating.

- argofire

Emailing NASA

A woman was adamant that looking at the big solar eclipse on the television was unsafe unless you were wearing glasses. She wouldn't believe us and insisted on emailing NASA to check.

- derawin07

A Non-Standard Ruler? 

I worked for a company that made signs. We had a customer ask for signs that were 7mm wide that were to go on a door. Our sign makers figured the order meant inches because 7mm is pretty small, so made them 7 inches. I got a phone call from the customer who went mad at me for making them the wrong size. So I put a reorder through for 7 mm.

Argued with the sign makers over it but they eventually agreed to do it after I shown them the order in writing. I even had the customer put her complaint in writing, reiterating the size they wanted.

7mm signs went out and a day later I get the customer on the phone literally screaming at me.

Cue the dumb argument - we ended up having an argument over how big a millimetre is, and obviously everyone in the office were laughing, but this customer just wouldn't accept it and said we must be using a non-standard ruler to measure.

Ended up being escalating to the sales department manager who refused to issue a refund. We still don't know what they actually meant.

- Lovelocke

This Unusual Vegan Argument

Was in a pub with a few friends, and some random Dude dropped an ear, and somehow figured I'm vegan. Well, people like him are the reason I usually avoid mentioning it. He came up to me and insisted on starting a discussion about veganism. He claimed that by the end of it, I would be eating meat again.

He listed some stupid arguments, I told him I was not convinced and then tried to keep on drinking beer with my friends. He followed me, and wanted me to "try to convert him to a vegan." I stupidly listed some of my reasons thinking it would make him go away. He told me he still was not convinced, so I was like whatever. Again, I really just wanted to drink beer with my friends.

That dude followed me all night and expected me to try make him vegan. Doesn't matter what I said, and all the reasons that for me are obviously good enough to be vegan. He'd be just like "No, that doesn't convince me, therefore your argument and how you life is stupid."

Didn't matter how often I told him that I honestly don't care; 5 minutes later he would come up to me again "I'm still not vegan, so veganism is stupid, all your arguments were stupid, now give me a good reason to become vegan!" At one point, I was literally yelling at him that I don't give a single flying f about what he eats and why, that it's in no way my responsibility to "turn somebody vegan" and in no way his business what I eat.

Honestly, for that dude, I would have bought a whole ham, just to shove it up his stupid annoying face.

- onlytruebertos

Monty Python

In college my roommate and I argued about a line in Monty Python & the Holy Grail. The scene with the Black Knight where the line "Alright, we'll call it a draw" is uttered. We argued about who said that line, whether it was King Arthur or the Black Knight.

It went on for hours longer than it should have because I was stubborn and refused to admit I was wrong.

- Skrivus

Albert or Arnold


Whether Albert Einstein or Arnold Schwarzenegger would be more useful to have around during a Zombie apocalypse. How on earth would Albert Einstein come in handy!?

- Gerrard1995

Below Sea Level

I live on an island and when you go upland and you look out the sea looks like it's higher than or on the same level as the land. It's just a weird perspective thing because of the horizon. One day some kid says that it's because the island is under sea level.

I'm like wtf bro all of us would be with the fishes. He argues that no that's not true and if I just go upland I'll see. We then spend a good 5 minutes of my time arguing about it until I decided to leave this kid in his stupidity. He even said we shouldn't believe everything adults tell us and sometimes we need to think for ourselves.

This kid was older than me and was going to a good school. Lost my respect for him ever since then.

- -justforclout-


Someone tried to fight with me over how to spell my name.

Now, my name is in a lot of languages with slightly different spellings. I would have accepted any of those spellings, but this one was just... Not even close. It didn't make any logical sense.

An analogous example is if my name was Thomas and someone was insisting it was spelled Tomash. And not just the name Thomas in general, but that me specifically, on my birth certificate, was named Tomash. I know how to spell my own name.

I swear to god, it went on for like an hour.

- TK-DuVeraun

Whales Are Mammals

I was in an online chat room one day, and we were talking about whales. I commented on how whales are mammals and the next thing you know, someone was arguing with me and trying to convince me that a whale was a fish.

- kawaii_psycho451


Stupid microwaves. Having a man child talk down to me about how microwaves work only for him to google it and prove me right. He slept on the sofa that night.

- sun_phobic

Shower Schedule

My friend keeps telling me that the norm is that a person should shower once a week. This has been going on for years. I'm almost convinced he's trolling me.

- LibrarianGovernment

No Balloons For Grandma

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky.

He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space. Releasing balloons is terrible for the environment and kills/harms so much wildlife.

He got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.

- Dskee02

Spontaneous Dolphin Existence


How dolphins reproduced. It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence. The argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day.

- thebeststory

Male Chickens

I repeatedly had the argument with a friend over whether roosters were chickens. She was convinced that only the females were chickens (hens). We were 18 at the time.

- bee_zah

Lightning McQueen

Me and my friend were drinking underage, we ended up in an argument of whether lightning McQueen's eyes were blue or green. Somehow throughout the whole thing both of us never thought to straight up google a picture.

- 23071115

But ... Ice Floats

Waiter/Host here.

Woman wanted ice on the bottom of her drink.

Now read that sentence again and try to imagine arguing with that particular brand of stupid.

- FarWoods

Time Zones Exist

Coworker claimed that it was the same time of day and the same season on the whole globe. Had to get 4 coworkers to confirm to him that time zones do in fact exist.

- JustARegularToaster


My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?"

"that's orange"

"no, it's red"



It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.

- droneb2hive

Andre 2000?


I'm late, but I saw this question and instantly remembered that I was booted from a Facebook group because I called someone out on a lie that was not only bull, but extremely pointless. She was friends with the moderator and they made the case that my argument over such a little lie was more of a problem than the lie itself (though they didn't refer to it as a lie.)

The woman said that she used to babysit for Andre 3000 and that his name was Andre 2000 - but he changed it after the year 2000 had passed. This was so easily disproven it was ridiculous. Their debut album came out in 1994 and he was already going by Andre 3000 at that time.

The argument wasn't a huge long drawn out thing, but the fact that either of us were on Facebook at separate times meant that the responses were over a long period of time so this argument lasted a few days.

It was stupid.

- P1ST0L_Wh1PP3D

Stars Like Our Sun

I was arguing with my grandpa about stars he didn't believe that there are other stars like our sun. Basically he thought there is only the sun, the moon and the earth.


Richard Nixon

I have a degree in history. I mostly focused on nationalism. Wrote a 50 page paper on it and Richard Nixon with around 50 100 sources. Looked at micro film for hours on end. Part of the paper focused on how Nixon being chair of the house committee of Unamerican Activities was used as a powerful weapon to use against political enemies. It also inspired Joe McCarthy. Have had people tell me I was wrong and Nixon was never elected to a position besides the president and Joe McCarthy came before Nixon. I stopped trying to talk history to people.

I also know quite a bit about the history of the Balkans its amazing how many Serbs refuse to believe Tito did anything wrong.

Wrote 100 page paper on nationalism in Israel. Its frustrating to talk about because for some reason a lot of people think Palestinian firing rockets randomly into Israel is ok but if Israel retaliates the people get up in arms over a targeted air strike that kills 3 people.


Balloon to Heaven

My cousin and I argued over a balloon going to Heaven. We were at his big sisters prom send off and he let a balloon go and it went high into the sky. He then said this balloon will go up past space and go to Heaven and reach grandma (God rest her soul). And I was like no it's not and it's probably not even gonna reach space.

And he got really mad and defensive and started telling me to google it and do my research and I'm like I don't have to google it you idiot. He was mad at me for a good week.


Binder Clips

I got into an argument with a co-worker over how we were attaching two pages of a letter together: small binder clips or paper clips.

He felt that paper clips would leave a "dent" in the paper when removed, but binder clips won't. He refused to staple them together. I felt that binder clips would also leave a "dent", so we might as well just use the paper clips.

It ended with him saying: "Do what you want [me], I don't care!" and storming off.



Once got accused of faking being Jewish. Why? I have no clue. We argued over the course of a month, any time I'd bring it up and she heard about it, she'd begin going after me for "faking it".

My mother's side is ethnically Jewish. Grandparents were practicing.




3 friends and I once got into an argument about how to pronounce Nutella. It lasted for about 3-4 months. It was hilarious how serious we took it, it'd get heated but never for real serious.

I think someone even called the company that made it to check, or that may have been for the Cheetos company. We were really bored in high school.


Lingerie Boxes

Late to the party, but there it is.

I'm a manager at a small store. We're only 4 working there, so my team and I grew very close and we joke around a lot. Once during a slow shift, my employee and I had an argument because we were looking at the lingerie boxes, and I thought that two specific boxes had the same woman on it, but she was 100% positive they weren't the same person.

Looking back, I don't know why it was such a big deal to us at the time, but we even called another employee who lives across the street to come and tell us what the heck was up with that. Turns out I was right, and she was pretty salty about it. It was a great night.


Wicked Witch of the West

I almost got into an argument with an old girlfriend over Glinda the good witch from Oz. She insisted that Glinda was manipulating Dorothy to assassinate the Wicked Witch of the West and convince the Wizard to leave to create a political void she could fill.

I conceded the issue when I heard the whole premise because I thought it was too damn stupid to get worked up over.


Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Just the other day I legit got in an argument with my co-workers on why I don't like my butt being grabbed by anyone (I'm a guy). Seriously.

They went on about "I don't mind it. Mike and I do it all the time and we don't care." Yeah, that's nice dude, but I'm not you, and there's something called "Keep your hands to yourself" (which was taught to a good portion of us growing up). Just like how Karen wouldn't like it if I touched her boobs or her grabbing your crotch or frankly ANY area you wouldn't like being grabbed, keep away. In general, you should not be touching me in any areas after I've told you not to several times before.

So unless you're sleeping me or dating me, keep your damn hands off my toosh.



My best friend and I argued over whether or not telekinesis was possible. Her argument was that humans don't yet know what the human brain at 100% usage was capable of, and that telekinesis was inside the possibilities.

I said the brain does use 100%, just at different times.

We didn't speak to each other for four days.



How dolphins reproduced and whether or not ghost existed (back to back with the same person). It took me a few solid minutes of explaining to her that dolphins have reproductive organs and that they did not just pop into existence (the argument began with her saying she wanted to work with sea creatures).

How it shifted to the existence of ghosts is a solid and reasonable question to ask (I don't remember why). I had to then proceed to tell her that ghost hunting TV shows do not constitute as undeniable evidence.

Personally, I hope she was messing with me cause I lost a little faith in humanity that day. This was in high school SO... hopefully she was kidding.


Dogs and Chocolate


I told this stupid woman that chocolate is toxic to dogs. She went on to tell me how a little bit will just make them hyper and then they will calm down. I told her to google it. Her and her bf shut right up. Now they have a kid. Good luck, Jeremy and Andrea. morons.

I should also add that this argument started because Jeremy was giving his tiny dog chocolate and I told him it was toxic.


Is water wet?

My roommate and I have a recurring argument over whether or not water is wet l, and whether or not a person is considered wet underwater.

For the record, it is no to both questions.


Mission Trip

A kid a church telling me about the mission trip I went on. Not only was I not on that trip, but I had never been on any mission trip. We were good friends, so it's not like he would've mistaken someone else for me.

He insisted I was there as if an entire week long trip would just fall out of my memory. He even had stories of things we'd done together. I'm not sure if he thought I was lying, joking, stupid, or crazy, but I was pretty sure he was some combination thereof.


Dragon Tales

One time I got into a shouting match with my mom and little brother in the car. The issue? The names of the two-headed dragon from the PBS kids afternoon show Dragon Tales. I swore it was Zack and Macie.

It was actually Zak and Wheezie. I don't even remember why we were yelling about it.


Green Or Yellow?

When I was about 15 or so my mother and I spent about 20-30 minutes arguing about the color of a shirt. We agreed it was blue/green, but to me it was just a shade more blue, while to her it was just a bit more green.

Turns out, your eyeballs yellow as you age and hers were 24 years yellower than mine, so I think that skewed her color vision.


Stars In Their Multitude


I once got in an argument over whether or not a line from the song "Stars" in Les Mis says "...but mine is the way of the lord" or "mine is the way of the law".

I didn't even really care what he thought but he was so adamant and cocky that it got me heated. By the end of it we were shouting at each other and I had to apologize, which I think is what he wanted the whole time.



My brother is colorblind. And he CONSTANTLY tries to correct me on what color things are.

"Hey could you hand me that red _____?" "that's orange" "no, it's red" "orange" "YOU CANT EVEN KNOW".

It is the base of our most common and heated arguments.


Hot Water

About five years ago, my girlfriend (now wife) once had a very intense argument about whether or not hot water cleaned things better than cold water.

She genuinely believed that water temperature didn't matter. This is someone who has not one, but two masters degrees.

We argued for something like 2 hours, and we seriously almost broke up over the whole thing.


Biology Class

I had an argument with a girl IN THE MIDDLE OF A BIOLOGY CLASS in high school about how humans are not mammals. She thought a human was a human and we are not mammals because "mammals are animals and humans are not animals"

I tried explaining to her the difference between reptiles and mammals and how humans fall under the mammal category to try and educate her... but she just wouldn't listen.

I still have no idea why the BIOLOGY teacher did not get involved...


Solid Or Liquid?

Some classmates and I got into a heated debate as to whether or not the human body could count as a soup, salad, or sandwich. The teacher got mad at us, but hey! All we were doing was watching a movie.

For the record, my logic lays with soup- Liquid contained within a solid, at a hot temperature.