It was the latest in a series of comments from men that Jakeb says made him feel worthless. Last summer, following the comments, he tried to kill himself. Manchester-based charity the LGBT Foundation has warned that body image issues are becoming more widespread in gay communities. It says gay and bisexual men are "much more likely" than heterosexual men to struggle with them. A number of gay men have told the BBC they are going to extreme lengths to change their bodies - including using steroids and having plastic surgery - just to become "accepted" by others in the LGBT community.
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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.
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Brodsky said he determined his patient had OCD associated with homosexuality. This patient was straight, according to Brodsky, but he had intrusive thoughts that were not based on any hard reality in his behavior. Brodsky said a previous therapist had misdiagnosed his patient as gay, and at the patient's request, sent him off to reparative therapy , a controversial method that has not been proven to be effective and can be harmful. But, he says health professionals need a better understanding of OCD so patients receive proper treatment for a mental obsession, rather than counseling for a sexual orientation crisis that he says has nothing to do with mental illness. Even though they know that they are percent straight, not gay, they second guess it.