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As a man who embraces femininity as an important part of who I am, I was surprised when I initially struggled to think of a part of my body that I associate with femininity. Upon reflection, I realized how, despite wanting to distance myself from stereotypical ideas about masculinity, I am deeply attached to an idea of my body as masculine. I have long been (mostly) comfortable wearing clothing that some might characterize as feminine, but I realized how much I think of my body, itself, as masculine. And then I thought about my breasts (men, of course, are supposed to call them pectorals). I remembered how periodically, when looking at myself in the mirror, I have wondered if my breasts look like women’s breasts. Until this project, I had never shared the thought with anyone.