Yes ma'am! You don't mind being whipped do you? Image courtesy of iStockphoto/Thinkstock.

Yup. We’ve all been there. We don’t want to admit it, but we’ve all been caught up over a girl that is not good for us. And we’ve seen our friends go through the same thing, too.

She may be jealous, whiny, needy, or demanding, and if we’re lucky, she’s hot enough to put up with it for a minute. But at some point, there needs to be an intervention. When you miss the yearly golf trip, or can’t get the hall pass for boys’ night out, and you’re home watching Sex in the City, you are officially whipped. Concessions must be made in a relationship, of course. But when compromise means that your manhood is questioned, then you need to nip it in the bud. If you take a scolding like a little sissy boy, it’s time to remember what being a man is all about.

Here are some possible warning signs.

  • When she calls, you jump.
  • She tells you what to wear.
  • She does what she wants, and you do what she wants.
  • Your friends all say you are whipped.

Man up!  Listen to some Too Short and put your girl in check.  See you at the strip club!


Richard has been in the Essential Style for Men mix since its inception in 2009. When he isn’t busy serving as the ESM’s Director of Fashion & Style, you may find him on the beach playing volleyball, or working hard in Thailand shooting with a beautiful Brazilian supermodel.