Special and heartfelt thanks to the men who volunteered their time, stories, and honesty to this project. Some of them I knew personally, but most I’d never met before. Because vulnerability is largely degraded in our culture–particularly for heterosexual men– I have so much respect for their willingness to open up. On that note, I’ve changed the names of all participants to protect their identities. In this section, I offer some background information on each one to help you get a sense of their individual histories and to shed some light on how those histories might have contributed to their perspectives. I’ve also created some filters, so you can search for answers from men based on factors like marital status, age range, etc.