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One of the things I find interesting when viewing photos posted on a forum like this (for public viewing and comments) is how very different the opinions may be about an image. That is why I posted 100 different images and asked people for their impressions of what they felt/saw when viewing the portrait. I was particularly interested in what kinds of impressions a variety of expressions would make on a group of viewers.
So, what follows is written in a truly friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you and others who may read this.
Of course I don't expect anyone to agree with me on this point, but I am sharing my opinion with more than a little amusement.
I don't see anything "feminine" about the pose for your subject.
Your subject's pose, as it is seldom seen on a forum like this, makes this image more unusual to see (in a place like this).
As I see it, men can pose with their hands near their face or on a part of their body besides their crotch...and still be men, masculine, manly, and part of a good image.