No explanation required. We all have an initial reaction to this age old question. Though it would be interesting to hear allegorical accounts of men in your life that epitomize maleness.
Depends on what you mean. Many of the stereotypes for males came from heterosexual males. While, today many of those stereotypes are broken. Creating this question. But when it comes to the question, it all depends on weather the person feels like the male gender or not.