Introduction One of the aims of this study is to investigate do mestic viol ence from the differ ent viewpoints of the main par ties involved: women, men and the judicial sys tem. This chapter ex plores the viewpoints of the male parti cip ants: their thoughts, feelings and actions re gard ing do mestic viol ence. I felt that the ex peri ences of men would increase my understanding of the issues highlighted in my research with women. In the first section I deal with different types of viol ence utilised by men, according to their accounts. The reasons behind do mestic viol ence are discussed in the next section. Men touched upon different factors involved in generating, legitimising and sustaining conflict in do mestic life. I categorised these themes, which were found to be common amongst male parti cip ants in this study, into two groups: external (social and cultural) and in ternal (personal) factors.