Which I think is what the OP is doing, but everyone here is a troll.I'm not sure what you really mean by your question. Are you a woman who isn't quite sure how men think and would therefore like to avoid an embarrassing situation like JK Rowling anthropomorphizing Harry Potter's teenage libido?
In that case my best advice would be this: ask the men in your life how they think, or how they'd react in whatever kind of situation you're thinking of. Writing a male character, protagonist or otherwise, is best done with a working understanding of basic male psychology. In my experience the worst male characters are often those written by women who don't really understand men, in the same way a lot of the worst female characters are often those written by men who don't really understand women.
Really, don't be afraid to just ask. I think most people wouldn't mind answering, and wouldn't think less of you for asking.
At this point, you are raising a son and a capable man worthy to be called as such.Depends on what you want in a male protagonist.
Would it be a perfect protagonist? A good one or just a self-insert one?
The difference between a good one and a perfect one is that the good one fits into a novel which he becomes a character that fits in the story while the perfect protagonist is molded by his personality, develops into a character and reach the end into a mature protagonist that ends his path with the choices he made.
You can write him to good or evil but one cannot make a perfect protagonist unless you develop his entire being through how he handles life while developing, maturing and even molding himself into a person that has gone through so much and ends with a new self that either changes or not depending on the narative.
Only by carefully molding that character through trials, development and his relations with people would it make a perfect protagonist that changes himself or others.
Funny, I was going to ask what else is there besides men. Lots of female-believers around lately. Spouting about their stupid mythical beings.Men don't exist. They are a social construct.
I need more to work off of. What type of traits do you want to attribute to them. What type of life have they lived up til now. What do they look like, and where were they born.Any ideas?