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MANSCAPING? WHAT THE ...


Well, manscaping is when men have their their body hair shaved or trimmed.”

"YOU mean down there?" I asked, pointing toward my groin while moving my legs tightly together in a crotch-protecting stance. “Why would a guy do that to himself?” The word “ouch” came to mind.

My partner patiently exclaimed that men might engage in manscaping for the same reason that females shave their arm pits, their legs, and shave or trim their pubic hair. The end result: cleaner, it’s smoother, smells better, and for men it’s "buff"!

Guys have thick, flowing hair covering much of the body. Except, some men of course, with the exception of head, which is the only place they would actually want to have thick, flowing hair.

In development stages of adolescence and young adulthood, Men can not wait for chest hair to grow. Back then, a hairy chest was considered manly, masculine, and a sign of virility. And some feel blessed (or some might think cursed) with a thick patch of the short-curlies “down there.”

Most men do not give much thought to body hair until a partner or gym friend asks about manscaping. They seem content with, and maybe even a little proud of, their man-fur. It simply never occurred to them that some might think it gross or perhaps a bit too Neanderthal.

JUST Google “manscaping” to see what it’s all about. You would be surprised to find more than five million hits. One find is an article in The Daily Beast with the dubious headline, Why ‘Manscaping’ Isn’t Just for Porn Stars Anymore.

It seems that male deforestation is gaining in popularity and is moving into the mainstream of men’s grooming habits. There’s even a term for the male equivalent of the Brazilian female trim, the article noted. It’s called the “Boyzilian.” Clever, No? It went on to mention that some guys regularly get their butt cracks groomed.

Manscaping has become a big business. One of the sites suggested that “keeping a neatly trimmed chest, back, shoulders…and more…will make you appear cleaner and send the message that you care about grooming. Most men are blindly unaware of this.

And in that same article that “nobody likes a hairy back and shoulders.” YIKES!

One should not shun being seen in public in a bathing suit. Now males need to be concerned about causing people to puke when they see disgustingly hairy back and gross hairy shoulders ... nobody likes this vision!

Well, one may not succumb to this ludicrous manscaping trend.

But wait. Could your partner or gym buddy be giving you a not so subtle hint that YOU need to step up your grooming a notch? Hmm.

Before You Go!

Hopefully, this article shed a little light on manscaping. Hope I was successful in getting a few of you to try manscaping if you never have before. It’s something every guy should at least experiment with a few times.

Let me know what you thought by leaving a comment below. Feel free to share your own experiences with manscaping. Thanks for reading!

THE SHAVEMSTER

JC


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