Manscaping

October 09, 2014 17 Comments

To manscape or not to manscape?: that is the question.

Manscaping is a relatively new practice for men. It really only became mainstream in the past decade, and has grown to become a major area of concern (and confusion) for men. I asked several men and woman their opinions on this topic. The leading question: Is too much "manscaping" feminine, or is too much hair considered disgusting and unattractive?

Over the years, attitudes toward body hair have changed. From 70’s afro-au-naturale, to the so called Hollywood Bare (Brazilian/boyzilian), to just simply trimmed and tamed.

When asked their preference of manscaping, most of the ladies were in favor of hair being clean cut, or at least trimmed and tamed. The majority could care less about pits and legs, but had a major issue with back, chest and the "man bush" or hair "south of the border". However, there were some women who thought body hair on men is manly, and prefer a rugged, scruffy look as opposed to a boyish appearance. From a woman's point of view, I would say the majority of women would prefer their guy to trim the bushes a bit and steer clear of the taco meat. Come on guys, you don't want to be lost in the "underbrush" when it comes to us women, so show us the same consideration! Remember the adage, “The shorter the grass, the taller the tree!”

The majority of the men I spoke to were pretty low maintenance; however, they preferred a trimmed "hedge". They also preferred to have a trimmed chest as apposed to a squeaky clean chest, as well as trimmed but not shaven pits. One of the reasons mentioned is that hair locks in heat, so for many men less hair feels more fresh and clean. A few men polled, like some women,believed untrimmed hair is more manly, and felt as though too smooth is entirely too “feminine"or “metro”.

Ok gentlemen, let's take this a bit further and get your opinions on a few more controversial questions. Despite your manscaping preferences, would you change your grooming habits based on the preferences of your partner, or are you set in stone regarding manscaping? And finally, how do you feel about boyzilians and waxing?

17 Responses

Jared
Jared

March 16, 2016

I completely agree with manscaping! Especially the saying “the shorter the grass, the taller the tree.” Not sure about boyzillians though! No thanks on the ingrown hair down stairs.

Hannah
Hannah

March 16, 2016

Guys I’ve been with leave the ass alone, though I can see how hair removal back there could be nice if there were some tonguing action going on. I was once with a guy who manscaped the whole area, and yeah, it was nice… Especially since he had such a perfect ass. But seriously, I will add to the chorus and say that if you shave your ass, prepare to do some long term upkeep. The regrowth phase is kind of gnarly, and it can be itchy. But it’s not that bad, so don’t be afraid or anything. Maybe try shaving once—Carefully! Slowly!!—and see how you like it. If it’s too much trouble, just don’t do it again. It only takes a couple weeks for things to return to normal, and in the mean time, the itch isn’t really that bad. It’s more like, you’ll go from being totally unaware of your ass to slightly conscious of your cheek position for a few days. NBD. Just try it out and see if it’s for you. It’ll always grow back.

Mike
Mike

March 16, 2016

I get everything waxed from the neck down. Started off as just a way to stay cooler while in Iraq my first tour, but my wife loves the smoothness of everything. I don’t think I could go back to having body hair (I absolutely hate the last little bit in between waxings when it’s too short to pull yet.)

Henry
Henry

March 16, 2016

I waxed, usually i do a full body wax, but lately i’ve been trimming. I do the full Brazilian and is great smooth feeling. Since there no grass just a tall tree the only thing to beat the ingrown is tend skin.

Chris
Chris

March 16, 2016

Started trimming the manhood, then progressed to shaving. Just trim down the other unsightly hair on my back, arms, and even my pits.My girlfriend takes care of what I can’t see to get. Aka my Ass. I feel A lot cleaner and thus more sexy for my woman. See loves it too. I wouldn’t go back to letting my hair run its course. Just say no to hair! .

Steven Daniel
Steven Daniel

March 16, 2016

My girl friend want me smooth like as a baby and she is a bit older and likes me to be her little submissive boy in the bed room.

Barechested Chuck
Barechested Chuck

March 16, 2016

I started shaving my pits nearly 30 years ago before it became mainstream. Liked it so much, I progressed to my pubes and legs, and finally my chest. Even though shaving is high maintenace, i would never go back. The smooth feeling, wind and sun against bare skin, especially in the summer sun, is worth the effort especially if you do not wear a shirt very often, as is the case with me.

whitinski01
whitinski01

March 15, 2016

I am a long time BA customer, and have accumulated a nice collection of their products in the past. I am also a ‘seasoned citizen’ at the ripe old age of 62+. I have shaved my pubes/balls for as long as I can remember and I started shaving my chest about 20 years ago when I got serious about weight lifting. I have a dark complexion, and as I have gotten older, the hair has become more coarse. In the last 3-4 years I started shaving my legs, arms and ass because I like the look/feel of smooth. It is time consuming, but well worth it. I was lucky enough to do some shots for the US4MEN.com web site modeling their ‘extreme’ bikinis/accessories. In addition, many of my pics are on various Tumblr (whitinski)web sites. I get a lot of inquiries and compliments on how smooth shaved I am. That makes it all worth while. If I had the money, I would do the laser and at least see how it worked. Maybe one day.

Baumont gerard
Baumont gerard

March 15, 2016

I hate having hair, prefers a smooth body, sex !, also gentle caresses, and wear the most feminine lingerie

ken
ken

March 15, 2016

New to shaving she says it is too prickly i like clean or trimmed for the whole body. i think it helps control body odor and helps with the hunting both game and the ladies

Mike
Mike

March 15, 2016

I think pubic hair is like facial hair and we are all like different styles. I have had a beard and a bush but now both are history and will stay smooth. Men who embrace lingerie look better without hair. I do not understand when someone says it is boyish because there are more to a mans body that pubic hair. Waxing is great if you can afford it.

Steve
Steve

March 15, 2016

The less hair the better. I had laser hair removal from my kneecaps up, including a total Brazilian, peri-anal and buttocks. No regrets here and I could care less if the trendy hairy look ever returns…I did it for myself! It feels and looks great.

Steven
Steven

March 15, 2016

I have men manscaping for twenty five years my girl friend would not have it any other way but completely smooth down there

Harry
Harry

March 15, 2016

I love the feeling of being hair free on most of my body. I really enjoy of either waxing or shaving my private parts including the back side it make them feel more sensitive and looks better. Plus none of the hair get caught up in anything.

Baldy
Baldy

March 15, 2016

Grooming is a personal preference so I would not change for my partner. I shave from the belt to mid thigh as clean as possible, front and back. Boyzilians…yes, but you dont need to use wax. The “quattro” does the trick just fine. Rather than waxing I would be more interested in learning about “torching” to remove the hair.

Tom
Tom

March 15, 2016

I haven’t like body hair on myself since puberty. I started shaving my pubic hair then and when I got to high school I had just enough pubic and body hair to get by unnoticed. After I graduated and went to college shaved my whole body from my nose to toes and would never go back to having any body hair. I absolutely love the smooth, hairless feeling and feeling the sun against my bare skin, especially when I’m tanning at a nude beach. I wear shorts and go shirtless most of the time when warm enough and I do get some looks but most are followed by a smile.

Anonymous
Anonymous

March 15, 2016

I like smooth or trimmed pubes. The balls shoukd be smooth as well as the ass. That’s how I like mine and the men I see

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