07-16-2013, 05:56 AM
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I read this article on a blog that I was looking at and was wondering about the legitimacy of the article. Is manscaping really trending? Do guys really put as much time and effort as women do now-a-days?

http://jessmlcheng.wordpress.com/2013/07...t-of-life/

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 07-16-2013, 06:05 AM
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 07-16-2013, 06:07 AM
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really? I didn't think guys cared that much. Guys go to spas and stuff?

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 07-16-2013, 06:35 AM
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Not sure about going to spas and stuff, but there is definitely a trend in man's grooming. You can see that most major companies have a special men line of products. You can see that everywhere, even in your local pharmacy. It is a growing market and companies want to profit from it.

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 07-16-2013, 06:45 AM
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Yeah I think manscaping is a pretty specific term, in general just better/proper grooming has come back to the forefront.
It's not about being stylish or trendy, it's about feeling presentable and confident.

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 07-16-2013, 06:56 AM
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That I can understand. Women spend hours trying to look presentable and confident. I'm actually really happy if this trend is here to stay. It's always nice to see men putting as much effort into their appearance as women. Biggrin

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 07-16-2013, 07:54 AM
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i don't think most men spend as much time as women on themselves, but it definitely is changing and, i think, for the better. i know i enjoy putting in the time to pamper myself! i only wish i could go to a spa every week! Biggrin

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 07-16-2013, 08:50 AM
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It's a good trend ... men paying more attention to grooming and presentation ... Biggrin

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 07-16-2013, 08:57 AM
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I agree. I like when men go out of their way to look presentable for us women. It makes me feel better about all the time I put into getting ready when I know that the guy is doing the same. Heart

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 07-16-2013, 10:15 AM
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(07-16-2013, 08:50 AM)Agravic Wrote: It's a good trend ... men paying more attention to grooming and presentation ... Biggrin

You mean like they did back in the 30's and early 40's.Smile

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 07-16-2013, 10:16 AM
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(07-16-2013, 08:57 AM)iceepixie Wrote: I agree. I like when men go out of their way to look presentable for us women. It makes me feel better about all the time I put into getting ready when I know that the guy is doing the same. Heart

My wife says the same thing. She tells me every morning nice shave, now what are you going to do about the rest of you. Biggrin

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 07-16-2013, 10:21 AM
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I shave my pits because the pit stick works better that way.
I shave below the belt because it encourages more visitation down there from her.
I have my eyebrows waxed because they are bushy and monobrow.
I get manicures so my hands are smooth for touching her delicate flower.
I get pedicures because it practically eliminates ingrown toenails.

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 07-16-2013, 10:36 AM
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Ewwwww... Jeff, TMI. Biggrin

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 07-16-2013, 10:57 AM
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Jeff is much more on point when it comes to manscaping. It's not a good shave, EdT, and a good haircut, it's removing the body hair that lovely testosterone gave us. Younger women seem to be attracted to men that look like 16 yo boys, and of course man will do what it takes to attract the female species.
Being a blond version of robin williams (head to tow hair minus the back, thank god) I'm sure i'd be cooler during the summer, but WTH guys, We were made to be big, strong, and hairy. Why fight nature?

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 07-16-2013, 11:02 AM
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(07-16-2013, 10:15 AM)Johnny Wrote:
(07-16-2013, 08:50 AM)Agravic Wrote: It's a good trend ... men paying more attention to grooming and presentation ... Biggrin

You mean like they did back in the 30's and early 40's.Smile

Exactly!

I still don't quite understand the general deterioration of mens clothing/attire/styles these days ... and I'm not that old either! Dodgy

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 07-16-2013, 11:39 AM
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I don't think that this new trend is a deterioration. I like how a lot of men dress now a days. The nice fitting clothes instead of too tight or too loose. Men maintaining their appearance. It shows that they care and put time and effort into themselves. I feel that guys who look like they take the time to groom are usually more confident.

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 07-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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Jeff's post is what I thought manscaping meant.

Never associated the word with simple face shaving.

The new trend is just the fashion cycling back to the 60's and an end to the rebellion of the previous generation. Rebelling against the suit & tie and well fit clothes in general.

In addition, it seems that people are putting more effort into being physically fit too.

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 07-16-2013, 11:49 AM
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Ravi Says ... I still don't quite understand the general deterioration of mens clothing/attire/styles these days ... and I'm not that old either!


I would assume that it is a combination of lots of things. And I will give my thoughts on a couple of them ...

1) Role Models - I did not have that many Role Models when I was growing up as my Mother and Father got divorced when I was eight. So how to treat a lady, how to shave, when to dress up, what to wear, etc. I learned on my own or from others that didn't know.

2) Tollerance and Acceptance - We have been taught since the 1960s that we must be tollerant of all and accept all for who they are. That leads to being tollerant of bad behavior and accepting bad manners, bad forms of dress, bad habits, etc.

3) Femination of Males - I have seen that going on for several years and I am glad that I was born before this Krapp started.

4) I now spend more time shaving that I use to and I buy more shaving/face products. But, I am setting a limit to the various face creams that are out there that I will use or try.

5) I might get a manicure or pedicure every couple of years, or have my barber trim my monobrow and ears but, that is about it.

6) But, I would not shave my legs, arms, pits, manbush, etc. as a part of my manscaping as others do but, it is not for me. I would not do it for a woman, I would not do it for a sport, ... however, I might do it for some money, a dare or for loosing a bet.

And I have to wonder what John Wayne would think.

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 07-16-2013, 12:02 PM
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(07-16-2013, 10:36 AM)Johnny Wrote: Ewwwww... Jeff, TMI. Biggrin

Points for keeping it G-rated?

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 07-16-2013, 12:10 PM
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It's not really a rebellion against suits and ties though. In fact a lot of men dress in polos and dressy button ups a lot more now. I believe that it's just men wanting to look better. Also, its s hygiene issue. As I mentioned in the article, a lot of men feel more refreshed and clean after they finish manscaping.

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