The New York Times and GQ reference it on the regular and Jay-z and P. Diddy have admitted to doing it … Is “manscaping” becoming a trend?
“Absolutely,” says one expert, NormaJean Fusco, founder of NuFree, an antibacterial and antimicrobial hair removal system. NormaJean estimates that her male clientele is up 12% in the last five years. “It’s especially popular with men in warm climates, body builders, athletes, and men who simply want to be more presentable.”
“Manscaping” which according to Urban Dictionary is “to groom a man; the shaving, waxing, or removal of superfluous fur,” is going mainstream. But, how do the ladies feel about this trend? We asked real women what they really think...and here’s what they told us.
“I'd like to know it's been done, but I don't want to be involved in the details.” –Vicky, 30
“Navigating the hair on a guy’s body is kind of like going hunting – do you want to walk through an overgrown, dirty forest with lots of weeds trying to find a deer? No – you’d like a nice, tidy forest with flowers, that smells nice and has paths that you can easily maneuver through – not that I support killing deer…” –Brianna, 25
“It depends on which method of manscaping they’re using – the idea of a razor near male parts terrifies me (and I don't even have male parts). One time I made a sarcastic comment about how I liked manscaping and my boyfriend took it too seriously. He decided to ‘trim up,’ but just went too far and shaved EVERYTHING off. There are some things down there that should be hidden by hair. –Katherine, 25
“I have never been with a man with a hairy body. My men have always had bare chests, and well trimmed areas below. If a man has too much chest hair, it will remind me of the days when I was a little girl and my dad’s chest hair would poke out of his netted shirts when we were chilling at home watching TV. So please remove that chest hair. Thank you!” – Azhelle, 25 Keep Reading...
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