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Dudes: Please Stop Waxing Your Chests!

When did guys start waxing their chests? All I have to say about that is: It’s got to stop. If we wanted you to look like us, we’d date us. We want guys to look like guys, no matter how hirsute that makes you. That’s why we love you. Because you are what we are not. True story: I think the first time I saw some guy’s chest hair waxed into a distinct shape was about seven years ago. I was on the set of an adult movie. The guy was Ron Jeremy. And his chest hair had been waxed into the shape of … a heart. It was both totally horrifying and vaguely endearing. Keep reading »

Manscaping The Land Down Under

Modern men (some of ‘em) are embracing their feminine side as modern women (some of ‘em) are becoming more masculine. (Pretty soon we’ll start going to the doctor before an injury is life-threatening.) As this Yin-Yang convergence occurs, interest in his looks, clothing and grooming is surging. Nowadays nearly a one-hundredth* of the shelf space for personal care items in pharmacies is now dedicated to men. Things like shave butter, hair “product” and David Beckham have colored how [some] men now comport themselves. Keep reading »

Ashton Kutcher Gets His Chest Hair Waxed For His New Movie

Damn, it looks like ALL the guys are getting waxed these days. But while John Mayer prefers to wax his short and curlies, Ashton’s got to rip up the shag carpet so his chest is as smooth as that of his stunt double on the set of his new movie. He vows to inspect his stunt people’s body hair more closely from now on…
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Waxing On About Waxing Off

I’ve always found it funny that as the Brazilian — and I’m talking waxing here, people — has became more popular among women, it’s beards, mustaches, and facial scruffiness that has become more in vogue for men. I can’t help but wonder why the women of my generation are hacking off their bushes while the men are letting their face hair grow wild. I’ll admit it. I’m a victim of pubic hair peer pressure. I mean, if you go to the beach, you have to go “there.” Once, I even had a waxident. However, now that I can put my bikini back in storage, I’m wondering, as a single lady on the loose, what the social obligations are to my crotch? I bet if we ask those non-manscaping guys if they’re going to start shaving as we back off waxing, we’ll find a hairy double standard. Keep reading »

Questionable Guy Trend: The Manscaped Eyebrow

Manscaping isn’t just a trend, it’s a bare necessity. While women have been waxing and plucking their eyebrows for ages, gentlemen are finally catching on and it’s become an eye-opening phenomenon. Salons and barbershops across the country are reporting record numbers of guys getting their brows waxed, tweezed, shaped, and shaved. Even Sephora is offering special products to de-unibrow dudes and even enhance their arch — like Gaultier’s $18 Monsieur Groomer gel. But is too much of a good thing, like manscaping, not a good thing at all? Keep reading »

Weird Guy Trend: Total Manscaping

After yesterday’s “Men’s Summer Fashion Trends We Hate” slideshow, I was reading Us Weekly and came across one I didn’t even know about. “I wax my privates,” says Sean “Diddy” Combs. As in BALD. Beyonce’s beloved, Jay-Z, also goes for the hairless look. A representative for the Pink Cheeks Salon in L.A. says, “Sexually, you can’t beat it.” Yikes, really? I’ve heard of guys trimming their area significantly because it makes their weens look bigger, but I don’t think I could handle a totally hairless groin. It’s too gay porn star for my taste. What do you ladies think — guys going bald below the belt, yay or nay? Keep reading »

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