The Art of Manscaping

In case you’re still hunting for the perfect 2016 wall calendar, meet aptly named, Mike Wolfe – a fellow with an especially hairy back in Idaho. You might be thinking, what does a hairy guy in Idaho have to do with buying a calendar?

You’ve heard of guys shaving their chests, backs and even their nether regions, yeah?  [RELATED: The War on Pubic Hair ] Well, Mike Wolfe takes the art of manscaping to new heights. Literally. He’s compiled an entire calendar out of back hair art. I know, it’s weird and frankly a little (okay a lot) yucky and what the heck is back hair art? I promise I am not making this up and if you don’t believe me, check out Janu-hairy. read more

The War on Pubic Hair

I have it on good authority that bros are shaving their nether regions. I can’t say on whose authority because I promised not to name names, but according to this person manscaping has become something of a cultural norm for males under age 30. I’m not talking about waxing to tidy up edges and keep stubborn strays from peeking out tight-whitey leg holes. THAT I can handle. I’m talking about shearing the full monty… complete hairlessness. Bald.

SHAVING-SAYS-A-LOT-ABOUT-A-MAN-LIKE-IM-NOT-ONE-THUMBCall me old fashioned: dudes should not be shaving south of the border. Period. End of discussion. Yet, they are and it makes met wonder. What is prompting this declaration of war on pubic hair? Is it a passing fad spawned by man-thongs and greased up Calvin Klein underwear models? Or is it the manifestation of a psychosocial desire to return to the care-free days of childhood (a.k.a Peter Pan Syndrome)? Maybe it’s a misguided attempt at hygiene? Whatever. It’s still a bad idea, not to mention a wee bit confusing. read more