man·scap·ing– ˈmanˌskāpiNG/ MANSCAPING
The removal or trimming of hair on a man’s body for cosmetic effect.
Person 1: What are you doing in there? It’s been ages!
Person 2: Manscaping! Get away from the door!
Manscaping is, of course, a very personal thing. Maybe you want to look more natural than bushy, perhaps tighter and clean is your thing or maybe just bald altogether? It’s you’re choice- but here is what’s out there for your consideration.
The Pubis Region- or in lamens terms pubes. In image one, we see a classic landing strip for the man who wants to look groomed. In 2 we go for a more natural, but fuller shape but still trimmed. 3 shows the trim. It’s a look achieved with an electric razor and clip setting of 3-5. It’s cleaner but still your natural shape. And four is hairless… This look I personally find a little upsetting for a man. Does he want to look prepubescent? It’s just not the right message, however, popular it may be.
And the chest hair: The first look is 5 o’clock shadow all over- again trimmed with an electric razor. This look gives the chest a stubbly look… Second is the clean shaven face and the trimmed chest without a happy trail. This one is good for summer at the beach as well as the office. Third is the bear. Sexual fetish or overactive Androgen levels- the sweater vest look is far and away the easiest for upkeep, as there is none, it just grows wild. And finally, we return to the hairless man. The Grecian style. Shaved, waxed or lasered: a hairless chest that is in great shape is not an entirely bad thing to behold.
And finally the back: the images above pretty much speak for themselves. Just a quick note to the guys who have back hair, and want it removed. Have it done professionally or get a razor on a stick. Much as your girl/boyfriend says they don’t mind, it’s always a little harder to have sex with someone after you have shaved their back.
Now to the products for manscaping!! Anthony New York is a top tier men’s grooming brand, who was kind enough to send me a few requested pieces. They aided perfectly in Fussie and my manscaping routine. I have trimmed hippy-esq leanings, with bald nipples, as well as a clean shaven face, and Fussie is a hairless cat, so we know where he stands.
We would not normally endorse a product line that has more than one step, but we get hella razor burn, so this is right up our street. First is the scrub to clear away the dead skin and loosen the follicle, Second is the oil to soften the follicle at the base, Third is the shaving cream (don’t be stingy, these hair follicles can be mighty tough) and finally the after shave balm for calming the skin. These steps are very necessary for men’s body hair as well as women’s pubes. Pubis hair is far more coarse and needs to be coaxed out gently. Manscaping is just as much an art as make up for the ladies; the goal is to look natural and not processed. Kavailableble here.
Also just a quick note on the Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes… Shit… I did in no way get paid to say this, but I get the pimples on the reg.- and these things… work. I keep them in my backpack and wipe off throughout the day. The above nasty one is from a bike ride home from midtown. NYC is more filthy than anyone can possibly imagine, so a good polish-up is key- not just in manscaping but in hygiene in general.