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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Shameless self-promotion

Those Post-Crescent online peeps don't quit! My Under 30 column is already up and ready to be read. It's about beards and body hair, so read at your own caution, ladies. It might get a little hot for you.


Anonymous Gavin C. Schmitt said...

I think this article is basically right on the mark. More of my female friends seem to be interested in bearded men or men with longer hair all the time. Some beards which I find a bit extreme don't send the ladies away, and I have found letting my beard out a little (to what some tell me is a "Grizzly Adams" look) doesn't bring the obvious response, "are you going to shave?" like it used to.

Now, I do think it's worth noting that beards are not for everyone. Some ladies still prefer the smoothness that only a quad-blade shave can muster. And some guys simply grow bad beards. And mustaches -- oy vey -- mustaches are very easy to grow incorrectly. There's a fine line between manliness and perceived pedophilia.

And as for the taking off the shirt bit, I hope you've got more than hair. Heck, I can weave a nice quilt design into my chest with a little food coloring. But the blinding whiteness is unforgivable. It's like a light bulb with mold. Not exactly something you want to curl up against at night.

Women may dig the Paul Bunyans of the world, but they still seem to shy away from the scrawny, pale Rubik's Cube team captains. But, maybe our time will come.

12:32 PM  
Blogger klhp said...

I love a good beard. The drawback to a beard on your loved one is that nasty chafing after kissing. Now this is only a problem if your S.O. has that wiry terrier facial hair, like mine does. So I ask that obvious question: "are you going to shave?"

Because my face is all about self-preservation.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

My esthetician friend said her favorite thing to do is wax a back... so if anyone in Appleton is looking for a good back wax... I know a girl.

I could go either way on the facial hair thing. Though I completely agree with klh on making out with a guy who has stubble. No matter how sexy it is, it's basically the equivalent of scrubbing your chin with a cheese grater for an hour, and my lips look like I've had a collagen injection the next day.

Chest hair - I used to find it a little gross, but I've changed my mind. Our anatomical differences make men and women attracted to each other. I don't have hair on my chest, so seeing it on a man makes me think of other differences we may have. :)

3:20 PM  
Blogger klhp said...

jen, I also like chest hair. There's a manly sexiness in it. Back hair, on the other hand, is not so sexy. I remember a guy I sang with in college had a fro sneaking out the neck of his shirt. It was all I could do not to slyly trim it during rehearsals. I bet your friend gains a certain sense of satisfaction helping the hairy become silky smooth.

4:49 PM  
Blogger Steve Hyden said...

If a man has sexy chest hair, there's a good chance he's also gonna have a little back fuzz. Gotta take the good with the bad, my sistas!

4:51 PM  
Anonymous kbl said...

Despite their astonishing masculinity and virilty, Steve, I'm pretty sure that Burt Reynolds and The Hasselhoff are familiar with wax. So, I think I really can take the good with the good.

5:52 PM  
Anonymous e4life said...

I have nothing to say on this matter other than Jen's picture again reminded me that I should stay away from brown liquor. Yikes.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

My friend really enjoys it, but she also says that guys are way more wimpy about it than us women. C'mon men! Be strong! Can a little wax and a quick tug do long-term damage?

8:58 PM  
Anonymous Gavin S. said...

Hey, come on... don't hassle the Hoff.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm the esthetician.

8:06 PM  

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