In ancient times, removing male pubic hair didn’t have much to do with aesthetics. The Egyptians did it to stave off fleas and lice. Romans removed adolescent boys’ body hair as an initiation into adulthood. In the 16th century, Europeans were aghast when Michelangelo’s statue of David featured a sculpted tuft above his penis; they thought it looked ungodly. The modern manscaped man is a product of today’s post-metrosexual society, where even the alpha male indulges in day spa treatments.
While little scientific research exists on male hair-removal habits, a 2008 study conducted by researchers at Flinders University in Australia concluded that “hairlessness is rapidly becoming a component of the ideal male body.” Of the 228 heterosexual males who participated in the anonymous survey, 66 percent said they had removed their pubic hair at least once, in comparison to 82 percent of homosexual males.
Often men shave their chest and stomach weekly with a standard razor. Since they’d rather not risk nicking their private parts with a straight blade, many men whittle down their crotch hair with a safety-guarded electric trimmer. For those seeking a silky-smooth undercarriage there’s always Men’s Brazilian Wax option. For men who want to eliminate back hair, a Men’s Back Wax is one of the few alternatives.
“I have guys who come in every four to six weeks just to wax their butt cracks,” says Carmen, a Senior Aesthetician and Men’s Waxing Specialist at Body Beautiful Day Spa Phoenix | Scottsdale. Many of her male clients are in their late 20s or early 30s, she says, and many claim they were encouraged by their significant others to get manscaped. Other men who have their pubic hair waxed (Men’s Brazilian) say they do it to make their penis look longer and their partners prefer them “neat and tidy”. For more information on Men’s waxing services at Body Beautiful Day Spa Phoenix | Scottsdale, see our Waxing for Men page.
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