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Lots of Men Are Getting Their, Uh, Bikini Areas Waxed, Apparently

By Glamour Magazine Apr 12, 2012 11:10PM

by Danica Lo, Glamour Magazine

The New York Times has been on a beauty streak lately—last week, the newspaper of record was all over nail art; this week, they're breaking the news on how Brazilian bikini waxes are all the rage... for men.

Yes, it's true!

“What we’re finding is, it’s everybody,” Mike Indursky, president of Bliss spas, told the Times . “It’s the gay community, it’s the straight community, it’s very conservative guys, it’s very liberal guys. All different age groups are coming in. It’s much, much bigger than we ever thought.”

The story cites examples of "visibly depilated men" (PS. that's my new favorite phrase of the day) such as David Beckham and The Situation and even found guys who were willing to cop to getting waxes... down there.
Like this guy:

Evan Scott, 32, a music producer who lives in Murray Hill, has been getting a more-basic bikini wax for about two years.

“I like to represent myself in a certain way, from no clothes to fully buttoned up, and I think that this is an extension of my overall presentation,” he said.

Noting the prevalence of bikini waxes among women, Mr. Scott also suggested that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

“If I have that expectation of someone else, I probably would want to return the favor,” he said.

What do you think? Have you heard about this trend from guys you know? Do you know any guys who've gotten bikini waxes? Spill it in the comments! I'm dying to know.


Photo: Courtesy photo

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May 4, 2012 11:45PM
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Personally, I'm not certain about guys getting bikini waxes.  I don't see any huge problem with a guy shaving a bit or clipping down there, especially if he's very hairy.  On the flip side, I would venture that a lot of women are shaving off their pubic hair these days because of hygenic reasons but frankly, I don't completely buy that.  I think that a lot of them are simply following others who do it because they believe that it's fashionable to do so.  If a woman, just as a man, is very clean and showers and/or bathes often, there shouldn't be any extraordinary odor issues to deal with "down there" just because of pubic hair.  Back to guys and bikini waxes, don't know about that one at all.  I personally would not get one.  And, to all the ladies, waxes are okay but please stop shaving your pubic hair off completely; it makes you look like pre-pubescent little girls!  I, for one, do not mind getting hair in my teeth!
Apr 16, 2012 12:19AM
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i didn't know about a trend and idk any guys who've gotten bikini waxes. i've been shaving that and total body for about 20 years — can't imagine not.
Apr 14, 2012 3:14AM
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interesting... I know someone who shaves down there. Frankly, I found it ODD and wondered if he was on the down low... not sure he isn't.... strange if you ask me! Strange!!
Apr 14, 2012 2:17AM
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I disagree to the above statements.  I've been doing the same thing based on the same ideas as in the article.  I keep clean shaven because I expect the same from her.  Macho doesn't mean sh*t compared to clean shaven.  Your wife loves it??? WTH!  Is she 80?  Are You?

 

Just my op

 

Apr 14, 2012 2:15AM
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y?  sounds very painfull, and for what?...sounds like misinformatiion to me.
Apr 14, 2012 2:10AM
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You have got to be kidding! There is no way I'd ever get a bikini wax! Aside from the pain, I'm not really one to keep up with "fashion". It's totally ridiculous what people will go through to be stylish.
Apr 14, 2012 2:08AM
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I have been manscaping for 0ver 15 years. I felt it was something my wife would appreciate and after the first time she decided she preferred it that way. Ain't but a thing. 54 year old guy in SD.
Apr 14, 2012 2:02AM
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I think it's amazing how many men want to be women these days.  Maleness and body hair seem synonymous to me.  Yes, I have plenty of body hair, and am proud of it.  Most women I meet definitely appreciate it.  My wife loves it.  Now, if a guy wants to look like the day he was born, or a bikini model in Sports Illustrated, I suppose that's up to him.  Maybe they haven't noticed the weird looks they get at the gym shower room!!!  Come on guys...you don't have to be a chauvinist, but let's get the "macho" back into the guy!
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