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Old 09-29-2005, 10:46 AM   #46
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I would only agree with this argument if it is related to people who buy expensive clothes / cosmetics / cars just because it is a trendy thing and not because they look good and feel good in them.

Otherwise, I believe that everyone is entitled to do whatever the hell they want with their money and spend $2,000 in an Armani suit if they want to. Coming from Italian descent, where the 'metrosexual' concept is pretty much a norm, I enjoy buying nice clothes. Yes, I have several Polo shirts (including a pink one). Yes, I have Calvin Klein jeans. Yes, I have a Banana Republic card. I will even acknowledge that I have bought expensive shampoo, just because I thought it would make me look better. But I do it for myself, and because I am happy wearing them and because I think I look better in a Polo shirt than in a K-mart shirt. I maybe wrong based on pure economic standards, but who cares? After all, it is my money.

On the other hand, there's people who would rather buy a plasma TV and wear soggy T-shirts every day. To each their own. Tastes are different.

As some said, there is a balance between metrosexuality and masculinity. As long as you keep that balance right, it is ok to me.
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I don't think "masculinity" has anything to do with exterior things, to me it's about what's on the inside. I have seen the mots 'metrosexual" men be the most masculine in terms of what really matters.

And the men who are the most "masculine" looking be not what I consider to be masculine at all.
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I think masculinity is more of a characteristic
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And the men who are the most "masculine" looking be not what I consider to be masculine at all.


i find those big, beefy, tanned body builder types to be the epitome of male vanity.

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I would wear a pink shirt, but it clashes with my so delicate fair skin.

Er... I mean, it's not macho! Yeah, that's it. Yes! Manly thoughts!
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i told him, point blank, that he'd never get any if he waxed his chest. i encourage waxed backs. i can do without unibrows. i prefer clean shaven men (though a well-kept goatee can be sexy). i *love* shaved heads as well. i am all for some manscaping to keep things neat and trimmed and in order because nothing sucks like getting a hair in your mouth and having to stop and extract it before continuing. it just kills the rhythm.

however, i do want my men to look like (well groomed, yet masculine) men. *not* like 12 year olds.

i also like tatoos. not on me, but on other people.
I was half-joking...and I actually agree with you on every point! Manscaping is good; too much not so good. But recently this guy was hitting on me and he was nice looking but his eyebrows and nose hair were out of control and I just got grossed out. Then I started noticing straight guys everywhere with visible nosehair and I got fixated on it. I started wondering don't their wives or girlfriends tell them these things (apparently not) and then I started spiralling down into a black hole thinking I will never find a straight man who understands the need for appropriate manscaping and elimination of visible nose hair and...it was about this time that one of my gay friends was off to get his butt and balls waxed and I decided gays should hold classes for straight guys, lol.

On the bright side, I did go out with a guy once who wore a sleeveless shirt and had hairy shoulders. I was wondering if I could deal with this or not, decided I could, and then the very next night when he picked me up he had waxed shoulders. I was very impressed.

Anyway, I meant no offense to our hairy-chested hunky Interlanders.
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I decided gays should hold classes for straight guys, lol.
The 5 hosts of Queer Eye for a Straight Guy do the trick!

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Anyone who uses the term manscaping should be kicked in the balls.
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I don't really care how "metrosexual" someone is, but whether or not they consider themselves that, guys need to take care of their basic hygiene. I sat behind a kid with longer hair last year, and I swear to god he *never* washed it. There's a fine line between masculinity and filth.
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Anyone who uses the term manscaping should be kicked in the balls.


are you trying to get people to dislike you?
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I was half-joking...and I actually agree with you on every point! Manscaping is good; too much not so good. But recently this guy was hitting on me and he was nice looking but his eyebrows and nose hair were out of control and I just got grossed out. Then I started noticing straight guys everywhere with visible nosehair and I got fixated on it. I started wondering don't their wives or girlfriends tell them these things (apparently not) and then I started spiralling down into a black hole thinking I will never find a straight man who understands the need for appropriate manscaping and elimination of visible nose hair and...it was about this time that one of my gay friends was off to get his butt and balls waxed and I decided gays should hold classes for straight guys, lol.

On the bright side, I did go out with a guy once who wore a sleeveless shirt and had hairy shoulders. I was wondering if I could deal with this or not, decided I could, and then the very next night when he picked me up he had waxed shoulders. I was very impressed.

Anyway, I meant no offense to our hairy-chested hunky Interlanders.


we are certainly in agreement on nosehairs.

and ear hairs.

perhaps it's because i'm getting older, but i do find myself plucking the stray hair off my shoulders every now and then.
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are you trying to get people to dislike you?
Either that or he's going through the male menopause
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are you trying to get people to dislike you?
it seems to be working in any event.
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