Friday, July 10, 2009

If you don't know the answer...

It's Friday which means it's time to ask Graham. Graham will do his best to answer your questions about all things men should know but some just don't. This is serious business.

Anonymous writes:
My question is about "Manscaping." What is it and how often should I do it? I would also like to know if there are specific areas to groom or do they all need equal attention? My roommate shaves him arms and chest so I'll assume that he takes care of other places as well. Help.

John Carlson
Phoenix, AZ

PS: Please do not use my real name.

Graham responds:
Thanks for writing Anonymous. Forgive me for answering your question with a question but what are you doing watching your roommate shave his chest? In all seriousness there is no reason to do any "Manscaping" whatsoever. If you must trim something, mow the lawn or find a less manly man that would let you mow his lawn. My neighbor would most likely let you take care of his.

If your female is demanding that you shave something you should be asking her why rather than asking me what you should shave. If she wants you to look a like a young boy while naked then I think it's time to find a new female.

Most men do it because of the old adage, "Trim the bushes to make the tree look taller." which is true in some cases but the way I see it, why cut back an attractive set of bushes if they're capable of hiding your "tree." I'd think you'd want to hide the thing at all costs.

Personally, I don't do it. I find that my female doesn't care and in fact likes my nethers to be adorned with foliage. In fact I grew a beard just so she'd have additional man hair to gawk at.

If you still feel the need to "Manscape" I'd suggest asking your female since grooming your body hair is something chicks do.

Good day.

If you or anybody you know has questions about how to be manly and/or do manly things. Let me know. I'd be more than happy to set them straight.


  1. I can't stop laughing, Graham. You better keep this segment as part of your blog for sure.

    This entry reminds me of when Matt and I first started dating. He's always been into weight lifting and body building. For like the first 6 months of our relationship he shaved his legs and arms. One day I just came out and asked him "why the heck do you shave all that?" He said, "I just have for a while... I don't know why." Then I asked him if he'd let it grow just so I can see how much different it would look... and feel. He'd get all prickly and it'd drive me nuts. I wouldn't want to touch his arms at all. Ick!

    Since he grew it out he never shaved his arms or legs again. He also has stopped shaving his chest which doesn't bother me at all. It actually frustrated me when he'd get all prickly. He's not a very hairy dude so i'm pretty greatful for that.

  2. Tune in next Friday for another exciting installment. I shaved my chest once for the hell of it. I'll never do that again.