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Old 12-30-2018, 02:57 PM   #421
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:34 PM   #422
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I used OKC in like '11. That shit was wack.

Summer '17 I used Grindr and had sex and dates with many dudes.
How was that summer of 17

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:07 PM   #423
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As Telegraph Men's resident grooming correspondent, I regularly put myself in harm’s way in order to bring you the low-down on the latest face creams, aftershaves and grooming gadgets.

OK, so it’s not as dangerous as being a fireman or a bouncer in Leeds – but make no mistake about it, road-testing products like Remington’s Delicates & Body Hair Trimmer (essentially a brand new ball shaver) requires putting more than just my reputation on the line.

Given the gravity of the situation, before giving it a go I do something no self-respecting man ever does: I actually read the instructions first. Which is good because these instructions are, by turns, charming and hilarious, borrowing language from the worlds of soap powder advertising (a man’s bits become his "delicates") and innuendo (“use slow and even strokes for the best results”).

“For hair in around your delicates,” they state, “lift your delicate parts to get a clear view of the area you are trimming”, whilst advising that you need to pull the skin taught to ensure the hairs are well trimmed.

After road-testing the shaver, my own personal tip is to use it in the shower (the gadget is waterproof) and splash yourself liberally with plenty of cold water to, er, tighten things up a little. It makes a big difference, trust me.

Remington’s Delicates & Body Hair Trimmer becomes an essential ball shaver
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Plenty of patience and nerves of steel help too as, I suspect, would a supply of beta blockers to steady the hand.

The device itself comes with removable safety guards which allow you to merely trim your pubic hair or go in much closer by dispensing with them and using one of the two cutting edges, though I’d stick to using what’s described as the ‘detail blade’ rather than the main blade if you’re planning on having children.

The results aren’t as close as you get with a razor (yes, I’ve done this before) so think kiwi fruit rather than billiard ball. Still, it’s probably a better option for those afraid of an open blade.

If you’re reading this thinking, ”Please! What man in his right mind would ever do this?!” I should point out that the removal of body hair – including hair of the pubic variety – is both big business and bang on trend. Indeed, the Remington trimmer is not the first product on the market to help men rid themselves of their fur – Philips, Braun, Gillette and Wahl all have their own versions.

What sets the Remington trimmer apart, however, is how it’s blatantly aimed at men interested in downstairs hair management, even if Remington can’t quite bring themselves to use the word balls.

Where did this desire for a smooth set come from? Well, the trend for male hair removal has been gathering pace for a nearly decade now, ever since Philips kicked things off with the launch of their – at the time – revolutionary Bodygroom trimmer back in 2006. The trend pretty much ran parallel to the one for the body beautiful (if you’ve worked hard in the gym for a fine set of abs and pecs you‘re not going to want to hide them under a carpet of fur now are you?) and has been popularised by a raft of celebrities including the likes of Louis Smith (no fan of stomach hair), TOWIE’s Dan Osborne and, most recently, Aiden Turner of Poldark fame, who defied historical accuracy by appearing in the period drama with neatly clippered chest hair.

So men have been shaving more than just their chins for a while now – but it is only in recent years that the trend has headed south, with a recent Gillette survey revealing that 20pc of men like to be closely trimmed down below too.

Actor Aiden Turner appears to have his chest hair clipped for his role as Poldark
As with many trends, what was first popular in the gay community is now being adopted by straight men. When I recently asked a good friend whether he was a fan of manscaping he replied: “Oh, yes. I take it all off – there’s nothing there. Nada. My girlfriend loves it.” Surprisingly, it turned out that the girlfriend in question actually had more hair than he did. “She has a landing strip,” he said proudly, having clearly won the battle of the bush.

Of course, commerce plays a big part in the trend (the very fact that gadgets to trim body hair actually exist gives seed to the thought that we should be shaving our scrotums), but ultimately you'd be a fool to ignore the influence of pornography on men’s perceptions of what constitutes normal grooming down below.

Back in the Seventies you wouldn’t have been able to see the wood for the trees when it came to male pubic hair; but in 2015, with deforestation de riguer, the ‘wood’ is pretty much all you see. And whilst straight men often claim not to notice what’s going on man-wise when it comes to pornography, it would be simply disingenuous for you to claim you hadn’t noticed that virtually all male members are now immaculately manscaped.

“Both male and female bits are given the plucked turkey treatment in contemporary porn,” says cultural commentator Mark Simpson, author of Metrosexy: a 21st Century Self-Love Story. “This helps to 'show' as much 'sex' as possible – which is, after, all what porn is for. But because so many men today aspire to be, at least in their own bedrooms, porn stars themselves, they have started to shave their bits too – and discovered that they rather like the sensuality of smoothness."

But there’s another benefit from having a smooth sac, as I discovered when I interviewed British porn director Anna Span a few years ago. “Removing the hair makes a man’s bits look bigger and more impressive because, optically, anything that’s light tends to look larger,” she told me, adding that from a partner’s perspective they were preferable as there were no rogue hairs to act as dental floss.

However, as Ms Span pointed out, hair removal is a labour of love and once you start you have to maintain things with regular trims. “There’s nothing worse than bristly balls,” she pointed out in a manner so casual she might have been a diner complaining about a piece of overcooked steak.

Personally, I think the appeal of ball shaving is simpler: not only does it make you look better aesthetically (removing hair is supposed to add an extra ‘optical inch’ after all), it’s probably the only form of personal grooming which delivers a kinky thrill and one which you can do with a partner if you so wish. I mean, who gets excited about removing nostril hair or exfoliating their feet?

But whatever the reason, as the launch of the Remington trimmer proves, pubic topiary is here to stay. And before you pooh-pooh it, you might want to know that in the Gillette survey, an overwhelming 92pc of women said they preferred a guy who was neat and tidy down below.

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:08 PM   #424
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i am using OKC and Tinder a lot lately.

dating sites are kind of a giant time suck, tho. And I"m constantly getting PM'd my straight men with no game. yuck

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:13 PM   #425
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it's kind of pathetic how bad men are with online dating.

i feel bad for straight girls. except at least they have 90% of one gender to potentially date. So maybe in the volume of yucky men there's probably someone who is tolerable to every straight woman

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:16 PM   #426
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also this 2014 thread is trash fire!!!

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:16 PM   #427
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let the past die

kill it!!

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 08:50 PM   #428
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it's kind of pathetic how bad men are with online dating.

i feel bad for straight girls. except at least they have 90% of one gender to potentially date. So maybe in the volume of yucky men there's probably someone who is tolerable to every straight woman
I guess you either die of thirst in the desert, or you die of thirst in the ocean.

 
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:20 PM   #429
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The ocean is a notorious thirst tease.

 
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:33 PM   #431
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i've had a lot of incredibly bad dates because of OK Cupid and every single one of them were unbalanced women with some kind of chip on their shoulder because they get a lot of attention on ok cupid even though they are average looking fat people at best
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Old 01-01-2019, 11:56 AM   #432
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Look at the post dates again. It was Smasher of Vajajays who bumped the thread. All praise goes to him.

YSEM wins nothing this year.
promise i will peruse the archives and bump something good, okay?

 
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