What Is Manscaping? It’s An Awful Term, But We’ll Still Explain It …

We hate the term “manscaping.” However, you might not, and if you’re wondering, “What is manscaping all about?” We’ll tell you, as well as provide some grooming tips.

By Jonathan Hackman

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What is manscaping? Well, due to popular usage, the moronic term “manscaping” is part of our vernacular. It’s sad but true. To paraphrase the definition: removing or trimming your body hair in order to look less like a Wookie and more like a tidy human member of the male species. Basically, you trim, buzz, or snip away hair to eliminate a bush around your package, a forest around your chest, and the rug on your back.

We’ve seen no scientific study to support claims that manscaping either hurts or helps a guy get laid, although we can’t imagine a woman getting all hot and bothered by seeing a Burt Reynolds-style layer of fur on your chest, stomach, back, or nutsack. But what do we know?

So for those who buy into the manscaping trend — and we have, although we simply call it ‘upkeep” — here are a few tips for your brows, chest, pits, and down there.

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We don’t expect you to stare at yourself in a mirror and pinpoint every stray hair. But if you’re sporting a unibrow or Andy Rooney’s bushy brows, carve out 15 minutes and take care of the problem.

The Philips Norelco Nose Trimmer ($20 @ Amazon.com) comes with two eyebrow combs and a beard comb. Its Protec Tube technology was engineered to eliminate pulls and nicks. Essentially, it’s an all-in-one trimmer, but if you use it in places like your nose and around your coin purse, don’t use it on your face.

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