Why your hubby getting a "man wax" might not be so bad

Ever since the word "metrosexual" started floating around, we've had to get used to men looking, well, a little girlier. It became perfectly acceptable for men's grooming habits to include getting a manicure, their eyebrows waxed or even a facial. But now there's a new trend for men taking care of themselves: "man waxing".

The trend comes to us from the similar man-scaping, a term similar to "landscaping" where men trim and otherwise take care of their body hair. Man waxing is basically men taking care of their hair… down there. You know how we have to get bikini waxes and Brazilian waxes these days? Well, now men get to do it, too.


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Okay, I'm not going to lie here. I know what a lot of your reactions are going to be: EW! GROSS! WHY AREN'T MEN ACTUALLY MEN ANYMORE?

I hear you, I really do. But I really think that's an overreaction. Man-scaping and man waxing is not inherently a bad thing. In fact, we shouldn't be using the word "man" in front of these at all. They're just men… who are waxing because they want to look a little better. What's wrong with that?

Personally, I think nothing. I don't need my man to be hairy everywhere to prove to me that he's a man. Maybe it's because I've never liked macho guys and my dad's dormant but-sometimes-comes-out-unexpectedly machismo has always annoyed me, but I don't think we should judge these men because they want to get a little below-the-belt improvement. We're practically forced to wax it all off, so why can't they?

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If it gives them a little bit of confidence or is pleasing to the eye (okay, I admit it: I like my men minimally hairy), what's wrong with it? Is having less hair down there really going to make him a worse father or a worse husband? Waxing his nether regions isn't going to make him less capable of playing with the kids, earning money or taking out the trash, right? So what's the big deal, anyway? It's certainly not going to have a negative effect on your sex life, so long as you let his added confidence transfer into the bedroom and don't judge him (or look down on him) for wanting a nicer package. Besides, if you're suffering the pain of getting hair ripped out of YOUR body, then he should too.

Do you think it's a good idea for your husband to "man wax"? Would you think he's less of a man if he wanted to look a little less hairy?

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