The Sexist

What Men Do With Their Pubic Hair

This week, after a serious bitch session on the topic of replacing female pubic hair with space crystals, I asked the Sexist's male readers how they managed their own body hair. You did not disappoint!

How do male Sexist readers' grooming habits stack up against the ladies'? Your hair maintenance includes plucking your nipple hair, shaping your eyebrows, and Nair-ing your shoulders. But let's focus on the pubes, shall we?

Surprisingly, none of you have jumped on the Pubazzling bandwagon yet. You're not even prepped to Pubazzle! No respondents professed to eliminating all of their pubic hair through waxing; the Full Elimination appears to be a pubic beauty standard peculiarly applied to women for the time being (though one reader admits to "depilating my butt about once a month"). Some of you do nothing with your pubic hair. Most trim it. One shaves. Another will never shave again. Take it away, boys:

- "I use clippers to keep my pits & pubes in the .5″-1″ range."

- "I’ve shaved my pubes once and it itched a lot . . . like A LOT . . . I just cut it when my girlfriend asks."

- "I trim my pubes down, including the undercarraige. In addition, I shave my shaft and balls bi-weekly, or if I’m expecting a lot of attention in that area."

- "As for 'down there' I usually use scissors to keep it nice and trimmed (no one wants a jungle) and use a razor to keep away the happy trail, so it all looks nice and fairly well groomed on that rare occasion that another person is in the position to see."

- "I trim my pubic area every month or so. And I do try and remember to always wear my glasses into the shower when I’m going to do that."

- "I used to trim my pubes, but stopped bothering when I realised that I didn’t much care."

- "I’d actually really like to try trimming everything down some time, but my current partner is a fan of hair and I have chosen to leave everything intact for her enjoyment."

- "For many years I’ve used clippers roughly once a week to trim back the hair under my arms. Starting maybe five years ago, every second time I’ve done that I’ve also trimmed back my pubes, plus depilating my butt about once a month. About a year ago — coinciding with getting better clippers — I’ve been trimming everything back."

- "My current girlfriend of about 2 years was slight[ly] surprised when she recently realized that I don’t trim my pubic hair, but because I don’t enjoy fellatio she’s never down there for it to affect her one way or the other. . . . I’ve thought about keeping my body hair a bit neater, but with no pressure from the people who actually see it, I have no real motivation to do so."

- "Every few weeks I take a couple bottles of Nair and get rid of back, shoulder, and chest hair, trim my underarm hair, trim my pubes, and trim/pluck my eyebrows slightly. . . . For the record, I think vajazzling is fucking ridiculous."

Photo via [mosoni], Creative Commons Attribution License 2.0. You know it's a good shot when someone asks you to join the "Men's Navels" group.

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  • wellhello!

    I have had a few men in my life who took everything off and I really dug it. It made giving a blow job way easier and no hair in my teeth!

    As long as it's not wild I don't mind it but there are definitely men out there who take it all off.

  • Kat

    I once dated a guy who plucked all his pubes out with a tweezer!

  • Rick Mangus

    If the hair is there, leave it there! Alot of gay men shave, I can't understand it, I want to date a man not a boy!

    Unless your look like the missing link or Sasquatch, then just a little off the top might be in order!

  • Alcibiades

    My "no-shave" policy is easy right now because I'm single; if I had a partner who cared one way or the other, I'd consider making a concession, but it's never come up.

  • rebekah manning

    I like guys who have shaved pits and no facial hair. I would prefer if their pubs would be trimmed but I personally refuse to shave mine so I don't see how that if fair to expect it to all be taken off.

  • Ken

    Im glad most gay men are turning away from the shaved look that was popular a 5 or 6 years ago. if straight men are now shaving themselves it doesnt surprise me, they are usually several years behind the curve of fashion and style. I like a moderate amount of hair on chests and stomach and especially hairy legs on my boyfriend. Not into back hair but thankfully most guys dont have any. Personally if I was interested in smoothness I would probably find women attractive but I dont.

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  • anon

    I am really surprised that you didn't get more responses from men who shave. It seems I am encountering this more and more among straight men.

  • razvratit

    I believe shaving your pube, especially for women, as a sign of consideration for your partner. I said especially women, because mena re more sensitive than women, and just a tiny pece of hair can destroy your joy.
    I know american men have always a problem with "are gays doing it or straight ones?", but I believe they should think less about what gays are doing and think more about whhat they like. Women do not think that much about what lesbians are doing, so follow the exemple.

  • DirkJohanson

    Shaving balls is my mantra, and the opening words of my blog, "The Balls Monologues." Every guy should shave their balls - chicks dig it to say the least, and it keeps them fresher.

    I've had my pubes lasered-off, and am working on my balls, abdomen, and upper arms - almost done. For now, I shave what's left of the hair on my balls and the whole region, including my asshole, and I shave my chest, abdomen, underarms, and back of neck. I shave my abdomen dry, and my chest dry at first, and usually finish the chest with a wet shave. I shave my underarms and back of neck wet. I do touch-ups to my back and pubes dry.

    i started lasering my chest, but that isn't turning out well since its been turning grey faster than i could get it lasered-off, and the laser doesn't work on grey.

    To the guy who shaved once and quit, if you shave it regularly, the itching will soon stop.

    Not sure if I would Pubazzle, but I do sometimes put stars in that region when I tan so there are star marks when i am done with the tan.

  • Gygaxis

    I used to regularly shave legs, pubes, and stomach all the way off for several years, haven't in about 7 months mostly cause I'm very prone to ingrown hairs and they suck, now I Just keep it trimmed.