Benefits of ManscapingWritten by Advice Team on August 10, 2017
Manscaping; what is it and why should you be doing it? Let’s focus on the what first; according to Google, manscaping is ‘the removal or trimming of hair on a man's body for cosmetic proposes.’ Sounds distinctly unmanly and downright intimidating, but it’s actually pretty straight forward. Manscaping is simply getting cleaned up, smelling good, feeling confident and making a good impression, so don’t fear it, embrace it.
Here’s 5 legitimate reasons to buy a body groomer right now; some might be more compelling than others, but each deserves a mention. And you don’t have to go completely bald to enjoy these perks; manscaping isn’t about removing every hair from your body, it’s about getting your body hair under control. Still not sure what we’re talking about? Check out our beginner's guide to body grooming and then come back for more.
1. You’ll Look Better
Whether it’s your pecs, your abs or your manhood, a groomed body looks cleaner, younger, more toned and better defined - fact. A distinctly added benefit of keeping yourself trimmed all over is the optical illusion of size. A trimmed groin accentuates your male member making you appear bigger and more impressive.
2. It’s more Hygienic
Hair collects and retains all kinds of molecules; dead skin cells, sweat and urine just to name a few. If not removed these substances can start to fester, especially on a hot day, or in men who don’t shower regularly. This kind of environment is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria and yeast, including STDs. Keeping hairs trimmed short means there is less surface area for this detritus to cling to, thus reducing the spread of bacteria, the growth of yeast infections and unpleasant odours.
3. It Boosts Confidence
Studies consistently show that men who take pride in their appearance are more successful in both their professional and personal lives than men who neglect their looks. Manscaping is about putting your best foot forward and presenting the best version of yourself; one who is groomed, sharp and slick, even in your birthday suit. If you look good and feel good, you’ll have more confidence in yourself and be better perceived by others.
4. You’ll Sweat Less
Sweat exists to help cool the body down. With less hair covering your skin your body is better able to regulate body temperature. This means that you won’t need to sweat as much to release heat from your body, making you feel cooler and dryer, especially in the summer. As well as feeling cleaner, less sweat means less odour and as hair reduces the effectiveness of antiperspirant this gives a double whammy in the smell department. If you’re bit nervous about tackling your whole body, shaving your armpits is a great first step to reducing sweating. Not sure where to start? Our article on how to trim your underarms is a good first port of call.
5. It can Improve your Sex Life
While many partners do enjoy the natural look, according to studies, men who regularly groom their nether regions report receiving more oral sex from their intimate partners. In addition a clean, well-groomed manhood is more sensitive, because there isn’t a barrier between the organ and your partner - definitely something to bear in mind. Being a manscaper means that you take care of your personal hygiene seriously and are considerate of your partner; you can thank us later.
Whether it’s for hygiene reasons or for better sex, there are many benefits to manscaping but overall you’ll find that you’ll look and feel better, younger, cleaner and more confident. Ready to get started? Before you reach for your shaver read our essential guide to body hair removal.