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Girls Tell All: Thoughts On Manscaping

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When it comes to pubes, dudes have it easy. Girls these days are expected to be more hairless than a naked mole rat after a Nair bath, while dudes can generally sneak by with a bi-weekly (bi-monthly? bi-annual?) trim job. That arrangement is all well and good for us, but what do the chicks think about it? Do they want us to trim more? Less? Do they want us to go full shave??? Let’s find out.

Simply put, manscaping is necessary. You don’t have to be completely bare, but a close trim is vital. Man bush is just as gross as girl bush. This might be more of a personal preference, but there’s a such thing as too much chest hair as well. If your shit is so overgrown, that I can see it through your shirt, you need to trim that. I’m not bothered by a completely bare chest. If you’re closer to a werewolf than a human man, take care of it. – Veronica Ruckh

I feel like guys should always keep their ding-a-lings groomed nicely. BJs just aren’t as comfortable when they aren’t. – Kellie Stritz

Gosh, I don’t know if I have thoughts on this. You can do whatever you want as long as you shower regularly and it’s not braided or something insane. – Anonymous

One time in high school my friend was hooking up with this guy who asked her to Homecoming by shaving “HC” in his pubes. She saw it when she went to give him a BJ. If you were wondering, she said yes. In my personal opinion, it seems like there would be nothing worse than getting a mouthful of pubes, but I guess you win some, you lose some. – Blonde_boozy

Just keep it trim, keep it clean. Being bare down there is weird. It makes me feel pervy. Or slightly “Jared from Subway”-ish. – Rachel Varina

No hair is the best hair. My guy naturally has zero chest hair, and I’m so in love with it. As far as the “down there” region, I would say take care of it before you get down and dirty with a girl. I’ve had sex when the guy was all stubbly and prickly, and I could not focus on anything other than the tiny hairs stabbing my vagina. Ew. – Premed Donna

Uh, I try to have very few thoughts about manscaping. I guess I’d have to say that I’m a strong advocate for beards and chest hair and all things scruffy, but there has to be a safe middle ground here. No one wants a full bush, but I also would like to know for a fact that I’m not hooking up with an eleven-year-old. – Lucky Jo

Manscaping is 100% necessary, but not like, bald. Think more of a trim that’s maintained well, like every couple days or so. If I’m going down on you and I’m coming up with hair in my mouth, there’s zero chance your penis will be anywhere near my mouth ever again. – ChampagneShowers

Manscaping isn’t too big of a factor to me, although I do have to say that one of my exes went basically completely bare one time without informing me first. You can judge how I reacted based on the fact that he never did that again. – lindeliciousss

If I have to shave, you have to shave. I’m not saying you have to have baby fresh balls, but have some self respect and take a trimmer to your taint. – Srat_Bro

Manscaping is a great idea, WITHIN REASON. You wouldn’t want to go down on a girl who makes you feel like you need a machete just to get to the goods, don’t make us do it. But personally, I like a guy who is trimmed down but not bare. I dated a guy who shaved all of his off once because he heard it would make him look bigger. Totally had the opposite effect. I’m talking it went from slightly below average to like, micropenis size. – ShutUpAndRead

I obviously have some thoughts on this. I personally like a guy who takes care of his business, but isn’t completely hairless. Guys with no hair on their chest/arms/legs freak me out – it’s just not what nature intended; although I’m also not entirely sure nature intended my wax lady to become as familiar with my lower anatomy as my gynecologist is, but I digress. Back to the dudes. While some hair is preferred, looking like an ape who stuck his finger in an electric socket isn’t, so if your back and/or eyebrows are out of control, make a wax appointment and take care of that ASAP. As far as down there goes, if you expect me to visit, you better at least trim the hedges, if not mow the entire lawn. It’s just common courtesy when you are expecting guests. – 2NOTbrokegirls

Can’t say I’ve put too much thought into manscaping, actually. As long as I’m not unzipping to find a Sasquatch under there, I think we’re in the clear. – Rachel Page

If you want to be in the clear when it comes to manscaping, the preferred style appears to be the well-maintained trim. Chicks apparently don’t dig bush, not even when it has heartfelt messages shaved into it (there goes your “formal?” plan, I know). If you want to go the full-shave route so you can pretend you’re a porn star, though, nobody’s gonna stop you. They might ask you for your ID, but they won’t stop you.

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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a Senior Writer for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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