Barren manscape

The “brozilian,” if you will, is what used to be called a Brazilian wax job, administered to a male. Apparently defoliation of some sort for the lads is, as the young people say, a thing:

One shocked friend asked her teenaged daughter, who confirmed that shaving is now de rigueur for all parties because pubic hair is “revolting.” The porn industry probably begat this belief; it’s been offering close-ups of just-Gilletted men and women for so many years now that even offscreen, any — er — impediments to intimacy are perceived as messy.

Truth be told, I’m more likely to believe the visual-trickery angle:

More than any other explanation, though, fans cite the old postulate that a tree appears taller when there are no bushes at its feet. And I’ll leave it at that.

One wonders if it’s possible to construct a landing strip, similar to that already contrived for women, in a manner that would further confuse the visual perspective. The porn industry has long been partial to short — that is to say, non-tall — guys, on the basis that an object appears larger against a smaller background.

Disclosure: I once mowed the personal lawn, as an act of, um, let’s call it “reciprocation.” The need for this sort of thing, however, has been basically nonexistent of late.


  1. Jeffro »

    7 December 2013 · 6:36 pm

    The surgical prep teams for my two heart caths gave me a major trim in that area. There were certainly moments as it all grew back……

  2. CGHill »

    7 December 2013 · 7:03 pm

    And it was done unto me for the vasectomy, way back when. The growback was excruciating.

  3. fillyjonk »

    8 December 2013 · 4:49 pm

    I remember when my dad had a cardioversion procedure (to try to correct a-fib), he said the worst part was the chest hair growing back.

    (And I used to be a semi-competitive swimmer, so I know about, um, regrowth discomfort)

    There was a lot wrong with the 1970s but I’m inclined to think the “natural look” wasn’t one of them

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