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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2011, 12:42:23 PM »
Why is it so bad to cut your beard, but okay to cut the hair on the back of your head?...  ???

Never mind, I'm a girl so I'll have to buy a fake beard. It is almost Halloween, anyway.  ;)

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2011, 01:13:19 PM »
Orthodoxy calls us to be living ikons of Christ (Who had a beard).
and Who was circumcized.


But we should also avoid falling into the temptation of spiritual pride.
Indeed!
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2011, 01:59:44 PM »
Cross cultural studies show that women see men with thicker and longer beards to be more masculine and virile and yet still show an over-whelming preference for the slightly more than 5 o'clock shadow look, when choosing who they would actually "date".

Clean shaven not so much.

Most dudes in the US who convert to Orthodoxy and grow out a beard are LARPing. If that statement bothers you, then it is definitely true for you.

My facial hair is determined by work conditions, season, and degree of care about what I look like.

In other words, I am a man.

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #48 on: October 25, 2011, 02:04:15 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #49 on: October 25, 2011, 02:25:21 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #50 on: October 25, 2011, 05:50:27 PM »

I call it the "I'm 16 and really can't be bothered to shave but hope to grow an awesome beard like Alveus' in the future" beard.
I managed to get to this point before I finally broke down and shaved:

It turns out I can only take having my facial hair likened to pubic hair so many times.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #51 on: October 25, 2011, 06:08:22 PM »

I call it the "I'm 16 and really can't be bothered to shave but hope to grow an awesome beard like Alveus' in the future" beard.
I managed to get to this point before I finally broke down and shaved:

It turns out I can only take having my facial hair likened to pubic hair so many times.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #52 on: October 25, 2011, 06:18:17 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2011, 06:45:43 PM »
I haven't fully shaved in about 4 years. But I only keep my facial hair at this level.

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2011, 06:48:41 PM »
I haven't fully shaved in about 4 years. But I only keep my facial hair at this level.

And people wonder how you to are able to lure the ladies back to the rat cave . . .

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2011, 06:50:03 PM »
Cross cultural studies show that women see men with thicker and longer beards to be more masculine and virile and yet still show an over-whelming preference for the slightly more than 5 o'clock shadow look, when choosing who they would actually "date".

This has been the consensus of basically every woman I've known (from all cultural backgrounds), including the women I've dated. Coincidentally(?), it is also my preference as a man, not because I dislike full beards but because if I grow my facial hair out past a certain point it sends a message that is less "distinguished, rugged man" and more "I thought we captured the Unibomber years ago...?" Perhaps I am too lazy for the upkeep involved in not looking like a terrorist hobo. I don't know.

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #56 on: October 25, 2011, 06:52:12 PM »
I managed to get to this point before I finally broke down and shaved:

what's up with the Thai?
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #57 on: October 25, 2011, 06:54:03 PM »
I managed to get to this point before I finally broke down and shaved:

what's up with the Thai?

Moreover, respect to those who say screw it and go full on American tourist.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2011, 06:59:01 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #59 on: October 25, 2011, 07:05:44 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.



 

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2011, 07:07:09 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.



 



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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2011, 07:08:48 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2011, 07:10:19 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
Ah.  I don't confuse fetishes with hygienic practices (not that I have anything against either fetishes or hygienic practices, just that I know the difference).
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2011, 07:11:56 PM »
Just googled "post-pubescent look". This is the first item showing up:
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=6092
Satan is keeps it trendy.

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« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2011, 07:13:32 PM »
LOL Baptists.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2011, 07:15:04 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.

Nope. Gay men do.

There is still a disconnect between women in men's magazines and those in women's magazine. Gay fashionistas have certainly been setting the trend and straight men have been following, but there has been a disconnect.

Lest anyone even accuse me of being "homophobic", you don't know me.

This is truth.

You spend time at magazine kiosks take a look at the differences, they are there.

Being a long time reader and having an interest in this subject, you can go from as early as you want in printed 20th Century women's and men's magazines and see the differences and how gay men have shaped our understanding of the female and now male form.

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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #66 on: October 25, 2011, 07:15:31 PM »
Just googled "post-pubescent look". This is the first item showing up:
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=6092
Satan is keeps it trendy.

NICE! And a huge beard no less.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #67 on: October 25, 2011, 07:16:22 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.
Can't say I've wanted a 9 or 10 year old woman since I was 10.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #68 on: October 25, 2011, 07:18:00 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.

Nope. Gay men do.

There is still a disconnect between women in men's magazines and those in women's magazine. Gay fashionistas have certainly been setting the trend and straight men have been following, but there has been a disconnect.

Lest anyone even accuse me of being "homophobic", you don't know me.

This is truth.

You spend time at magazine kiosks take a look at the differences, they are there.

Being a long time reader and having an interest in this subject, you can go from as early as you want in printed 20th Century women's and men's magazines and see the differences and how gay men have shaped our understanding of the female and now male form.


So you are saying that all men who want their women to have a Brazilian or the full treatment or whatever you want to call it -- that they're all gay? Or that gay men influenced that?

If it's the latter, I agree.
If it's the former, the number of gay men in America just increased by 3,400%.
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #69 on: October 25, 2011, 07:18:30 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
Ah.  I don't confuse fetishes with hygienic practices (not that I have anything against either fetishes or hygienic practices, just that I know the difference).

I was being ironic. However, next to the idea you will look more "youthful", attractive (what woman wants back hair<-------that is where this began), you get the hygiene spiel: cut down on unwanted body odor.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #70 on: October 25, 2011, 07:19:40 PM »
Just googled "post-pubescent look". This is the first item showing up:
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=6092
Satan is keeps it trendy.

NICE! And a huge beard no less.
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Now, It certainly looks to me like an underage male positioning himself for a sodomizing of his mother, but of course it is open to some interpretation. However, one thing we can all agree upon is that this image contains a "post-pubescent female breast".
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Wait you're wife is 13? Isn't that illegal?
Not in certain counties in certain states. Not that its any of your business either.

Why is it that all you perverts are so interested in Brother Warrior's new wife?

I don't want to understand.

Though I would call the authorities if I knew "Brother Warrior"'s idenity.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #71 on: October 25, 2011, 07:21:27 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.

Nope. Gay men do.

There is still a disconnect between women in men's magazines and those in women's magazine. Gay fashionistas have certainly been setting the trend and straight men have been following, but there has been a disconnect.

Lest anyone even accuse me of being "homophobic", you don't know me.

This is truth.

You spend time at magazine kiosks take a look at the differences, they are there.

Being a long time reader and having an interest in this subject, you can go from as early as you want in printed 20th Century women's and men's magazines and see the differences and how gay men have shaped our understanding of the female and now male form.


So you are saying that all men who want their women to have a Brazilian or the full treatment or whatever you want to call it -- that they're all gay? Or that gay men influenced that?

If it's the latter, I agree.
If it's the former, the number of gay men in America just increased by 3,400%.

The latter. And many guys I know find the Brazilian or full on very dis-tasteful. Of course I am in the Midwest, where we ain't so sophisticated.

I dated a girl about five years ago. The girl who did her Brazilian had one other female client and her colleagues very few. They bulk were all gay men.

Now many women get it done here and guess who is the new market: straight men.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #72 on: October 25, 2011, 07:22:22 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
Ah.  I don't confuse fetishes with hygienic practices (not that I have anything against either fetishes or hygienic practices, just that I know the difference).

I was being ironic. However, next to the idea you will look more "youthful", attractive (what woman wants back hair<-------that is where this began), you get the hygiene spiel: cut down on unwanted body odor.

"Hygiene" is constantly used as a convenient cover for what would otherwise be called out as blatant narcissism, as is "health". Example: I spent five days of last week in the gym for my "health", and I undertook a full body wax for "hygiene" purposes.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #73 on: October 25, 2011, 07:24:52 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.

Nope. Gay men do.

There is still a disconnect between women in men's magazines and those in women's magazine. Gay fashionistas have certainly been setting the trend and straight men have been following, but there has been a disconnect.

Lest anyone even accuse me of being "homophobic", you don't know me.

This is truth.

You spend time at magazine kiosks take a look at the differences, they are there.

Being a long time reader and having an interest in this subject, you can go from as early as you want in printed 20th Century women's and men's magazines and see the differences and how gay men have shaped our understanding of the female and now male form.
women dress for other women, and women models dress for gay men. Ah, the world of fashion.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #74 on: October 25, 2011, 07:25:51 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
Ah.  I don't confuse fetishes with hygienic practices (not that I have anything against either fetishes or hygienic practices, just that I know the difference).

I was being ironic. However, next to the idea you will look more "youthful", attractive (what woman wants back hair<-------that is where this began), you get the hygiene spiel: cut down on unwanted body odor.

"Hygiene" is constantly used as a convenient cover for what would otherwise be called out as blatant narcissism, as is "health". Example: I spent five days of last week in the gym for my "health", and I undertook a full body wax for "hygiene" purposes.
TMI
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #75 on: October 25, 2011, 07:29:33 PM »

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
I was going to say, "Some," but let's take it in this direction.


What about vice versa? I think, at least here in the US, it's overwhelmingly true for how men want women to be as we were when we were 9 or 10.

Nope. Gay men do.

There is still a disconnect between women in men's magazines and those in women's magazine. Gay fashionistas have certainly been setting the trend and straight men have been following, but there has been a disconnect.

Lest anyone even accuse me of being "homophobic", you don't know me.

This is truth.

You spend time at magazine kiosks take a look at the differences, they are there.

Being a long time reader and having an interest in this subject, you can go from as early as you want in printed 20th Century women's and men's magazines and see the differences and how gay men have shaped our understanding of the female and now male form.
women dress for other women, and women models dress for gay men. Ah, the world of fashion.

I could on at length about the reasons behind these decisions from a photographic POV, cultural, etc.

It interesting when you compare this to say Michelangelo, who hated the female form and went out his way to produce some bizarre stuff, men / boys with bad breast implants, so he would simply get more commissions for what he wanted: sculpting men.

Just look at the animals and their placement alone. Weird.



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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #76 on: October 25, 2011, 07:30:46 PM »

...darn...and I just shaved!   8)

Liza, if you only knew how many men probably spend more time with their own body hair than most women nowadays . . .


Fun (or not so fun) fact: "Do you manscape?" is one of the top 10 questions in the Bachelor section of Cosmo/Glamour/whatever magazine. So is "Sex on the first date: Sexy or skanky?" Our culture certainly has some twisted priorities.

Anyway, beards, +1. Love em. The Mr. used to have one until work forbid it.  He's making do with a soul patch -- I know. But I love it on him. ;)

I am considering coming back and voting for my favorite * beard....
Do I want to know what "manscaping" is?

It is a testament to your disconnect from current hygienic practices that you don't.

Basically trimming all your body hair to various lengths to achieve that just post-pubescent look that is all the rage.

Gay male fashions designers have attempted turn women into pre-pubescent boys with strategically injected collagen here and there now want all men to be just past pubescent boys.

And now women expect it as well.
Ah.  I don't confuse fetishes with hygienic practices (not that I have anything against either fetishes or hygienic practices, just that I know the difference).

I was being ironic. However, next to the idea you will look more "youthful", attractive (what woman wants back hair<-------that is where this began), you get the hygiene spiel: cut down on unwanted body odor.

"Hygiene" is constantly used as a convenient cover for what would otherwise be called out as blatant narcissism, as is "health". Example: I spent five days of last week in the gym for my "health", and I undertook a full body wax for "hygiene" purposes.
TMI

For the record, I was speaking hypothetically.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #77 on: October 25, 2011, 07:34:24 PM »
"Hygiene" is constantly used as a convenient cover for what would otherwise be called out as blatant narcissism, as is "health". Example: I spent five days of last week in the gym for my "health", and I undertook a full body wax for "hygiene" purposes.
TMI

At least he is "man" enough to admit it. Although I have about a dozen of jokes going through my mind at the moment.

This is interesting subject to me like many, because there are no "answers". It is easy to say: x is vanity. But all we do to present ourselves toward the world stems from vanity, even the choice to do "nothing" which is to do something.

The question becomes what is the Christian thing to do. I think the Letter to Diognetus would be of help.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #78 on: October 25, 2011, 07:36:17 PM »
I didn't have a full body wax. The "I" in my example was a hypothetical "I".

Oh man, I've dug myself a hole it seems.
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« Reply #79 on: October 25, 2011, 07:39:14 PM »
I didn't have a full body wax. The "I" in my example was a hypothetical "I".

Oh man, I've dug myself a hole it seems.

More jokes . . .

It is issues like this where the place that is not to be named was to have awesome to discuss. Frank and adult language without the fake pious trappings.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #80 on: October 25, 2011, 07:40:44 PM »
guess who is the new market: straight men.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #81 on: October 25, 2011, 07:41:09 PM »
"Hygiene" is constantly used as a convenient cover for what would otherwise be called out as blatant narcissism, as is "health". Example: I spent five days of last week in the gym for my "health", and I undertook a full body wax for "hygiene" purposes.
TMI

At least he is "man" enough to admit it. Although I have about a dozen of jokes going through my mind at the moment.

This is interesting subject to me like many, because there are no "answers". It is easy to say: x is vanity. But all we do to present ourselves toward the world stems from vanity, even the choice to do "nothing" which is to do something.

The question becomes what is the Christian thing to do. I think the Letter to Diognetus would be of help.
LOL.  St. Clement of Alexandria would have some ideas.

I'm thinking right now of those who follow St. Clement in putting shaving on a par with abortion, and imagining their heads exploding at reading this thread.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #82 on: October 25, 2011, 07:54:19 PM »
Just googled "post-pubescent look". This is the first item showing up:
http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=6092
Satan is keeps it trendy.

NICE! And a huge beard no less.

OMG! I might be leaving you folks . . . There is some serious trolling to do at the site. Sheesh, what is going on.

I mean really. This whole we are Christian stuff I tend to like to get behind, but that place is full nutter.

I mean have you actually looked more than five seconds at that place?

Talk about low hanging fruit . . . well use another image for this thread.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #83 on: October 25, 2011, 08:06:19 PM »
Landover baptist is a comedy/satire website, so of course it's over the top...

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« Reply #84 on: October 25, 2011, 08:08:28 PM »
Landover baptist is a comedy/satire website, so of course it's over the top...

For real?

I don't know what is real or not anymore.
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« Reply #86 on: October 25, 2011, 09:02:50 PM »
Greatest site EVER.
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Re: 10 why you should all grow a beard!
« Reply #87 on: October 25, 2011, 09:13:07 PM »
I managed to get to this point before I finally broke down and shaved:

what's up with the Thai?

Moreover, respect to those who say screw it and go full on American tourist.
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« Reply #88 on: October 25, 2011, 09:44:07 PM »
She's touring the facility/and picking up slack.
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« Reply #89 on: October 25, 2011, 10:08:38 PM »


Lolz
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