Should Guys Wax Their Body Hair?

So you want to know what women really think about grooming your body hair? GQ’s Lauren Bans explains what’s appropriate and what’s not when it comes to manscaping

Released on 6/19/2014

Credits

Starring: Lauren Bans

Transcript

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I'm Lauren.
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I write a column for GQ called, Ask a Real Live Lady,
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and I'm here to answer all the questions you'd feel
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too stupid to ask a woman you actually know.
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Dear Ask A Real Live Lady,
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I have a lot of hair on my back, my shoulders, my nostrils.
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I've been told I should wax it off.
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It is okay to have body hair.
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You're a dude.
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I mean I guess if you can Rapunzel out a window,
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using your pit locks, you should take a scissors to it
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every once and again.
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But over manicuring is a real turn-off.
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We like men, even ones that leave those little pubey
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body hairs all over the sheets.
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I'd almost always rather think,
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wow, this dude has a shit-ton of back hair,
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than oh, this dude clearly went to a salon
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and paid a mean Russian lady to smear hot wax
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on him and rip it off violently.
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I don't even mind when a guy fails to pluck his uni-brow.
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I just do it for him when he sleeps.
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Ow!
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The guy who cares that much about how he looks,
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implies that Ryan Seacrest lacks in doll person vanity.
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Yes, I realize I'm saying that as I spread
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micro-kale into my pores.
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But just imagine those hillbilles on Duck Dynasty
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sporting shiny, clean mown pubices, or Brazilian butt waxes.
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Now never imagine that again.
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I hope this scares you into keeping your armpit hair.
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If you have a question for Ask a Real Live Lady,
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you can email me at GQAdvice@gmail.com.
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