Does This Make Me Less Of A Man?
It’s a word that didn’t even exist up until a few years ago: mascaping. Today it’s a legitimate term. But guys aren't just worried about what's on their chest or backs these days, they're tackling hair all over the place. Guys getting waxed ‘down there’ has caught on, and according to some beauticians I spoke with, is more popular here in Portland than in parts of California (go figure, huh).
So who’s subjecting themselves to this? It’s guys of all ages, orientations and stereotypes according to Zay-Von ,who works at Wax On Spa in Portland. She tells me guys have been egged on by their wives or girlfriends to try what THEY'VE been doing for years. Seems fair enough I suppose, after all, guys have been asking women to do this for decades.
And if you haven’t picked up a recent copy of Esquire, Maxim, People or Men’s Health ( or listened to my first hand experience on ‘Portland’s Afternoon News,’), a ‘brozillian’ is the latest ‘in thing’ among twenty, thirty and forty something guys. Don’t know what it is-imagine having hot wax poured all over your….well, you know where, and having the wax ripped from your skin and hairs pulled from your body. Zay-Von tells me most guys do it for hygienic reasons, or like the feeling. But it also creates a useful an ‘optical illusion,’ which she says a lot of guys like.
I actually did this myself…for research purposes only… and for me, once was enough.