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Apparently I am na├»ve on people’s perspectives about proper etiquette for the landscaping of nether-regions. I was under the assumption that it’s a non-negotiable housekeeping task: keep it neat! Heaven forbid one gets in a car crash only for the delicious surgeon to discover that your loin cloth is permanently attached. Or a bout of spontaneous sex with McSteamy is quickly curbed due to the profound chafing….

Supposedly not everyone feels the way that I do – that it’s not mandatory to keep a set of tools handy for special up-keep – in fact, it’s not even on their radar. They look at me as though I am the one that needs to be hand-held through a discussion of proper social behavior. They asked me where I came up with the idea. I responded that I started my maintainance plan in high school, and that I haven’t deviated since (minus one break-up episode in which I decided to go free for one week – didn’t end well). They were astonished by my confidence that, yes, everyone I know – male and female – partakes in the same behavior. And it’s not a social pressure, or vanity, or anything that Big Brother has intimidated me to do. It’s comfort. It’s polite. I mean – who is really going to perform anything oral on someone who is all puffy and out of control? Just sayin…

My friends and I pondered this phenomenon and hypothesized a few ideas of where this ‘unkempt’ approach originated. Hippie? Nope, even my hippie friends admitted to the benefits of good nether region housekeeping. Age? Nah…all the high school kids I grew up with had my same philosophy. Demographic? Perhaps beer chugging men with abdominal overhangs would lose their manliness by trimming. Maybe they just can’t see their genitals. Heritage? Overly hairy people might not trim much if it gets unruly 5 seconds later – maybe it just blends in with the rest of their fur.

Either way – I suppose it only matters if your partner insists/suggests a preference. I just know quite a few people who wouldn’t have it any other way…

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