Is Facial Hair the New Gay Symbol?

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    Aug 26, 2010 12:42 PM GMT
    Is it just me or do other guys think that these days, more gay men have some form of facial hair than being clean-shaved?

    Has facial hair become a 'gay thing'? And if so, why? Is it an attempt to look more masculine, or is it just a fleeting trend?

    Would like to hear all comments whether you're hairy or smooth! If you have it and it's not obvious on your profile, describe it! I have facial hair - generally, I shave my neck up to my jaw line, and along my cheek bones, the rest I trim to a number 1/2 with clippers.
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    Aug 26, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    i'm just too lazy to shave. get around to it once a week.
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    Aug 26, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    Sometimes I shave. Sometimes I grow a short beard. I've even had a goatee for a couple years. Maybe I just like surprising people with a different look regularly.
  • rnch

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    Aug 26, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    NickFit saidIs it just me or do other guys think that these days, more gay men have some form of facial hair than being clean-shaved?

    Has facial hair become a 'gay thing'? And if so, why? Is it an attempt to look more masculine, or is it just a fleeting trend?

    Would like to hear all comments whether you're hairy or smooth! If you have it and it's not obvious on your profile, describe it! I have facial hair - generally, I shave my neck up to my jaw line, and along my cheek bones, the rest I trim to a number 1/2 with clippers.
    i've noticed this "gay trend" also, nf. i stared a thread here about this topic a few months ago.
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    Aug 26, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    My dick doesn't notice clean-shaven guys. There's something strange about guys who emphasize one effect of testosterone (muscles) while feminizing away others (facial and body hair.) And then call themselves "masculine". Doesn't make any sense to me. I really find all aspects of the masculine, testosterone-created body attractive.
  • rioriz

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    Aug 26, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    I find that is usually men from older gernerations. Younger guys these days seem to wanna be clean shaven EVERYWHERE!
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    Aug 26, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    rioriz saidI find that is usually men from older gernerations. Younger guys these days seem to wanna be clean shaven EVERYWHERE!


    Well I'm a young guy, and I certainly don't want to be clean shaved everywhere!
  • rnch

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    Aug 26, 2010 4:40 PM GMT
    gregography saidMy dick doesn't notice clean-shaven guys. There's something strange about guys who emphasize one effect of testosterone (muscles) while feminizing away others (facial and body hair.) And then call themselves "masculine". Doesn't make any sense to me. I really find all aspects of the masculine, testosterone-created body attractive.
    since gals can't grown body hair in most of the place guys can; a clean shaven/waxed (all over) guy screams out to me "FEM! FEM! FEM!"

    :whatever:
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    Aug 26, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    NickFit saidHas facial hair become a 'gay thing'? And if so, why? Is it an attempt to look more masculine, or is it just a fleeting trend?

    Don't know how that could've happened.
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    Aug 26, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    rnch said
    gregography saidMy dick doesn't notice clean-shaven guys. There's something strange about guys who emphasize one effect of testosterone (muscles) while feminizing away others (facial and body hair.) And then call themselves "masculine". Doesn't make any sense to me. I really find all aspects of the masculine, testosterone-created body attractive.
    since gals can't grown body hair in most of the place guys can; a clean shaven/waxed (all over) guy screams out to me "FEM! FEM! FEM!"

    :whatever:


    Everyone is allowed to do whatever they want and my only allowable comment is if it's attractive to _me_, and nobody owes me that,. That said, I don't get how the appearance of smooth body is worth the feeling of stubble. And a bare upper lip just seems alien and sexless. And plucked and shaped eyebrows? Bonerkill.
  • TristanLane

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    Aug 26, 2010 5:12 PM GMT
    Facial hair is A+++ for me. My briefs drop on the ground for some odd reason if Im with a guy with facial hair. It makes men look more masculine. Matt Bomer for example. I started to find myself attracted to Matt Dallas. There is also this very good looking black guy on this TNT show Hawthorne and I cant concentrate when I see it.
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    Aug 26, 2010 6:36 PM GMT
    TristanLane saidFacial hair is A+++ for me. My briefs drop on the ground for some odd reason if Im with a guy with facial hair. It makes men look more masculine. Matt Bomer for example. I started to find myself attracted to Matt Dallas. There is also this very good looking black guy on this TNT show Hawthorne and I cant concentrate when I see it.


    I can't concentrate if I watch that show because I'm either in hysterics or have a sick feeling in my stomach. It's well-intentioned but DAMN if it isn't just about the worst non-reality show on television.,

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    Aug 26, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    Im all for it, scruff is hot!
  • Kev67

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    Aug 26, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    Here in the Bay Area I've noticed it a lot on guys under 30. I think it's just the latest thing, the way goatees were in the 90's and 'staches in the 70's. Definitely lots of gay guys are growing beards, but so are the str8s. I've got photos on my profile of me with a beard, and cleanshaven. Personally I think I look better without the beard, but like to grow it out just for the hell of it.

    I shave every few days depending on what I have scheduled. I'll shave if I have a meeting for work and not sure whether the scruffy look will be OK or not. I've come into work unshaven pretty regularly, which I would never have done a few years ago since it's an office but given the amount of scruff around these days it seems to be OK around these parts. And since I started doing that, I noticed now one of the firm partners (straight guy with family) has been coming in unshaven occasionally too.

    I think it all depends on what looks best for a guy's face. Some look really good with beards (better than cleanshaven), others the opposite.
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    Aug 26, 2010 11:49 PM GMT
    umm.. i dont shave all the way down cause it irritates the hell out of my skin. I always look scruffy icon_lol.gif and i dont shave the rest of my body either.. i do a bit of grooming but nothing crazy like shaving my pubes right off.. id rather look like a man then a big baby icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    Kev67 saidHere in the Bay Area I've noticed it a lot on guys under 30. I think it's just the latest thing, the way goatees were in the 90's and 'staches in the 70's.


    Here it's very much a hipster look. The cubby bears sport it with nerd glasses and cardigan sweaters, straight brooklynites tend to go more boho with clamdiggers, etc.

    Since I love facial hair I'm very happy about this.
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:17 AM GMT
    realman77 saidi'm just too lazy to shave. get around to it once a week.


    Im the same way

    But i do like a guy with facial hair...it can be really hot!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    I've lived in Vermont the past 5 years, and moved to CO a few months ago. Both states seem to have a plethora of bearded men; VT more than CO. That has definitely helped me enjoy the men here much more! icon_razz.gif

    Love bearded men! As an avid snowboarder / snowshoer, winter camper... I couldn't imagine a winter without a beard. Even when I trim it shorter, I can feel the effects of it on my face. I tend to grow it out much longer in the winters, and trim it with a 3-guard or so in the summers.
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    I don't think it's exclusive to the gays... I think it's been a general trend for a lot of guys for a while now. And I love it. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    if it is, i just shaved off my gay things. i have had facial hair for decades and when in the straight world never thought about it but who knows. do what ya wanna do chikaboom chikaboom boom boomicon_cool.gif
  • Little_Spoon

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    Aug 27, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    Instead of finding a girl to be our beard, we grow our own.

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  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Aug 27, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    I like my scruff but I shave it every few weeks or so haha icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 27, 2010 3:42 AM GMT
    Its not really a 'trend' with me; I've had my facial hair since 8th grade. I've noticed that a lot of gay boys (and i use that term instead of 'men') do not like facial or body hair; I am [not drastically] hairy all over and I love it.
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    Aug 27, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    i try not to shave and my bear is almost always grown out only because of Pseudofolliculitis barbae
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    Aug 27, 2010 8:38 AM GMT
    I look better with facial hair. icon_smile.gif