April 21, 2008
Cleanshaven Men Get More Play

There’s so much that’s so lame about Gillette’s No Fusion, No Kiss campaign: the unoriginal concept, the tired choose-your-own-adventure spot, the gratuitous girl-on-girl action (okay, maybe we could deal with that one for a little). But at the end of the day, we can’t totally hate them, because they make a very important point: men should shave their faces.

It looks better, it feels better… it looks better… With very (very) few exceptions, men are just better off sans beard. So buck up and sharpen that razor, boys — but don’t use a Fusion, cause we hear they’re pretty bad (Gillette really should have stopped with the Mach 3).

[Via AdRants]

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  • Furry Girl says :

    No, no, I can not accept this! I think most men look vastly more attractive with beards.

    (I am totally indifferent to all other forms of body hair on any gender, but I have such a thing for dudes with beards.)

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    Interesting… I have issue with the scratchiness. It hurts my sensitive parts!

  • Furry Girl says :

    I also hate scratchiness. But after a week or so, facial hair is long enough that it no longer pokes straight up. Given time, facial hair grows in a nice way that can remain well-groomed and non-abrasive.

  • brookebomber says :

    most men look better with beards because it hides their poor bone structure. i think the moral of the story should be, a long as it’s not matthew mcconaughey’s (shaven, or unshaven) face buried between your legs, then you win.

  • al oof says :

    i like beards on some folks. but not when they are really long.

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    I had no idea there was such a rabid beard loving contingent here!

  • Furry Girl says :

    I agree with Al Oof- no Gandalf beards. A sexy beard is a beard that happens on purpose, not something that’s emblematic of lazy personal grooming and too many hours spent hermitted away from society. Think ‘lovingly cared for bonsai’, not ‘non-native crabgrass taking over the lawn’.

  • Isil says :

    Lol, another 100% objective boinkology post.

  • funkybrownchick says :

    Ew, ew, ewwwww! Beard lover I am not. Give me a smooth-faced cheek placed against mine any day. There’s something extremely uncomfortable and unsexy about getting rubbed raw by a tuft of sandpaper grade hair while kissing.

  • I Like My Men With Hair O… says :

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  • MistressMaeve says :

    I’ll have to agree with Furry on this one: Men with beards are HOT. Accept, I don’t like a mouthful of hair when we’re making out. Gotta trim.

  • Jess says :


    My husband can’t grow a beard (he has horriable facial hair so he just shaves) and you have no idea how many hours I have spent longing for those scratchy kisses.

  • Rachel Kramer Bussel says :

    I would not say I’m a beard “lover” but I don’t think it’s a total dealbreaker. Then again, I’m into bald guys and don’t think beard and bald go that well together. Moustache, not so much but a beard on the right guy, I’m there.

  • G M says :

    I’m curious if I’ll ever see a post on here claiming “with very few exceptions, women are much better off sans pubes.”

  • Lux Alptraum says :

    G M: Touche!

    But look at the debate my comment sparked!

  • Edelweiss in Illinois says :

    Well, my husband has had a beard before. Long hair too. I didn’t mind either. Combined, they gave him a slightly dangerous look that made him resemble the Undertaker (WWE). It does take a few days of growing for a beard to not make my lips raw, which is sometimes nice because it seemed to heighten the sexual energy. (You’ve got a burn to show for your efforts.) What I really can’t stand is body hair (chest or back). I never liked flossing my teeth that way…..

    I have seen some full beards that are well kept. (Think Santa full.) And others that could be tucked into their pants. Looks are nice (beard or no beard), but I always found myself more attracted to their brain than anything else. Though seeing a man that has a receding hairline with dreadlocks was really strange though and a close cut beard.

  • says :

    Bah… The trends are going back to body and facial hair. I agree with Furry Girl that men look much better with beards!

  • J K says :

    look around- the majority of men are clean shaven, but if you look good in a beard, wear it. They are more “in” now than any time in the past 25 years but whose counting.

    Just have a grooming concept, make sure you take care of everything and it goes with you and personality.

    A decent haircut or being in shape makes so much more of a difference, the beard-style is way down the list.

    ….and never list to a shaving company

  • Trixi says :

    There is something pre-pubescent about a shaven man. It’s a norm we’ve all come accustom to, but I like my men to look like men. My husband has a very well taken care of beard, I happen to love whisker rubs!

  • Mithras says :

    don’t use a Fusion, cause we hear they’re pretty bad (Gillette really should have stopped with the Mach 3).

    Where did you hear that? I used a Mach 3 for many years and then switched to a Fusion last year. It shaves a mite better than the Mach 3, and is more comfortable. (I use the Fusion at home but kept the Mach 3 in my travel kit.)

  • van Gogh says :

    Good. I like my beard.

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