At the risk of other butches' ridicule, I have something to share.
Not the nether-regions--just my face. But my friend C says I'm crazy for doing it. The thing is, I *like* having nicely-shaped eyebrows that don't grow together or extend to my ears (such that it appears I am permanently wearing a furry '80s-inspired headband). Additionally, though God saw fit to endow me with a tiny black mustache (as if I am, say, a 60-year-old Eastern European woman), that doesn't mean I'm obligated to keep it.
Waxing hurts a little, but as I like telling C, I'm butch enough to take it. It's not for my gf, either (she literally does not notice these things). I like having a smooth upper lip and well-manicured brows. If that makes me a faggy butch, well, who cares? That's just extra gayness--bring it on!
If you choose to join the exclusive ranks of waxing butches, here are a few tips to make your experience a good one:
For the record, I shave my 'pits and legs, too (using a men's Mach 3 razor and men's Edge shave gel). And I'm no less butch for the wear.
I used to wax my chin and mustache. My aesthetician sometimes 'accidentally' snagged the space between my eyebrows... she was adequate to the task, but not great.
I think it's very cool that you wax. My partner identifies as a GQ butch, meaning she likes the gay boy clothes, likes to be trendy and well put together. Sounds like you ride a similar bike. :)
5/16/2011 01:42:02 pm
@ Kyle: did you just start growing a beard naturally, or did you have to cultivate it? Even if I *did* suddenly stop all plucking and waxing, I wouldn't get a beard, just weird random unattractive little hairs.
Well, it' more of a beard-of-tufts at this point. It doesn't grow in the center of my chin, where my cleft is, it grows to each side, and down under my chin, but not up the sides of my chin that much. My mustache is pretty mellow, but I think that's because I don't shave. The beardlet started out pretty random but it's been filling in more and more as time goes on. It's a nice reddish-brown color, and I enjoy stroking it when I'm thinking. And yeah, it just started on its own, but Roxy likes to say that it's my male energy forcing its way into the light.
5/21/2011 02:44:52 am
OK-- You know I was teasing about the waxing, right? I'm all about individual choice. But I like shaving -- I enjoy the ritual, and I know you would love the products. Nivea shave cream for men is awesome, and the wife always comments on how good I smell right after I shave. Every other day works for me.
5/21/2011 02:58:32 am
Heh, heh--yes, C, I know you were teasing. I'm going to have to check out Nivea shave cream for men. Or maybe I'll just smell it next time I'm over. I've been using Trader Joe's "honey mango shave cream for men and women" for my legs, and that's not really cutting it.
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