Manscaping: What She Thinks Works – And Doesn’t


If you’ve been on the internet at all within the last year or so then you’ve probably come across the term “manscaping” before. This term has been growing in popularity immensely over the past year and many guys like you have been taking notice.

If for whatever reason you’re unfamiliar with the term “manscape” this is what it is according to Urban Dictionary:

Manscaping: to groom a man. Shaving, waxing, cleaning up the superfluous fur.

So, in a nut shell, it’s basically just a term geared towards men that means body hair removal. It can refer to the hair removal, trimming, or waxing anywhere on their body; from their face to their genitals and anywhere in between. The word itself can conjure up some pretty grotesque images of men sculpting their body hair in ridiculous trends.

However, manscaping is an important part (or should be) of a man’s hygiene routine and I’m here to tell you what works and what doesn’t when it comes to getting rid of your body hair.

Facial Hair

WORKSFacial hair needs to be manscaped. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to grow a Grizzly Adams beard, you need to manscape it. You should always be trimming up any facial hair you have and keeping it neat and orderly. Keeping it fresh and classy is the only way it works.

DOESN’TThe thing that doesn’t work with manscaping your face is if you’re terrible at it OR you shape it into something ridiculous. No woman is going to want your facial hair to look like a cartoon character’s.

More on this topic here.

Back Hair

WORKS – Waxing  back hair is the only way to manscape that works. Unless you have a gal with a bear fetish, you’re going to want to completely get rid of this hair. It’s really not an attractive attribute.

DOESN’T – Letting it grow out just doesn’t work. Neglecting to manscape this area doesn’t work. Waxing words into your back hair DOESN’T WORK. In fact, it’s ridiculously unattractive.

Chest/Stomach Hair

WORKS – This area is tricky in particular and it really depends on what you personally prefer – until you get a girl. Then you should ask her what she prefers. Generally, though, keeping your chest hair groomed and trimmed is the best way to manscape it. It works nicely if you have some, but not an overload of it.

DOESN’T – It just doesn’t work if you let it grow out to Steve Carell’s level – unless you, too, would like to be a 40 year old virgin. Too much chest hair to the point that it’s peeking out the top of your t-shirt just doesn’t work and is unattractive.


WORKS – Any sort of manscaping in this region works. However, if you really want to increase your chances of a ladies mouth going down there, what works the best is to get rid of all of it. Us ladies are not cats. We should not be spitting up fur balls later in the evening – got it?

DOESN’TLetting it grow out to be a bush DOES NOT work. Let me repeat that just so it really sinks in: Letting it grow out to be a bush DOES NOT work. First of all, it’s just gross. No woman is going to want to see a fur ball in that area. Second of all, by having more hair down there you’re actually making yourself look smaller. So do yourself and us a favor and get rid of it.


WORKS – I’m not sure why I even need to touch on this because it SHOULD be a no-brainer. However, there are a lot of guys out there that are manscaping their legs. Excuse me, but are you a swimmer? No? Okay. Then DON’T MANSCAPE YOUR LEGS. What works is to just leave these alone. Even if they’re super hairy, no girl cares about your leg hair.

DOESN’T – Manscaping your legs doesn’t work. Unless you’re a swimmer (or body builder, I guess) manscaping this area is a no-no. It’s just weird.


WORKSWhat works the best when it comes to manscaping your armpits is to not manscape your armpits. I honestly don’t think it makes much of a difference whether you do or not, but it’s kind of a known fact that men just don’t really pay attention to their armpits.

Your arms on the other hand; don’t manscape these. Again, unless you’re a swimmer it’s going to be very strange for you to manscape this area. It works best to leave them be.

DOESN’T – Manscaping either of these areas just doesn’t really work. It might look strange if you manscape your armpits and your arms, for sure, will look strange clean-shaved.


Now that you know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to manscaping the different parts of your body, there’s no excuse not to be freshly groomed from head-to-toe according to what women prefer. However, if you don’t give a crap about getting women, then by all means just do whatever you’re most comfortable with!

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