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UK Man Hurt by Brazilian Wax

When Manscaping Goes South

Now here's one instance of guy grooming we really and truly hope doesn't get repeated: a 24-year-old British guy recently almost lost one of his, ahem, surfboard fins when the Brazilian wax he was getting went horribly awry.

Joe Cooper, who seems like an extremely affable young man, had volunteered to get his manly parts waxed in order to raise money for his local hospital, but wound up there himself when he made the mistake of letting the highest bidder pull off one of the wax strips. The overenthusiastic (and obviously totally new to waxing) bidder managed to remove six layers of poor Joe's skin, although luckily he's recovering nicely. We've definitely had bad waxing experiences before where skin got removed instead of hair, but nothing as horrendous as this. Would you ever encourage a guy to wax his area? And do you think that, as manscaping gains in popularity, we'll hear about more incidents like this?

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Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
I love the look on both men and women. It makes the men look bigger and the women look sexy. More waxing!
mdemariah mdemariah 7 years
I wouldn't even bother recommending waxing to women. I think trimming is all that's needed, otherwise you can look like a child, which I don't like.
lizlee89 lizlee89 7 years
oh; that poor guy - and he was doing it for charity (wierd; but so sweet)! to answer the question, I think the Brazilian look is creepy on a woman (am I the only one who thinks it makes a woman look like a pre-pubescent little girl?); on a guy it's just wierd and unnecessary...
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
omg terrible. A salon I visited calls this the "Bro-zilian." Haha.
kohina kohina 7 years
"And do you think that, as manscaping gains in popularity, we'll hear about more incidents like this?" One can only hope haha.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 7 years
Waxing doesn't bother me, but I don't like the fully hairless look on a guy. A light trim is all he needs.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Ow, ow, ow. I don't wax, so I certainly wouldn't make him go through it.
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