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Relationship Protocol: Do You Groom Each Other?

Couples are all about physical closeness, but somehow it's still strange to learn just how close some couples really are. Take their grooming habits for example. That particular kind of intimacy is one that I usually associate with alone time. Needless to say, I was surprised recently when this topic came up and many of my friends admitted to grooming their significant others — one said she plucks her boyfriend's eyebrows, and another says she has him paint her toenails! Of course when I pried, they admitted that some things they still kept to themselves. So spill it ladies, even if it might be strange: in your relationship, what grooming habits do you do for the other?

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heartbroken1017 heartbroken1017 8 years
I'm guilty of this. I use to pick my ex's ear for him, and even convinced him to let me pluck his mustache, and ever since then he still does it. But i do admit the one thing i will not touch or will not allow him to touch is my feet. There's just something about feet that makes me uncomfortable.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
P.P.S. The guy in the picture is like super hot. lol lol
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
p.s. the guy wasn't mature enough to date me...hahahhaha, apparently thats why he did things like that with the other immature ex, lol lol lol lol. He needed to be taken care of! AAAAHAHAHAHAHAH!! j/k j/k. :-P :)
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
ha, my ex apparently did things like that with his ex. But not with me, I'm with Asia on this one. If the guy is old/mature enough to date me, he better be able to take care of himself. I'm not his mom, like the stupid other ex girl, hahahahha. But I can see how it would bring people closer and be intimate. And I do think that people should kinda be like that when they are married...because if something happens to one or the other like Meike said, its important to be able to take care of each other.
sunnyheart sunnyheart 8 years
Manicure, pedicure? Yes, I'll give him one, and I love to do it. But as for him helping me groom? No way! He doesn't need to see anything unshaved or help it get to a well groomed state.
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
Arg, Beau's toenails piss me off so I make him scrub his feet, and then I'll trim them :D I also plucked his brows once - he REALLY liked how they looked, he was strutting around the place for a week! Sometimes I'll cut/straighten his hair too, because he doesn't know how and he likes the idea of free haircuts. Oh, and I clean his ears - he used to have tubes and is actually deaf in one ear, so I make sure they're clean so he doesn't get another ear infection. Hm, he doesn't really groom me! I'm more private...but once I was taking a shower, and couldn't find a good razor, so he gave me his 5-blade and shaved my legs for me. XD We're way too comfortable with each other!
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Yes!! Me and my boyfriend love doing this. :D He gives me my french manicure (better than any beauty therapist I MIGHT ADD) and paints my toenails to match. He'll also trim my nails and buff them up. :D I don't really need to groom him (he's a guy, what's to groom) but I'm sure he'd be quite happy to indulge in treatments with me if I wanted him to.
havok636 havok636 8 years
guilty. it's mostly me grooming him though. and i'm not sure if this fits into this category, but today he used my finger to scratch the side of his nose?
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 8 years
I accidentally clipped my exhusband balls trimming his asshair. I felt so horrible. lmao. His wife now is my best friend and we laugh about stuff like that. But yeah, he was really sensitive.. he was my first love.. he'd paint my toes and things. I loved how he was obsessed with me. My husband now and I aren't like that.. I fix his crazy brows sometimes or help him cut his hair, but that's it. Sometimes I wish he could come take a bath with me and wash my back, but I don't complain about it.
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
hey i don't knock people who want to feel connect by grooming each other. handle your business. but for me, i guess i'm just more independent with that...maybe not as romantic. i dunno, i don't need Dan helping wax my snatch, or clean my pores on my face. and i don't want his a*s polishing my toenails. he might get some ideas and i'm not with that freaky suckin' on toes sh*t. maybe i could take initiative, he could help me douche after sex. we can bond like this. become one. (i'm sorry, i couldn't help myself. forgive me) LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
seraphimm seraphimm 8 years
I'm with austerity! and LOL Asia!!!!!!!! :ROTFL: Personally I don't ever want to be this comfortable with my boyfriend, because it keeps the relationship fresh and exciting. I think it's sexier to just show the finished product :)
Meike Meike 8 years
My husband and I do this. We don't think it is gross by any means. Furthermore, it's not only about taking care of one another. It is the intimacy involved and being able to be in touch with your own body and the one you love. If hair-plucking, pimple-popping, nail-polishing, hair-shaving, etc is gross, wait until one of you has to experience what my own mother did with my father. My parents were always close. When my mom had surgery for cervical cancer, certain bathroom rituals became a chore. My father even helped with wiping her areas after toilet use. There is no grossness. Just mutual respect, love, and care for one another. If your SO already has the desire to take care of you while you're capable in health, you can be positive he/she will take care of you, should you become incapable due to sickness.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 8 years
I give my fiance facials.
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
it never came up....Dan knows how to take care of himself. he's a grown man. he's an attorney, so he has to stay well groomed. I've seen him shave when we spend the night at each other's place, but i have no idea what else he does to his body... and he probably seen me pluck a brow hair or two. i dunno...am i suppose to be like Rihanna and pop his pimples???
vmruby vmruby 8 years
nope...my husband does his own thing and I'm capable of taking care of my own personal grooming as well.
Swen Swen 8 years
I'm surprised so many people are grossed out by this. My boyfriend and I do certain things for each other, and I enjoy it. I wouldn't go very far with this, but I think it's cute and intimate to do little things like pluck your boyfriend's eyebrows.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I'll pluck his uni-brow. He is afraid he will mess it up, and uni-brows are ugly, hah, so that's why I do it. But, that's really it.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 8 years
Amen austerity!
austerity austerity 8 years
I never allow this, and I'm surprised other women do. I'd like to keep my SO under the illusion that I was born well-groomed (even though it's obvious everybody needs grooming)...no need for him to see me in a less-than-totally-hot state.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Yep...my husband & I share showers, I pluck his eyebrows, he's painted my nails before (his idea), he's trying to talk me into cutting his hair (I'm scared to!), and I basically held him down and gave him a MANicure when he wouldn't quit biting his nails.
janellethechef janellethechef 8 years
Totally guilty of this. We are way too comfortable with each other... He has me trim the back of his neck and I've plucked out ingrown hairs for him. And he shaves me...much easier for him to see what he's doing than me!
myystque myystque 8 years
i guess I'm in the minority--my boyfriend and I are guilty of this. I like him to maintain my toenails and we do some other grooming as well. I don't think it's too weird. To me, it's nice and relaxing.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
The closest we get is a back scratch, cause I love it, or a massage for each other LOL. Or sharing a shower ;)
omilawd omilawd 8 years
We groom ourselves.
brutalcupcake brutalcupcake 8 years
I've never actually been compelled to groom my man :P
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