My post is late, in part, because I decided to take advantage of another nice Friday afternoon to do battle with the hedge in front of the house. I hate that thing. I don’t like yard work to begin with, but I can tolerate mowing the lawn. Anything beyond that is unreasonable. I’d rather spray weed killer than whack the weeds. And I’d rather cut this stupid hedge down once and for all than trim it. Sadly, it’s the landlord’s hedge, so I can’t rip it out. However, I can cut it so far back that I won’t have to worry about it for a long time, and if it dies – oops.

Right now, my arms feel like Jell-O. If I had to guess, I’d say the hedge is about thirty feet long and six feet tall in places. That’s a long time to lift a hedge trimmer when you’re not used to manual labor. And I didn’t even get to the top yet. I only did the sides. I’m thinking I can bring the truck along the hedge, stand in the back and be able to cut the top without trying to lift the trimmer over my head. But that’s for another day.

Speaking of another day, Lion wants to be waxed this weekend. I guess it’s only fair. I trimmed one hedge. I should trim the other. Of course, once I finish the hedge outside, I won’t touch it again till next year. Lion needs trimming every month or so. Yard work. Blech. I was going to turn the wax on as soon as I got home today, but it’s supposed to rain this weekend, so outside work needed to be done first. Poor Lion. He’ll need to wait for tomorrow.

I know there are a few long hairs on his balls. I’ve seen them. But the fur at the base of his cock isn’t tickling my nose yet. Should I wait till it does before I wax him? I’ll see if my Jell-O arms feel better before I actually commit. I can’t remember when I did it last. I suppose I could pour over my posts, but I don’t really think it matters. I wax him when he needs it. Well, sometime after he needs it, depending on how we feel and how much time we have. He swears it shouldn’t take as long as it did last time because there should be less hair. That would make sense if all the hair were concentrated in one spot. His balls and that stubborn patch at the base of his cock are fairly concentrated. But he still has hair all over his stomach and chest. Yes, there’s less of it, but it’s spread out. It’s not like I can do his chest and move on. His back tends to have less hair, but he never had much, to begin with. And his butt is mostly naked. I’m chalking that up to improved spanking and the hairs’ lack of will to be beaten. Yup. That must be it.

We both fell asleep watching TV last night. We were awake again at 10ish to give the dog her ice cream. Lion sort of snoozed off and on. Then he got up, did some things, and 2021 rolled in while we were apart. No big deal. We’d had our New Year’s toast at dinner. I don’t think we had really planned to watch the ball drop in New York or the ridiculously pathetic display Seattle puts on. When Lion came back to bed, he discovered we missed midnight together. So our kiss was delayed by ten minutes. At least we kissed and finally got rid of 2020.

We had a big lunch yesterday that translated into dinner being delayed. And it was a big dinner. We had a festive steak and potatoes dinner with a salad and a bottle of prosecco, hence our toast. Afterwards, we were too full to consider doing anything. We did snuggle a little bit but that was as far as it went. I have three days off. Today, I plan to vegetate and then cut Lion’s hair. Waxing will happen tomorrow. The table is all cleared off and the wax is ready to melt. Operation yank-the-hairs-out-of-Lion is a go. I can’t promise I’ll be able to do both sides of him in one session, which is why I’m starting tomorrow. Sunday can be day two if necessary.

I’m hoping the waxing will help turn Lion on. Not necessarily the yanking of hairs itself but the additional attention to an oiled weenie. However, I think the process does turn him on in some respects. I’m taking care of my “property”. He wants to be bare and I’m supporting him by waxing him. It is a very intimate thing to do. I wonder if he went to a waxing place would he get aroused by all the touching? I know he had laser hair removal done. Did he find that arousing? [Lion — Laser hair removal hurts and I wasn’t turned on.] I think I would find it embarrassing. But Lion doesn’t need to be embarrassed at home. I certainly don’t mind if he gets aroused. In fact, I encourage it.

Once he’s got his smooth body back, I won’t get my nose tickled when I suck him.

Lion’s waxed body

Lion likes to be hairless. I don’t care one way or the other. It tickles my nose when I suck him, but I could get used to it. I never really thought about being hairless myself. Once, I surprised him with a shaved pussy. He seemed surprised and not altogether happy with it. He says he likes me natural. But his post from this morning suggests he doesn’t like the way hairy women look in pictures. Maybe I have so little that it doesn’t matter. [Lion comments: I prefer hairless pussies. At the time I told Mrs. Lion that I preferred her to be natural was when I equated hair to power. Hairy=mature and powerful, hairless=submissive. I’m well past that now. I’m not fond of shaved genitals because they grow back to the stubble that is irritating. Waxed, on the other hand, is very nice. Since, at this point, Mrs. Lion doesn’t want sex for herself, the fur on her pussy is moot.]

At the risk of alienating a reader, I don’t like overly hairy men. Some chest hair is okay, but if it needs combing I’m out. Back hair is okay as long as it is mostly invisible. Carpeting is nice on the floor, not on a person’s back. I don’t know if I ever saw Lion fully hairy. He had laser treatments so his genital area stays fairly well clean. He has chest hair but it’s manageable. I’d guess if he let it grow out, I’d be fine with the amount of hair on his body.

I tried Googling naked men but I wound up with some pictures of shaman wrapping their penises around sticks and some people standing on those sticks. I’m not sure what the significance of it is, but we won’t be trying that at home. It was a religious thing rather than BDSM, although I think it might put some BDSM to shame when it comes to how much pain one can endure. Maybe I’ll research it a bit to see why they do it, but that was not the intent of my search at the time.

The rest of the pictures I saw looked like maybe the men had manscaped a bit. They were very neatly trimmed. I think I only saw one or two pictures of fully hairy men. For the most part, their hair was in the genital area. I have no idea if they had trimmed their chests and left the genital area full. It’s possible they were naturally not hairy on their chests. Anyway, the point is that I don’t think I care whether a guy has genital hair or not. I believe I could wade through the weeds to get to the good part.

I wonder if women expect men to manscape nowadays. I wonder if women who shave or wax themselves prefer men who shave or wax themselves. It would seem hypocritical for a man who doesn’t shave to expect his partner to shave. And vice versa, of course. And what if I preferred furry partners? Would it be fair for me to insist Lion no longer be bare? I don’t care either way. He’s stuck with me whether he’s furry or not.

Sometimes one of the people I follow on Twitter posts an old (1960’s?) nudist picture. Obviously, people haven’t changed. We all have the same parts. What is different is the personal grooming. Over the decades, both women and men have been grooming body hair more and more. In the last 20 years, it’s not unusual for people of either sex to have no pubic hair. No big deal, right?

That’s what I thought. I haven’t had pubic hair in over 20 years. Mrs. Lion doesn’t remove hers, but she is naturally lightly furred. Then I saw this image (Right). The women are certainly good looking, but I found myself turned off. Their bushes might as well have been bathing suits. I’ve been conditioned to respond to skin. I’ve always known that I prefer little-to-no pubic hair on my partner, but I don’t remember feeling turned off by a naked woman who has some.

Granted, I don’t spend much time looking at porn or nudist images. I enjoy seeing naked women. I’m male, after all. Until now, I didn’t realize I had such a strong filter. I like the image (Below, Left) much more. It’s a pure aesthetic with me. Over my life, I’ve experienced women with ungroomed bushes and enjoyed them in all respects. My ex never womanscaped.

Some women, probably ungroomed, argue that the reason men (me) like hairless vaginas is that we are closet pedophiles who can imagine that a hairless grown woman is really a little girl. I’ve heard this more than once. That’s just silly. A grown woman has a beautiful shape down there. It is something males are instinctively programmed to find arousing. I do.

From ancient times to the present, art often presents the female form without body hair. I think the hair visually interrupts her smooth, graceful, feminine lines. The fact that the current style is for women to take it all off tells me that I’m not alone. For the record, and to my surprise, when I see naked women I don’t find myself picturing them in bed with me.

I don’t spend any time looking at pictures of naked men. I am strictly on team vagina. I have noticed that I am far from alone in terms of manscaping. Lack of male pubic hair hardly turns any heads. A year or two ago we had a power failure that went on for more than a week. We have a generator that provided light and TV, but not enough power for our electric hot water heater or heat pump. We went to the local community center. They had power. There are a gym and locker rooms. We decided to shower there.

The men’s locker room is very much like the ones I remember from school or the YMCA. It’s a big room with lockers and benches. Adjacent is the shower room. It is open with nozzles along three walls. There is no privacy at all. When I got there, it was empty. I undressed and put my clothes in a locker. I grabbed a towel (too small to wrap around me) and went to the shower room.

While I was showering, more men came in. They joined me. I was a bit worried that I would look odd. I didn’t. All of them were groomed too. Yes, I snuck a peek. We have turned some sort of corner when it comes to body hair. The “natural” look of the last century is out. Both sexes are taking the time to show skin uncovered by hair.

I had no idea that I was so influenced by fashion. Until I saw that old, nudist picture I didn’t realize I cared so much.