No we’re not debating if it is men who love pursuing women or is it the other way round. Think what pleases you because I believe both forever want the best as their friend and partner. But here is a conversation between two men. One is a pogonophiliac or a lover of beards sporting a stubble and the other is a clean-shaven guy. Let’s hear them out.
The pogonophiliac (P): ‘Research says that women find guys with a stubble quite mature.’
The clean-shaven guy(C): ‘You’re right… women find men with heavy stubbles quite mature which is women saying, ‘Man, you’re old!’
(C): ‘In fact, research says that women consider men with facial hair to be universally less sexually attractive than those without.
(P): ‘And why is that?’
(C): ‘Probably because you appear to hide the truth… which makes you unclean.’
(P): ‘Aha! So this is why my girl-friend left me thinking I was unclean and smelly. Though she never said something as direct as – I hate that unclean stubble!
(C): ‘It’s true. Beards mean more testosterone and increased violence. Women are obviously not pleased about such tendencies.’
(P): ‘I’ve always loved my beard because it protects me from harmful UV rays. But I guess I need to rethink my strategy and grow the hair on my head to cover the back of my neck and the side of my face.’
The clean-shaven guy: ‘That’s a neat thought! This will protect you from sun damage. I think I’ll do the same. I too wonder sometimes why no girl has ever told me – His clean shaven look bowled me over!’
The pogonophiliac: ‘I can guess the reason. You’ve always been a thinker… and you need to put your thoughts into action now.’
My series of 10 posts on smelly stubbles:
The stubble debate
The tricky twins!
Men in pursuit
Part and parcel
Twenty-four years later
27 December 2013