The Rise of the Manscaper: Redefining Grooming Norms for Men

“Manscaper” is a term commonly used to refer to a person, typically a man, who engages in grooming and maintenance of their body hair, specifically in the context of trimming or removing hair from the genital area, as well as other parts of the body.

Manscaping has gained popularity in recent years as more men have become interested in personal grooming and hygiene. The term itself is a portmanteau of “man” and “landscaping,” emphasizing the idea of shaping or grooming one’s body hair to achieve a desired aesthetic or functional outcome.

Tools of the trade

Manscaping can involve various techniques and tools, such as electric trimmers, razors, scissors, waxing, or hair removal creams, depending on personal preferences and the desired level of hair removal. The purpose of manscaping varies from person to person and can include hygiene, comfort, aesthetics, or partner preferences.

Why do we Manscape?

Some men choose to trim or remove hair in the genital area for hygiene reasons, as it can help keep the area clean and reduce the likelihood of certain skin issues or odors. Others may engage in manscaping to enhance their physical appearance, feeling that trimmed or groomed body hair looks more aesthetically pleasing or feels more comfortable.

General Concensus

It’s worth noting that manscaping is a personal manscaper choice, and there is no right or wrong way to approach it. Some men may prefer a completely hairless look, while others may prefer a neatly trimmed appearance. Ultimately, manscaping is about individual preference and taking care of one’s body in a way that feels comfortable and confident.

Here is some history on the Manscaper, Manscaping or Body Grooming.

The tools commonly used by the the Artful Modern Manscaper:

Electric Trimmer:

An electric trimmer is a versatile tool used for trimming body hair to a desired length and is commonly used for manscaping due to ease of use, precision and the ability to trim hair quickly. It usually comes with different attachments or adjustable settings to control the length of the hair being trimmed.


A razor is a classic tool for hair removal. There are different types of razors available, including manual razors and electric razors. For areas requiring precision, such as shaping facial hair or maintaining a clean-shaven look then Manual razors are often used to provide a close shave. Electric razors are convenient for larger areas and provide a quicker shave.

Waxing Kit:

Waxing involves applying a heated wax to the skin and then removing it along with the hair in one swift motion and provides longer-lasting results compared to shaving as it removes hair from the root. However, it can be a more involved process and may cause some discomfort. Waxing kits typically include wax strips or wax that can be melted and applied to the desired areas.

Hair Removal Cream:

Hair removal creams contain chemicals that break down the proteins in hair, so it’s easier to wipe or wash away. These creams are applied to the skin and left on for a specified period before being removed. They offer a painless alternative to shaving or waxing but results may not last as long. It’s important to follow the instructions and test the product on a small area of skin before use.

Body Groomer:

A body groomer is a specialized grooming tool designed specifically for men’s body hair. It typically features a wide head and is suitable for trimming or shaving larger areas of the body. Body groomers often have different length settings and may be waterproof for use in the shower.


While not exclusively a manscaping tool, scissors can be useful for trimming body hair in hard-to-reach areas or for precision shaping. Scissors with rounded tips are generally safer to use near sensitive areas.

Remember, when using these tools, it’s important to follow the instructions, use caution, and prioritize safety to avoid accidents.

Andrew Antonietti

Andrew Antonietti

Hi, I'm Andrew, a manscaper and grooming enthusiast. I was "gorillas in the mist" hairy since my teens and started Manscaping about 9 years ago at age 48 as I didn't like my hairy appearance and have never looked back since. I created this site to share the love about manscaping and personal grooming with other like minded brothers and hope you find the information useful.

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