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Intimate Grooming

Chrystal Clear

Is helping your boyfriend with his intimate grooming a sign of a comfortable relationship or just simply gross? Now I’m all for helping him put sun lotion on his-hard-to-reach places or taking the scissors to his hair when there are a few strays that need snipping, but there is definitely a line that needs to be drawn when it comes to personal grooming assistance.I was recently appalled after hearing a few of my friend’s grooming stories. These accounts of them assisting their boyfriend’s with some hard-to-reach areas that in my opinion should never be reached-were extremely disturbing! Why would one ever want to be a part of someone else’s grooming practices?Now don’t get me wrong. I think that it is great to be in a relationship where both parties feel comfortable dealing with issues such as back hair removal, nose hair trimming, etc. But there is definitely a line that should NOT be crossed. That line? Grooming of the pubic region.Our “privates” are referred to as such because we normally don’t share them with others. I, for the life of me, can’t figure out why some of my friends would ever choose to help their boyfriends in grooming this “private” area. And I especially can’t figure out why they would EVER want to help out with unwanted or excess butt hair. So I’m sure that you can imagine the shock and disbelief as I listened to one of my girlfriends describe how she assisted her boyfriend in removing some unwanted hair from this region. This is something that I don’t want to know about, talk about, and certainly don’t want to do myself! Doing something like this for your boyfriend can only lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and terrible flashbacks. I would think that the recipient of this sort of grooming would be traumatized as well. This cannot be a pleasant experience for either party.So what do you do if your boyfriend really wants you to help him out with some grooming that may make you gag? Get professional help!Unwanted hair in the pubic region – Book him an appointment with the person who does your waxing so they can help him accomplish what he wants. Even hold his hand if you have to just don’t take this disgusting task on yourself!Emergency pedicure His toenail is about to fall off after the last soccer game he played in and he wants you to give him a pedicure to try to fix things up. What do you do? Don’t even contemplate doing this yourself. Take him by the hand and walk him into the closest nail salon for a pedicure. You do not need to show your love by working on his toes.No matter what the disgusting request for help is, don’t do it. In my opinion, once you cross this line into being too comfortable you start to take the romance out of the relationship. Is nothing sacred? Do you really need to share everything? Before you know it, you’re going to be leaving the bathroom door open.Crystal Clear is a socially savvy Vail native who brings a candid female’s opinion and pointers to the Vail Trail. Crystal would love to hear your opinions at crystalclearinvail@yahoo.com.


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