Balls to That: UK Men Love Back, Sack & Cracks. How do Irish Lads Stack up?

By Beaut.ie | April 4 2012 | 25 Comments

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Men with hairy backs (sacks and cracks): be very afraid. The Boyzillian is back and is on the rise since 2010 if a press release from Wahanda – packed full of stats and percentages – I’ve received is to be believed.

Before you reach for the Veet though, this just refers to our friends across the water and not Irish men. I have a feeling the statistical data on them might be quite thin on the ground …

English guys are embracing smooth skin on their rude bits and it’s all Golden Balls’ fault. Yep, Becks is to blame once again. Not content with wearing Victoria’s skimpies, now he’s influencing suggestible types to have it all whipped off on the therapist’s table and what might surprise you is UK blokes are more into the whole thing than their American counterparts – about five times more so. It’s not a pink pound phenomenon either and tends to mirror fashion trends. Eh – apparently. Can you see my eyebrows? No, of course you can’t – sure they’re way up in my hairline.

And “aha,” is what you’re thinking: “their birds are buying for them.” Apparently not - only 2.76% of back wax offers are bought as gifts, according to Wahanda’s survey.

So – and I too found this hard to fathom myself – this means that men are voluntarily entering beauty salons, having hot wax applied to their barse and ball area and then subjecting themselves to having it ripped off? And paying for it?

Jaysis. Fair play men. I never thought yiz had it in yiz.

Will it catch on here? Has it? Do you know of anyone who’s had it done? Dish in a comment!

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25 Replies to "Balls to That: UK Men Love Back, Sack & Cracks. How do Irish Lads Stack up?"

  • Acat says:

    Yuck!
    I have friends who get back and chest waxed, this is for comfort as much as appearance. Don’t mind that but WHY would a straight fella need to get his bumholio waxed? Who would be looking there like? Would a trim or a shave not do as well?
    And speaking as someone who accidentally got hers waxed (totally misunderstood the bikini wax description and was thrilled to get my hairy bum cheeks done) It HURTS. So much. And the hair is there for a reason. Without it I couldn’t have a sneaky fart for weeks!

  • MilkyMoo says:

    …so you know how sore it is to have your bikini area or even legs waxed? Now imagine it’s a ball-sack. I cannot fathom how any man could submit to such torture.

    I can actually understand the back and shoulders thing if a guy was a little self-conscious and was going on holidays or whatever, but nothing in the pants area. Shudder.

    I’d be freaked out by those little guys winking up hairlessly at me.

  • MilkyMoo says:

    Acat I nearly vomited laughing at your sneaky fart reference!!!!!!!

  • Acat: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHSNort! I often remark to the OH that he is lukcy he has a muffler back there for sneaky farts.

    and Kirstie! you said BARSE! Whahahahahahah. I am going to go round saying that word in my head all day now and chuckling to myself like a loon when I do… barse… hehehehe

    Speaking of: what is the Longest hair in the human body?
    A: a bum hair. cos when you pull it, it makes your eyes water!

  • Brass Neck says:

    I think it’s very telling that our reaction is “What? The crazy bastards!” whereas we’re ‘happy’ to submit to it ourselves (well, I’m not).

    If it seems insane that men do it, it should seem insane that we do it. Fight the power. Hairily. :D

  • Omg I got the ultimate uncontrollable fits of giggles at the sneaky farts line Acat hehehehe

  • My other half is a particularly hairy man himself. I was never a fan of excessive hair but there is something rather rugged and manly about it!
    Two years ago he got his chest and shoulders waxed for a trip to Thailand because of the warm climate. I was appalled and immediately missed the rug!

    I certainly hope this doesnt catch on. It’s bad enough guys are waxing their chests in order to wear those awful Geordie Shore/JLS low cut tees. Bring back the rugged caveman!

  • Fiona says:

    ACAT! That has me rolling around the place! :lol:

  • LoCo says:

    Acat – bwwwahhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaa
    burst out laughing out loud in work .
    I’ll be fired one of these days laughing at beaut.

  • rubytuesday says:

    I would hate if Mr. Tuesday got rid of the chest rug, but would be VERY happy if he manscaped his nether-regions. Wouldn’t subject myself to it of course though!!

  • Acat says:

    Hehe, unfortunately it was true. Even the tiniest of farts was loud and squeaky. No silent ones. Had to go to the bathroom to fart. Totally not worth it!
    The waxer used the hot wax that you peel off. I was lying on my back, holding my knees, legs spread. I thought she was just doing bikini. She slapped the hot wax on the area and I nearly died. The first piece was so painful and I still wasn’t sure what was happening. The second piece was in an awkward place (:O) and the beautician couldn’t get a grip so had to spend a few seconds picking it with her nails to try get it. Morto! I always double check with the waxer before she begins exactly what she is going to do now!

  • Sarah says:

    Oh those statistics must be a load of bollocks, surely? I can’t imagine the PR person having the balls to whip out the waxing strip down the local gaa pitch. Bad crack altogether.

    Something, something, perianus.

  • Pipsiepie says:

    Acat – Bahahahahahahahahahahaha! Brilliant!

    I must be in the minority here, while i do like chest hair (couldn’t imagine my o/h without it) i really do like them to be groomed ‘downthere’, ok i have never seen a guy waxed, but trimmed is a necessity, and all veeted is also good…..
    Like i guess for the last decade there has been a ‘need’ for us girls to be well groomed/bare so why shouldn’t the guys follow?

  • Sabrina says:

    My brother in law is English, he gets his back and chest waxed (he needs it though, very hairy). But get this, a couple of yrs ago himself and his wife got their bums BLEACHED, like seriously WTF.

  • Emer says:

    Laughing so much here! My OH likes to keep himself trim down there in the front area but keeps the hairy arse!
    I am a big fan of home waxing myself so one day he asks if I’ll do him so I say yeah sure. Slapped on a bit of hot wax and went to rip it off – he freaked out just at the start so I couldn’t continue then – he wouldn’t let me! The wax just got hard and sat there in a little clump! I’ll never forget it. Ended up spending the bones of an hour kneeling between his legs slowly prising the clump of wax away and cutting the hair with a little nail scissors – all the while trying not to laugh. He was whimpering and crying like a little girl and he broke a lamp which he was gripping to help him cope with the pain!
    Needless to say he has NEVER gone near wax again!!

  • sweetie1 says:

    giggling like a tween at Acat, also LMAO at Emer!! Hilario!

  • Cait says:

    Oh wow, it’s a good thing there aren’t many people around here today to hear me laughing myself silly at Emer’s comment!
    My OH is a bit of a werewolf and I love it – very manly.

  • Snowball says:

    I prefer them to man scaped completely especially down there, and definitely the back and I hate chest hair!

  • Macloon says:

    Ah jaysus anal bleaching! Why? Are they on “readers wives” or something ?

    If I came across a waxed man I would run a mile

  • Hazie says:

    Acat, that made me laugh so much!!! Wiping away tears here… :)

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