Manly-cure?

Straight Guy,

I was in New York this past weekend, having a great time visiting friends.

The friend with whom I stayed has a Saturday manicure routine. No rain, no snow, no dark of night could keep her from that appointment.

Can you guess where this post is going?

Heck yeah, I got a mani, too. What was I supposed to do to kill the time, read Cosmopolitan?

I kept the manicure simple. Just a clean up--no buff, no clear polish. Still, this level of personal attention feels like something straight guys don't do.

Is there any 'man' in a manicure?

SG, guy readers: Ever get a manicure? For gays only? Female readers: where do manicures land for you. Gratifying? Give it the finger? Leave a comment and let us know.

--Gay Guy

7 comments:

Straight in Upstate said...

What about that mythical creature, the metrosexual? Seems like manis and pedis were the big thing for awhile...so the media led us to believe. Me, it's a special occasion if I track down a real pair of nail clippers for the job. Otherwise I use the file on my Leatherman.

Lilly said...

I like getting manicures sometimes, but I don't usually want to pay just to have my nails done, so I will normally just have it done for special occasions.
Also, my nails just gets ruined as soon as I go to work anyway, so there's really no point.

Anonymous said...

Love manicures but only get them occasionally -- too much money for something that doesn't last too long. I'm a pedi girl. Once sandal weather returns, I'll have great toes and soft heels until fall. And nothing beats a foot rub.

Brutalism said...

Nothing wrong with the mani, man.

Betsy (formerly Gingerella) said...

I don't pay a lick of attention to my nails (and unfortunately it shows); I've never had a mani and the idea of a stranger touching my feet grosses me out so no pedis in my future! But my dad, a real man's man, once got false nails put on. He was a chronic nail biter and the falsies were to help curb his habit while his real nails grew out underneath. It worked!

Molly Louise said...

The only time I had a pedi was for my sister's wedding back in '06, and while I felt incredibly bad for the person trying to rub away twelve years worth of soccer calluses, it wasn't bad. Not something I'd do on my own unless it was for a fairly significant occasion, but not bad.

Caroline said...

i hear that Liam Neeson gets mani/pedi's... does that answer your question