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Are Beards Really More Masculine And Sexy?

Updated on June 16, 2015

To Have a Beard Or Not-That Is the Question

Does your beard look great on you? Do you need to shave the stubble that you have carefully trimmed to give it that overnight and lazy look just before your big date? Who takes the priority? Your beard, or the girl who you have waited for nearly a year to say yes? What takes precedence when you go for that $500,000 job interview? Do you need to trim your beard a bit, or else let it flow unhindered the way it is? Major problems all if you love your beard or stubble more than anything else in the world!

So You Want To Have The Testosterone Overcharged Look?

Whenever in doubt, jump into the whirlpool of science to seek and support your choice so that you can stand up for your beard in times of distress. Your girl may not like it, the interviewer may find you disgusting, or the waiter at your table where you and your girl are having a candlelit dinner may find your table unserviceable. But wait! Research will be the exact denominator to determine what others are thinking when looking at all that hair on your face. This will give you an idea about whether you have really made the right choice in your life.

When you have facial hair that is distinctive, scientific research says that people normally associate you with maturity, dominance and aggressiveness-a macho sexy image really! A clean slate of a face with all facial hair carefully removed, tweezed or shaved, is associated with cleanliness, social reliability, and good health.

It's Your Choice. But Beware The Pitfalls Of Being Overtly Androgenic-Trim Your Beard Sometimes!

So the choice is really yours. If you want a testosterone-charged, all man sexy image with an overtly aggressive potential, having a beard is your real answer! Even though you might not be an angry, dominating or aggressive man inherently, your beard will convey that image to others. Men having beards are perceived as being more masculine, sexy, authoritative, and mature.

So why wait if you still don't have a beard? Just go ahead and grow one if you want to change the way others look at you. Remember always though that it is never a good idea to be right at the front of a protest with cops on the other side staring eyeball on eyeball at you with all your masculinity and aggressiveness of your brute beard! You just might be the first person to receive the baton blow, while your clean-shaven buddies are still shouting hoarse to make themselves heard by the cops.

But don't even think about lathering your dedication and being a turncoat! You can still tie up your broken head with layers of white bandage and keep your eyes, lips and beard open for one and all to see. Who knows, the girls will swoon over this new statement of your masculinity and cling on to you with hopes of life support, now and forever? After all, what is a rebel without a beard? Karl Marx had it, Fidel Castro has it, Che Guevara had it, and though Mao Tse Tung tried his best, he remained hairless forever, both on his face and on top of his head. Imagine him with a beard! He would have sent all rebels packed in a suitcase for an eternal holiday. Abe Lincoln had it, and look where it got him!

So be the rebel, sexy, androgenic, testosterone-charged all male you as long as you still have it! Don't wait for the day when your facial hair falls off in patches leaving you with beard outcrops that match the hair crops you have on top! After all, you have a beard that is still black and flowing, not gray, not bald patches, not thin, not broad, or better than that- no beard at all. Just cherish and flaunt it as long as you still can!


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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      To be or not to be-To have a beard or not to have a beard-that is the question.

      Thanks all for your active participation.

      Zeus had a beard, Apollo didn't. Choice is yours now!!!!

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      Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina


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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Honestly you handsome devil......I am not a cougar......more like a simple wild cat! LOL......I'm not sure "cougar' is a compliment. I get the impression that cougars are women in my age bracket who are desperately attempting to make a "come back," and going over board with the make up and fashions made for the young. I think a few cougars even spend their retirement money on cosmetic surgery....get their wrinkles ironed out, boobs and butts hoisted up.....lips plumped and hair extensions sewn in...... YIKES!!!

      LMAO.....If that's what it takes to be a bona fide cougar.....Count me out! My main goal is to stay young-at-heart, age gracefully, preserve my brain cells and laugh with friends!!........Love ya Alastar, Paula/Effer

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      Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

      How can a friend of mine from HP say DRAT!!! when she's a wonderful cougar?!

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York said it well! Why would a nice-looking man cover his face with hair?? I remember a while back, meeting a bearded guy who seemed really nice, but his face was nearly hidden. He didn't do a thing for me.

      The next time I saw him, when he approached me I did NOT recognize him. There stood this gorgeous hotty with a square jawline, big dimples and even a cleft in his chin!! OMG....I needed oxygen...

      "Shallow?" What?? Who said that word?? It didn't matter how cute he was. He was young enough to be my grandson. DRAT!!!

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      FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

      Wasn't there some recent research that found that beards had more fecal germs than the average toilet seat? Something nasty to consider. Looks wise I enjoy mustaches but beards not so much. They make me think of Santa.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Well, beards look much better than that six o'clock plus shadow! They can add to the attraction, but it depends on the face, and they're not really nice for kissing. I think I prefer the fresh, clean-shaven look. Interesting article.

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      Alastar Packer 2 years ago from North Carolina

      You can still be very masculine without a beard. Why should a man hide a nice-looking face? Some guys do look good with them I guess but I only prefer one when outdoors for a while. Itchy and all. But, there's no doubt about it, some women love 'em.

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      Paula 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      "Beards"...hmmm.....I'm thinking this is a hairy subject. May I simply give my personal opinion as an older woman? I can? Thanks!!

      IMHO, some men look great (or perhaps "better) with some facial hair. Well-trimmed, close to the face beards and mustaches can be very attractive. It's all in the grooming.

      Long bushy beards...(as I connect to hillbillies (think "Duck Dynasty") are a complete turnoff. Don't even come near me with that Hairy Billy Bob Doodad look in all it's TERRIBLE unsanitary condition! YUK!

      I do not like the looks nor the feel. I may be a minority, but that's OK with me. If a man is comfortable and only feels good about himself with a lot of hair on his face.....more power to him. It's a choice men are free to make. Hopefully, the women in their lives like it too or it could be a real annoyance in their relationship.....

      The nice thing is that every man can give it a try to see whether he likes it or not and what his partner thinks. If it's voted down, no problem....they just shave it off.

      I have known incredibly handsome men who really RUIN an otherwise sexy look by growing a beard! All of my sons are gorgeous (would you expect their mother to say something else?) and are all clean shaven, thank heaven. I can't even imagine any of them with a mustache or beard!.......My handsome nephew who strongly resembles George Clooney, grew a mustache once.....OMG! He transformed into the FRITO BANDITO!! LOL......Everyone screamed, "Shave it NOW!!"

      UP+++ tweeted& pinned......Peace, Paula

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      Dip Mtra 2 years ago from World Citizen

      Dana, thanks. I thought of writing something funny for a change. Beards have traditionally been a butt of jokes for men, so I picked up the topic.

      If you ask me, ill-kempt beards are rather disgusting, not funny in the least!

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I find beards sexy if- they are neat and clean. People have different perceptions about beards. To some it's sexy and shows maturity; to other's its scruffy and unattractive. If a guy does desire a beard I suggest he keep it neat. Unless, he's a rebel and doesn't care what society thinks.