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(Yahoo)   Men who don't shave have less sex are more likely to have a stroke and have a failed presidential run under their belt   ( divider line
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2003-02-06 11:39:48 AM  
They also have fewer orgasms, tend to be shorter...

That right there is reason enough to whip out the Barbasol every morning.
2003-02-06 11:45:12 AM  
God, I can see the advertisements already. The new Gillette Mach 3 Turbo, Less strokes on your face, and less strokes in your brain.
2003-02-06 11:50:09 AM  
Jesus, that was the most depressing thing I have read all day. I think I'm gonna just have my stroke now.
2003-02-06 12:00:14 PM  
What, the 'strippers crotch' look is out?
2003-02-06 12:32:21 PM  
Many of the excess deaths were due to higher rates of smoking and the poorer lifestyles of men who did not shave daily but the scientists said this did not explain their substantially raised risk of strokes.

- this startling logic brought to you by Gillette!
2003-02-06 12:46:16 PM  
I just don't see the correlation. The unshaven look is very sexy.

Of course, I can't comment about unshaven Welsh men, but here is a GIS for an unshaven [Jack] Welsh:
[image from too old to be available]

The bottom line is a little scruff means more muff. ;)
2003-02-06 01:14:55 PM  
What about guys with perma 5 o'clock shadows? Are they getting laid.
2003-02-06 01:20:16 PM  
I keep my face slightly scruffy - but trimmed very close. Of course I believe it helped me get laid (waaaay back in the '80s.) I know of 28 females who apparently disagreed with this study.

I've found that the ladies like to feel a little facial hair on their thighs whilst munching the muffin.

[/personal experience]
2003-02-06 02:13:44 PM  
A little scruff can be nice. It's all roguish and says "I was too busy doing something manly to shave today." But a full beard usually just makes a guy look old, or like a scary mountain man. The sexiest guys are, of course, the ones with sideburns.

All IMHO, of course. :)
2003-02-06 02:42:17 PM  
The bottom line is a little scruff means more muff. ;)

But don't ladies want the scruff away from the muff?
2003-02-06 03:07:09 PM  
JohnC98, if you doing it right, she won't have rug burns. ;)

Candypink, I agree. Sideburns are sexy. But not mutton chops. Ugh.
2003-02-06 03:12:51 PM  
Hey! I'm a little scruffy today!

2003-02-06 03:31:57 PM  
Gotta love that 5 o'clock shadow and scruff
2003-02-06 03:46:47 PM  
Damn, I submitted this in the morning and it didn't taste like chicken.

Quote from a movie that a friend of mine made:
"I get laid very, very regularly. And not just by the same girl, either."
2003-02-06 03:46:57 PM  
Headlines that don't make sense don't sound like English more likely to give icy_one headaches.

/grammar nazi
2003-02-06 03:47:07 PM  
2003-02-06 03:47:44 PM  
Men who don't shave have less sex are more likely to have a stroke and have a failed presidential run under their belt

And also tend to ignore the use of commas.
2003-02-06 03:48:05 PM  
I was going to say the same thing!

I love it when my husband doesnt shave for a while! *giggle*
2003-02-06 03:48:52 PM  
"men who don't shave every day...tend to be shorter."
2003-02-06 03:49:51 PM  
I grew some big-ass, Elvis-circa-1972 chops back in college. I couldn't get within 10 feet of a chick. Even the fat ones quit hitting on me. A friend of mine accurately described them as "chick deflectors."

I was not terribly bright.
2003-02-06 03:49:57 PM  
Okay, I shaved. Where do I go for the hot hot lovin'?
2003-02-06 03:50:22 PM  
Ant [TotalFark]
2003-02-06 03:50:23 PM  
Wouldn't it have been better to say something like:

"Poor guys with bad hygiene don't get laid very often and tend to die early?"
2003-02-06 03:50:46 PM  
My theory on men with beards (based soley on my experience with my ex-husband) is that they don't shave cuz they're lazy which probably increases their likelihood to have strokes.
2003-02-06 03:51:21 PM  
I'll be needing as many Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio Farkettes as possible to help prove this study wrong. chest is starting to feel tight...
2003-02-06 03:51:31 PM  
Im gonna shave my privates just to be sure.
2003-02-06 03:51:35 PM  
2003-02-06 03:51:55 PM  
Beards are great on the right guy but nothing beats a three day scruff....toss in a little salt an pepper in the hair....wowzers.

/got nuthin
2003-02-06 03:52:22 PM  
In other news, Still No Cure For Cancer.
2003-02-06 03:52:27 PM  
Girls who don't shave are icky.
2003-02-06 03:52:36 PM  
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2003-02-06 03:53:10 PM  
Mutton chips own. Sexy or not, they are the coolest facial hair. They have that "I am either so white-trashy that my facial hair just grows like that" or even better "I am elvis incarnate" statement attached to them. According to the Sideburn Classification Website .. "... Awesome is all that can be said."
2003-02-06 03:53:31 PM  
This "study" is the result of one thing, commonly referred to in academia as data mining.
2003-02-06 03:53:41 PM  
I would not recommend that any guys shave their private bits. It's know...just don't.
2003-02-06 03:55:33 PM  
cool, I have an excuse to shave my nuts now
2003-02-06 03:56:07 PM  
are they counting guys that don't need to shave?
2003-02-06 03:57:47 PM  
The study was on Welsh men, these guys get 5 o'clock shadows by 10AM.
2003-02-06 03:58:17 PM  

There is of course a problem in that "I was doing something too manly too shave to day" can be easily confused with "I'm a middle class fratboy with a social identity crisis who is desperate to fit in by looking different".

Just a thought
2003-02-06 03:58:33 PM  
Gillette obviously payed off some "scientist", and the media to prove that one.

Is that REALLY the best a man can get?

fark I'm witty today
2003-02-06 03:58:52 PM  
I hear that Welsh men like puffy stickers
2003-02-06 03:59:04 PM  
Funny headline is to me.
2003-02-06 03:59:59 PM  
Men, invest in a hair trimmer with a short blade guard. It will give you that perfect scruff and you'll be ready at anytime for that perfect muff.

I have a beard because (1) I hate to shave, (2) ladies, ever heard of barber itch? It's when you have wild hairs that when cut like to dive directly under your skin...Painful.

Besides, with a beard I can keep tasting my wife hours after the muf dive....mmmmmm...mmmmmm...GOOOOOOOD!
2003-02-06 04:00:11 PM  
No beard = the gay.
2003-02-06 04:00:15 PM  
This is a statistical study, not a medical one, strictly speaking. They didn't even isolate or group their subjects by why they didn't shave frequently.

Frex, some may simply not grow much facial hair, and some may be lazy; some may be depressed or drunk a lot. Some may simply like the scruffy look.

So far, this is just a meaningless statistical correlation. Unimpressive.
2003-02-06 04:01:07 PM  
"The association between infrequent shaving and death is probably due to underlying smoking and social factors, but a small hormonal effect may also exist," Professor Shah Ebrahim, of the department of social medicine, said in a statement.

Didn't he just defeat the purpose of his study with that statement?

I have a goatee (a full one, not one of those trendy triangles that look like dirt), and women say I look sexier when I haven't shaved for a couple days. But I smoke, have no girlfriend at the time, and slack off all day. Does that have any effect on my sex life?
2003-02-06 04:02:14 PM  
Oh, sorry- let me clarify:
I meant women with no beard = the gay.
2003-02-06 04:02:39 PM  
That's exactly what I was thinking! Of course, I belong to the type that likes to look scruffy...

2003-02-06 04:03:08 PM  
I absolutely defy this article. I shave every day, am short, never get laid and fully intend to have a stroke before I reach 35. Pass the butter.
2003-02-06 04:03:13 PM  
What about me? I grow a short, neatly trimmed beard every winter. April through September, I am clean shaven. Does that mean I'm a high stroke risk every winter, but low risk in the warm months?

BTW, I currently have my salt and pepper beard and I nailed the wife last nite. I think I'll have to conduct my own study on whether I get more with the beard or without.
2003-02-06 04:04:20 PM  
Quick -- you! I gotta fark right now or I'll have a stroke! My doctor said so! Toooo Mannnnny Hormonnnnnes!
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