Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: One of these days we'll stop caring about how other people are living their lives.
lordjupiter: Don't care about the gay/manly thing. If there's a market for it, fine, whatever. But it seems like someone's always trying to sell men on women's products by reframing it as masculine (body wash, body scrubs, nail polish, shampoo, creams, anal lube, etc)
encyclopediaplushuman: Wears Nail PolishI'm A Guy/currently glitter-blue/no, i'm not gay
lazd: I started wearing polish to stop biting my nails, now I just like having tidy nails after years of looking like they'd been savaged.That and it's a great conversation starter :)/ 38 year old straight male// Currently glitter on black
NetOwl: I don't get how dressing to make yourself appealing to women makes you gay, but I don't understand the macho posturing culture at all. (Okay, I actually do understand what the point is supposed to be, and I've observed enough of this kind of behavior to have a good idea of where these guys's insecurities lie, but it's still stupid.)
whatshisname: Oh, come on. You can look like this guy and be surrounded by bimbos[www.alphanail.com image 321x284]
EvilEgg: I think the problem is, most woman aren't really going for a guy who is worried about chipping a nail.
NetOwl: I can see how it could help guys trying to pull off certain looks.
swingerofbirches: It starts at birth with blue and pink baby rooms and clothes. Then boy dolls and girl dolls. Then lunch boxes with cars and some with princesses.I can get all of that kind of.But why do we have skincare for men and women, shampoos for men and women, razors for men and women, and now different nail polish for men? I've heard of men who won't use a skincare product if it doesn't specifically say it's for a man on it.Virginia Slims even capitalized on the women's movement with "You've come a long way, baby."Men end up paying a fortune for specialized skincare and now makeup and nail polish. It's all the same stuff.I don't really find it interesting or scandalizing at all that men wear make-up or nail polish. You see it in rock and roll all the time. It's the making-it-OK marketing that is so fascinating to me.
spaten: peachpicker: As a straight man in a long term monogamous relationship with a beautiful, smart and hilarious woman who paints my toenails, I find this product's marketing angle laughably silly. No one paints their nails to look tougher, you paint your nails because you like it and you don't really give a shiat what anyone else thinks about it.I feel kinda bad for the guy in the picture painting his fingernails by himself. It's a hell of a lot more fun to let a woman do it for you. Preferably while she's wearing only a bra and panties.../don't want my fngernails painted, only toes//sparkly orange right nowThis.It's intimate and sexy to have a woman paint your toes, preferably naked just out of the bath.It seems a lot of dudes are not comfortable in their sexuality./Not a metrosexual//Long term relationship//Electric blue
Cargo: /straight//I tell women I date about it///they think it's weird but funny
Bondith: I have a hell of a time finding a shampoo I deem "manly", since my definition eliminates pretty much every product on the market. I don't need it to moisturise, condition, demoisturise, detangle, remoisturise, volumise, or do anything else fancy. I just need it to remove the excess dirt and oil from my hair so I can be respectably clean. I really don't need it to smell like Carmen Miranda's hat in a blender or be stuffed full of unpronounceable tropical foliage.
Sail The Wide Accountancy: Yeah. I wore nail polish in college during my, "I think I'm David Bowie" phase. I have NEVER done as well with the ladies as I did during that phase of my life. (Of course that's half to do with just being ON a stage and playing Any type of music than the nail polish.)
LiberalEastCoastElitist: lordjupiter: Don't care about the gay/manly thing. If there's a market for it, fine, whatever. But it seems like someone's always trying to sell men on women's products by reframing it as masculine (body wash, body scrubs, nail polish, shampoo, creams, anal lube, etc)I can see the powerpoint with the pie chart showing that heterosexual males are only 2% of the nail polish market and the marketing executives coming up with advertising campaigns to try to tap this untapped market./Do not approve
dorkymidgetqueen: I much prefer Manglaze. Alpha Nail is... uh how do I put this... douchey in their vibe. They take 'emselves WAY too seriously, and it's hilarous.http://www.manglaze.com
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