By Barrett Tatin
I’m all for body positivity. I work out, I eat right, and though I try to take care of myself I don’t lose it over a little bit of love handles or a butt that’s not super-flattering in jeans. My girlfriend is exactly the same way, and believes in loving yourself for who you are, not how you look. We run and do yoga because we live on the beach and every morning has a date-night quality to it, and we eat right because her parents are professional chefs and they’ve taught us both how to make anything tasty without being chock-full of bad stuff. Nothing’s ever “just good enough” for us. We don’t cut corners with food or fitness because we don’t want to – there’s nothing wrong with that if you do, but it’s not our thing.
We work well together because we’re never satisfied with the bare minimum. “It’s fine” isn’t in our vocabulary. We push until we can say “It’s great”.
Well, that’s what I thought, at least.
Turns out there’s one thing about me she can’t stand.
My back hair.
We went for a dip in the water some time ago, and as I took off my shirt I caught a glimmer of a grimace. I asked her what was up and she said, “Nothing. It’s fine.”
Tear out my heart and throw it in the ocean, it’s fine?!
Anyway, the short version of the rest of the story is she’d always hated my back hair but never wanted to make me feel uncomfortable, and I had never caught on to her previous hints about getting a back hair remover. After chickening out on a full body wax and then having my girlfriend slather on that Nair hair removal cream stuff (it stayed on too long, and it hurt like a –), I tried a back blade body shaver, and now I’m never going back. Pain free, easy to use, and capable of a close shave, I’d never considered how simple this kind of manscaping could be.
I like the ergonomic handle. My girlfriend likes that it’s a flawless back hair remover, a proper razor for a properly hairy back. Missing out on manscaping was never going to be a dealbreaker, but now there’s never that flicker of disgust, that threat of compromise.
Thanks to the BAKblade male body shaver, nothing’s fine between us, and everything is great again.