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Hey, guys! Does anybody here wear nail polish?
We’re bringing this up because we stumbled upon a thread on askgaybros asking the first question mentioned above as the original poster (OP) is thinking of painting his nails. As for the second question, well, we often read this concern online.
Anyway, one of the respondents named gouplesblog replied, “No, I’ve never seen the point, but 👏 to the guys who do.” While another reader named NV7X admitted, “Tbh I’ve been considering it—just starting with black probably.” Then he added, “I was thinking about trying some light makeup too but was worried I might break out haha.”
In contrast, reader Geavanny is already into nail polish and fake nails. He said, “I went for a walk with my sister; both of us are wearing fake nails. I look masculine enough and people didn’t seem to get weirded out. Society is progressing.”
Meanwhile, respondent Valus_ said that nail polish on men is a turn off for him. He shared, “Personally no. I’m all for men being ‘able’ to as it’s literally just paint on nails, but like some others in here I just don’t find it appealing on others.” Further, he explained, “Def [Definitely] some hard ingrained gender roles going on in my head there because I don’t mind at all on women, yet it’s a turn off on men for me. Yet at the same time my brain supports everyone doing whatever they want. We love a conflicted cerebrum.”
All that being said, can men wear nail polish?
We say you do you, whatever that may be—which, in this instance, is wearing nail polish—if that’s what you want, as long as you’re not hurting yourself or others, then why not?
In any case, according to Esquire, “2021 is the year of the manicure,” they explained that “men everywhere are more and more comfortable wearing nail polish.” The magazine mentioned Ansel Elgort and Harry Styles as among those who are part of the “Menicure Movement.”
Going back to our initial question, do you wear nail polish? If not, would you? Why or why not? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below.
No! Just no!
I always have a light French polish. And longer nails. Why not. Men have nails too. Why is it ok to have long hair and earrings, or huge holes in your earlobes is ok but a little nail polish and your weird.
I have worn Clear Nail polish. Usually to help with splitting nails. But hey, you do you.
I have been getting my nails done for over 30 years with a clear polish. You would be surprised the number of positive comments I get from both Women and Men. Clean nails makes a great impression.
If you’re a celeb, or a fashionista, a circuit clubber or a flamboyant looking to draw attention it’s fine. That’s what it’s for. But it’s definitely not for everyone. Definitely not for me.
its also for people who just find it’s cute.
No need to label someone that wears nail polish lol
To each his own, but a guy with colored nail polish is always an instant bone kill for me.
I come up pretty short on the “men everywhere…” No guys that I know, work or play with do menicures. I do know many women who do not paint their nails, come to think of it Since it’s 2021, we all should just say anyone regardless of whatever gender they see themselves as is able to present themselves to society as they wish. This could cover fingernails, or hairstyles, as well as piercings, tattoos, and a number of other options. In 2021, many people will be totally accepting. There may also be those who choose to silently shake their head… Read more »
This is nothing new really, in the early to mid-80’s men of certain urban styles were painting their nails and toes nails too, but wearing colors considered “masculine” if you used a darker color. I’m into less is more though, low maintenance as possible, please.
Always wear clear polish after manicure Sometimes even special detail depending on occasion.
I am gay man and I want my men to be butch, masculine with no polish on their nails. Stop trying to feminize the male culture!
I love wearing nail polish AND lipstick. It’s kind of liberating feeling. But the nail polish is too much trouble to put on, so I rarely use it. I wear lipstick ALL the time though. Rarely leave home without it. Of course it’s easier to do now with all the mask wearing, But in the right setting at the right time the mask comes off and I’m all in.
Come…On….I mean, fine- but does anybody just wanna be a dude anymore? Now I got to wear make-up to be LGBTQ (LMNOP) or whatever?…See where this is going? Why don’t we start giving authentic, Bisexual people some of this love?