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Old 12-25-05, 11:29 PM
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Help me become a Metrosexual!

So, I've decided to start taking better care of myself, in terms of skin and hair care and stuff like that. I've tried looking around the net, but haven't found much usefull stuff. Does anyone know of any good websites that offer recommendations/reviews of various products? Thanks!
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Old 12-25-05, 11:52 PM
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I've had good luck with Keihl's products for skin/hand lotion, Arbonne for shaving lotion (the thick keihl's cream is awesome for shaving, but you need a straight razor to really appreciate it), and a basic witch hazel for aftershave, and then follow up with my J. Varvatos aftershave.

If you do a search, I did a much more in depth list of stuff, but i'm too lazy right now to find it/re-type it.

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Originally Posted by Vandelay_Inds
Is "metrosexual" a new word for gay?
no. it just means you're gay but don't take it up the ass
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Just watch the beginning of American Psycho. He spells it out pretty clearly, as well as giving a demonstration.
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
no. it just means you're gay but don't take it up the ass
says the fat, hairy guy with pimples and shaving cuts...
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It means you are attracted to transportation vehicles.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
says the fat, hairy guy with pimples and shaving cuts...
Whew. I was about to get really mad, but I don't have pimples.

But now I feel bad about my weight.
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First change the 'D' to an 'I' in your name...
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Originally Posted by johnglass
First change the 'D' to an 'I' in your name...
I don't think Clay is metrosexual... he just has coaching these days.
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The Metrosexual Guide To Style: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/030...lance&n=283155

I got this from my parents as a somewhat gag-gift, but it is a great book!

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Can someone please explain the "sexual" part of metrosexual to me? For that matter, explain the metro city part to me too.

I see neither gender nor intercourse as having to do with it.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Can someone please explain the "sexual" part of metrosexual to me? For that matter, explain the metro city part to me too.

I see neither gender nor intercourse as having to do with it.

hetero
homo
metro (still likes girls but dress/cares for self as a "homo......sexual")

it's mostly just a clever name and people liked saying/discussing it for a time.

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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
hetero
homo
metro (still likes girls but dress/cares for self as a "homo......sexual")

it's mostly just a clever name and people liked saying/discussing it for a time.
So now if a guy dresses well, he's thought of as dressing like a homosexual? That's what I don't understand. Why are these stereotypes so readily accepted? Because it's complimentary towards the minority?

What about a gay man who dresses like a "hetero... sexual?" Metropolar?
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
So now if a guy dresses well, he's thought of as dressing like a homosexual? That's what I don't understand. Why are these stereotypes so readily accepted? Because it's complimentary towards the minority?
Umm...because we supposedly dress better, smell better and generally take better care of ourselves than your str8 asses.

What about a gay man who dresses like a "hetero... sexual?" Metropolar?
I believe it's called "digitalfreaky." I very VERY rarely dress "gay" or well enough to be considered as such.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Umm...because we supposedly dress better, smell better and generally take better care of ourselves than your str8 asses.
Nice. What happens if a white person says that to a black person?

That's my point.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
What happens if a white person says that to a black person?
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Someone help me wipe off my smelly hetero whiteness. I feel so inadequate.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
So now if a guy dresses well, he's thought of as dressing like a homosexual? That's what I don't understand. Why are these stereotypes so readily accepted? Because it's complimentary towards the minority?

What about a gay man who dresses like a "hetero... sexual?" Metropolar?

not necessarially. terms like "metrosexual" are just buzzwords that don't have all that much bearing. they're just propular thanks to the popularity of programs like "Will & Grace". I don't think it's that big a deal. I also think people are just happy they understand how the phrase came to be so it's a real hoot for them to use it. I don't think it's a sterotype though.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
not necessarially. terms like "metrosexual" are just buzzwords that don't have all that much bearing. they're just propular thanks to the popularity of programs like "Will & Grace". I don't think it's that big a deal. I also think people are just happy they understand how the phrase came to be so it's a real hoot for them to use it. I don't think it's a sterotype though.
Not true. Metrosexual was popular before W&G ever used it. As a person who's been devoted to the show, I can remember the first (and probably ONLY) time they used it was about 2 months after it started to become popular.

It's popular because the media hooked onto it. Don't blame W&G. That's a show ABOUT gay people. Being metrosexual isn't about being gay.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
Not true. Metrosexual was popular before W&G ever used it. As a person who's been devoted to the show, I can remember the first (and probably ONLY) time they used it was about 2 months after it started to become popular.

It's popular because the media hooked onto it. Don't blame W&G. That's a show ABOUT gay people. Being metrosexual isn't about being gay.

I didn't mean it came directly from it and was just using it as an example. the media overall was responsible, I agree but I wasn't sure how it would to word it. Still, I guess it's supposed to be the "best of both worlds" for a woman and some dudes will use it for that. So, I agree that it's not about sex. Also, I don't really know what I'm talking about so I'll just recede into the background.
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The guys that I would term as "metrosexual" (at least here in NYC) get MUCH more attention than any of the other "normal" guys. Girls fall all over themselves for the metros.
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I think people are taking the term metro sexual as an insult here, when really it is a compliment. It doesnm't mean you dress gay, it just means you make special attention to take care of yourself. Nowhere in the term do they refer to homo or gay...
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Nordstrom has a great hair and skin care selection for men.

Personally, I'm a fan of Zirh.

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