Thursday, 18 January 2007

To Beard Or Not To Beard (Ha!)

THE beard

Now with added picture as per request in comments. Don't say, I don't spoil you!

In the past week or so, I have been lazy with my shaving. As a result I am now sporting a beard.

This is not the first time that I experiment with facial hair. When a was at university, I had a goatee for about 7 years. And up to last week I had a little wisp of hair under my lip complemented by sideburns. I also had to grow a beard for my appearance as an Orthodox Jew in Nine Dead Gay Guys.

In any case, "hirsuteness" seems to be quite en vogue at the moment, at least on the gay scene.

This interesting thing about this is the people have been rather complimentary about my new look. First they tend to ask if it is new and when I (so far) cautiously reply that I am being lazy and will probably get rid of it soon; they say that it looks good or they like it. The fact most of the people who said that were members of the Chorus which is itself a notorious bear heaven, might give a hint as to reasons for this.

This could also simply be a case of them being polite. How often do you hear: "Oh! You look better like that" once you get rid of something in your appearance you thought was ok.

The beard itself has proved a little itchy so far but things seem to be getting better in that department. I now have to make the decision whether to keep the beard or not. I must say I rather like the idea of keeping it at the moment. At least for a while.

Decisions, decisions!

Originally posted on 17/01/07 at 14:32


  1. Well at least having a beard means you can stay on Thingbox,

    but it does make u look OLD :0)

  2. I'm all in favour myself - of the concept at least, you'll have to post a pic for me to judge this case specifically!


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