And it's sad. Sad because it is clear that while a big part of this is detrimental for our business and for male bodies to know that we are seen as 'dangerous', it's even more depressing to realise that the bigger underlying message here is that women's bodies are seen as objects to be viewed sexually by all of society, at all times, including being blindfolded and handcuffed in shop window displays on the High Street. Where are the community guidelines then?!
With Moot, we can trace a similar psychological benefit pattern for many of our customers who write to us and tell us about how they found us and what becoming a Moot wearer has given to them. Like cold open water swimming, it is hard to get in. It takes a bit of bravery. It is not easy to turn away from the comfort of a 'vanilla' unquestioning existence, where you are never going to raise an eyebrow of judgement. It requires a bit of steel.
This blog is not intended as a information piece, rather more a little flag of our feelings and intentions waving from over here at Moot HQ and an invitation for any of our friends in the LGBTQ+ community (if they have any energy left) to keep pointing us in the right direction to make sure that we are good and proper allies.
In the world of body hair, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to your personal preference, but if you are going to strip off all of that undergrowth, there are definitely things that you can do to ensure that you minimise the hassle, the pain and any of those unwanted after effects... here's our top tips for men's hair removal.
We wanted to ask Ray at what point he acknowledged a desire to wear something that as a man, he wasn’t ‘supposed’ to wear, and how did he feel in himself?, firstly acknowledging it and later, acting upon it. We wanted to hear about his internal feelings, not how other people reacted, but what the impact was like for him. And why despite people calling it cross-dressing, we don't think it's cross-dressing at all! It's simply dressing. Damn fine dressing.