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The Psychology of Manscaping

Dear Sarah,

Ours is a narcissistic civilization. Narcissism is more and more
socially-acceptable and ego-syntonic (a "feel good" factor).

In 1995, I coined the term "somatic narcissist"
([sign in to see URL]). Narcissists are either somatic or
cerebral. In other words, they either generate Narcissistic Supply
(attention, admiration, adulation) by leveraging their bodies or by applying
their minds. Manscaping seems to be a manifestation of somatic narcissism.

The somatic narcissist flaunts his sexual conquests, parades his
possessions, exhibits his muscles, brags about his physical aesthetics or
sexual prowess or exploits, is often a health freak and a hypochondriac. The
cerebral narcissist is a know-it-all, haughty and intelligent "computer". He
uses his awesome intellect, or knowledge (real or pretended) to secure
adoration, adulation and admiration. To him, his body and its maintenance
are a burden and a distraction.

Both types are auto-erotic (psychosexually in love with themselves, somatics
with their bodies and cerebrals with their brains). Both types prefer
masturbation to adult, mature, interactive, multi-dimensional and
emotion-laden sex. Manscaping is a form of "making love to oneself". By
sculpting one's body, one becomes one's own object of desire and the source
of one's gratification.

Hope this helps.

Sam Vaknin, author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
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----- Original Message -----
From: Sarah Baron
To: Sam Vaknin author of
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 6:46 AM
Subject: Re: New Pitch - The Psychology of Manscaping

Dear Sam,
Thanks for getting back to me. I am interested in your opinion about
manscaping and what it says about the man who does it. A quick answer is

Sarah Baron

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May/31/2010, 6:30 am Link to this post  

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