Man’s Guide to Preparing for Intimacy

Pheromones, Manscaping, and Man’s Most Common Grooming Mistakes

The man who knows everything about women, sex, and taking care of himself – has become that man by posing the right questions to the right people. Because no matter how much you think you know about a subject, there is always somebody who knows just a little more. And while your suit and watch may tell a very positive story about your character and skill, what happens once you loosen your tie and dim the lights is a matter that comes down to both your level of grooming and education.

If you want to be a businessman, you go to a business school. If you want to impress a woman once your tie comes off – you visit the gym often and take this advice from Dr. Keaney, the Dove Men+Care Expert Dermatologist.

What to Do

Urbasm: Hi Dr. Keaney, what are the basic steps a man should take when grooming himself before for a night of intimacy?

Dr. Keaney: The first step any man should take when he is getting ready for a night of intimacy is a shower. Everyone wants to smell their best, and guys should make sure that they have thoroughly cleansed before getting intimate – your partner will appreciate it.

Urbasm: Yup.

Dr. Keaney: But before you hop into the shower, you shouldn’t just use any old soap – it’s important that men use a moisturizing body wash or bar that will actually lock in moisture on their skin and ensure its soft and smooth to the touch. I would recommend the Dove Men+Care Fresh Clean Body Wash, which will give guys a subtle clean feeling all over. A warm shower can also open up men’s pores and be a good way to prepare the skin for shaving, should that be needed before the evening.

Urbasm: What about taking advantage of pheromones. Is it better to go with your own clean natural scent, or add a little cologne to top it off?

Dr. Keaney: Scent is definitely a personal and subjective thing and varies from person to person. I would recommend more subtle scents that won’t overpower the skin and clothing and distract your partner from the moment.

Urbasm: Distraction is always bad.

Dr. Keaney: Make sure you have used that scent before because some people can develop allergic reactions to new fragrances.

Urbasm: That brings up a good point. Should a guy worry about causing a new partner an allergic reaction due to his grooming products?

Dr. Keaney: It’s always great to put your best appearance forward regardless of the partner you’re with, but yes – there are something to think about if you’re going to be with someone for the first time. Oftentimes, scents can cause allergic reactions or various skin irritations as some products contain chemicals they aren’t used to.

What Not to Do

Urbasm: And speaking of skin irritation – what is your professional opinion about manscaping? Is there any real benefit?

Dr. Keaney: In regards to manscaping, I would avoid using a razor off the face because of the risk of irritation and folliculitis. Use clean electric clippers or get rid of the hair permanently with laser hair removal.

Urbasm: What other grooming mistakes could be costing men big when it comes to attracting members of the opposite sex?

Dr. Keaney: When it comes to grooming it’s all about the details and keeping a solid routine – which should include the entire body, everything from hair to nails. Guys certainly need to take care of the basics, such as regular showers using a good body wash as well as regular deodorant usage. But really, it’s about the product selection – I recommend the Dove Men+Care range of deodorants to body washes because they will help men smell great, but also moisturize and protect their skin.

Once they’ve got that – it’s certainly important to care for the finer things that can really make a guy stand out.  For example, maintaining your facial hair, regardless if you’re sporting facial hair or the clean shaven look, men need to ensure they’re keeping their facial hair well groomed.

The Payoff

Urbasm: And now let’s get to the payoff. How can proper intimacy benefit a man’s health, beyond the obvious?

Dr. Keaney: Skin and hair health often reflect overall health. A happy, stress-free temperament due to satisfying sex life will definitely not hurt skin health… as long as it is performed safely with appropriate protection.

Urbasm: Yes sir, we’ll be keeping it clean and protected. Thank you, Dr. Keaney.


About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created, a site for every guy.

About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created, a site for every guy.