Monday, March 29, 2010

Maybe You Have Been Brainwashed Too.

What exactly is male vanity?

On a recent visit to my favorite supermarket, I was bombarded by several male beauty products.

Raft3r was particularly disturbed by the emergence of whitening products for men.

I could perfectly understand the need of the female species to have fairer and whiter complexion. But for men, I seriously doubt it.

What good does white skin do to the male populace?

I am fair skinned and I never wanted this type of skin color. I always wanted to be dark. Playing tennis helped me achieved this.

Meanwhile, a male buddy of mine is obsessed in having “pinkish” nipples. In fact, he swears by this Chinese ointment he has been using on a regular basis.

While swimming, he noticed my nipples and remarked on how pink they were. I have never given much thought on the color of my nipples until that moment.

Raft3r immediately got off the pool to put on a shirt and avoided having conversations with his nipple obsessed buddy.

Physical appearance really does count for something.

But to go way beyond the norms to achieve the so-called perfection that society has long instilled in us is just baloney.

53 comments:

The Scud said...

mas pogi pag nognog. katulad ko. nyahaha...

btw, i noticed that too when i did my weekly grocery shopping yesterday. whitening facial wash for men.

Raft3r said...

the scud, Nyahaha. Syempre. Hehe

Lawstude said...

i just don't get it. its ok i guess to to be vain for health reasons but for pink nipples?

Raft3r said...

lawstude, Nahuli mo. Hehe

gillboard said...

hehehe.. pink nipples...

aaminin ko medyo banidoso ako, pero ayoko pumuti. ayos na ako sa pagiging medyo moreno...

Jerick said...

don't worry, i got pink nips as well. hehehe. kulay baboy kasi ako.

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Nyahaha. Astig nga pag moreno, eh. Hehe

jerick, Hehe. Magkapatid nga tayo. Nyahaha

Ganns said...

We're all vain in one way or another. I once bought a self-tanning lotion, hoping it would darken me because I don't tan well. It didn't; I ended up splotchy and gross.

Raft3r said...

ganns, Ikaw ang pinaka-pale na tao na kakilala ko. Hehe

Judayski said...

I am forever scarred with your declaration that you have pink nipples. TMI, wth.

Raft3r said...

judayski, Scarred for life. Astig. Hehe

atticus said...

i think your friend is gay.

seriously.

hahaha

ahmer said...

Pink Nipples? Too much Information for the holy week : )

abie said...

pink nipples dude? yuck...hehehe

Raft3r said...

atticus, He likes me? Nyahaha

ahmer, I love sharing. Nyahaha

abie, Cool nga eh. Hehe

len said...

Inspired ba ito ng wardrobe malfunction ni Anne Curtis? haha

Seriously, I think times have changed -- men and women are now equally vain. Uso na ngayon ang term na metrosexuals. :p

Raft3r said...

len, True. True. Hehe.

Kane said...

We can argue: chicken or egg. Whitening products exist because there is a need for them or, they created the need.

Either way, they have arrived. =) But we always have a choice: to buy or not?

=)
Kane

Raft3r said...

kane, Yan ang powers ng isang consumer. The power to choose and the power to buy. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

balahura nipple mo ang usapan talaga?! iwwww hehehe.

ewan ko ba, pag OA na ang pagiging vain ng isang lalaki e parang ang hirap na walang maglaro sa isipan ko. pero dahil kanya-kanya ng trip hinahayaan ko na.

pero iba talaga e. hahaha
so pink pala nipple mo, e yung sa kanya-violet? awkward!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Hindi naman nipples ko ang bida sa kwento ah! Hehe

random student said...

masagwa yan pag left or right lang. mainam na both whatever the color is.

Raft3r said...

random student, Ang problema kasi di maka-decide ang tao kung saan sya. Hehe

hoshi said...

eh kasi yun ang kakaiba sa post mo e.
matagal ng maraming vain pero ang pansinin ang nipple ng kapwa lalake.

hilarious!

Raft3r said...

hoshi, Nyahaha. Yun ba yon? Hehe

pete said...

saksi ako dito
hahaha

Raft3r said...

pete, Sinilipan mo din ako? Nyahaha

Anonymous said...

ano ba yun, very uncomfortable conversation naman yun

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Wala naman masyadong conversation. Nag-walk out ako. Hehe

the donG said...

Meanwhile, a male buddy of mine is obsessed in having “pinkish” nipples.>>> hahaha... meron palang ganun. ako paiba iba kulay di ko alam dahil siguro sa byahe.

Raft3r said...

the dong, Kanya-kanyang trip lang yan. Hehe

Anonymous said...

dati luga
ngayon nipples
what's next?

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Exciting diba? Hehe

Wendy said...

A guy aiming to have pink nipples. Hmmmm...alam na natin kung ano ibig sabihin nyan. Hahaha.

I once saw a male classmate wiping his face with an oil blotting sheet and I found it weird. Pink nipples for a kayumanggi guy, di ko talaga kakayanin, hehehe.

Raft3r said...

wendy, Nyahaha. Natawa naman ako sayo. Hehe

melissa said...

ok lang sakin pag vain yun guy
basta hwag lang syang mas maarte pa sakin

Raft3r said...

melissa, Nyahaha. Point well taken. Hehe

Anonymous said...

you got cute nipples.

Raft3r said...

anonymous, Nyahaha. Patay tayo dyan! Hehe

Liz said...

Marami nang metro sexual ngayon kaya hindi nakakapagtaka na dumarami din ang mga products na ganito, hehe.

Ikaw rin, have a meaningful Holy Week. Happy Easter!

Raft3r said...

liz, Tama yan. Respeto nalang sa kapwa. Naks. Hehe

gbert08 said...

What good does white skin do to the male populace? Hindi ko masagot, nahihirapan ako, nognog din kasi ako.. hahaha

Raft3r said...

gbert08, Hehe. Hayaan na natin sila sa gusto nila.

eden said...

that is what i need this time, whitening products,sunog na ang kulay ko sa init..lolz

What good does white skin do to the male populace? I dont know.My husband likes dark skin.

I know some women who wants pink nipple but for a guy, my first time..
pink nipples..hmmm..that's probably because you have naturally fair skin.

Raft3r said...

eden, Maganda ang morena.

Joemill said...

Metrosexuals nowadays are very common and I must agree, male vanity, that so-called perfection is just baloney. But if they're happy, who am to judge, right? :)

Raft3r said...

joemill, Walang pakialaman ng buhay. Hehe

RaYe said...

metrosexual na kasi ang ibang guys ngayon.. vanity, always looking good.. normal na yan ngayon.. :D

Raft3r said...

raYe, It appears that way na nga. Hehe

Anonymous said...

beware.. bading yan friend mo.. type ka..hehe
-charlie

Raft3r said...

charlie, Sayang. Bakit di na lang tsiks? Hehe

Andy said...

Hmmm, pink nipples.... :p

Raft3r said...

andy, Nyahaha. May hmmm...talaga? Hehe