In an effort to prove whether or not stubble has an impact on the enjoyment of a kiss, Gillette, famous for its shaving products, hit the streets, the conference rooms and the science labs just in time for Valentine's Day to get the skinny on what women truly prefer: shaved or not so. While not taking itself too seriously (at one point, our unnamed host inquires of the rates of death from stubble burn that occur each year), this documentary pairs up with guests like Dr. William Cane ("The Art of Kissing") and Marni Kinrys ("The Wing Girl Method") to acquire information on the topic.
We already know that women are turned off from kissing a man when they possess bad breath or a motionless tongue. While we could all probably relate to kissing someone who smelled like they just made out with a fish or an ashtray, have any of us actually kissed someone who had a stagnant tongue? Too much saliva is also noted as a turn-off, which, one could hope, would be more common than a stagnant tongue. Who wants to kiss a guy who isn't involved in kissing you back?
Though, the question here is whether facial hair is a turn-off. Do you get a "burn beard" in the "same shape and size" as your man when you make out with his five o'clock shadow? Do you enjoy when it tickles you, or does it hurt more than help? Gillette wants to know if you want a man to stick to their products and shave it all off, or go au naturel.
They put this question to the test in the video around the 3:14 mark when a woman undergoes a series of "tests" with two different men (one shaved, one not) to determine from her body's reactions which situation she prefers. The conclusion was reached that the woman gained more enjoyment from kissing the shaved man, though this could be related to a number of different factors. Maybe she thought the shaved guy was more handsome in general. Maybe he was a better kisser. Or maybe she was picturing Brad Pitt the entire time.
Let Gillette know what you think. What's better, shaved or bearded? For more, go to their website at kissandtellus.com.
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