Sunday, May 20, 2012

PSA for the Gents

I am picky about the toiletries I use, mainly because I have sensitive skin and I am inclined to reactions to harsh detergents and chemicals.  Artificial fragrances and perfumes make me crawl right out of my skin.  Consequently, the toiletries I buy tend to be a bit pricier...though for the life of me I don't understand why natural ingredients are more expensive than a bunch of synthetic chemical compounds.

As a bit of background it should be noted that during the last shopping trip I purchased a different brand of bar soap because there was a significant savings over what I normally buy. Mr. Lime informed me that he was not a fan of the new soap. I asked if it was because of the relative lack of lather compared to what I bought before. He shook his head and replied, "Nope. The old stuff makes my balls tingle. This stuff doesn't." Isaac concurred and agreed with a serious preference for the "tingle effect."  They went on to recount an encounter with a particular body wash someone left in the shower when they were on a group trip and housed in a guy's dorm.  The owner of said body wash bemoaned how quickly it ran out, at which point, about four different guys spanning several decades in age admitted using it for the amazing and..erm...invigorating...sensations on one's manly bits.

Honestly, I have never had Dr. Bronner's Magic All-One Peppermint Soap, or any other soap for that matter,  make any part of my anatomy tingle....of course, I also lack external gonads. Aside from it being natural and not making me breakout, I like it because I'm not a morning person and the smell kind of helped me wake up in the shower.  So for the....uh....edification...of my male readers I thought I'd pass along that little gem in case any of you need that extra pick me up in your daily shower.

I guess now we know what the "magic" is all about.

20 comments:

Beach Bum said...

I personally don't sweat the fancy body washes and shampoos. My son does, one night he came to me complaining that he did not have any shampoo. I told him to use his body wash for his hair, he looked at me like I was crazy.

Truthfully, I would use an old fashioned bar of soap for everything if it did not leave soap scum which drives my wife insane.

Suldog said...

I would guess that rubbing peppermint ANYTHING on one's junk would cause fairly much the same effect. Get the soap you want, buy the guys a bag of after dinner mints and tell them to go to town.

Craig said...

Let's hear it for Dr. Bronner!

And thanks for the tip! (Uh, so to speak. . .)

(Of course you realize that the literal meaning of 'edification' is 'building up'. . . yeah, of course you did. . .)

Craver Vii said...

I didn't realize that tingly bits would be a plus for anyone. I'll pass. That's not for me, thank you very much.

Daryl Edelstein said...

I wonder if thats why Toonman prefers Irish Spring .. ummmm

Craig said...

@ Daryl -

I started buying Irish Spring years ago, 'cuz it's in my school colors. . .

I've never noticed any 'tingly effects' from it. But you know, I've never particularly checked for it, either. . .

Susan in the Boonies said...

I feel like I'm a richer person, for having passed this way today. Thank you.

Logophile said...

I, uh...

wow,
I,
really?
Huh, I had no idea.

How do you guys walk around with those things??

coopernicus said...

Setting up a tent by the mailbox waiting for the two cases I ordered..

and as for ms logo's comment...how do you gals walk around with those things on your chest???

I'm not complaining mind you....

Bijoux said...

This post reminds me of the whole Altoids/BJ thing.........
just sayin'!

lime said...

beach bum, i am all about bar soap because the washes are just so stinking expensive and you go through them so much faster.

suldog, now i have images of them walking around with many strange lumps in their drawers due to piles of dinner mints in their pants.

craig, of course i did indeed! and i don't think there was need to specifically check for tingling. i think it was just a surprise experience the first time.

craver, i had no idea myself

daryl, inquiring minds want to know

susan, glad to be of service ;)

logo, nor did i. and i've wondered the same :P

cooper, i await your report. i don't walk with my boobs. i walk with my legs.

bijoux, the same thought had crossed my mind, espcially after suldog's comment.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Oh my... can you recommend a soap that will scrub this image from my brain?

Dave said...

Mmmm, that's interesting. At least you have honest discussions in your house Michelle! Good old honest soap will do me! - Dave

Mother Theresa said...

Now there's something I didn't know, the stuff I learn when I visit you... ;)

I don't like bar soap because it usually ends up getting all soggy and leaves residue. And since I'm female, I'm not out looking for anything tingly, so I'll stick to the shower gel we usually get.

lime said...

secret agent, sorry. may i suggest old episodes of the monknees? there's an ad in one of them for brainwashing soap

dave, you just have no idea the conversations around here...

mother theresa, i was educated as well

haphazardlife said...

The only place I've ever seen that soap is at Trader Joe's. And I love the smell so I stock up when I go to the states. I never thought to ask Mr. Jazz whether it makes his balls tingle. Really? Tingle?

I'd never noticed the "Magic" on the label, but I'd surmise you're right about where the magic comes from. Men!

Craig said...

Hey, I was doing a bit of web-surfing on Dr. Bronner, and I see that he makes a Eucalyptus version of his Magic Soap, too. I bet that one can induce a tingle or two, as well. . .

;)

Rob said...

Well, if the guys in your household are going for the "tingle", you might try surprising them with the old locker room trick of smearing a dollop of Ben Gay ointment in their skivvies. THAT will get their attention! I know, us guys are just so amusing...

lime said...

haphazard, please report back on mr. jazz's response to the inquiry ;)

craig, you have too much time on your hands :P

rob, ya know...the thought HAD crossed my mind but i assume there is a line somewhere between pleasant tingle and utter agony.

Hilary said...

Well it just happens to be Frank's birthday tomorrow. Maybe I'll add a bar to his gift. ;)