4 OF THE MOST COMMON STEREOTYPES THE BEARDED ARE LABELLED WITH

As much as we might love our beards, unfortunately we are still often slapped with the stereotypical labels by our peers. It seems no matter what we do to maintain our face fluff we can't always avoid such stereotypes. Today, I wanted to highlight some of the most common ones, and merrily slander them along the way. So, without further ado, here's 4 Of The Most Common Stereotypes The Bearded Are Labelled With....

YOU DON'T SHAVE, WHICH MEANS YOU'RE LAZY AND SCRUFFY!

Labelling a guy scruffy simply based on the fact he has a beard might seem a tad outdated, yet still happens more than you probably realize. It's crazy to think folks jump to such assumptions, as truth be told, us bearded kind probably spend more time grooming away in the mirror then you do! Yes, these furry faces don't manifest into a pile of awesome without plenty of TLC from the beardy beholder. So, you know what you can do with that stereotype now don't you? I'll leave this one for your imagination.

YOUR BEARD MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR PART OF A GANG OR CULT!

Because a man chooses to grow out a beard does not instantaneously grant him a green card into any so called 'gang' or 'cult'. Although there are many amazing organizations that are associated with beards that do outstanding things within their communities. Assuming that we're in a 'gang' or 'group' and looking for trouble is a touch overboard don't ya think? Instead of sticking such a stereotype on our beards, why not look at some of the good our beards have made! You might be surprised!

YOUR BEARD AGES YOU! MAKING YOU APPEAR 20 YEARS OLDER THEN YOU SHOULD!

It has to be said, facial hair does make the wearer look a touch older, but is that really such a bad thing? Through most of my teens I was labelled 'baby faced' and I was forever getting I.D'd when trying to pick up some beer from the store, or a pint at a pub (how very British of me!) so when I began to grow a little facial hair I noticed the need to flash my I.D suddenly began to decline. My friends and family wasn't too sure on my new rugged look, but I didn't care all that much if at all. A few suggested I looked much older the longer the beard began to grow. I much preferred the term 'mature' though. Beards simply add character to your image, and if you're lucky enough to pack an awesome bad ass attitude you'll have all the tools to make your beard a huge part of your cool new image and personality.

I'M NOT KISSING THAT FURRY FACE! IT'S SO PRICKLY AND ITCHY!

It is believed that kissing a man who has a beard is an uncomfortable and rather itchy affair. Whilst I understand when a beard first starts growing things can become a little stubbly and itchy to the touch. But once a beard has reached a certain level and has been cared for with the right products your facial hair will soon soften and feel a whole lot less irritating, making smooching a whole lot more pleasant. So, whilst you may have early misconceptions and concerns, rest assured this isn't nearly as bad as you'd first think. So, what are you waiting for? Get to smooching underneath the mistletoe this Christmas!

So, there goes another beard blog for today folks. As always please fee free to leave us any thoughts, questions and feedback in the comments section you'll find below.

And until next time, Beard on Brothers, Beard on...


3 comments


  • Jonathan Adcox

    @Megan Furlong

    So I have seen you have done some research into this. You do realize that the idea of a man not shaving is just as preposterous and saying a man shaving is lazy.

    You do understand that most of the men, to include myself grow a beard as a statement. Now I know you are feeling high and mighty over there with your “I am a Priss” mentality, however, I shaved my face every single day for 9 years 3 months and 8 days because I had to. Even if my face turned into hamburger meat. You have to when you stand in a military formation. So I vowed that after I got out of Active Duty Service I would not shave anymore as a testament to how long I was out of service. You see I was medically retired due to exposure to harsh chemicals being burned while I was in a combat zone. I don’t let it bother me. You can take two roads here, first being let people live their life, or you can be a pompous shrewd and continue to throw slander. We get it you are not a fan. To go to the lengths to show that just shows how you have nothing better to with your life other then bitch, moan and complain.

    What did you honestly think this was going to accomplish?


  • Megan Furlong

    I am a 47 year old woman , facial hair is one of the most repulsive things a man it makes men looks like unkempt homeless looking cunts. My Hubby has shaved most of his life. There is nothing to it. Soften your hair with a shower or a hot towel or whatever, spread some kind of cream/lubricant and cut all that growth right off your face. A completely mind numbing routine experience. (With the exception of those who use and maintain their own straight razors, which he has also done.In retrospect, He thinks it is because it is much harder and time consuming to scrape his face and be done with it, then maintain a beard. I think the whole notion of beards takes more time and care than just shaving it off everyday and that it is stereotyping bearded men for saying they are being lazy is just a deliberate red herring by men like yourself who cannot be bothered to groom themselves and put a razor to their face and shave. You would think Today, when the market is saturated with razors of all kinds, men would just to “just shave it off and be done with it”. Besides, for a lot of men, this is just how they choose to look. So tying beards to laziness is completely logical. women like me shave legs . Indeed, why shouldn’t men shave faces. My Hubby says he spends twice as much time putting shaving cream on his face and sliding a razor across it! So where is the misconception that beards are for the lazy. I think most people with half a brain realize that the reason men grow beards is because they can’t be bothered to shave and is because they cannot be bothered to spend time on their face every morning,. Beards really are full of germs. A German study in which researchers swabbed men’s beards and examined the bacteria found that some beards contained household bacteria, like what you’d find on a kitchen table, while others—brace yourself it had germs you’d find in a toilet. So basically, kissing a guy with a beard is really like kissing a toilet seat. . When I look at any man who hasn’t shaved my attraction goes from “interested” to “no thanks to fuck off you lazy unkempt bastard .” I won’t be going anywhere near a modern-day mountain man.


  • Megan Furlong
    I am a 47 year old woman , facial hair is one of the most repulsive things a man can have on his face. Beards just make men look like unkempt homeless looking cunts. My Hubby has shaved most of his life. There is nothing to it. Soften your hair with a shower or a hot towel or whatever, spread some kind of cream/lubricant and cut all that growth right off your face. A completely mind numbing routine experience. (With the exception of those who use and maintain their own straight razors, which he has also done.In retrospect, He thinks it is because it is much harder and time consuming to scrape his face and be done with it, then maintain a beard. I think the whole notion of beards takes more time and care than just shaving it off everyday and that it is stereotyping bearded men for saying they are being lazy is just a deliberate red herring by websites like this probably written by bearded men or websites like this who cannot be bothered to groom themselves and put a razor to their face and shave. You would think Today, when the market is saturated with razors of all kinds, men would just to “just shave it off and be done with it”. Besides, for a lot of men, this is just how they choose to look. So tying beards to laziness is completely logical. women like me shave legs . Indeed, why shouldn’t men shave faces. My Hubby says he spends twice as much time putting shaving cream on his face and sliding a razor across it! So where is the misconception that beards are for the lazy. I think most people with half a brain realize that the reason men grow beards is because they can’t be bothered to shave and is because they cannot be bothered to spend time on their face every morning,. Beards really are full of germs. A German study in which researchers swabbed men’s beards and examined the bacteria found that some beards contained household bacteria, like what you’d find on a kitchen table, while others—brace yourself it had germs you’d find in a toilet. So basically, kissing a guy with a beard is really like kissing a toilet seat. . When I look at any man who hasn’t shaved my attraction goes from “interested” to “no thanks to fuck off you lazy unkempt bastard .” I won’t be going anywhere near a modern-day mountain man. Apparently this causes outrage among all the Butthurt Beardsplainers out there like . What’s the matter—can’t take a little beardshaming and some home truths ?

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