Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nail polish = Gay?

There are a lot of people that think you are automatically gay if you like nail polish. I can't stop people from thinking what they want, but I can decide I don't care if they do think I'm gay for doing it; those are closed minded people I wouldn't want to be friends with anyway. I posted my pictures of my painted toes on Facebook. It felt good that it wasn't a secret anymore. A friend posted the she would rather see that then some gnarly feet and that I should enjoy it. She made my day.

20 comments:

  1. I love this post, bravo to you! do you have email? I'd love to send you a little story of this world. manicuredmonkey@gmail.com if you'd like to hear it. *hat off to you*

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  2. It is odd how freeing it has been to not hide my love of having painted toes. It is transforming my outlook of myself and others. It feels good!

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  3. BRAVO!!!!

    I'm a straight guy, and have been getting pedicures and wearing my toenails polished openly for the last three years. I'm with you. I really don't care what other folks think, but I get lots of positive comments from the ladies, and that encourages me to do it more.

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  4. I've been hoping to get a compliment when I am out and about; it hasn't happened yet. However, It hasn't been that long that I've openly shown my polished toes.

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  5. Wearing nail polish is still a bit new for men, but it's guys like you who are following their passions and just doing it, despite what others think who are going to help make it mainstream.

    Thanks for the awesome blog and keep up with the great polish examples!!! There is no reason why guys shouldn't enjoy having great looking feet too.

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  6. Jake, It is blogs like yours that got me to openly wear polish. Once I found that there were a lot of guys that share my interest, it gave me that push to go all out. Thank you!

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  7. The compliments will come. I find that I get far more when I am out without my wife. I think a lot of women will hesitate to say anything when they see you are attached, that's as it should be. You also need to look confident in your manner. Women can tell when we are "trawling", even just for compliments. Just act like it is no big deal (because it's not) and you will be surprised.

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  8. BTW Jake has been a big help to me in causing me to learn how to properly care for my feet, and apply polish. Just wish my twisted, slightly webbed Tae-Kwon_Do toes were as straight and long as his, but they are registered deadly weapons :~)

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  9. Lol, I have wished some of my toes were more like his too. I keep trying to unbend the ones that are cashew shaped. If I notice that I am curling my toes, I make an effort to try and straighten them when I am walking or sitting.

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  10. Congrats for setting up this blog, and living openly your passion. I am a straight guy too with the same passion, and wish more men have the courage to be open about it. It is a matter of time until it becomes more "acceptable" for men to wear nail polish.

    I have shared my experience in my blog in the following article:
    http://ohmytoes.blogspot.com/2010/07/men-nail-polish-yay-or-nay.html

    I look forward to reading more of your posts

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  11. Kami, Before I ever started this blog, I have been visiting any blog that referenced men and nail polish. I have read your response and back tracked to to the original blog. I also have had an interest in polish since I was in my early teens. Maybe with the help of the internet blogs like yours, other men won't repress their interest in polish until they are 50 years old like me. Thanks

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  12. I too was over 50 when I started wearing polish. I will be 55 this year. I really wish I had started earlier, what with all of the positive attention I get from the ladies about it.

    Currently wearing OPI "Dulce de Leche" on my freshly manicured toes.

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  13. 'scuse me "pedicured toes"

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  14. OPI "Dulce de Leche" looks similar to "Bare foot in Barcelona", which I have and like. I need to see it on someone to see what it truely looks like. The OPI website is not that great for telling what a color really looks like. The Blogs rock for getting a real view of the colors.

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  15. I wasn't dreaming, "Bare foot in Barcelona" seems to be just a little darker than "Dulce de Lache".
    I just received BB Couture "Rustler", which looks like a milk chocolate brown without any red undertones.

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  17. Kevin, That color looks good with your skin tone. I actually like it better than "Barefoot in Barcelona". I'll have to look for it at the Nail Salon when I go. I tend to bring my own with me. I feel a little uncomfortable standing at the color rack.

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  18. My nail tech, Stephanie, suggested it along with OPI "Over the Taupe" for when I have gotten a little more sun.

    I have learned to trust here judgement. Last July 4th weekend she had both my wife and me in the shop (at different times on the same day) and we both walked out with China Glaze "Orange Knockout". I liked it so much I bought a bottle of my own.

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  19. Kevin, it is nice that you can share this with your wife. My soon to be ex-wife automatically assumed this was some path to being gay or wanting to be a women. I think it is awesome that Stephanie matched you in the same bold color. I hope to find a girlfriend that accepts and will see it as something we can share. Unfortunately, my nail tech has a limited ability to speak English. She still asks if I want clear and I always hand her the color I want.

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