Guys: How do you pamper yourselves?

Genderfree Genderfree
I was watching a show where this one chick was depressed with post-partum depression, and she was really sad, but then she went behind the curtain and got her hair done and new clothes and she looked really happy. I know, TV isn't really that reliable, but I have found that most women really do feel emotionally happier when they're taken care of in a way that they feel beautiful.

Is there an equivalent to this for guys? I mean, aside from those of you that do like having your hair and nails done, what are ways that you pamper yourselves and feel good about your body and image? Does this influence your mood?
01/31/2013
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Fluffy Snuggles Fluffy Snuggles
Shopping in general always cheers me up. Whether it's for the latest tech or just some clothes, I feel happier afterwards!
02/03/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
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Originally posted by Fluffy Snuggles
Shopping in general always cheers me up. Whether it's for the latest tech or just some clothes, I feel happier afterwards!
ehehe me too, I love shopping so much.
02/11/2013
dks210 dks210
My bf likes to take baths. It's cute. :3
I'm sure if he had more money to freely spend he'd probably shop a lot too.
02/26/2013
Gary Gary
Every now and then I get to do what I call 'Perfect Saturday'. I work a lot, there are always a number of projects or family things going on etc etc. But every now and then I have off from everything on a Saturday and have a 'Perfect Saturday'.

First I sleep in really late. Then I get up, get ready and go downtown (Philly). I go have Sushi at Aki. I then go buy a few cigars at Holts. After all that I come home, sit in my office watch horror movies on the projector and smoke cigars. It is wonderful! I don't know if this constitutes pampering, but its my ultimate non-productive day of activities.
04/11/2013
SexyPenis SexyPenis
Lately I've been sporting a beard, it's a lot easier to care for than shaving, time's been short lately, and my kids seem to like it, it's cute when my three year old will run both hands on it. However, I have a chrome safety razor and badger hair shaving brush, so when I get time to work out a little, take a long shower, and shave it's a real treat. I feel like a human being again, not just an exhausted parent.
04/12/2013
MrWill MrWill
Ok.. I'm 24 years old. I live with my parents, and I have no job. I take care of my sister's 3 kids who have been placed here due to her and her husband not making the best decisions.

They are 18 months, 3 and 7 years old. All of them are very intelligent, and the 7 year old has horrid ADHD (which as of now is untreated, but we are working on that).

I get very little time to myself, but when I do:

1.) I love a good cup of Darjeeling tea while listening to some music and just sitting there lost in my own mind.

2.) I am absolutely enthralled by a long soak in the tub (but our tub isn't big enough).

3.)When no one is home, I get downright feminine with my skincare and hygiene. I'll take an hour or two and shave (with hot towels and the whole 9), I take a long hot shower and then exfoliate/give myself a facial, and if I can find all of the stuff I give myself a manicure and pedicure.

4.) Almost nightly, I lay completely naked in my bed and just enjoy not having to worry about anything... I'm usually laying there waiting for my sex toy(s) of choice to warm up, and then I spend a while just riding the rollercoaster of self love.

5.)Occasionally I get lost in a book. I'm not talking about hiding with a book.. I mean I will sit down and start reading and it's like nothing around me matters.

6.)I keep great company (online for the most part, as my local friends schedules rarely line up with mine), and I try to have meaningful conversations everyday with any of them that want to talk. There are a couple of members here (they'll know who they are without me saying names) that have done wonders for my mental stability in this very trying situation.

7.)Teaching myself new things. Learning a new sex trick, teaching myself HTML, trying to write an app for Android, etc. I just try to better myself constantly.

8.) Eden.


I realize that a lot of these things won't count as "pampering" in the sense that I think you meant, but they count for me. I do all of these things to retain some semblance of normalcy, and I love every second of the time I get to spend taking care of myself.
04/12/2013
GONE! GONE!
Baths and good food!
04/13/2013
Genderfree Genderfree
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Originally posted by MrWill
Ok.. I'm 24 years old. I live with my parents, and I have no job. I take care of my sister's 3 kids who have been placed here due to her and her husband not making the best decisions.

They are 18 months, 3 and 7 years old. All of them ... More
No, that's exactly what I was talking about!! I find myself doing a lot of the same things for self care. Lately, I realized that I've been falling short with self-care.
04/15/2013
MattBryant MattBryant
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Originally posted by Genderfree
I was watching a show where this one chick was depressed with post-partum depression, and she was really sad, but then she went behind the curtain and got her hair done and new clothes and she looked really happy. I know, TV isn't really that ... More
HOT baths w/ salt (that last like 20 minutes minimum) and some sort of repetitive/trancy music "osmosis" by Liquid Tension Experiment is a fav. trim my beard, sometimes go clean shaven. on occasion i've cut my hair shorter. sometimes sit back with the dog and grab a hard cider and veg out on the couch for a few hours.
04/20/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
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Originally posted by Gary
Every now and then I get to do what I call 'Perfect Saturday'. I work a lot, there are always a number of projects or family things going on etc etc. But every now and then I have off from everything on a Saturday and have a 'Perfect ... More
Wow! I'm a girl, but that sounds like a frickin fantastic Saturday to me!
04/20/2013
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