Serving up this steaming pile of
Celebrity Gossip
Gay Politics
Gay News
and Pointless Bitchery
Since 1995

Hello and thank you for being a DL contributor. We are changing the login scheme for contributors for simpler login and to better support using multiple devices. Please click here to update your account with a username and password.

Hello. Some features on this site require registration. Please click here to register for free.

Hello and thank you for registering. Please complete the process by verifying your email address. If you can't find the email you can resend it here.

Hello. Some features on this site require a subscription. Please click here to get full access and no ads for $1.99 or less per month.

Do You Wear Nail Polish

Men only.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 45Last Wednesday at 5:54 AM

God no. That kind of thing is for eccentric celebrities. I would assume 99.9% of men look stupid with nail polish.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 10:57 AM

Two things that are a major turnoff for me on men- nose rings and nail polish.

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 11:00 AM

I paint my toenails in the summer. Sometimes just a shiny glaze, sometimes navy or dark gray.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 11:00 AM

It looks horrible 90% of the time because most guys have ugly, stubby fingers to begin with. And you need to moisturize your skin too. Even some colors look bad on women if they have rough looking hands. If you have pretty, elegant looking hands it can look good.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 11:02 AM

No, and while I don't find colored nail polish on a guy attractive, I'm less repulsed by that than by guys who wear clear nail polish on their hands or feet...totally boner killer.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 11:07 AM

You have to have that mid-summer tan on your legs and feet to pull off a clear coat. I wouldn't dare paint my toes right now.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 11:10 AM

I see lots of guys on social media and the hook up apps that do this . Total turn off . When did this become a trend and why ?

by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 11:16 AM

I think it started with men being more comfortable getting mani/pedis. It doesn't bother me that CERTAIN men paint their finger/toe nails. Taste levels vary between men, so there will always be a hot mess who ruins it. My deal breakers are nipple rings and sunburst tattoos circling the belly button. Blech.

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 12:17 PM

When I was in high school some of my girlfriends painted my nails and put baby barrettes in my hair. Grunge was a thing so I mostly got away with it. Some bro dawgs called me a “fag” and it embarrassed my brother. Looking back now, he told me he wishes he had been less of a dick.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 12:24 PM

God no. Who has time for that? I’m too busy with work, going to the gym and fucking guys.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Tuesday at 12:32 PM

Only during Halloween.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Tuesday at 12:33 PM

Ya could have done a poll, ya lazy hoe.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Tuesday at 12:34 PM

Fuck no

by Anonymousreply 13Last Tuesday at 12:36 PM

The biggest turnoff to me. Not sure why, but I find it absolutely repulsive.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Tuesday at 12:37 PM

Apparently GQ has more female readers than male.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Tuesday at 12:37 PM

Nope, men need to be men

by Anonymousreply 16Last Tuesday at 12:50 PM

I was wondering when r16 would show up.

by Anonymousreply 17Last Tuesday at 12:53 PM

R17 men don't wear makeup, shit a wear a baseball hat most of the time, sometimes I'll put some AXE gel in my hair for work but that's about it

Men are more naturally beautiful than women, although being a bisexual male I like women too and can appreciate a beautiful woman, we're hunters, we work out, look strong and masculine, fart with pride etc

Being a masculine man is beautiful

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 12:56 PM

No and keep it away from me! I don’t care what you think, and if want to argue with me about it, call the PC police you defunded!

by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 12:58 PM

The famous men that paint their nails always end up been bisexual or gay. Talk about painting their nails to reinforce negative stereotypes about gay and bi men been femmy.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Tuesday at 1:01 PM

R20 true about that stereotype with gay men but most bi men aren't femmy, most aren't even out and the ones I met who are openly bi are not feminine at all and fit in with straight guys

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 1:03 PM

Is r16/r18 trying to prove he's not a troll by revealing that he's an Axe-wearing bisexual who loves his own farts?

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 1:10 PM

[quote] Not sure why, but I find it absolutely repulsive.

Because you were socialized to accept certain gender norms.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 1:13 PM

[quote] Talk about painting their nails to reinforce negative stereotypes about gay and bi men been femmy.

Could you be any more self-loathing? Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 1:13 PM

[quote] Being a masculine man is beautiful

How is nail polish not masculine?

by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 1:14 PM

I see this all of the time lately with fem guys in their 20s. They also wear girl shirts but guy pants. WTF. I guess I'm getting old because I can't even guess what gender is supposed to be anymore.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Tuesday at 1:16 PM

And that’s the only time that it is acceptable R11.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Tuesday at 1:26 PM

There are a LOT of fem gay boys and a LOT of those fem gay boys would rather be girls and if they could snap their fingers they would switch. So while most of them just ain't gonna go the dramatic transition route, they do look for any and all ways to push the boundaries to look and feel pretty. Painting their nails is just the beginning.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Tuesday at 1:53 PM

When I was in high school in the late 80s I would sometimes paint one nail on my left hand black - usually my pinkie or fuckerfinger, but sometimes I would switch it up. I would listed to Siouxsie, Bauhaus, Clan of Xymox, Tones on Tail, or something like that while doing it. I wasn't full goth though, so I only did one finger at a time.

I don't anymore.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Tuesday at 2:02 PM

Considering most men don't even keep their nails clean or neatly trimmed I would guess wearing nail polish would help camouflage dirty ragged nails. I think nail polish in general is nasty and using it long term discolors your nails turning them yellow-green. Kinda like a nail fungus - not a good look and no polish will cover up fungus infected nails. To boil it down - it's a NO for nail polish.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Tuesday at 2:10 PM

There are three main culprits found in many nail polishes: formaldehyde, toluene, and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). These chemicals are known as the "Toxic Trio" or "Big 3". Formaldehyde is a chemical that is a component in plywood and particleboard, and is often used as a preservative, sterilizer and embalming fluid.

Even if I was so inclined, I would not put any toxic brew on my body.

Offsite Link
by Anonymousreply 31Last Tuesday at 2:30 PM

Yes, and I have blue hair and tattoos! Amicoolnow? Did you see insta? How about my onlyfans? I ride one of those dragon dildos!

by Anonymousreply 32Last Tuesday at 3:02 PM

Not very well. Chips within a day.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Tuesday at 3:04 PM

^Now pedicures and toe polish are another matter altogether. Yes to pedicures all day.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Tuesday at 3:05 PM

My male students are into painting their nails. I had no idea it was a thing but it is. Some are gay but some are not.

by Anonymousreply 35Last Tuesday at 3:06 PM

R24. I have to laugh. I am not even gay or a male.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Tuesday at 3:13 PM

I went through a goth/punk phase in high school where me and my straight friends wore black nail polish. But it only looks good if you're wearing the right outfit

by Anonymousreply 37Last Tuesday at 9:56 PM


I am too old for that nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 38Last Wednesday at 5:17 AM

I love the smell, but I’d need french nails - because they are Klassy. The extra length needed would be irritating, so they’d be a waste.

Also, chipped nails annoy me - regardless of your gender. If you’re giving them a coat, it should look good or you should stop.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Wednesday at 5:24 AM

I can’t stand this trend.

by Anonymousreply 40Last Wednesday at 5:41 AM

R28 I’m not a gem gay boy but I can see the benefits of being a woman. They can get all the dick they want, can be fashion obsessed, more clothing options, more shoe options, more hair options, and it’s acceptable to let a man make money whirl you stay at home.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Wednesday at 5:43 AM

Most of the men in that pic in OP aren’t even “fem”.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Wednesday at 5:44 AM

Men have been wearing nail polish since 3,200 B.C.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Wednesday at 5:49 AM

A lot of people who think like Ben Shapiro and Candace Owens on this forum. That’s suspicious.

by Anonymousreply 44Last Wednesday at 5:54 AM

I never have but I've considered it. I constantly get hang nails and my nails get caught on clothing and tear.

I've wondered if getting a manicure and some kind of clear polish would help.

I'd never get colored polish. Just doesn't interest me.

by Anonymousreply 45Last Wednesday at 5:54 AM
Need more help? Click Here.

Yes indeed, we too use "cookies." Take a look at our privacy/terms or if you just want to see the damn site without all this bureaucratic nonsense, click ACCEPT. Otherwise, you'll just have to find some other site for your pointless bitchery needs.


Become a contributor - post when you want with no ads!