Well, not the tips, actually. But in the same area. A whole series, produced by Gillette, providing useful information to me on shaving body parts other than their faces. Like the ‘nads.
There’s also one each on shaving a man’s chest, back, and armpits. The general theme is, “Buy a sweater, don’t grow one.” The clips are all animated: no live hairs were sacrificed for the art, so there’s no amusing nicks, bloodletting, or bursting pustules to admire.
I guess the image of hairy men as sexy, virile, manly men has changed. Body hair is out, acceptable in reduced quantities, perhaps, but necessarily “manscaped” to manageable levels. Gillette is only too happy to lead this charge, of course, they’re the ones providing weapons in this arms race.
Are men doing this in locker room showers, as part of their regular washing-up routines? Shampoo, soap up, then reach for the shaving kit and trim up the groin (etc.)? Are men who don’t do this seeing those who do and freaking out, or thinking it over? “Holy hairballs, Ed, the hell you doing? Are you suicidal, ferchrissakes?”
Hair today, gone tomorrow. Might take some getting used to.