(Closed) Not a fan of Movember!!

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Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

FH grows a full beard for hunting season. He always has facial hair and the beard is not long but it is a full beard. Not my favorite look on him but it is his face!

 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My FI’s best friend went through a very big health scare and is a big advocate for Movember. We support him completely, and usually Fiance grows a mo, but i’ve banned him from doing it this month as we’re getting married. 

 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had never heard of it! I knew about “No-shave November” which TBH i think it’s a lame excuse so men feel “masculine” (as if they weren’t before).

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@missjess12:  My fiance looks like a porn star with just a moustache… so he’s growing a beard instead! All for a good cause 🙂

http://au.movember.com/

Post # 21
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s also for men’s mental health.  I think that started last year.

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@Anamagana:  no shave November and Movember are the same thing – to raise awareness for men’s health. It’s definitely not an excuse to be more masculine, although clearly people aren’t aware of what the real purpose is. 

 

I don’t think all men who don’t shave for November need to necessarily raise funds, but they do need to know what it’s about and have enough of an understanding of this to explain it to people if they ask. As an Aussie, Im proud that it started in Australia!

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@ERsax:  I think most people under the age of 40 know what it’s for here.  Maybe not the mental health aspect.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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@julies1949:  +1 my grandfather had prostate cancer

I know this is really just about the actual facial hair, so I didn’t say anything.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@AB Bride:  I just re-read my message and realised it sounded snarky – I didnt mean for that. I’ve actually had a number of conversations with people this week who have no idea what it’s about, are participating because “everyone else is” and are genuinely surprised when I fill them in. That’s where my concern comes from – that’s it’s just a thing people do, without knowing why. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My Grandfater had prostate cancer and bone caner. Today November 8th marks seven year’s that he’s passed.

So my Fiance is all for it and support anyway possible.

Plus I think only certain guys look sexy with a beard. Luckly I have one of them. Prior to him my ex of 5+ year’s couldn’t grow anything to save his life and I was happy with that because I didn’t think he would look good with anything like that anyways.

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

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@ERsax:  I didn’t take it as snarky!

I just feel like most people who participate in it here know why.  It’s probably regional.  It’s well promoted here.

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

In my area, it is just a silly thing guys do, not necessarily to raise awareness. My guy has never done No Shave November, but does shave a little less this month. I like the way my SO looks with a little scruff, but kissing him isn’t easy. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@AB Bride:  that’s great that’s its so well promoted! I wish it was the same here. I remember back home in aus, there were posters, tv ads, newspaper articles etc about participants and raising money and awareness, but I haven’t seen anything like that where I live sadly. I put up a poster of Ron Swanson from parks and recreation on my wall at work this month (he has a sweet moustache! Haha) and when people ask, I fill them in. 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I actually had no idea that Movember was to raise awareness/money for prostate cancer. I thought it was just an excuse for men to be “lazy” with the shaving. Glad I learned!

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i am totally pro-movember/no shave november not only for the fundraising, but for the facial hair. my Fiance has a full beard and always does…i think its totally sexy!!

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