Keeping it Tight » The Lost Art of Bottoming


By Stanley M. | January 27, 2020

Keeping it tight is an expression that was coined in the late 80’s and enjoyed popularity throughout the early 2000s. It could mean many things to many people, but for the Black LGBT community it meant having a deep appreciation for having a nice clean, smooth ass! 

It promoted the philosophy that even a man’s ass could be nice. Gay Men of that era would regularly integrate gluteal exercises into their fitness routine and practice various grooming techniques to get rid of unsightly ass-crack hair.

Keep It Tight was a philosophy that far surpasses the realm of any physical activity; its fundamentals are based on the successful deployment of many pursuits that encompass one’s daily sex life.

However, this concept has largely became lost among the youth of today also known as the “Z Generation”. A demographic of people born in the late 90’s and began their teenage yrs in the 2010’s decade. In present day, black men have adopted the Hairy European-look which is very unpleasing to the eye.  

Model with Acne on his buttocks

It’s no secret that men love to show-off their chest, abs and biceps. But as a result, ignored their lower-body. For this generation of “bottoms” the glutes remains one of the most underdeveloped and unhygienic part of their body.

Model with hairy/unshaved ass

For sex-workers Straight or Gay, it’s especially critical to develop a grooming routine that’s designed specifically for your buttocks. If you have a onlyfans business your ass will be the most requested body-part that your subscribers will want to see, so make sure it looks perfect at all times.
Don’t Wait For The Problems To Start: Prevent Them!
Butt acne is a little bit different from facial acne, both in what causes it and how it’s treated. When acne forms on the butt, it’s because of folliculitis. Folliculitis is usually caused when the Staphylococcus aureus, or staph bacteria, infects a hair follicle. Folliculitis bumps look very similar to regular acne.

Cleanliness is an important way to prevent bacteria. Digestive bacteria and parasites can pass through the anus, such as E. coli and Salmonella. It can make you sick if you ingest them while rimming. 
Even if you use a douche cleaner before sex, E. Coli can still be trapped within the surface of your ass-crack hairs. It’s best to shave the area to completely ensure that the area is cleansed.

Healthline, suggests one of the most important ways of preventing infection is to bathe regularly with a good antibacterial soap. If you’re prone to butt acne, a first step may be to wash the skin in the morning and evening. This can help get rid of dirt and bacteria buildup from sweat. There are several brands of acne body wash to choose from but we love Neturogena Clear Body Wash with Salicylic Acid.
You will start to notice a major different typically within a few days, of using this product. It will get rid of the occasional blemish and help with more severe outbreaks. If this doesn’t work, you may need to visit a dermatologist. It’s best to wash your buttocks separately with Acne wash, and then use the soap you may normally use to clean  the rest of your body.

How to remove excess ass-crack hair pain free

For most men, the best method to remove butt-crack hair will be a good old-fashioned razor. The other methods have their advantages, but they also have quite a bit going against them.

What to expect:
• It’s inexpensive
• It’s easy to acquire the tools needed
• It doesn’t take long

Model: Out of Control Ass-crack hair

Trim It Down. If you’re looking to keep the weeds at bay, but not ready to shave it bare, buy a body-specific clipper like the Philips Norelco Bodygroom series. Designed with a rounded head to navigate the body’s contours, like those in your ass-crack, it’ll help get things tidy right quick.

Philips Norelco Bodygroom Clippers

Shave It Away. First things first: you’ll need a disposable or cartridge razor. While the disposable (one use) razors may provide a closer shave on your face, the cartridge razors will be about a million times easier to navigate the narrow valley of your ass. As for technique, you should use your left hand to feel along your ass crack to get a visible picture in your mind of the location. Then  Lather up with a moisturizing shave cream, spread your ass-cheek and use light, quick strokes to gently rid the area of hair.

It’s especially important to shave under the Balls and inner thigh area that some refer to as the “Gooch” or the area between the anus and genital. This area is frequently exposed when a model open their legs, so make sure that area is nice and smooth also.

Now that you’re an expert, we look forward to seeing your end results! Wink wink. Happy Shaving!


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