Men discussion (but girls can share their thoughts about this too)..

@raijin (10380)
Philippines
May 22, 2008 3:26am CST
I am just pretty curious how guys clean their toenails, as in those dirt that clutters in-between their nails. Do you also go to parlors, how do you maintain your toenails? If you don't know how to, then who does it for you? It's just one of the things I also learn how to do by myself, but sometimes I also go to parlors or call our contacts and do home service. So how about you guys, care to share?
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16 responses
@Jemina (5784)
22 May 08
Thanks for allowing us (women) to participate here. I have a cousin who is very meticulous with his nailcare. he even puts the natural-looking polish on his nails so they won't get stained quite easily. Personally, I am impressed with men who maintain clean nails and toenails. Some of you don't have to go to the parlor if you are always wearing shoes and socks your toenails won't get dirt easily.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
But there are also times that those threads/silks coming from socks were the one's that causes some feet to get dirty, I for one is a victim of that. But yes, I am also doing my best to maintain and clean my nails almost every week.
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@Jemina (5784)
22 May 08
Oh, really? I didn't know that, forgive my femininity. I mean my ignorance. But don't most of you guys sport short nails?
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
Yep, but we all have different physical outlooks. Some guys are too stubborn to trim, clean their nails. We have a manicure kit here, that's what I always use when I trim my nails and remove those dirts tuck within and on the edges of my nails.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
22 May 08
My husband cuts and cleans his own toes. He usually cleans them when he showers or takes a bath. I don't think he has even been to a parlor either. I think it's great you do :)
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Oh no, I've never went to any parlor. I do the cleaning myself, sometimes someone would do some home service and that's where I also get a chance to have my nails thoroughly cleaned too.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
23 May 08
Oh sorry raijin I misread your post. Even better if someone drops by your home and you get a pedicure in the process :)
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
It's alright my friend, because I did got the thought you're trying to share here..
@neildc (17242)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 May 08
My wife do it for me. We have a set of cleaning tools like nipper, nail cutter, and others. But in some cases that my nails have to be cleaned and my wife is so busy with some household task, I do it my own. I've learned it from high school.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
Finally, a guy like me shared some of his SECRETS! It's always nice to have someone do the cleaning for you (like your wife), but the best thing is we learned how to do such things like these.
@neildc (17242)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
22 May 08
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
22 May 08
I think it is great that your school showed yu how to clean your nails!! What a great lesson.
@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I've been with my husband, almost 12 years. 5 years of being engaged to him and almost 7 years being married to him. BUT!!!I have never cleaned his toenails. And I don't dare. Besides, his eyes and hands are in still perfect condition. He can use both to clean his own toenails. Aside from that reason, he doesn't trust me to do his nails,though. He's afraid I might slash him (Freddy Krueger style)hehehe. He saw what happened to my mother's big toe after she had a toenail cleaning service. I think....he was traumatized after that!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I understand your hubby, it can be painful at times as well as it can be a traumatic experience. Sometimes, the injury can be forever once the pedicurist doesn't know how to handle cleaning our nails. But hey, it's a good thing he learned something from it and you don't need to do the cleaning for him too.
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• Philippines
22 May 08
If he ever asks me to clean his toenails, then there's one condition. One toenail is equal to one household chore that he needs to do!!!Now... I don't think he'll ever dare ask me to clean his nails again.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
Excellent strategy my friend, I just hope that he's now aware of your blackmailing ways..
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• United States
25 May 08
as a guy we do tend to just let it go from time to time. I do my best when I am in the tub to make sure I scrub my toenails and fingernails. Then I make all attempts of keeping them cleaned and trimmed proper like. But as you would guess men are mostly not keen to the little things like that. Luckily my wife really loves me and will do them when i ask her to help out with the can't reach areas on my feet. I mean I would do it for her so why not Right?
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
25 May 08
That's correct, love and care for each other counts a lot too. If I happen to know how to really do the proper way of cleaning other people's toenails, most especially my loved one's then I don't see any problem doing that as well..
• United States
22 May 08
You mean men clean their toenails? Really? Since when? rotflmao :))))) My husband props his foot up on the toilet seat and has at it.... I think he is hopping the nail trimmings will fall in there, and I should be grateful he is at least in the bathroom doing it!
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
I was curious of how they do it and who if someone does it for them, because I do the cleaning myself. In my case, I do it in my room, outside the house (garden) as long as there is light so I can clearly see what I'm doing. That's a good thing, no worries on picking or cleaning those trimmed nails and all..
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
22 May 08
Nice topic. Anyways, typically girls do know how to clean their toe nails. I do know, but still I do avail the parlor's service. Hmmmm... with my father's, I do clean his toes whenever I feel obsessively-compulsively seeing them not so tidy.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
Ah! That's what my -ex used to do at me, especially when she sees my feet every weekends. She's good in cleaning it, but I also have to learn doing it myself after we broke up. I render some home service, my sister has lots of friends who works in parlor and do some manicure/pedicure service. I would tag along, once she has a scheduled service..
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
22 May 08
My husband is just cutting his nails regularly. He wont even allow me to do it..LOL, He is cutting it short enough to level his skin so there is no way for any dirt to stay there, plus he wears socks every day and even inside the house, he has socks! I never saw him going to any parlor for that!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I see, but how does he clean those edges of his nails?
• United States
22 May 08
we have a set for cleaning nails. I will volunteer sometimes to help him but maybe he is scared that I will scratch his skin..LOL, I am not also an expert when it come to that area, I rely only with expert!LOL!, but, when I have no choice, I can do it alone.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
I see, thanks for clarifying this matter. That's true, we have to be careful when cleaning our own nails..
@cross10 (506)
• Indonesia
23 May 08
just do it when i cut my nails, but i never go to such parlor thing, i use the own on back of the cutter, idk the name in english hehe..Well for some people i think they will to go to such place to clean it
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
25 May 08
Thanks, I guess that depends on where guys would prefer to go at..
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
23 May 08
Take some warm water. Add some shampoo and few drops of lemon. Soak the feet for about 10 min. You might be surprised at the beauty of the feet.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Yes, I do that every time I want to clean my feel and toenails. Thanks for sharing your experiences, have a great day posting..
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
23 May 08
they also get their feet cleaned by a manicurist..my grand father do that. though my brothers clean it by themselves
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
I see, I guess it's because your grand dad can't do it by himself anymore..
22 May 08
My biological father has his all of his nails done at a nail parlour. He spends 200 pounds on his nails all the time. He is rather feminine.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
I don't mind being considered feminine as well, if that's what others would like to look at it!
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
22 May 08
EEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I could NEVER clean another's toenails!!! i have feet trouble and i hate to do mine, it is SO painful, but when i do, i soak my feet first or get them right after a bath. One foot i can not do too well because Of surgery on my knee when I was younger. I can't bend my knee all the way, so it is a bothersome job.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Yes, it's better to keep our feet soft first before cleaning them. I do that as well, cleaning right after taking a shower or soaking it on water so it would be easy to remove dirt.
@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
22 May 08
my husband used to clean his nail on hand but on his toes, he need someone to service it every two weeks. one of our neighbor service him and me too of course. his nails is very complicated, if it will not service after two weeks his feet will be aching and he cant use his shoes.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I know some folks who's feet are delicate and complicated when left unclean, even saw others using a stick just to pluck those dirt clogged in their nails. Eww! I don't like doing that, because it might accidentally infect my feet. That's good for your hubby, he sure knows how to maintain his own nails..
@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
i've seen a lot of guys who gets a home service to clean their toenails. and sometimes, when i go to the parlor, i see guys getting the toenail cleaning service. before i thought it wasn't very manly but i learned to accept the fact that men are lazy and vain too. like women. but there was a guy i met who i can't really believe because he told me he never cuts his own toenail. as in never. he has to get a home service or go to a parlor. now, that i can't accept. ^__^;; i mean, its okay to have it done by a pedicurista sometimes but not all the time. right?
@naseeha (1385)
• India
14 Jun 08
I never go to parlors for this. I usually soak my feet in warm water for about ten minutes and then i clean my toe nails using an old toothbrush and soap. Wow it feels so good to have your toenails shining white