Can anyone explain to me the reason so many guys have long fingernails here in Taiwan? And, I don’t just mean a little long, but really long. Some guys I see have nails longer than most women I know in the States.
And, why is it that some of them may have short nails, with the exception of one – on the little finger/pinky? I’ve asked some students and I get different explanations. One, cutting it is considered bad luck. Two, it is used to clean their ears. And, three, it is used in the pleasuring of a woman.
The first one seems odd as some of the guys I’ve known who have it don’t seem to go in for the good luck/bad luck thing. Besides, if that is the case (it brings good luck) why don’t more people have long fingernails on their little finger, including women? The second seems a weird reason. I wouldn’t think a long fingernail would really help all that much in the ear cleaning department. And, well, being gay, the third one is not something I even want to contemplate. Though, I would think that it could be dangers whipping those sharp fingernails around “sensitive” areas.