Female, 21
Monday, 23 March 2020

I hate my boyfriend's beard. We've been dating for almost 5 years and he's always had a shaved face. Mainly because I have sensitive skin so if he kissed my neck or me in general his beard would cut me and leave what looked like a rash. Then he went off to a different college than me. It was fine at first, he made some questionable friends who are on the artsy side that convinced him he should grow out his beard. Since then my boyfriend went from loving looking clean to loving the idea of looking "like a mess". He even said he purposely let it grow out further than he would normally keep it for his graduation because he wanted to look like a hobo for it. My s*xual attraction for him has plummeted. I'm fine with doing everything with him in terms of intimacy I just hate when his beard touches me. I'll happily go down on him but his beard makes me not want to kiss him which, causes some issues. I've talked to him about shaving for reasons ranging from how I don't think he's as attractive to how when he kisses me I get covered in cuts/rashes from irritations ( I currently have small rashes on the sides of my face just from cuddling with him). However he refused to shave because he likes it and doesn't want to let others control his appearance. This confession sounds so pathetic but yeah I don't have a single clue what to do.