I grew a beard for the first time about 10 years ago. My face hasn’t been clean shaven since then. I like how I look with a beard. I like the extra gravitas it gives my appearance, and that it ages me slightly.
Today, my partner asked if he could see my face, without a beard. I felt some resistance but I happily agreed. I really enjoyed the intimacy of him shaving my face, and going out of my comfort zone, yet feeling even safer in the love I feel for and from him.
It’s strange to see my naked face.
I’m glad to know what this feels like. I’m going to let my beard grow again, knowing that clean shaven is an option.