Why bother

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"We go out to Earls' Tin Palace and meet some nice-looking girls. It's a bit of an inside joke 'cause the bar is filled with guys with moustaches. We don't say anything but see if the women notice," says the 28-year-old, who, despite how proud he was of his two months' growth, planned to shave his moustache off the next day.

"You don't have much luck with the ladies when you've got this thing on your face. They just don't look at you the same way."

So why bother in the first place?

'THE UNIQUE GUY PULLS IT OFF'

"It's just funny. It's something your dad or a cab driver does. The unique guy pulls it off and the rest of us look ridiculous in them," laughs Rose.

McIntosh says, aside from growing one on a lark, or just to see if you can, some people have more psychological reasons for growing a moustache.

"They may be just another mask that men wear," he says.

"Maybe they're afraid of attention being drawn to something else" - like a sloping chin or a thin upper lip - "so the moustache serves as a deflection."

In the 1970s and '80s, most men in the pornography industry boasted a Tassie Tickler, the name for a specific kind of sexual pleasure received by the female partner of a moustached man.

Veteran porn star Ron Jeremy, 52, says he's kept his after all of these years for a different reason.

"It makes my nose look smaller. I have a longish nose and it helps to disguise it," he said matter-of-factly, when contacted by the Sun.

Conversely, he says, "I shave (down south) because when there's no hair, it tends to accentuate what you've got."

McIntosh says he isn't trying to mask or highlight anything with his nifty new nose broom.

In fact, his whimsical experiment is less about moustaches and more about observing people.

"I've been laughed at, viewed with suspicion and congratulated for what I've managed to grow," he says. "After all is said and done, I'm leaning towards keeping mine."


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