Why I’m All For Mancaves

Here in this newfangled age of 2010, lots of couples live together, even before they tie the knot. But married or not, it seems like when men live with women they need their own dedicated space—the mancave. One Staffer remarks on this phenomenon, thinks about why, and shares some attributes that the common mancave must have.

“When my friends started moving in with their significant others, I noticed that quite a few couples let there be a designated area of the apartment/house just for the guy. Then I got to thinking about WHY?! Is it because girls, being the (for the most part…) neat, homemaking creatures are supposed to decorate and ‘own’ the whole rest of the house when we live with a man (cue frilly curtains and picking out all the wall art)?

Here’s what I’ve gathered from the mancaves I’ve snuck into: they are indeed mancaves—like, places where boys act as barbaric as can be. For the most part, mancaves include a fairly large TV, if not several. The TV (s) is (are) preferably as large as possible and in the form of a flat-screen. The TV is used to watch sports, play as many gory video games as possible and watch porn.

There must be a fridge directly in the cave or right outside. The fridge is stocked with a lot of beer, and maybe a few bottles of cheap alcohol—like Wild Turkey whiskey and Gordon’s vodka. Food in the mancave consists of leftover pizza (never refrigerated, just left out for later), bacon-flavored sunflower seeds (these exist) and last week’s dishes with leftover sauce encrusted into the shape of a guitar (true story).

Décor includes sports memorabilia like flags, hats and jerseys for a chosen team in every single sport. Equipment for sports actually played also count as ‘decorations.’ Pictures of scantily clad women may adorn the wall and neon lights are not uncommon. Pool tables, ping-pong tables, beer pong tables, air hockey tables and foosball tables may also be likely. Activities include intense competitions on said tables, raucous beer drinking, plus the watching of porn and sports, and playing video games.

…So when I think of these man caves, I say let them be. What better way to get a guy completely out of my clean living room with that slovenly box of Domino’s? Do I really want him to watch some sports recap best-of game from 1985 when Keeping Up With the Kardashians is on? No. Give him a mancave.”

GIRL TALK TIME: Does your guy have his own space? Why do guys want their own separate habitats? Where does he have it? What does it have in it? Are you for or against mancaves? What really baffles you about guy’s living habits?

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  • kim91:

    Yes he do need a man cave and I need a Kim Cave lol

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  • tattoochic1369:

    He’s allowed a man cave as long as I have my own private place too.

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  • rachaelf:

    All for mancaves. Guys need to hold on to their manhood as much as possible. Women tend to emasculation them

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  • kellee andrews:

    we all need a personal space he can have his cave if i can have mine keeps other parts of the house clean and his friends out of my fridge

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    Carla Cade:

    Yes to mancaves. Everyone needs their own space.

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    Jae:

    All men are not created equal. Some men need a mancave to just chill out. Others just use their bedroom to watch TV or do their thing. It’s not about having a specific place for the man to go to be alone or do his thing, it’s more about the relationship. Everyone needs their own space sometimes, but sometimes the real estate is scarce, so ladies, leave your men alone for a couple hours to do his own thing. Like when he first gets home from work. Let him unwind by himself without you asking how his day was. When he’s ready to talk, he will, whether he was chilling in his manCave or not. :)

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    Sharon Gunn:

    My hubby has an awesome mancave. I love it too!

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  • lawanda allen:

    im all for mancaves i love him but give me some me time

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  • Lora Parral:

    I’m all for a man cave, if I could have a scrapbooking room, he can have a man cave.

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    Gina:

    Everyone needs their space.

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  • cheryl:

    i like the idea of mancaves, i think everybody needs to have their own space

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  • Angela B.:

    I like the idea of mancaves, it seems like this is where the guy can be a slob without having to worry about messing up the whole place.

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  • pett02558:

    yes for man caves – hubby has a fire pit in his (well venilated lol)! So instead of shredding papers in our house – we have a box for when he goes out to have a fire.

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  • Crispy:

    It goes the same for both men and women. I’m not the clingy type and def like my own space.

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  • penelope:

    we all need our own space once in a while

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  • Kay:

    Men need their own space just like women do.

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  • Aurielle Jackson:

    I am for man caves. When we move that is one of the things that are on our list!!

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  • Mrs. Jackson:

    I agree with man caves. We are currently looking for a home and there has to be room for the man cave. I do agree that you need your own space.

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  • Jen:

    My husband has his man cave in our finished basement. It’s a great place for him to display his sports memorabilia (complete with his favorite team colors paint) and I don’t have to see video game systems in our living room!

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    Jackie:

    Everyone needs their own space!

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