Are you good about it? Or lazy? Are your nails a mess or neat? i have to say that i have always been very careful and clean when my nails are concerned, and clipped neatly. I do not like the whole "going for a manicure" thing as a man, and i think it is a bit too pretentious for a man (but not a woman) but ever since i was relatively young (i learned early on), i always washed them with a special soapy brush when showering, then had a very regular clipping routine )once every 4 days or so, and would also use a nail file, just to shape out any edges left from the clipping and i would also use the little nubby thing for the cudicles.(sp?) i never put any of those clear polishes on or anything, because i think that goes over board really dirty fingernails, and ones that are either really long, or gnarled, or chewed, i find to be really annoying and a tad gross. obviously i would not judge a person's character on it, but, it is a little bothersome to me. Interestingly enough, i think at an early age i learned that sexually, also, when with women, i would always wonder if having fingernails that were too long, or a bit sharp by having rough edges or that were chewed, would cause a women discomfort when using my fingers on and inside the vagina. I said this to a woman when i was about 19-20 and asked her if my nails were okay in and around there as i did not want her to be uncomfortable, and she laughed a bit, and said, "you know i was going to tell you, you had really nice nails when i noticed your hands at dinner" and then i said that it always concerned me that i might be scratching the nether regions, and she said what i suspected, and what virtually every single woman i have been intimate with since then (17 years) has said...which was they cannot even say how many times they had felt uncomfortable, or scratched, by a man's nails down there and inside, but had never said anything, or simply stopped the guy from doing it and they were very impressed that i was considerate enough to think about that and was the mark of a sexually aware man in regard to the little things that one might not normally think of... anyhoo... are you good about taking care of your nails, or do you let it slip? also, to our lovely forum ladies, has the scratching, long nail thing ever caused you a bit of discomfort down there and is it noticeable to you?