Why is it a running joke that all lesbians have short nails?

Why is it a running joke that all lesbians have short nails?

Contrary to what you might believe, this joke isn’t based on the misconception that we’re “more masculine” than straight girls. It stems from one simple fact – lesbians have to keep their nails short because otherwise, we’d have blunt little knives at the end of our “pleasure tools”.

I mean, think about it. Imagine if boys had fingernails at the end of their penises. Would they let them grow long or keep them as short and as smooth as possible? I’m betting on the latter. For girls in lesbian relationships, fingers are very, very important. And it’s even more important that those fingers be soft and fleshy and not at all threatening. Make sense?

Long story short, it’s not so much a “running joke” as it is a blatant truth. They say clichés are borne from reality, and this is certainly one of those instances.

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