WTF Is A Man Cave?
You may have heard the term Man Cave used in films before, and are wondering exactly what it is. Alternatively, perhaps you are already familiar with the terminology and are thinking about how to construct one yourself.
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The phrase may or may not have made its way into a form of Urban Dictionary by now but in simple terms, it is a sanctuary where men can go to be men in order to escape the whims and demands of the females in their lives. It has been described as both a ‘male sanctuary’ and the ‘last bastion of masculinity’.
A Man Cave can be set up in any part of your home but popular locations include garages, spare rooms and even sheds in some circumstances. Having identified a place in your house where a Man Cave can be constructed, what should it contain?
The first area to address is decoration: Remember, this is the one room in the house where you can happily relax without female interference so if you’ve had your heart set on black wallpaper, and a poster of Carol Vorderman from her prime Countdown days then you are free to put it up.
Alternatively, you can indulge the part that exists in every male that rebels against decorating: Just leave it as it was before you moved in.
Entertainment is, of course, very important and while the basic concept of a Man Cave should be enticing enough for your friends, you need to think of ways in which to keep your guests occupied while you take them to your dream location.
A large, flat screen, HD Ready TV is vital – that goes without saying and it should also be hooked up to satellite or cable in order to take in all the major sporting events that appear in any calendar weekend.
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Sport itself is vital part of any Man Cave and aside from just spectating, you should lay on provision from some participation too. Nothing too strenuous mind – a dartboard is an obvious requirement and a pool table could be a useful addition.
Elsewhere, think of the times when the female in your life has said ‘You’re not bringing that in this house.’ Every red blooded male has coveted either a juke box, a fruit machine or usually both at some stage in their lives. Now you can have them because you can bring it into your own sanctuary without fear of retribution.
A fully stocked bar is another pre-requisite of a Man Cave: You can either just choose to install a beer fridge (another item of which the female of the species takes a dim view) or you can take it further and have a fully kitted out bar, complete with hand pumps.
The Ideal Man Cave Fridge Should Be Stocked With Beer and Meat.
Remember, no females are allowed into your Man Cave although some individuals have made exceptions for those serving drinks and others who can dance around the specially installed pole.
Above all, it is true to say that this is the last bastion of our masculinity so let’s keep it that way!