men shaving legs??


#381

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RJC:

Why do you think that if you shave the chest and arms should lead to shaving armpits? I had one lady who waxed me tell me that - but I don’t see why.

Is it looks? Does it not look natural?

I think it’s more comfort than looks. When you think about it, the armpits are not really so visible. There is more symmetry when the armpits are clean shaven, but again they are not so visible.

I was truly surprised how much more comfortable it is having the armpits cleared.

If someone has a lot of armpit hair and is otherwise hairless, that does seem a little unusual but no big deal. If it was at least trimmed it would look more symmetrical.

RJC2001 [/quote]

I guess when you think about it, there isn’t necessarily any right or wrong answer. Although, I do think being somewhat consistent and symmetrical makes it look a little more natural.

When I was first waxed, I was told that the armpits having hair looked a bit awkward with the chest and arms smooth.

As far as legs go, it seems like too much work to me - and don’t you think a man with an entirely shaved or waxed body may look a little too odd?


#382

[quote][quote]
RJC:

Why do you think that if you shave the chest and arms should lead to shaving armpits? I had one lady who waxed me tell me that - but I don’t see why.

Is it looks? Does it not look natural?

I think it’s more comfort than looks. When you think about it, the armpits are not really so visible. There is more symmetry when the armpits are clean shaven, but again they are not so visible.

I was truly surprised how much more comfortable it is having the armpits cleared.

If someone has a lot of armpit hair and is otherwise hairless, that does seem a little unusual but no big deal. If it was at least trimmed it would look more symmetrical.

RJC2001 [/quote]

I guess when you think about it, there isn’t necessarily any right or wrong answer. Although, I do think being somewhat consistent and symmetrical makes it look a little more natural.

When I was first waxed, I was told that the armpits having hair looked a bit awkward with the chest and arms smooth.

As far as legs go, it seems like too much work to me - and don’t you think a man with an entirely shaved or waxed body may look a little too odd?
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No, I don’t think so. It would only be odd if it included the eyebrows. That would be a little over the top IMHO.

RJC2001


#383

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" /> No eyebrows for me! I find clearing my armpits to be very important; I am getting laser now (and then electro soon), but have trimmed them for 20 years. Its clean, less sweat/stink, and feels better. At a minimum, every guy should trim 'em so that no hair peeks out with your arms down! BTW, I am not removing my (medium growth) arm or chest hair, so it probably appears as “unnatural”, but that is fine with me. I shave my face and get a regular haircut; that technically is “unnatural”, so the issue really centers on what I like and (perhaps) what my culture considers typical.


#384

Odd thing
I began shaving my pubic area years ago. Liked the results,so did my lover. Tried shaving chest, stomach, pits, - all over. Loved the feeling of bare skin ! Sweat stink so much gone. Intiment feeling of skin on skin w/ lover so intensified! Have shaved, used electrolysis and (finally) using LHR to acheive hairlessness. For me, get if all off! Sooner the better !!


#385

I think there are definitely some hygiene advantages to having less hair. However, we’ve had mostly men on this board. It would still be interesting to see what women think of men’s body hair…

My guess is the back wouldn’t be too popular. I couldn’t imagine though shaving legs and nothing else. That would seem to look odd.


#386

Hi Hairfreeinclini

Actually is does not look odd. Try it and see. Men with shaved legs look very normal. I find guys (no offense) with smooth chests a bit abnormal in appearence. This is maybe my personal appreciation of their situatation, but smooth legs look just fine to me!

Regards
Stuart


#387

Thread almost wasn’t on the main page!

But anyway… With women, I’d probably think it’d fall into the same basic thing as with men’s viewpoints of women and hair.

Some women want a guy not to have hair on their face (they expect it), many men (that I know at least) expect women to have shaved legs/underarms – and no visible sign of hair on the chest/back/face. Yet really, that’s all natural places for hair.

So I think it all falls into a personal preference thing. Like if you ask a woman “what do you think about it?” you’d probably get replies anywhere from “shave it” to “let it be a forest”, to “do whatever, but I want my significant other to ____”.

But in the end, I seriously doubt hair, or lack thereof, would make or break a relationship or anything like that. And considering most of the men in my family lose the hair on their legs once they hit about 27 (and it slowly leaves, to about 50% gone by 50, about 75% gone by 60). It seems somewhat common amongst other older men too, at least in my town. Shaved legs is the same as a shaved head on a guy, it’s a hair preference. Similar to short or long hair for a woman’s hair.


#388

Thread almost wasn’t on the main page!

But anyway… With women, I’d probably think it’d fall into the same basic thing as with men’s viewpoints of women and hair.

Some women want a guy not to have hair on their face (they expect it), many men (that I know at least) expect women to have shaved legs/underarms – and no visible sign of hair on the chest/back/face. Yet really, that’s all natural places for hair.

So I think it all falls into a personal preference thing. Like if you ask a woman “what do you think about it?” you’d probably get replies anywhere from “shave it” to “let it be a forest”, to “do whatever, but I want my significant other to ____”.

But in the end, I seriously doubt hair, or lack thereof, would make or break a relationship or anything like that. And considering most of the men in my family lose the hair on their legs once they hit about 27 (and it slowly leaves, to about 50% gone by 50, about 75% gone by 60). It seems somewhat common amongst other older men too, at least in my town. Shaved legs is the same as a shaved head on a guy, it’s a hair preference. Similar to short or long hair for a woman’s hair.

I don’t know that it’s that accepted - especially in the more conservative areas of the country. If it was more accepted, you’d probably have more men shave their legs (or other areas) because it does tend to be more comfortable.


#389

For those who got electrolysis or laser done to ur legs…How much did it cost?


#390

Hi jlr

You are right about older men losing leg hair. This is a perfectly natural trend. Most old men have no leg hair at all. I think maybe it’s a young persons thing and there is no reason not to remove it sooner.

Regards
Stuart


#391

Hi viceversa,
I Used tan to make the difference less noticable. Tan masks dark hair very good. Works especially well for me as I also get some freckles(not that I’m very happy about that). I was epilating armpits before but this year I did the whole body and the arms actually present the greatest challenge because everybody can see it close. I wear T-shirt at work(it’s too hot otherwise). So far I was getting complements about my tan but what’s gonna happen when tan eventually fades? The think is that lack of arm hair is very unusual for my body type. I comfort myself with that most people may not know that or wouldn’t pay attention.
Well, that doesn’t work with family like that. However nobody said anything so far although I’m sure they noticed.

So my advise here: get a good tan. (use those tan boosters vitamins like “tanamins” if you have to.) Hopefully by the time your tan is gone your family will forget the way you used to look (In southern area, even in New York it can be as long as 5 month from may to september) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />


#392

I honestly think that there are a lot more guys out there who shave their legs than who will admit it. Whether they do it to look better or make their significant other happy I know it’s being done. I have a lot of guys who tell me that either they or their friends do it.

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#393

For those who got electrolysis or laser done to ur legs…How much did it cost?

mmmm, not cheap by most measures.

I got quotes for $500 +/- per treatment (plus a cleanup) for lasering full legs. You need 8-10 treatment to make a dent.

to be honest, i think electrolysis could be cheaper (depending on how dense you are). Say your legs might take 30 hours to clear … at say a rate of $80/hr x 30 you’d be shelling out $2,400 vs. $4,000 - $5,000 for laser.

The legs hairs go very quickly with short wave electrolysis (unlike more stubborn facial and pubic hair). The downside is that you’ll have some scabbing and hyperpigmentation that will take a few months after final treatment to clear up.

I am happy with the electrolysis I got on my legs.


#394

laser averages about $500 per treatment for full legs (above and below the knee), cheaper if you prepay for a package. I’ve seen places here that charge under $200. if you’re looking for just a reduction, it’s a great option for those with light skin and dark coarse hair. you can get a reduction within 3-4 treatments of up to 70%, which is probably sufficient for most. i would say that electrolysis would take many more than 30 hrs to clear both full legs and will take a LONG time. 8-10 treaments with laser should pretty much get you 80-90% clearance. legs are one of the easier areas to treat. however, if your hair is red or blond, it’s not an option.

As a woman, I personally prefer some hair on chest, stomach, underarms on a man, but trimmed if there is too much or too dense. completely bare is a bit unnatural to me. i prefer a bit more manly look. in terms of legs, there are swimmers who have to shave their legs and i’ve known a bunch before. however, i think i prefer the natural hairy legs look. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> the only areas that would bother me would be a very hairy back and butt. that i would take care of. and maybe reducing chest and stomach hair if there is quite a bit.


#395

i think that shaving your legs as a man is really just up to you. my wife love the way my legs feel. when she first found out she kinda made fun of me cause it sounded odd to her when i told her. i have been shaving my legs since i was about 16 and i love it. there have been times i would let the hair grow back, but i would shave them again. once you start shaving your legs its hard to go back to hairy legs. also question for you guys. after you shave to you feel led to sit with your legs crossed? just curious.


#396

I shaved my legs for several years, but stopped doing it because it took too much time. Then I started again a few months ago, and yes - there is definitely an urge to “feel” your legs more than when they are hairy. Especially while I was wearing shorts during summer.

Henrik


#397

Hi hairfreeincali

You are of course right about the conservative areas of any country. People who are not exposed to latest thinking will see men with shaved legs as “abnormal”.

I think one should put this in context for a person who is say undergoing cheamothearapy and looses all their body hair. Don’t they have the right to wear shorts or sit in the sun with their shirt off for a while?

Most people in conservative areas will not change rapidly I think, but more of us that do shave will speed the process up a lot. Hair is like an appendix, it’s there but not needed. Shaving in my opinion (legs, chest, pits etc.) is a good step forward in hygien. As I have posted before it’s also very good in appearence, sport and medical practice. There are several thousand topical creams and medication worldwide that are applied to the skin directly for absorption. Hair gets in the way, traps germs and reduces the direct contact needed with the skin for optimal effect.

I think soon most people will realise this and the hair removal manufacturers will follow the market need. The “conservatives” will naturally remain far behind the progressive world, but that naturally is their choice.

Regards
Stuart


#398

Hi hairfreeincali

You are of course right about the conservative areas of any country. People who are not exposed to latest thinking will see men with shaved legs as “abnormal”.

I think one should put this in context for a person who is say undergoing cheamothearapy and looses all their body hair. Don’t they have the right to wear shorts or sit in the sun with their shirt off for a while?

Most people in conservative areas will not change rapidly I think, but more of us that do shave will speed the process up a lot. Hair is like an appendix, it’s there but not needed. Shaving in my opinion (legs, chest, pits etc.) is a good step forward in hygien. As I have posted before it’s also very good in appearence, sport and medical practice. There are several thousand topical creams and medication worldwide that are applied to the skin directly for absorption. Hair gets in the way, traps germs and reduces the direct contact needed with the skin for optimal effect.

I think soon most people will realise this and the hair removal manufacturers will follow the market need. The “conservatives” will naturally remain far behind the progressive world, but that naturally is their choice.

Regards
Stuart

Stuart:

Believe it or not, I think the hygiene issue is something that gets lost in the mix.

I think it is slowly becoming more accepted. People have said that it is most important to make yourself feel good and not worry about what other people think.

Honestly, I think if you have a lot of hair, it actually is poor hygiene not to at least keep it somewhat clean.

My struggle is with where to remove hair.

I did my chest and don’t ever want hair back there, but I struggle with arms, legs, and under arms - although I don’t like arm hair with a bare chest.

I don’t think a shaved/waxed upper body with leg hair looks bad - but vice versa might be odd.


#399

Hi Hairfreeincali

It is correct of course to choose hair removal areas. I shave my legs smooth almost every day. This appears good to me. I also trim my chest and pits about once a month, particularly in summer. I find this improves comfort and body odour. This is important for my personal perception of hygien. I don’t like smelling bad or other peoples perception of this. I think we all need to judge our needs in this repect.

Regards
Stuart


#400

Hi Friends

I’m living in Iran. Although we have a religious environment in our country but when you go to gyms here you can see that 50% of bodybuilders have shaved bodies. I myself, have shaved my entire body for about 2 years and I am doing it one time per week now.

In my idea this is something just like shaving the face for men. Nowadays most of the men shave their faces but this was something uncommon 100 years ago. Some researchers say that some women that don’t shave their legs have some self-esteem sense in their bodies AND NOW I add that men that shave their legs or chest have also this self-esteem sense. They want to be free and feel the freedom of doing that.

Whitex