I have been hanging around the forum for over a year now and barely have time to read all that I want let alone posting, so the length of the topic still isn’t indicative of how many guys are shaving their legs. I have shaved off and on for about two years now and when I haven’t it has been due to fear. It is by far my preference though I don’t like the time it takes, even if I can get it down to just ten minutes at a time. Time is precious you know.
Regarding the question of whether it looks strange to shave some body parts and not others, it seems that no one has pointed out that most men have hair growth in different areas. If i shaved my legs but not my hairy feet, no that wouldn’t be a normal growth pattern. However, men often have hair on their arms but not their chest. I myself just have a little patch of peach fuzz in the center of my chest and really tacky little patches surrounding my nipples. When I don’t shave there it looks absolutely ridiculous to me, even though it’s “natural.” Some guys have hairy back and little on the chest. Some have growth on their chest but little on the stomach and vice versa. Some have faint or none on their abdomen, but do on their arms, much like many women do. When a woman is mostly hairless but they have hairy arms most of us who are accepting and kind would not bat an eye. We all have very different bodies to begin with, so why is there any reason to question someone’s actions because, in a similar way, their body ends up looking different?
Like I said, I do have fear of social judgment often. But I much prefer to live my life the way I want especially on what is such a truly trivial issue. To anyone here who is choosing to do life a little outside the norm: I salute you.
I am a Colorado Springs resident folks. If any of you are local to me, give me a holler and maybe we can head out into this “conservative” community together with a little more confidence!