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NSFW: As a male do you also make sure you are body hair conscious?

Asked by Shippy (9857 points ) March 3rd, 2013

Most males I know these days remove all body hair. That includes armpits, legs, groin etc.,

A lot of them are sportsmen or cyclists or work out in gyms. But generally regular males are doing the same. I hadn’t really thought about this until today. I mean on a conscious level. Regards that which I prefer. I think I do prefer hairless. Particularly in the groin area and underarms area. Hairy backs and hairy chests I can also take the pass ticket.

Are you guys following this trend? And females how much De-fuzzing do you require from a male . Or would you rather keep it all there because it tickles?

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whitenoise's avatar

I’m not making sure… My wife is making sure.

I personally belief a little hair is better than none.

At what point in life did shaving become gardening?

ucme's avatar

I shaved my pubes off a while back, i’m talking completely bald…my dick looked like a startled snake!!
I felt sorry for it & placed it back in a neatly trimmed litlle bush, it does leap out a lot though, but only when it gets excited. The wife’s pussy must be a “snake charmer” ;-}

livelaughlove21's avatar

“Most males I know these days remove all body hair. That includes armpits, legs, groin etc.,”

I don’t know one single guy that shaves his legs and armpits. Not one.

I have pretty strong feelings about this. Men are supposed to have body hair. I’d hate it if my husband got rid of his arm, leg, armpit, or pubic hair. Blech! If I wanted to be with a smooth, hairless person, I’d be going after women (or pre-pubescent boys). I’m not a huge fan of excessive chest hair, but a little is alright. Oh, and I love that happy trail – YUM! Back hair is the only thing I despise. Shave or wax that shit off.

Now, I do think men should groom. Trim the pubes and armpit hair as needed, but that’s about it. My husband hasn’t completely shaved his face in 5 years because I hate it. He uses an electric razor and keeps a permanent 5-o’clock shadow. Body hair on men is rugged, masculine, and sexy. I’d be completely turned off if a man’s body was smoother than mine. I understand if you’re an athlete and it’s necessary, but a regular hairless guy? I’ll pass, definitely.

I realize this is a double standard because most women feel the need to remove their body hair, including me, but I don’t care. I like my men to look like men.

Plus, going down on a penis surrounded by hairless skin makes me feel like a pedophile.

ucme's avatar

“Plus, going down on a penis surrounded by hairless skin makes me feel like a pedophile.”
Barbie feels that way with Ken, but what’s a gal to do? :-)

janbb's avatar

I like hair on a male.

Pachy's avatar

I confine my razor to my face and neck. Any report to the contrary is strictly hairsay.

bookish1's avatar

I’ll have nothing to do with this. This is one trend the straight guys should never have picked up from the gay guys!
And I found it off-putting when women did it, too.

wundayatta's avatar

No hairlessness for me. I am a fully haired guy and I like hair on women, too.

I understand that hairlessness is associated with greater testosterone levels, but seriously, when you shave, it doesn’t raise testosterone.

laurenkem's avatar

I tend to like slightly hairless men – that is, I don’t mind if they have facial hair, leg hair, or armpit hair. I do prefer hairless (or mostly) chests and completely hairless backs! As far as the genital area, I had never been with a man who didn’t have hair in that area until my last boyfriend, and he shaved his – it was different, but it didn’t bother me in any way. Not really sure if that was because I just thought he was hot all around.

filmfann's avatar

My wife would be unhappy if I manscaped. It’s all about my chest hair.

tups's avatar

A completely hairless guy is a major turn-off for me. What’s wrong with the world? Why do we despise our natural bodies so much?
I like men with hair on their legs, it’s sexy. I don’t like an overly hairy guy. Trimming is okay, but men who shaves their body hair of is a no go from me.

jonsblond's avatar

Most males I know these days remove all body hair. That includes armpits, legs, groin etc.

I think most males where I live would laugh at that statement. I believe you when you say it is common for the men you know @Shippy, it’s just not common at all where I live.

I would never require my husband to trim his body hair. He’s no Chewbacca, so he doesn’t need to, but even if he was hairier than the average man I wouldn’t care.

DominicX's avatar

I also don’t know any guys who shave their armpits or legs. And I have a lot of guy friends, many of whom who wear tank-tops on occasion, so I’d notice. And none of them do. As for groin-shaving, I “trim” down there, but I don’t shave it all off. Personally, I don’t prefer hairless. I suppose I wouldn’t be attracted to someone who was overly hairy, but just the natural male body hair-coverage, I like.

ETpro's avatar

I’m 100% natural, and believe it or not, I’d just as soon a woman be the same.

Ayesha's avatar

I’m with @janbb.

blueiiznh's avatar

My genetic makeup keeps me pretty de-fuzzed to start with.
I am an avid swimmer and rabid cyclist.
Thus I need not say anything more.

Shippy's avatar

Interesting so many people quoted me? Most of the men I know are sporty and work out. Perhaps this is the trend. ? In these circles? No idea. But I do know that in SA it is very much a part of our culture. To remove most hair anyway. Some people have quite sparse hair some have jungle hair. I guess for me it is something I am now used to. I wouldn’t mind some hair of course on the legs. I think the no hair look does look better on a toned, well honed male. As opposed to a middle aged man with a pot belly.

But it is interesting how culture can change ones views!

janbb's avatar

@Shippy it apparently is much more a part of your culture than ours.

rooeytoo's avatar

It seems to me in previous questions on similar subjects, many more males chimed in and said they did manscaping (interesting word, don’t want to call it anything that sounds girly!). I think that is nice, I like neat and tidy.

Gabby101's avatar

I like trimmed underarms and private parts. Shaved would be a bit of a turnoff. A guy who is comfortable in his own skin is really sexy – shaving head to toe seems too concerned.

Crumpet's avatar

I’ll trim my pubes with scissors every now and again so they are not majorly bushy, and i trim my face with a beard trimmer once a week.
I like having short stubble on my face, and being hairy doesn’t bother me.

I’d say another reason I don’t shave all my body hair off is because i really couldn’t be assed.
I’d have to do it every other day too, because I’d look like a tit with chest and belly stubble.

Swerve that.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I shave my face and neck; that’s all.

amujinx's avatar

I have shaved my chest and pubic region before. I shaved my chest because I had one small patch of hair that grew right in the middle and it looked weird. It’s filled in a little more since I last shaved it and doesn’t look quite as strange now. I still trim my pubic region, because while I like the feel of shaved junk, it is far too much effort to keep it maintained. Trimming is almost as good, and far less maintenance than shaving.

Paradox25's avatar

I hardly have a great deal of body hair, and many people consider me babyfaced. Being in my late thirties I hardly have any hair on the side of my face, and growing a beard is nearly impossible for me. I don’t have the problem mentioned in the OP, so I’ll leave what little hair I do have alone, LOL. I have some leg, chest and stomach hair, but I guess that I take after my mom’s side of the family, where most of those guys were similar to me in the hair department.

downtide's avatar

I trim my pubes, and will sometimes shave it completely, I occasionally trim underarms. The rest of my body is not particularly hairy, and I only need to shave my face once or twice a week. Genetics is not on my side; my dad and brother are both pretty hairless too, and neither of them can grow a beard.

As far as attractiveness goes, I prefer a partner to be shaved or trimmed down below, but I like a bit of chest hair on a man. Not furry, just lighty hairy.

blueiiznh's avatar

I have never seen a question that references pubes so much

mattbrowne's avatar

I think that removing hair is foolish. I rather use my time for something else. Like seducing my wife creatively.

janbb's avatar

Recently found out that a male friend shaves his back; I was a little shocked. I don’t like gorillas but I do like fuzz.

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