At age 26 I had to shave a full beard with a full blown case of chicken pox (even soles of feet!). I haven't shaved anything but face since. "Hi honey. Where were you? Downstairs helping -----, her kids have Chicken Pox. I've never had Chicken Pox. So? So if my 'nads swell up to grapefruits those kids you want aren't going happen. Oh." Man, did she nurse me.
Personally, I like a man with some body hair. Not a pelt, but some hair. I think it's manly.
That said, whatever you decide, be prepared to keep up with the maintenance if you decide to go clean-shaven. The insane-itch of formerly clean-shaven nether parts growing back in is just not worth the misery.
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I recently did the all body shave(except for the legs) due to medical reasons....and it was miserable. Itchy, Scratchy....and Lord, the stubble wasn't any fun to my wife from the chest down. I was like a Brillo Pad to her and that cost me major points. Never did it before then and won't do it again by choice.
A trim should be sufficient wherever you have hair, but a shave anywhere from the shoulders down will be a nightmare on many fronts. The Good Lord put that hair there for a reason. Some just got more than others!
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6 5/31/11 9:24 P
I shave face and trim manland. However, when we go on vacation, I shave my arms because they are so hairy the sunscreen gets all caught up in the hair and my arms still burn.
OK. My two cents. Your groin area is your (& your wife's) business. Armpits on men (in my opinion) should have hair. Backs are nasty covered in hair -- but wax or laser. You want to try and reduce the hair, shaving just prolongs the issue. You are not a real man until you've been waxed (if the girls can do it, man up!). Chests: matter of preference. Kara likes it :) I guess I'm in the younger generation. Shave if you want consistency, wax if you want to reduce the hair there.
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Strictly groin area for me, usually just a close trim, but my wife will shave me once in a while in the shower. I definitely like it when she's shaved! No pubes for dental floss. Wish I could talk her into a weekly wax or laser treatment. Like a lot of the comments, the itching is aggravating for a few days after.
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I trim, but don't shave. I need to feel like a man not a boy.
if your doing it because you like it then tear up your man card right NOW! My wife talked me into shaving the jewels 1 time & 1 time only. There really isn't a polite way to scratch yourself in public and you get to a point where you just don't give a damn what people think when they see you doing it.
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I shave my face and trim other areas. I don't know if I could shave my whole body. Then again, if my wife were to ask nicely, you never know!
I think shaving your legs and arms is girly... But there's nothing wrong with shaving your armpits or groin area :S And if it makes you feel better about yourself then just do it.... don't listen to them!! ¬_¬.. lol
I don't think shaving makes you any less manly...I do the armpits because I sweat so much in the gym it has become embarassing...as for the groin area...its just cleaner that way...no sweat...and my wife likes it to boot...
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I shave just my face and groin area. The wife likes it and that's the only reason why. Personally, I wouldn't ever shave my legs/arms and defiantly never my armpits.
I have a buddy who shaves everything. I make fun of him every time we meet up for happy hour and he has a band-aid on his elbow. He says if I ever tried it, I would love it because it makes you look more ripped. My response to that is, I'm married and I'm not trying to flaunt my "ripped-ness".
I agree with Kara on this one. But to each their own.
I don't know if you care to hear a woman's opinion, but since I have a strong one and happened on your post while perusing the threads, I'll offer one. :-)
I cannot STAND the new trend of men waxing themselves hairless like girls. I'm repulsed by it actually. If you have a unibrow and/or hairy back, and you want to trim it a little bit, that's one thing. Otherwise? Be a man and leave it natural. The waxed eyebrows are bad enough, but now the men are all going hairless.
I read an article recently that indicated we'd soon all be androgynous. So I have a question for you: If you like your women feminine, how would you feel about a trend towards a more masculine type women where we all cut our hair like Justin Bieber, stopped shaving and wearing makeup, etc.?
So my opinion is keep your hair if you want to be masculine. (I do understand that younger women like their men hairless and girly, so that's something to think about, too.)
Guys...Interested in knowing if any of you shave your body...I am talking the entire body, including your groin area...I started shaving a few weeks after I joined the gym back in July...the armpits, chest, back, etc etc...maybe it makes me feel younger..maybe because I am so self conscience of having so much hair under my arms and on my chest...hey thats what male menopause is all about...its going through these changes...a new experience every day...except I don't get the hot flashes...
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