I have been shaving my armpits for 5 years now. I like it better and it feels better. I also noticed I do not smell as much. My wife seems to enjoy it as well. I think everyone should do what they are comfortable with, but I just think a shaven armpit looks better on a male or female. What is the hair really there for anyway?
It would look a little odd for a man in our society (U.S.) to shave his armpits, but he should be able to do so if he wants to. For one thing, if a man shaved his armpits it would cut down on that "hard working man" smell that some guys can have. Also, it might look a little neater for a man to not have loads of visible underarm hair. It might take a while for us to get used to, but men should definitely shave their armpits whenever they want. Personal choice should always trump someone else's idea of masculinity.
A men should be able to shave his armpits if he pleases. pubic hair on armpits can sometimes be uncomfortable, and it doesn't affect men at all to have our armpits shaved. Plus i think lady's like hairless armpits any day over armpits full of sweaty hair. Men are free to shave their armpits.
I shave my from time to time. It feels good, especially in summer. Also, I don't have to use as much deodorant. Deodorant often contains aluminum which is not good for you. In the end, just do what you want and feel comfortable with. That's what matters in this world
I see nothing wrong with removing armpit hair. Armpits looks much better when they don't have a bush poking out.
Of course there are people that will be a bit taken back by it at first but that shouldn't be anything to worry about. If you want to get rid of your armpit hair then do it… if you don't like the result, let it grow back.
I remove my armpit hair and have done for some years now… i prefer my pits to be as smooth as possible. Anti-perspirants work like they should so you don't have to think about huge wet patches on your clothes during summer.
It is purely personal choice - it should have nothing to do with masculinity or femininity.
I think everyone should remove armpit hair but contrary-wise, i really don't mind if you don't remove it.
It's personal preference but personally I am not a fan of excessive body hair. I wax my chest and trim my armpit hair short. Don't want to see a small fury animal trying to escape from under someones armpit.
But seriously if you like it then shave or trim and if you don't then just go natural. Definitely a preference thing and not a question about your manliness.
Absolutely yes. No-one said that being a man means one should be hairy any more than being a woman means you should have no hair. As far as I can see hair has nothing whatever to do with gender. I have waxed my underarms for years now. It is clean, hygienic and makes use of stick and roll on deodorants very much easier and pleasant. I would never go back to hairy armpits. Hair free arm pits are so much more comfortable and easier to clean and maintain than bushes of smelly hair. My wife loves it and really she is all I care about but I do get many compliments from women...And I am 65!!!
If women are required to, why aren't men? Why is it a good thing for men to not shave, and terrible if women do the same? If we give women arguments about "it's cleaner, smells better, etc," then those arguments apply to us as well. What it really boils down to though, is that pit hair is manly, and men are supposed to be super manly, and women aren't. It's a sign of patriarchy. Screw that, shave it off, break some minds. You don't need hair to be a man!
I seem to sweat less since I have done this. I like the clean look and my wife seems to as well. I also wonder how other people think about hair free armpits. Leave a comment. Is it becoming more normal to be hair free including chest and leg hair?
So I'm a male and do not shave anywhere besides my face BUT I come from a "hairy" family. They do not agree with men shaving due to their "traditional" views which is why I do not shave while living here at home but once I'm ready to move out, I'm at least trimming it all! Throughout high school I was picked on BY MALES for having more body hair than everybody else so I have always been self conscious about it and I don't like it at all. Now I'm in my last year of college and still hate showing my arms in public because I have not seen a person with more hair than me. That does not make me a female or gay, like a lot of people like to believe. I'm just not comfortable having all this hair when many "manly men" are much less hairy and do not understand what its like.
No! We are not women we are men. It is getting very strange today, as if being a "normal" male (masculine) is a bad thing. Same goes for guy's shaving chest and legs, very effeminate. Swimming and body building I can understand the reason for it other than that just odd to me.
Few aspects of de-masculinization are less healthy looking or appealing than a guy who shaves his armpits. Or chest hair. Or pubic hair. Or legs. It has nothing to do with hygiene. The trend began with women who want to control their men, e.g., Delilah. It exploded with gay porn for old pervs who have fantasies about pre-pubescent boys. Body builders obsessed with gigantic muscles are a totally different perversion. It's also part of the clone wars to destroy individuality. When guys go through puberty, we develop hair on different parts of our bodies, some a little, some a lot. It's natural. Mowing down these outward and visible signs of masculine identity indicates low self esteem, shame, fear, or other psychological problems. Natural is hot. Shaved is not.
Why should a guy be as smooth as a lady or pre-pubescent boy? In my opinion, it looks completely disgusting and awkward! If you compete in bodybuilding or swimming, you have at least an excuse. If you're Muslim, that's your choice. I see nothing wrong with trimming them if desired :-)
Guys are supposed to have hair under their arm pits. God made men and intended them to have more hair than women. Why change that? You may smell a little better, but you also deplete some of your masculinity. It's like you haven't hit puberty yet. I want a man not a per-pubescent teenage boy. That is all.
Men should not have to shave their armpits if they don't feel as if they need to. Men still need to be men, why take everything away from them? The only reason women shave is to remove excess hair in order to be more feminine. Armpit hair really doesn't harm anyone, so why should men have to remove it?
Men shaving their armpits is a little bit excessive. Women shave their armpits because having a hairy body is seen as masculine, hence why women shave. Men obviously want to be masculine, but in certain situations men can shave their armpits and look good. It would be more reasonable for them to keep their pits trimmed.
A clean trimmed arm pit is very very sexy! You don't want to look like a 10 year old boy, men need arm pit hair women do not . However, you do not want an out of control big hairy bush under there that is gross. Keep it trimmed and simple.
Women shaving armpits is a relatively recent custom in the western world. Shaving/grooming pubic hair is a result of clothing styles and not wanting to show hair around skimpy panties, bikinis, shorts, etc. In general women, compared to men, are relatively hairless and shaving what little hair there is makes the few hairy body parts more like the rest of the body. Men, on the other hand, are generally hairy and shaving does nothing other than make a previously hairy part of the body look ridiculous. Shaving also keeps orifices clean. Two often used orifices are the genitals and the mouth. Genitals are washed after sex but it's difficult for men to shower or completely clean faces after eating so facial shaving is a custom for men. Frankly, in general, shaved men are as unattractive as hairy women.
I believe that men should shave their arm pits as women do too. Maybe some women don't like to be seen as 5 year old girls and how they have an expectation to be hairless. It makes me maddddd!! If men can't to something simple to be clean then why should women!
I decided to shave my pits because I was going to Florida with several girls and I didn't want to be the hairy guy on the beach and the roller coasters. However, when my mom found out, she basically called me stupid and feminist, and I got more embarrassed than I ever would have gotten there.
So it's your call. It depends who you're with and who's going to judge you. I personally am letting mine grow back out and I probably won't ever shave them again. Besides, hairy pits are more comfortable.