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.
In stead of trimming my armpits, which i did for some time, i figured it was quicker to just give them a once over every now and then. Plus they tend to smell less sweatty when they're shaved. The gals i talked to about this issue all agreed they prefered them shaved. I don't, however, mind letting them grow out while at the cabin or whatever for an extended period of time.
Men look much cleaner when they're hairless. Hairy men look messy and dirty, while hairless men look much more well-groomed. Hairy armpits in particular are a huge turn-off, because armpit hairs trap sweat and terrible odors. If one does not want to shave, trimming is a good alternative as well, since it reduces the amount of hair present on the armpit.
It should be a go! If it's a convenience for you. Unless your planing on showing it of I believe that comfort and preference is of higher priority.
Perhaps public opinion deems it less masculine, it's not like it's up for display for them, even if it does wouldn't you feel embarrassed with hair poking out of your armpits? Personally I don't wear sleeveless outside my home or without a jacket, so it doesn't bother me much, just that it takes a while to get used to.
Armpit hair is natural, i get that. However I do not get why it's a problem for a man to shave his armpits and not a woman. Women grow pubic and armpit hairs too. I started shaving my pits because they would sweat after 2 minutes during P.E. And yellow stains look disgusting. Shaving significantly reduced the amount of sweat in the area, and now they smell better. Though pit stink and hair may have had a role like they do with ring tailed lemurs, WE ARE PAST THAT. All of you people need to stop being so dense; your impressions of masculinity are an illusion conceived by society and the appearance of your father figure. It is a known fact that most women with hairless fathers end up preferring hairless men. MY point is that you shouldn't force your views upon other people, if you think that it's not okay dont do it and mind your own business
I am a 33 year old male who just recently started to shave my arms and pits. I have been shaving the pubic area for 15 years. I personally feel it is just a much cleaner look. It also keeps the sweating down. People shouldn't be judged on the fact of how much hair is on their body.
I am 22. I was always embarrassed by them, even if I flashed them for a millisecond. They stink, they made me about puke even when I saw them. I was so mad I shaved them and I am very glad I did. It benefits me everyday and has helped in my job where I work retail. I am sure many men feel the same way.
Firstly, regular shaving removes dead skin cells from the underarms. It helps to reduce bacteria buildup on the skin, hence reducing odor. (Bacteria and dead skin cells causes more body odor.) Secondly, shaved underarms looks aesthetically pleasing; both on men and women alike. If you wear sleeveless a lot, it is a good idea to have your underarms hair-free. A counter-intuitive argument is that the hair found on the underarms are there to reduce friction and aid in "airing" or wicks sweat away from the skin, hence reducing body odor. However, as explained in point one, bacteria buildup and dead skin cells are the main cause of body odor, therefore removing both of them (besides looking good) helps with reducing odor as well. I am a certified beautician and provide beauty consultations to both men and women. Most of my male clients follow my advice and never looked back! Their partners also started visiting me after hearing my practical and sound advises!
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.
There is simply no need for a man to shave their armpits unless at the discretion of their partner. If their partner does not like hair, then a man might be willing to do this. As a man, to shave your armpits would be a waste of money and time. Plus razor burn would be worse for men as they have coarser hair.
Hairy pits is a sign of maturity and masculinity. If we shave it away, there is nothing left to show. I think that pit hair is sexy, and the more the better, as long as it does not get too out of control. Just an average amount to be seen with your arms up is a turn-on to many women. Plus, it is kinda fun to play with too. :)
I have got hairs on chest and armpits and I love them a lot. It makes me feel complete and manly. Yes one can trim the hairs but removing them off completely looks weird and girlish. Also, my girlfriend loves to play with my armpit and chest hairs. She never asked me to shave them off.
There is a reason why men have hair! In human beings, pheromones are chemicals which are excreted by various areas of the body including the nipples, eyelids, pubic area, lips, outer ears and underarm region. Technically known as ecto-hormones due to their exogenous influence on others, pheromones travel through the air from one person to another.
In humans, pheromones are primarily act as an attractant. This is how pheromones attract men and women. Pheromones produce what is referred to as an aura around a person. This aura consists of the chemicals secreted by the previously mentioned areas of the body. In social situations, a dominant male's pheromones communicate his dominant traits.
In interactions between men and women, pheromones continue to provide silent communication. For women, the availability for breeding is signaled. For men, virility and the ability to care for her young is signaled. Many people, not being aware of how pheromones attract men and women, assume that there is an element of mystery involved.
My current girlfriend and exes all love(d) the fact that I don't shave and find it very sexy and attractive. I personally think it's freaky to see men looking prepubescent. Unless you are a bodybuilder or athlete...Then shaving is a definite NO!