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.
Apparently men are supposed to look like cave men and women are condemned for having a single hair on their body.. Does no one else see the idiocy in this double standard? Everyone should be able to choose where they do and do not want hair on their bodies..Except for their armpits. EVERYONE should shave their armpits. Not only does armpit hair look disgusting, but it also can trap body odor which we all know is a terrible, terrible smell.
Definitely FOR shaving/waxing the male armpits. The opposite is yukk....Terrible and is only for backward men who think that hair there makes them men...Poor guys with low self-esteem and confidence in their sexuality if they rely on that. Shaved or waxed armpits is what everybody here of age 40 and below, in Bulgaria, does and is looked down upon, considered dirty and not caring about hygiene if spotted with armpit. Most girls also demand their partners'' armpits trimmed, shaved or waxed, and not only armpits.
I have been getting a Brazilian wax for years and I love the cleanliness and smoothness so I tried shaving my pits a couple of months ago and loved it but I felt a little self conscience so I let it grow back in. Well I went for my usual genital wax and when I told my wife she said "did you wax your pits too?" It turns out she likes them all clean too :) So I am shaving my pits and loving it.
Not unmanly, just preference!
I love to shave my armpits. To be honest, i didn't know why i started to shave for the first time but i noticed that it looked so clean and doesn't smell! I don't like hairy armpits. It looks nasty. So i don't have to put on deodorant every time. I feel sanitized. It is easy to wash too.
Seeing you actual skin is better and cleaner. I don't use deodorant at all, just soap and water. There's some odor, but not nearly as bad, if there was all that hair. Hairless is better and sanitary.
Shaving your pubic hair below and in your rear also keeps those areas cleaner and fresh!
Also get rid of that ugly toe and foot hair.
The reason women shave there is it looks better--and it looks better on men, too. Plus, it feels cleaner, whether or not it actually is. Smooth pits with nice muscled arms and lats are so sexy--but with a big bush, it ruins the entire effect. A good number of men in my gym shave under their arms, at least the ones wearing sleeveless shirts; who wants to stare at a big soaking wet mound of armpit hair when a guys is lifting over his head!
As an engineer who wears a boilersuit, even though there's nothing underneath, I still get hot. Hairfree armpits are a must for me! No smell, no tangled sweaty bush! Don't have body hair anyway but have epilated pits for years, and it's now painfree, and you don't get ingrown hair or lumps!
Its hygenic and less bad odor. I can smell my parthner armpits without thinking of the sweaty odor. It looks so hurrible and disguisting when men are wearing sleeveless shirt and the bush armpits hair are showing. Look so unkept. Who says it a norm? Norm, nonsesnse. Hygeine is very important
Shaved armpits gives you a good feeling. It's very clean and above all nice to see. Furthermore it is very sensual. I don't understand why it shoud be odd or strange for a men. I think all men and boys should do this starting when the hairs start to grow.
Underarm hair is absolutely disgusting, especially when guys raise their arms and this mass comes crawling out. It holds smell and looks down right hideous. I have shaved under my arms for over a year and absolutely love the feeling and look. I also shave my arms, legs, back, and chest because I do not like excess body hair. Personally, a guy looks so much better smooth than like a bear. I do not understand why people make such a big deal about this; the ridicule I have to go through. I just don't care now. It is your choice; do not be ashamed!
Preference is just that, what one prefers. It doesn't make one something you are not, though it may make others uncomfortable with their own norms. I've shaved or waxed my legs and underarms for almost 30 years because that is what I prefer. I started when I first got into cycling(middle school), and was curious of the leg shaving practice of cyclists. I soon found out it was for looks mainly (vanity in other words) and it certainly doesn't save a cyclist any time in competition. It does feel way better getting a massage though. Personally it feels, looks and smells (underarms) better and my past/current girlfriends find it sexy, all the better. Just being honest here.
Should is such a pompous word to use in answering the "to shave or no to shave the pits" question. Really it should be why not shave them if you want to? Body hair, all body hair, is altered for cosmetic reasons. I like the way my underarms look smooth. I work out, and sweat a lot, and I know hairless pits are easier to keep clean and smelling good...Plus I just like the way it looks :)
I've been wondering this for a long time. Frankly I don't understand why a man shaving his armpits would be considered anything other than an extension of grooming one's hair anyplace else on the body. Admittedly, I tim my chest as well as my area down there, so why not the armpits too? The reduction in body odor is also a good reason to consider shaving as well. Good to know that I'm not in a minority here. I still haven't done it, but at least now I will feel a little more comfortable if I decide to do so...
Shaving, waxing or even laser removal of hair under the arms for men means that when you work out at the gym the smell will not be as offensive as the bacteria causing odours haven't got anywhere to hide. Shower after going to the gym naturally and use a good antipersperant but also get rid of the hair.
I've been shaving completely for about ten years, and now include my armpits. The sensation of being really smooth makes the effort worthwhile. Now, there's less perspiration, less odor and they feel really good. Initially I was concerned about what people might think. It didn't take long to decide I don't particularly care.
I have been shaving my underarms for more than a year now and I have noticed that when I go outside and work and sweat that I don't get nearly as smelly under my arms any more. It is also much easier to apply deoderant without hair getting in the way. I also hate to see men with long armpit hair sticking out from shirts. At least trim it up!!! I see no reason why people think men should not completly shave that area. To me it looks so much nicer.
I don't want society to make me a trucker, besides I'm metro-sexual. I also think that it's clean, and it looks great just like with pubic hair, girls like it because it has a smooth feeling and we don't need that hair there. Sweat gets trapped in the hair, yuck.
Guys should shave their armpits due to the same reason women do. Having hair in armpits is not masculine. They look unclean and unhygienic. I don't see how shaving armpits may be feminine. Shaving legs may be feminine but not armpits or pubic hair. Its being neat and clean. I don't understand why most men don't.
I have my arm pits waxed and it is so clean and comfortable I also have for a while now had a full pubic wax the girl doing my arms suggested it to me while I was not keen at first I had it done and love and everything in that area is waxed
Absolutely men should have their underarms smooth!! I had mine lasered and they have been smooth for years now! Wife loves them smooth also! In fact I had my entire body from the neck down lasered! Pubic hair is GONE!! She loves the feel of me being completely smooth!! They are so much easier to keep clean!
Hair is irritating to the skin, like a burr under a horse's saddle. Armpit hair scratches you every time you swing your arms. When you sit, hair on the back of your thigh presses against the skin. When you lie down, your legs and harms and chest and back rub against the skin. When you wear clothes, the clothes press the hair onto the skin. All these irritations make for a highly agitated state of mind. Think of all the hotbeds of violence around the world and then think of how hairy or non-hairy the people in those regions are. Amazing! I'm surprised no one has ever done a study on it.
A person who can decide for himself on personal issues shows that s/he is comfortable to decide how to live and probably also let live during own life.
Now to the subject, shaving armpits show concern for cleanliness among other things, so one should not contemplate, but just do it!
I find armpit hair on anyone absolutely revolting; besides, hairless pits make guy sexier in my eyes. Also, it's a common practice amongst Malay male youths in Singapore, be they straight or otherwise (Although some choose to be disgusting jokers & choose not to); Islam itself recommends that we shave our armpits every 40 days, though the more frequently we do it, the better.
As a woman I just find hair under their kind of revolting.. So caveman. Where this thought comes from that men who shave under there are less masculine - I don't know. That's old school thinking. It's not attractive, get rid of it! I think if it's light hair trimming short is probably ok, but dark... Shave all the way.
Yeah guys definitely should shave their their pits on occasion so it doesn't get bushy and stays clean. Plus ladies prefer a man that isn't as hairy as a homo erectus (caveman). It feels great to not have a bunch of hair there and you look a lot better without it there.
I've been waxing shaving or using depilitory cream on my armpits for some time now (also pubic hair). At first I was self conscious about it, but soon felt very comfortable lettin anyone see if I raised my arms or communal shower. It made me feel individual and comfortable. Women have liked it and respected it as well as thought it was sexy. It also just feels great and liberating not to have to conform to gender expectations.
I have had 98% of the women who date me and or who are friends tell me they love when men shave their armpits. They also said they were afraid to ask some men to do it for fear of sounding strange. So there you have it. One girl told me that shaved armpits were as big a turn on as when men close shave or totally shave their pubic hair!
I'v been shaving my armpits for the pass 11 years, it make me feel clean and dry. My wife love it as she like to touch and kiss this area when we are intimating. A hairy armpits in a woman is a big turn off for me, even I won't be able to get an erection.
Nobody wants to walk around looking like they have Dr J in a head lock. Plus I can only imagine the smell that a hairy bush puts off. I wouldn't say shave all the way because of the chafeage and razor burn but keep it under an inch long people.
Its so much more comfortable and less sweaty. I love having a shaved pit and lifting my arms for men and women to see I am completely shaved. I shave about every three days, I am married and my wife loves that I shave my arm pits. I hope all men in the U.S. will soon shave too!
I love having a hairless pubic area and underarms! It feels good and is cleaner in my opinion. I like to shave and get waxed. I also wear a micro thong when I'm tanning and exposed hair just does not look good at all. Like all of us, it's just an opinion and personal preference.
1. Hygiene- Hair, especially underarm hair is a haven for bacteria, germs, body odor and moisture. 2. Clothing stains-body sweat can shorten the life span, stain clothing and ruin apparel. 3.Appeal-I find it extremely unappealing to have a person, male or female raise their arm and it looks like a monkey's back.
A man is masculine after puberty not because he has armpit hair or other hair on his body. If he wants to he can do what he wants with his body. Nobody should affect that as its not their body only his. So you cant change his decision about it.
Some men smell really bad, some smell less, but any hair accumulates odor and can turn even a nice guy into a stinky monkey you don't want to be seen next to. Or you might want to be next to this man, but just can't stand the smell.
So whatever helps make you, guys, look and smell nice should be tried and be a part of your personal hygiene routine!
It seems a growing percentage of guys are either trimming or shaving their armpits (and elsewhere). So it now looks "right" to see a guy who is shaved or trimmed under his arms. Just look around at the pool or at the gym. Most guys who keep themselves in shape physically now also keep their pubes under control.
Hi: Its so good to see how more and more guys shave their armpits, I have been doing it for about 2 years now: it feels and looks simply amazing - and I really like to see other men all shaved too:-)
For us men it signifies to other men that we to take good care of our body and that we spend time to look more attractive
I'm a 54 year old straight male and I've been shaving my pits for years for hygienic reasons. I can't use deodorant because the chemicals and I have to use certain shampoos and soaps for the very same reasons. I don't sweat as much. One of my grand fathers shaved his pits because of the same reasons. The sight of armpit hair is very unappealing especially on a woman.
It's a cultural thing. Most men in the U.S. don't shave, in other countries they do. In Brazil it's the norm to shave everything. I was brought up in Brazil and I was taught to shave it all. In this country it's considered a little odd but it's much cleaner. Some women don't like it, others love it. I much prefer to be clean shaved.
Ok, so I'm European, but I honestly think my armpit hair is rather awful. It doesn't smell as bad when shaved, or even trimmed, and it looks neater. Besides, it's more aesthetically... Well, nice to look at, as opposed to a forest of hair popping out of a sleeve, yeah?
I cut my armpit hair very short, not all the way off. I think it doesn't look as strange as shaving my pits clean.
I think it looks better than having a "bush" under my arms.
I use much less deodorant.
I have had no negative reactions from anyone who has seen it.
If I miss a day, it doesn't smell like it used to.
I am male (I'm bisexual) and shave my armpits. I also prefer it shaved on my partner (female and male too). I think it looks much better than unshaven. It feels better when I am shaved and here in Germany most girls like shaved (of course also chest and pubes) or at least trimmed boys.
Started shaving under pits at 55. One of the best things I started doing in years. I am a lot cooler and smell less. My wife told me to trim them a couple of years ago. Shaving is so much better, but if you don't want to shave at least trim them short.
I understand this is a cultural thing but I think it hairy armpits are disgusting looking on men or women
I also notice that I smell less when perspiring like when out in the summer sun or after a workout at the gym or while playing sports of out dancing at night.
Men should shave their armpit hair as its hygienic. I'm a guy and I shave mine and I just hate the sight of long armpit hair that sticks out be it male or female... I find it totally disgusting. A guy doesn't have to be feminine or gay to shave his armpits. Its personal grooming and its hygienic.
Arm pit hair just traps odor, and is unhygienic. If people are waxing their most private and intimate parts, the least you could do is wax the part that gets the most sunlight as well. It's really strange to lift up your arm, and see a giant bush in your pits.
Wax it off, don't shave. Waxing makes it so they won't grow back for 3 weeks or so, while shaving will be really itchy as it grows in. It's uncomfortable.
I am a 52-year-old straight guy who has been removing my armpit hair for several years. I love it. It is much cleaner, my armpits don't smell nearly as much when I sweat, and I have an aversion to anyone who has long pit hair. It just looks awful. At least trim it down! I have NO problem with itching or ingrown hairs. I have tried shaving and epilating. Epilating is very hard at first, but when you continue, there is not as much to pull out at once and you get used to it. Shaving is not hard and takes just a few extra minutes. I don't understand why anyone would want all that hair there! Most guys are just basically lazy, don't have the nerve to do what they want to do and what they know is better. At the same time, they try to act all macho and act like something is wrong with shaving. Why? It looks fine. Now that I've done it a while, I can't imagine having to put deodorant over long hair!
Shaved armpits mean less body odor. Shaved armpits are easier to wash. When you apply deodorant it actually makes it to your skin if you're shaved. Plus, sweat dries more easily if you don't have a jungle under your arm.
Shaved pits also look nicer. Most guys with hairy pits don't groom them in any way, so the hair becomes really unsightly.
It looks cleaner and there's no hairy bush when a guy lifts his arm to wave at you. Manscaping, in all areas, is always appreciated. Trim it, shave it, wax it! Come on boys, we don't like cleaning hairs from the tub or shower. You don't want to clean ours up, do you?
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.
After 10 years of shaving I stopped and nothing got worse. I sweat still same and smell same.
I like seventies, so my decision is more style than anything other. Besides, don't wanna look like a metrosexual...
Suggestion to natural people: Do not shave! Armpit hair is natural. Johny Brouk, Czech
Why shave? The feel.. Sorry men have hair.. Always have always will. Reduces smell? Yes it does, um men should smell like men, not odorless shaved people..
Why waste time dealing with hair in such places that have always been places for it, and not being removed and plucked away.
This is just another way to blur the line between Men and Women. Men are already marginalized in the female centric media and school systems and this is just another way to make men more like women. It is not "manly" for a male to shave off body hair other than on his face unless required for a job, sport or health concern (like surgery). Trimming is part of good hygiene, and is perfectly acceptable.
I am gay and i see it that way, for me is part of a sexual game for fantasy, there a lot of people that are not atractive with the hair that on some other men look very atractive, when you are thinking on having the best sex ever had.
Armpits are armpits. We will continue to groom ourselves to the point of ultimate perfection, which is never possible. We should be happy with the bodies created by evolution or God (depending on belief) but mainly evolution. Hairy armpits can be avoided by not eating the crusts on your bread... Don't shave.
Shaving is fem, men are meant to have hairy arm pits..Women continue to emasculate them with the help of razor companies....Don't buy it. The hair also wicks moisture. Same with pubic hair. Unless a guy has been given gorilla like hair, I just see no reason to get out the razor.
I cannot understand what all the fuss is with men and body hair - or with women for that matter. Armpit hair, public hair, leg and arm hair and men's chest hair is a completely natural function. Why have we all drunk the Kool-Aide from Madison Avenue on shaving off body hair?
Armpit hair serves at least one physiological purpose - to reduce friction between two skin surfaces. I had to have an armpit shaved for a procedure. The sticking together of the two skin surfaces was unbearable. I had to wear a tight t-shirt and could not wear a tank top or go shirtless until it grew back due to the friction.
I can completely understand someone wanting to trim a little if it is unmanageable, but the shaving for fashion seems to be another ploy to part people from more of their money. It also adds to the false belief that people are not good enough unless they alter their bodies for some dubious reason.
My opinion - Take what you like and leave the rest.
I find men with some armpit hair incredibly sexy, as long as they keep it clean. It is one of the places that pheromones cling to and it's a shame to get rid of it. Grooming goes a long way all the way around, but in my opinion removing hair from everywhere is just...Wrong. I like my men all grown up, not children with no hair.