shaved legs........ WTF?

  • transient

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    Aug 12, 2015 10:58 AM GMT
    So, I'v just started noticing the city holidaymakers coming out to the countryside where I live.

    When and where did this idea of men shaving their legs come from.

    Its not just swimmers or cyclists...... its the a bit overweight middle aged Dad too.

    Where are these guys getting this idea from? (I dont have a TV, newspapers or magazines)

    It realy looks odd, especially on Spanish/Portuguese/Brazilian guys who have extremely dark complexion, very thick facial hair etc....... then shaved legs!

    WTF?
  • transient

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    Aug 12, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    26 looks, no comments.

    thread fail?

    nobody cares to comment?

    I'm just interested in where this new idea seems to have come from, and why men would routinely feel the need to shave their legs!?

    Does that not need daily maintenance?

    Where do you stop once you start?
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    Aug 12, 2015 5:54 PM GMT
    I haven't noticed this trend on the east coast. Guys where I'm from tend to behave like men.
  • Crisistunity

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    Aug 12, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    I have noticed it also, it must be some Iberian trend, this year even the heavy bearded dudes are shaving their legs.

    I sure didn't receive the memo where someone made it compulsory icon_lol.gif

  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Aug 12, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    I like it all natural from the neck down.
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    Aug 12, 2015 9:43 PM GMT
    It's really not a new trend. It began decades ago. You're just noticing it? In fact, I thought it was dying out.
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    Aug 12, 2015 9:45 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidIt's really not a new trend. It began decades ago. You're just noticing it? In fact, I thought it was dying out.


    It has died out.....at least where we live. Nothing is more unattractive than a guy with shaved legs.
  • Flrunner

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    Aug 12, 2015 10:18 PM GMT
    Radd said
    UndercoverMan saidIt's really not a new trend. It began decades ago. You're just noticing it? In fact, I thought it was dying out.


    It has died out.....at least where we live. Nothing is more unattractive than a guy with shaved legs.


    I totally disagree. I love the look of well defined smooth legs. Some guys can pull it off and others cant. Lots of guys in my Gym do. "Speaking from years of being around Athletes like Cyclists and Triathletes."
  • Tritimium

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    Aug 12, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
    transient saidSo, I'v just started noticing the city holidaymakers coming out to the countryside where I live.

    When and where did this idea of men shaving their legs come from.

    Its not just swimmers or cyclists...... its the a
    bit overweight middle aged Dad too.

    Where are these guys getting this idea from? (I dont have a TV, newspapers or magazines)

    It realy looks odd, especially on Spanish/Portuguese/Brazilian guys who have extremely dark complexion, very thick facial hair etc....... then shaved legs!

    WTF?


    It's worth mentioning that certain medical conditions can cause this, especially in older men. Two come to mind:

    - peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
    - anterolateral leg alopecia is very common in middle-aged and elderly men but may also occur in women.
  • Flrunner

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    Aug 12, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
    Flrunner said
    Radd said
    UndercoverMan saidIt's really not a new trend. It began decades ago. You're just noticing it? In fact, I thought it was dying out.


    It has died out.....at least where we live. Nothing is more unattractive than a guy with shaved legs.


    I totally disagree. I love the look of well defined smooth legs. Some guys can pull it off and others cant. Lots of guys in my Gym do. "Speaking from years of being around Athletes like Cyclists and Triathletes."



    ....And guys like "muchmorethanmuscle" Hot!
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    Aug 12, 2015 10:43 PM GMT
    I can't imagine having hair all over my legs.

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  • Nakedman1969

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    Aug 12, 2015 11:12 PM GMT
    I have noticed it here in Indiana and I think its stupid.
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    Aug 12, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    Bad idea.
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    Aug 13, 2015 12:14 AM GMT
    I shaved my balls and pubes once and when the hair started to grow back it was hell. Why would anyone shave ON PURPOSE any part of their body? Also shaved legs dont even look good in a man, imagine all that hair growing back, that alone is painful-itchy enough not to do it.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 13, 2015 12:31 AM GMT
    Flrunner said
    Radd said
    UndercoverMan saidIt's really not a new trend. It began decades ago. You're just noticing it? In fact, I thought it was dying out.


    It has died out.....at least where we live. Nothing is more unattractive than a guy with shaved legs.


    I totally disagree. I love the look of well defined smooth legs. Some guys can pull it off and others cant. Lots of guys in my Gym do. "Speaking from years of being around Athletes like Cyclists and Triathletes."
    +1icon_biggrin.gif
  • jeepguySD

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    Aug 13, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    HolyHex001 saidI haven't noticed this trend on the east coast. Guys where I'm from tend to behave like men.


    So are you stating that men who groom themselves are not behaving like men? I would hope that by now we, as a society, are a bit more open minded about personal grooming. If there's something about yourself that you don't like, and can change it, then by all means change it. That why I lift weights: I hated being skinny.

    I know a 6'5", 230 pound, all muscle, former Marine, and current border patrol agent. He is straight, and the epitome of manly, yet he shaves almost his entire body because he simply prefers the aesthetic of a smooth body. No one who's ever met him would say that he's anything but all man.

    If a man prefers the aesthetic of a shaved chest, or arms, or legs, or whatever -- even if you don't find it attractive -- that doesn't mean he isn't behaving like a man.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 13, 2015 12:56 AM GMT
    jeepguySD said
    HolyHex001 saidI haven't noticed this trend on the east coast. Guys where I'm from tend to behave like men.


    So are you stating that men who groom themselves are not behaving like men? I would hope that by now we, as a society, are a bit more open minded about personal grooming. If there's something about yourself that you don't like, and can change it, then by all means change it. That why I lift weights: I hated being skinny.

    I know a 6'5", 230 pound, all muscle, former Marine, and current border patrol agent. He is straight, and the epitome of manly, yet he shaves almost his entire body because he simply prefers the aesthetic of a smooth body. No one who's ever met him would say that he's anything but all man.

    If a man prefers the aesthetic of a shaved chest, or arms, or legs, or whatever -- even if you don't find it attractive -- that doesn't mean he isn't behaving like a man.
    Exactly, +200,000
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    Aug 13, 2015 1:20 AM GMT
    What good is working hard to get a defined body just to cover up the definition with hair? icon_wink.gif
  • gary954

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    Aug 13, 2015 3:48 AM GMT
    I know it's not for everyone, but to me nothing is sexier than a smooth hairless man!!icon_razz.gificon_razz.gif
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    Aug 13, 2015 3:55 AM GMT
    I like waxing better. It lasts longer, hurts like a bitch though...
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    Aug 13, 2015 3:55 AM GMT
    Dennis92 saidI like waxing better. It lasts longer, hurts like a bitch though...
    Bitches don't hurt. Pain does. And pain is funner than bitches. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 13, 2015 4:10 AM GMT
    I used to trim my hairy legs. Tanned, trimmed and trust me they seemed to get more attention than ever!

    The other day, I was at an informal presentation. I had my tight H&M muscle T, denim shorts, ankle socks, hot nike shoes and this time I let my hairy legs go! That's right. No trim or anything.......well, I had the ladies looking BIG TIME and I made a huge hit.
    Moral of the story?? Let yourself be natural.
    #letsmakeadeal
    #Iwin
    #nofail
    #sexy

    This was a first, but hey, it's hot in Phoenix!!! icon_evil.gif
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Aug 13, 2015 4:12 AM GMT
    If a dude chooses to shave his legs, well, more power to him.

    This is a bit of a cultural trait in Spain. Guys are very focused on showing how they'll do anything to look "good". They shave a bit of their eyebrows, tend to use more makeup than in other parts of Europe, etc.

    Personally, even a hottest dude is a turn off for me if his behaviour or his looks suggest that he is sweating it. Look good, but never allow the impression that you are putting too much work into it, and that you are artificially enhancing it.

    SC
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    Aug 13, 2015 4:55 AM GMT
    2Bnaked saidI used to trim my hairy legs. Tanned, trimmed and trust me they seemed to get more attention than ever!

    The other day, I was at an informal presentation. I had my tight H&M muscle T, denim shorts, ankle socks, hot nike shoes and this time I let my hairy legs go! That's right. No trim or anything.......well, I had the ladies looking BIG TIME and I made a huge hit.
    Moral of the story?? Let yourself be natural.
    #letsmakeadeal
    #Iwin
    #nofail
    #sexy

    This was a first, but hey, it's hot in Phoenix!!! icon_evil.gif
    Ladies looking don't count. When you get the guys looking, that's when it matters. icon_wink.gif
  • BloodFlame

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    Aug 13, 2015 5:19 AM GMT
    I don't see the big deal really. If you don't like men with shaved legs or shaved bodies in general, don't date them. There are plenty of hairy men around.