Who decided that hairless was better?

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    Jun 15, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    I am just constantly amazed by the number of men these days who shave/wax/remove the hair from their chests, stomachs and face (not to mention other body parts). Where the hell did this start? I am just curious why everyone seems to feel like they have to be hairless, unless they are a "bear"
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:34 PM GMT
    I'm addicted to the way muscle feels. Hair gets in the way.
  • rnch

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    Jun 15, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    this "trend" was prolly started by a bitter, smooth, "body hair challenged" boi who wanted to get back at those guys who have body hair that he desired but sadly could not grow. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    LOL @ rnch. It probably was. Its funny though that its not just gay guys anymore. A lot of my straight friends are doing it too.
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    Jun 15, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    OMG!! Imagine that!!! People have different tastes and different ideas of what's attractive. I'm SHOCKED.

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    Jun 15, 2010 4:14 PM GMT
    I wax on and off.

    I don't dislike my chest hair, but during the summer time, it gets really uncomfortable and itchy. Especially considering it can grow long and pretty thick. Sorry if doesn't 'appeal' to everyone...icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
    i wondered how long it would take the smart @$$ to set in on this thread... not long apparently.

    I understand that people have different tastes, however the point is that those who believe that "hairless is better" seem to have become a majority based on "something"... i guess i just wonder what that "something" is and where it came from and why people feel like its okay to just jump up and say, "well you have hair on your chest so you don't fit the 'look'"
  • nicelyproport...

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    Jun 15, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    From time to time I toy with the idea of removing my chest hair, but shaved chests aren't smooth to the touch -- they actually feel rougher than unshaved chests -- and waxing is ridiculously painful.
  • rnch

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    Jun 15, 2010 5:11 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]RawrIy said:.... was at a party before where a bunch of the drunk straight boys stripped down and had socks over their junk. They not only shave their bodies but all of their pubic hair too! Who told them that was a good idea? I have the pics to prove it too![/quote] "this thread is useless without pics" icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    Ah its nothing new really. The Romans removed hair from their bodies a lot, because it was considered "clean".

    I know a lot of guys in my sport remove their body hair, because it makes it a bit easier to slide out of holds, when the blood and sweat are on ya.

    And then some dudes like to remove it, to show off their muscle definition more, and most girls don't like all the body hair on guys.
  • hikerC

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    Jun 15, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    I am so thankful for my hairy chest! I wouldn't dream of shaving/waxing it off! I must admit though that I have buzzed it with my electric razor on the highest setting on sunny days when I wanted to get a tan on my chest, but thats it! I love how it looks on me, and I especially love how it looks on other guys!
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    Jun 15, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    I don't get it, either. I think it's a turn off (unless it is natural) and I wouldn't do it to myself.
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    Jun 15, 2010 5:24 PM GMT
    some trimming helps with revealing definition, shaving is gross though
  • metta

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    Jun 15, 2010 5:25 PM GMT
    I let my 2 chest hairs grow for a while then every once in a while I just pull them because it looks silly. icon_redface.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:04 PM GMT
    If I could grow a full beard, I would. But I'm follicle-ly challenged. icon_lol.gif

    I shave my head and my legs because it really sucks running with all that hair, especially during the summer. Hair pretty much acts like a sponge and holds on to your sweat.

    As for other guys, I don't care. I like hairy guys as much as I like smooth guys. However, I have to say that if you got a nice body, why hide it under all that fur? I think moderate trimming is perfectly fine for hairy guys. If they want to go all the way and shave/wax, then that's fine too. It's their body and they can do whatever they want.
  • Iluros

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    Jun 15, 2010 6:10 PM GMT
    Well, in modern culture it's actually a recent-ish result of marketing by none other than Gillette, if I'm not mistaken.

    I guess they sell more razors if they're able to sell the "hairless" look as aesthetically appealing.
  • metta

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    Jun 15, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    Iluros saidWell, in modern culture it's actually a recent-ish result of marketing by none other than Gillette, if I'm not mistaken.

    I guess they sell more razors if they're able to sell the "hairless" look as aesthetically appealing.


    Actually, I think that Gillette just found a market for a trend that was already there.If you want to blame anyone, blame the body builders, the swimmers, the runners, the people who go on those bike races, etc. I think that it actually started in sports and expanded from there. And there is nothing wrong with it. To each there own. I just wish that it would not upset the people with hair fetishes. It is not like everyone is doing it. I have seen some people at the gym and on the beach with back hair you could braid.
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:19 PM GMT
    I did. I make all such decisions. And they are non-appealable. So get used to it.
  • Iluros

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    Jun 15, 2010 6:22 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Iluros saidWell, in modern culture it's actually a recent-ish result of marketing by none other than Gillette, if I'm not mistaken.

    I guess they sell more razors if they're able to sell the "hairless" look as aesthetically appealing.


    Actually, I think that Gillette just found a market for a trend that was already there.If you want to blame anyone, blame the body builders, the swimmers, the runners, the people who go on those bike races, etc. I think that it actually started in sports and expanded from there. And there is nothing wrong with it. To each there own. I just wish that it would not upset the people with hair fetishes. It is not like everyone is doing it. I have seen some people at the gym and on the beach with back hair you could braid.


    As is the case with all marketing, in order to make a trend mainstream it must be expanded from the fringe/underground. I don't think that contradicts my initial statement.
  • got2get2it

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    Jun 15, 2010 6:52 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI let my 2 chest hairs grow for a while then every once in a while I just pull them because it looks silly. icon_redface.gif


    ditto. If the trend ever goes back to hairy, I'm screwed. icon_cry.gif
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    paedophiles
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:54 PM GMT
    trimming FTW tbh...
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:55 PM GMT
    I'm not happy unless I'm coughing up hairballs the next day. I find smoothness to be awkward. No razors please!
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    Jun 15, 2010 7:06 PM GMT
    Smooth is only attractive if its NATURAL. I only trim, but only shave my balls. If a guy doesnt like hair than thats his problem not mine.
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    Jun 15, 2010 7:17 PM GMT
    Who cares? It works for some and not for others.