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#63085 - 06/04/09 01:59 AM Re: men shaving legs?? **** [Re: James W. Walker VII]
LAgirl Offline

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Yes, most will just require parental consent.

Btw, be sure you understand that you'll still develop more hair in the next 10+ years...really until you're in your late 20s. You can start now, but just be prepared for touchups down the line for any new hair your body develops due to hormones.

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#63091 - 06/04/09 10:24 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: MaelstromX]
Aliciadarling Offline
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Originally Posted By: MaelstromX
Oh I remember so vividly on my thirteenth birthday that I looked down at the ground to pick up a ten dollar bill that had just been laying about. Of course I figured it was my lucky day and took it, but in the action I noticed my legs. Hairy. Coarse black hair. Repulsive. It wasn't much of a surprise to most though that I had it, at thirteen, five foot ten and one-hundred and sixty pounds of mostly muscle, and most were more than certain that puberty had hit and my low voice only making it more apparent.

Unlike other the kids like me who also had body hair I didn't accept it, I found it - as stated - very unappealing, as did most girls. So one day I had, had enough and had a talk with my mother. She made my father go get a shaving razor. I was so happy as I shaved that black monstrosity to hell and I was not disappointed. My legs were smooth and finally the girls started to comment on my looks, some even saying they liked me but didn't like the fur. I wasn't really surprised.

From that day I have kept up my leg shaving, armpit, and at times happy-trail removing routine. Though I am planning on soon taking the leap to waxing, and hopefully I can get LHR = Laser Hair Removal. It would save time and I could do things I wanted.

And although I do enjoy not only the feel but also the lack in body odor. I also took up swimming and I really enjoy it, as well as some mountain climbing and biking. Honestly I'm glad I made the change to hairless, though my father would say otherwise. He finds it feminine but I like it and that's all that matters.

And most men I've met that shave their legs are the same as me, Heterosexual. So I find it stereotypical that some would say I am gay because I like to keep myself well groomed.


Congratulations for having the courage to just be yourself in spite of societal
prejudices and pressures to conform. It took me a long time to get past those
prejudices and find the courage to just live my life.

Never let anyone take that away from you.

Good luck with your hair removal quest.


#63280 - 06/13/09 03:06 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: Aliciadarling]
BRR Offline
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Posts: 135
And another thing, which doesn't have anything to do with hair removal methods, I am impressed at your ability to express yourself in the written form at such a young age. I was surprise you are only fifteen. I appreciate the fact you know how to use the shift key and captilize letters, especially at the beginning of sentences. This certainly gives the impression of having intelligence.

#63597 - 06/26/09 01:12 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: BRR]
MaelstromX Offline

Registered: 06/03/09
Posts: 6
Whew sorry for not responding to any of you, I've been very busy with work and staying in shape this summer. So I would just like to thank you all for answering my questions and giving me your congratulations and or support.

To BRR: Well I rather enjoy hearing that, I'd rather be known as an intelligent being rather than a 'dumb teen'.

#63847 - 07/06/09 07:33 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: MaelstromX]
Cedicst Offline

Registered: 07/06/09
Posts: 1
Hello all,
I'm new here, but this is a matter I've considered several times ever since my teens, because I come from a family of mildly hairy guys: little chest hair to speak of, no back hair, but very dark, dense leg and arm hair, which I've always found totally disgusting. At 17 I took the plunge and shaved it all off, first using a trimmer and then going back to shave it clean. I still remember the feeling that first time, actually feeling clean! Anyway, very soon after, my mother found out, she wasn't blind after all, and I got the reprimanding of my life. "Guys" didn't do that! She was so concerned that people would notice, that they'd make fun, etc, she made me wear jeans (in the midsummer) until it all grew back in.
Anyway, since then, I've never done it again, and at 23, I'm a bit ticked at myself that I never have, so when I stumbled on this board a few days ago, I figure now, I'm an adult, and I've come to conclusion that I simply hate body hair, at least on myself. On some guys, it can look okay, but for me, I want no part of it. So, I've purchased a trimmer and epilator from Amazon which should arrive in a few days.

But, I have a question if you all wouldn't mind helping me out. I realize, with the thickness, and length of my body hair, I certainly need to trim it down first, but how long does it need to be so the epilator will still grab onto the hair? (I'll be using the Braun Soft Perfection model, if it matters.)

Thanks for any help or extra advice!


#64990 - 08/17/09 01:04 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: Cedicst]
inquisitive Offline

Registered: 08/17/09
Posts: 1
Thank goodness i found a forum to discuss about my shaving issue. I have had alot of body hair, especially my entire legs. I used to shave it off using Nair, Nad creams that burn and smell. The problem is that it grows back with itchy red bumps. Also, i actually truly don't want to shave it all off since i still want that manly look, but the problem is i have an abundance and the length of each hair averages close to 2 inches. I have tried shaving my legs with baby oil with little success. It will shave some parts and still leave hair on other parts of my legs, thus it looks awkward with uneven spots. I want to have an evenly less distributed look. Is trimming the way to go? If so, is the Norelco body groom good for that? Also, if i do trim, what is the best way to do it since my hair lies down on my legs above the knee? Maybe get it wet and dry off allowing it to stand more? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thank God i found this forum since other forums i've seen were more of men getting bald issues!

p.s: btw, i am a guy not gal.

Edited by inquisitive (08/17/09 01:06 AM)

#66048 - 09/18/09 08:13 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: mr_smooth65]
bxkxrxxx Offline

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 2
I am male and shave my legs.

My advice for guys frustrated by hair removal ...

1. If you cannot afford epilators or laser
2. If you cannot afford / have courage to wax
3. If you cannot afford / have bad experiences with creams
4. And if you HATE the ugly red bumps from shaving
|> Then do like me and shave your legs with the grain. Which means don't go up, go down. A lot of people go against the grain and complain about how knicked up they get ... but I now NEVER get those red bumps. Even knees won't knick (bended - WITH THE GRAIN). Your legs will look smooth and feel smooth when you rub downwards. The only con is when you feel them upwards it's a tiny bit hairy because the shave isn't the closest, but it's not at all noticeable even upclose. It only takes a couple minutes to do it, wet or dry a few times a week. NOTE: before trying this you need short hair (razor won't even touch grain if hair is long), so use nair or something first if your hair is super long, THEN as it grows back you have access to this quick, easy, effective shaving trick! And thankfully it doesn't grow back like a cactus for some reason. That's my suggestion and I can answer any ?s about it too!! =)

#66049 - 09/18/09 08:47 AM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: bxkxrxxx]
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Electric buzz clippers or electric beard trimmers would be better than Nair type products.
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#66055 - 09/18/09 12:07 PM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: James W. Walker VII]
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Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest.

#66060 - 09/18/09 07:39 PM Re: men shaving legs?? [Re: dfahey]
bxkxrxxx Offline

Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 2
Nair for men (the 8 min one) always works for me, but it's too expensive and runs out quick.

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