Armpit Hair

Discussion in 'Off-topic Discussion' started by NothingMoreNothingLess, Jul 25, 2022.

  1. NothingMoreNothingLess

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    A little background. I am kind of hairy. I have always been stinky and sweaty in the armpit region if my hair grew more than a quarter of an inch. Deodorant from old spice has always helped me but I wanted to minimize how many times I used it in a day. Trimming with an electric beard trimmer was my go-to but I would have to do it once a week and sometimes my skin would get irritated.

    The past few months I have been using hair removal cream on my armpits and the results have been amazing for me. I have been thinking of trying waxing next.

    My question is if it’s weird for a male to use hair removal cream/wax for his armpits? I’m curious to read what the male and female fapstonauts have to say.

    I am doing this solely for me because it makes me feel comfortable. I don’t like to be stinky and super sweaty when I do activities. Some of the women I have went on dates with when I used the hair removal cream didn’t seem to mind when they saw my smooth armpits but I have a feeling that there is a bad social stigma on straight men who wax or remove their hair with cream. For my genital area hair, I just trim with scissors and leave a quarter of an inch for no bacteria to be harbored, for my own comfort, and for my sexual partners to have comfort when we are engaging in sexual activities that require consistent rubbing in that area from skin-to-skin contact. My forearms and legs are extremely hairy and I keep it that way.
     
  2. A Conqueror

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    Do whatever makes you feel comfortable man. I personally don't mind having hair on my armpits, but it's also not excessive hair. Regarding the odor, if that's the issue, you might try quitting using any deodorant at all, I stopped applying anything on my armpits years ago and I don't stink. Initially of course i did but after a few weeks i stopped smelling bad after sweating, of course you have to shower everyday and rinse well your armpits.
     
  3. she-dernatinus

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    It can be quite difficult to deal with body odor. You shouldn't mind the social stigma if your concern is hygiene , keeping hair in warm and moist body region can increase the chance for bacterial growth, and the apparition of unbearable smells.

    I have this problem too, since my armpit hair along with my excessive sweating give me quite the trouble when accomodating my personal smells. But after shaving it, it becomes more managable.
     
  4. she-dernatinus

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    but how did you do that ? is such a thing even possible ?
     
  5. A Conqueror

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    No idea exactly how it works but it works. I'm not the only one who has done it. I do it because it's more practical for me, not having to worry about odor. I assume bacteria or something is produced more when your body is used to receiving deodorant chemicals, so when you stop using it the normal levels of whatever makes you stink go back to baseline. So maybe it's not like my body got used to not using deodorant, it's that it got used to using deodorant in the first place. But thats just a general guess of mine, i'm no scientist
     
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  6. MLMVSS

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    I used to shave or trim everything except my head when I was more active in sport. Most athletes do for aesthetics or for enhancing performance, so it’s nothing out of the ordinary.
     
  7. MrPriest

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    There you go, you do you mate, who cares about what anyone else think if you are comfortable with it.

    Nonsense hahahaha
     
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  8. WalkingForward

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    If I had the time and energy, I would remove all hair from my body except for my beard and eyebrows. I used to just be hairy, but now I sometimes trim my body hair a bit, feels fresher.
     
  9. I saw "armpit hair". Can't wait to talk about that. Ok, I'm done. Later.
     
  10. NothingMoreNothingLess

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    Thanks for the constructive feedback folks. I will probably try waxing in a few days because I have read that when you wax the hair grows back equally without that sticking feeling you get from the cream.

    I’ve been taking care of my physical appearance lately and even started using skincare products each night. My skin has become much better too with the addition of NoFap’s benefits on the skin.
     
  11. You talk about body hair, and I do want to mention it.

    I always had really super hairy legs, but hardly any on my torso.
    It looked so bizarre.

    So I started to shave my legs because I hated the Chewbacca look
    in the summer with shorts. Nasty.

    I don't shave my legs, like a woman with cream and all that,
    I just kind of scrape on it once in a while, leaving patches.
    I'm not trying to make the Rockettes, just trying to even things out.

    But I did at one time shave my whole body hair off, below the head.
    I started to think that if any of the hairs had any kind of toxins
    that didn't get clean from showers, they could really build up.

    Hair is known to make someone's health at risk because it
    creates a vacuum in the surrounding medium,
    from the concentration gradient.
    A passing bacteria or toxin that would graze the skin
    will normally continue to move away from the body,
    but a hair will pull it in, like a gravitational pull.
    Even if this toxin wouldn't have touched the hair,
    it has a small field around it.

    That's why I have always been astounded to watch southern
    dinks wear beards and long hair and wear masks.
    They are attracting bacteria and viruses to themselves,
    and would be safer to have shaved and not wear a mask.
    But you can't reason with ignorant people.
     
  12. IGY

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    I've been searching around to find support for this statement and have found none. Can you provide a reference please?
     
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  13. Man that is way old information. It was a tidbit that came up in anatomy way back when, out of that gigantic textbook.
     
  14. IGY

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    Yeah, I do not think that is current. A bit naughty to state it as a fact man. ;)
     
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  15. It is a fact. A human hair pulls surrounding microbes in the air towards it.
     
  16. MLMVSS

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    Hair does add extra surface area for bacteria and viruses to be on, but unless you’re putting your hair in your mouth, it’s not making you sicker. They still have to pass through the skin, mucous membranes, etc. it’s not like having them on your skin magically makes you sick, else everyone would be in the hospital with Staph infections.
     
  17. IGY

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    Thanks @MLMVSS. Let's keep it real. :rolleyes:
     
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  18. A Conqueror

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    Microbes are part of us
     
  19. NothingMoreNothingLess

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    At least I didn’t ask about my butt hair. I look like a Sasquatch in that area. I’ve been strongly considering removing the hair some way since sometimes my
    feces gets stuck in the hair by the area it exits.
    Not sure if anyone else gets this problem. I heard a Brazilian wax fixes the problem since a razor can cause skin infection there to do the tears and fecal matter, plus a razor in that region sounds scary.
     
  20. Just use a razor in the shower. You don't have to get it all the first day.