A few generations ago, male body hair was the sign of masculinity, as was pipe-smoking and mutton chops. As body image for men has changed, male body hair removal has become mainstream. What are the best ways for men to get rid of unwanted hair?
When it comes to hair removal, yanking out unwanted hair on any part of the body can be excruciating, even for the toughest of men. And depending on the hairy body part in question, the process feel like downright torture.
Here are the hair removal choices available to men, which coincidentally, are the same ones women have been using forever:
Attitudes have changed towards male body hair for aesthetics reasons as well as for hygiene reasons. Back in cave-man days, body hair was useful for retaining heat close to the skin. And body odor was possibly considered to be an attractive scent.
Today, the furrier you are, the more showers are required to get rid of sweat and trapped body odors. However, frequent showering can lead to dry skin. Going smooth helps the skin breath and the body to remain cool. And you won't feel like a piece of human sandpaper to your partner.
Removing body hair is not new for some men. It's been a ritual for athletes to eliminate wind resistance (track & field), to reduce water resistance (swimmers) and to prevent chafing (cyclists). When was the last time you saw hairy gymnasts or bodybuilders in competition?
The effectiveness of any hair removal treatment depends on many things:
Sometimes guys need a little help. When it comes to male body hair removal, first talk to your doctor or dermatologist and then start sampling the different methods to find an effective one that fits within your pain tolerance and budget.