We all have our preferences about body hair, and there seems to be much discussion in social media lately about men and their hairiness! I personally, don’t mind a well groomed man. I believe that if I have to keep myself clean and shaven, why shouldn’t my guy? I guess the summer’s heat has gotten women in a frenzy and now many men are taking to Instagram with what they are calling “mankini” waxes. It’s a beautiful thing, when men must see how much work it is for us women to keep ourselves together. The time, energy, and PAIN!
On a more serious note, there are many benefits to men keeping themselves clean and shaven!
1. Gym Biohazard
If you are a gym rat, shaving your armpits may surprisingly be your newest favorite thing. The hair under the arms will likely make you sweat more, which will in turn my you smell more. The hair is also not cleanest under there. After a few good weight lifts you are breaking a sweat, and the hair will hold on to that odor all day until you give a thorough cleaning.
2. Looks Healthier
Shaving your privates may be an out of the question topic for most men, but a well groomed crotch looks cleaner, and well, is simply just more inviting. Many men have also said that their trimmed/shaven crotches makes their erection look bigger. I guess engrossed pubic hair tends to hide what you’re really packing!
Clean shaven legs and arms show off that muscles definition you worked so hard for. According to image consultant Aaron Marino, “Most guys are not interested in completely shaving their legs, but they will take the length and bulk down with a groomer attachment. Just so the leg hair isn’t crazy, bushy and long. It’s purely aesthetic. In the fitness world, it’s not as taboo for men to remove body hair. “
There are several options for male hair removal. Many salons across the country are now offering waxing services catered toward men now. The benefit is that waxing lasts longer, and often gets you a smoother result. On the other hand razor shaving will save you some money, and can be done on your own. Remember if you are going to shave, to run the razor upward, and keep the blade parallel to the floor. Make sure to exfoliate the skin and moisturize afterwards. This will not only add a nice finishing touch to your work, but will help fight off pesky ingrown hairs!