Men Shaving... I'll never understand

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  1. Tony Flow MMMM

    Tony Flow MMMM Supporting Member

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    Ill never understand this concept of men shaving. I currently have to for work (not for long) and never understood people who purposely do this for their own appearance. I think it's stupid to make a man look more feminine. Why wasn't this viewed as some sort of cross dressing 200 years ago and shunned?i might as well wear a shirt and paint my toes.
     
  2. shackled

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    I hate shaving. My beard gets trimmed every couple months and that's it.
     
  3. Truktek2

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    It's itchy and I don't like the feeling of a possum sleeping on my face, ergo I shave. Damn hipsters ;)
     
  4. paradog

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    Without looking up the history of shaving....

    Shaving would be considered something done by the elite or wealthy as a way of removing the "wild" look of facial hair. You should also consider the personal hygene aspects of shaving over having a beard (not necessarly in modern days). I would also think that shaving was a way of distingishing one self from any connection with specific religious affiliation (ie. muslim or jewish).

    that's all I can suggest without going to google...
     
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  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Supporting Member

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    Au contraire, men have shaved ever since they figured out how to chip a sharp bit of flint off a block. There has ALWAYS been a swinging pendulum of fashion about whether it's more masculine to go hairy or clean. In the Middle Ages, for instance, men shaved around the year 1000, then around 1150-1250 it became fashionable to grow a beard (and long hair), and by 1400 they had gone back to being clean-shaven again.

    Looking like a caveman is not the same thing as looking masculine. Do you want women to look more like "real" women and not shave their pits and legs?
     
  7. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Thou shall not F*** up the groove Supporting Member

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    Well I'm glad I can shave my beard and mustache away. If there's something I do not like, is a un-shaved face.. Blegh!
     
  8. LarryO

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    can't get an airtight seal on your gas mask with facial hair
     
  9. Chebass88

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    Yeah, I don't mind.
     
  10. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

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    The stuff that I grow on my face isn't even close to qualifying as a beard, ergo I shave. :(
     
  11. DwaynieAD

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    Some men teach their sons to shave, others teach them to be men.
     
  12. onosson

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    I love growing out my facial hair, but I hate the feeling of food in my moustache (which would grow long enough to cover my mouth if I let it). I eat several times a day, but only need to shave a couple times a week. That's the beginning and end of it for me.
     
  13. carlos840

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    +1

    It takes me two weeks to grow anything remotely beardy, and still then it is full of holes and hairless patches and i look like a dirty hobo!

    Shaving it is, every two to three days.

    Also, i wet shave and really enjoy doing it!
     
  14. mbelue

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    I think some of us "should" shave and some of us "should not" shave. Based on whats best for your skin.
    I had a job for a few years where shaving was mandatory. Huge safety issue, dealing with deadly gases and such. Shaving every day destroyed my skin, didn't matter how I did it, just bad.
    New job, no safety concerns, no shaving, great skin. Some of us are just built to have the scruff, some not so much.
     
  15. NOAH_FX

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    Personally i can't grow a beard... and if my Dad's any idication, i never will be able to. So i shave because it looks better than having a 17 year old's beard.. at 25:bag:
     
  16. VitalSigns

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    I'm 17 and mine comes back in just a few days... :atoz:
     
  17. AaronMB

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    Right. Trends come and go but back in WWI it was a 'requirement' or your gas mask didn't work. The idea stuck.
     
  18. Kawai-chang

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    Mine now comes in grey, so I shave it to maintain my youthful look.
     
  19. 96tbird

    96tbird This Indian movie is really boring man.

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    When I have the urge to have hair on my face I go do... Never mind. My wife is smiling at me, gotta go.
     
  20. bassteban

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    I usually go schmoov, except for certain times each month (*wink wink*).
     
  21. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Ask most woman why men have to shave :meh:
     

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