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Old 01-23-2013, 04:49 AM
 
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Why are most Boomers opposed to trimming or even shaving body hair. My MIL was horrified when she found out that her daughter shaved her arms (I could only imagine her opinion if she knew what else). It seems that most Boomers feel this way. Generation X seems to be on board with overall body hair control while the Gen Y seem to just be shaving everything away. But back to the initial point, why are Boomers so opposed to at least basic grooming. I swear whenever I use the mens room I see hair in the urinal that is longer than my head hair. Pretty gross if you ask me.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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Why are the newer generations so preoccupied with removing all of their hair? That's what I don't get. I think the older generation says that they groom and trim when necessary but removal of all of your hair is weird. I don't mind saying it. I think don't think these people are not concerned with hygiene and/or appearance, it's just that you learn to accept who you are, make adjustments as necessary and then go on with your day. All this shaving is itchy and time consuming. I'm not saying you should go around be unkempt (although if that's your preference...)but from my perspective, some of that stuff is just weird and unnecessary.

As a personal preference, the smoother the guy is, the more pansy I think he is...because he went out of his way to be hairless. I'm not talking about the face...but everything else? It's weird and slightly un-masculine. I'm not judging anyone though...if they want to take those steps, then by all means...your MIL probably just doesn't see the need for shaving arms.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Why are most Boomers opposed to trimming or even shaving body hair. My MIL was horrified when she found out that her daughter shaved her arms (I could only imagine her opinion if she knew what else). It seems that most Boomers feel this way. Generation X seems to be on board with overall body hair control while the Gen Y seem to just be shaving everything away. But back to the initial point, why are Boomers so opposed to at least basic grooming. I swear whenever I use the mens room I see hair in the urinal that is longer than my head hair. Pretty gross if you ask me.
What does shaving or trimming body hair have to do with grooming?

I think the razor bumps on women who shave their pubic area is pretty gross if you ask me.

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Why are the newer generations so preoccupied with removing all of their hair? That's what I don't get. I think the older generation says that they groom and trim when necessary but removal of all of your hair is weird. I don't mind saying it. I think don't think these people are not concerned with hygiene and/or appearance, it's just that you learn to accept who you are, make adjustments as necessary and then go on with your day. All this shaving is itchy and time consuming. I'm not saying you should go around be unkempt (although if that's your preference...)but from my perspective, some of that stuff is just weird and unnecessary.

As a personal preference, the smoother the guy is, the more pansy I think he is...because he went out of his way to be hairless. I'm not talking about the face...but everything else? It's weird and slightly un-masculine. I'm not judging anyone though...if they want to take those steps, then by all means...your MIL probably just doesn't see the need for shaving arms.
You stated this much more politely compared to what I was thinking.
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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My mom(s) and auntie's are all pro "grooming" and they are in their 60s and 70s.

Not so much waxing and stuff though. They are very aware that we remove hair in a variety of ways. The only thing that surprised my mom was that guys do their nether regions too, and all she had to say was "it's about time!"
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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Maybe the next generation will think we are all weird for being opposed to removing our eyebrows. Because hair is sooooooo groooooooosssssssss, right?
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:39 PM
 
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Reminds me of the anal bleaching conversation.

Man o man could this thread go south quick.

Nothing wrong with a little fluff in my book.

Not big on the hirsute look either so I'd vote for high and tight.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:09 PM
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New born babies and children before pubertry are hairless. Adults aren't. Hair does not preculde grooming or we'd all be shaving our heads.

Guys that shave it all off just look plastic. If I was going to date, that would be a total no no. Those who need it all shaved away would make me wonder about them. Women who save their *arms* need some body image therapy. Give me a furry chest. Certainly other places.

I like hairy chins too.

Men that waste time turning themselves into 'babies' are not real men in my book.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Reminds me of the anal bleaching conversation.
Holy mother of peroxide!
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:12 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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This was a fashionable look in the 70s.

This was a generation that let it 'all hang out.' I kind of like the natural aesthetic of the 60s btw. I do think it's taken a bit too far these days, not that I find a smooth body unaesthetic.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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New born babies and children before pubertry are hairless. Adults aren't. Hair does not preculde grooming or we'd all be shaving our heads.

Guys that shave it all off just look plastic. If I was going to date, that would be a total no no. Those who need it all shaved away would make me wonder about them. Women who save their *arms* need some body image therapy. Give me a furry chest. Certainly other places.

I like hairy chins too.

Men that waste time turning themselves into 'babies' are not real men in my book.
Actually babies in the womb have a fine coating of hair which falls off prior to birth. Interestingly baby girls are hairier than baby boys. Babies and children are not completely hairless, and their hairiness depends on genetics. I once saw a 6 year old boy with very noticeable back hair (he was of Middle Eastern background) was surprised me since I thought that sort of hair was a post-puberty thing! I've also seen some girls and boys with noticeable hair on their arms and legs.
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