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Old 07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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My untested unproven theory on the whole facial/body hair is that men who typically sport it do so to hide a round face/double chin/gut.

This was the case for me when I had higher body fat. My face just looked really fat and my double chin was clearly visible without facial hair so I always kept a permanent five o clock shadow. Same with my chest/stomach hair, if I shaved it it seemed to pronounce my gut more so than leaving the hair on.

Now after losing over 10lbs, my face has gotten more slender and my jawline a bit more visible, I seem more apt to shave often. I think the women who hate hair on men perhaps know the hair "tricks" men use to hide unsightly body fat so they want to see what they're working with physique wise.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:12 AM
 
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When i see a man with stubble i think 'too lazy to shave'. Now if its a guy with a well kept beard then fine. Of course theres that fine line between 'too lazy to shave' and 'growing a beard' so in the end you pretty much have to shrug it off and go about your business. Rent is still due on the 1st whether some guy has facial hair or not.
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: CA, U.S.A.
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My untested unproven theory on the whole facial/body hair is that men who typically sport it do so to hide a round face/double chin/gut.

This was the case for me when I had higher body fat. My face just looked really fat and my double chin was clearly visible without facial hair so I always kept a permanent five o clock shadow. Same with my chest/stomach hair, if I shaved it it seemed to pronounce my gut more so than leaving the hair on.

Now after losing over 10lbs, my face has gotten more slender and my jawline a bit more visible, I seem more apt to shave often. I think the women who hate hair on men perhaps know the hair "tricks" men use to hide unsightly body fat so they want to see what they're working with physique wise.
You're using your own experience to make a sweeping generalization.~

Your statement may be true about you, but I believe there are as many reasons to not shave as there are to shave.~
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Old 07-04-2014, 10:16 PM
 
Location: CA, U.S.A.
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When i see a man with stubble i think 'too lazy to shave'. Now if its a guy with a well kept beard then fine. Of course theres that fine line between 'too lazy to shave' and 'growing a beard' so in the end you pretty much have to shrug it off and go about your business. Rent is still due on the 1st whether some guy has facial hair or not.
'Unkempt beard', I see and hear about this often, but it seems many people define this as much as "unshaped" or "untrimmed" as much as "unclean".~ These are very different things.~

Why is there such importance still placed upon "some cutting of the beard" even when a man embraces their facial hair?~

There is a difference between "shaping a beard through trimming" and "shaping a beard without trimming" like putting it into a ponytail.~

Not all "styling" or "shaping" of beards require any kind of cutting of it.~

I'm currently growing all of my fur out and how ever it is going to be naturally, well that's how it's going to be.~

When it gets long enough to get caught on things, I'll probably put it into a ponytail while working, but I have no intention of "cutting", "trimming", nor "shaving" any part of my fur what so ever.~
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:48 AM
 
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Interesting idea. I think I see where you are going here. As someone who has cut family and friends hair I'm always amazed at the variance in patterns (colicks, nap, or wave like elements to some hair and how some people have the v for victory pattern on neck versus say the double twister like the pattern of the roots of a tooth on the neck (as one example). Or, where hairlines begin above the forehead, straight across, or the forward 'V shaped prow' outline.

In particular, I find it funny where hair does grow on the human body and often wondered how much of it is influenced by the clothing styles or if in some instances climate, others genetic etc... Or the variety in balding patterns (front to back receding hairline, or the cranial dome starting pattern that spreads toward the front.

What the heck is the purpose for the Dr Seuss like tufts on my Big Toe and few strays on a other toes? Or the Junior High industrial Arts teacher we called 'hairy knuckles' whose back of hands were so hairy we joked he should braid the hair. The errant nose, ear, or unibrow hairs? Always get a chuckle when you come across an old man with the few very noticeable hairs in odd places. Once in college when I commuted by bus, there was an old man who had ear hairs on the rim of his ear like tufts - it reminded me of the werewolf.

It seems basic clothing patterns impact human 'fur'. This seems to occur where underwear garments are kept close and or rub the human skin. The upper arms around the deltoid muscle seem a barren spot for me. And I suspect many men have the ubiquitous no hair (or very limited hairs) growing where they consistently wear socks. So what happened there? Do eskimos have much body hair since they are covered so frequently?

As for the facial - head - neck combination i.e. "The Mane" you refer to, it would be interesting to see what patterns appear if everyone went sans conventional grooming for a short period of time just to record the patterns. It would be funny to see if any humans would, say, have a reverse nap along their spine on their backs like a Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. One nephew has a double cowlick on his head that gives him a rooster like tuft on his cranial crown and his hair lays more like a golden Labrador.

Would all women in 'natural' state have an inverted triangle for the pubic region? Or are there variations? Hmm, inquiring minds want to know

How many men have completely hairy backs, versus, say, just two rear shoulder patch grips for women to place their hands?

Personally, I shave my facial hair most everyday with an occasional day or two of growth for the face to give my skin a break or to grow a goatee in cold months for a short time. I always get better shave when I let it grow out for a day or two.

As a man, I've never shaved my legs and the hair is soft and consistent above the 'sock line' . I'd be curious if women never shaved their legs, would they always have nice soft hair on their legs? While visually it would be a shock from the conditioning of seeing nice smooth legs on a female (me like, me like) would an unshaven all natural slightly hairy leg be that offensive if we saw them more often?

I don't have that strong of visceral aesthetic to say that humans look alien due to 'fur grooming', but I will say, I recall one kid in college who was a swimmer who shaved all over for purposes of less resistance looking alien to me since he was red haired and freckly which after shaving virtually all his body hair made him look alien: fair, light colored skin dotted with orangeish - brown freckles and no hair!
Women didn't shave their legs in most cultures prior to say 1920, so of course if men were used to seeing them, hairy legs on women wouldn't be seen as shocking or gross at all. At least you're aware it's cultural conditioning. If men started shaving their legs, in say a generation men with hairy legs would be seen as gross.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Buxton UK
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I like a fair bit of hair on my head but none on my body. I do not like bald heads.
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