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Old 01-21-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Grooming standards

I had this discussion with some of my swimmer friends, and we're seeking outside opinions. Who better to trust than the CF community?! I think this is an appropriate topic, but if not, I'll understand if it gets moved to pukie's bucket.

As a competitive athlete I had to practice hair removal on various body parts for performance reasons. Now that I'm no longer competetive, it's no longer necessary; but I find body hair uncomfortable--and I didn't realize during that time, that I have an unfortunate amount (I guess shaving does that?)! I liken it to having a buzz cut all your life, then growing your hair out. Because I no longer have an "excuse," I don't know that it's kosher to continue said grooming practices. Particularly chest/stomach area. I certainly don't want to compromise the "art of manliness" by being some namby pamby who removes body hair without just cause--swimming, boxing/MMA, etc.... Or, maybe that's not the case at all.

So, guys, what's your vote on this issue?

Girls, your opinion is CERTAINLY appreciated, because, obviously, it's really the only one that matters.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: Grooming standards

I have full appreciation of a well groomed man....to much hair can be very icky and can get in the way of many other things too!
You don't have to wax, just keep it trimmed and neat...all of it...if anything you might hear that that sort of grooming behavior is metro-sexual...who cares if it is...it's a turn on...thumbs up!
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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Re: Grooming standards

Neatly groomed...not shaven.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #4
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Re: Grooming standards

Alot of dudes on my rugby team trimmed body hair.

Like most things, it depends on how far you go, just like lifting. Doing squats, benches and squats does not make you a powerlifter, doing all those with a ton of weight does.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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This from a guy with zero back hair
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:15 PM   #7
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Ah, but you should see the front...
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:30 PM   #9
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Re: Grooming standards

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This from a guy with zero back hair
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Ah, but you should see the front...
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NO!! Please....don't!!
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Re: Grooming standards

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This from a guy with zero back hair
Kind of how I feel, Jamie. I have a friend who is naturally almost entirely sans body hair. He always says, "dude, you're so lucky, that's what a MAN should look like..."

On a related historical note, apparently the Greeks and Romans used to practice full body hair removal because body hair was considered barbaric.
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