Gay Men and Body Hair

Where Should You Shave?

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Do all gay men shave their body hair? Should you keep some hair or not? Where should it be?
There is an ongoing hairy messy talk about shaving your body hair, and to what extent. The question today's trends ask to gay men is, should you shave or not?

A few years back you would find this question obvious to answer: if you're gay, you shave your body hair.... ALL of it. I still remember hooking up with guys whose skin was completely smooth because of their shaving.

Others, not so much. It used to be a question of hygiene: the less hair, the less perspiration smell. 

As with most things gay, body hair is a matter of style, preference, and function. Trends flop between a smooth body and a furry buddy depending on what circles you ask. There is one thing you should consider in the middle of this debate though, body hair exists for a reason. And it can be so sexy when trimmed right!

There are perks to both styles. A smooth body has its function. Not only can you swim a faster lap, but pesky body odor is kept to a minimum. Still, some guys like a more natural look and a softer patch to keep them insulated even in the heat. I prefer a guy who's struck a deal with nature to tame the wild: a trimmed pit balanced with a shaped brow and a surprise path of natural here and there.

So, I ask: What look are you going for and what type of man are you trying to attract?

And also it is important that you should not choose a look which you don't feel comfortable with. That means you probably have to try some looks and see how you feel. Most times you cannot really tell unless you try it. 

Women have been grooming for years, but gay and straight men alike have caught up to the idea in recent years.

Today, men are more comfortable expressing their individuality with their bodies. Not to mention one of the fastest growing demos in the grooming and cosmetics industries are men. By and large, grooming body hair, or 'scaping, can mean a light trim, a lined pattern, or complete removal. Some gay men form bikini wax patterns, while others simply trim abnormally long hairs. To each his gay own.

There are various ways to getting rid of unwanted hair. Each person's hair growth and skin sensitivity is different, you need to choose a way to groom your body hair according to yours. So it may take some trial and error to determine the best method. 

First, choose the method you think you all like the most, and then try the others if you did not feel entirely comfortable. You can choose to shave it, wax it or use depilatory methods. If you are looking for a more definite option, you can choose between plucking, electrolysis, laser or bleaching. 

As trends stand now, however, you will probably want to keep your hair. Specially if you grow a beard. Big beards are sexy!