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Old 01-22-08, 10:58 AM   #1
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Armpit Shaving Thread

Maybe it is because I fail at the search function but I can't seem to find any threads relating specifically to armpit shaving.

By showering regularly and using deodorant I can usually keep the stink away but after prolonged sweaty activities such as cycling I often find that I'm smelly. It isn't so bad that I feel the need to see a Dr. about prescription deodorant but I have heard rumors that armpit shaving can significantly reduce the funk. The logic behind it seems pretty sound- underarm hair harbors the stinky bacteria and offers additional surface area for them to grow and multiply. Removing the hair cuts down on surface area and hiding places for the bad bugs.


Can anyone (male or female) step up and tell me if shaving my "shoulder mustaches" will offer any noticable benefit?

Edit: Not that it matters, but I'm a guy.

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if they are hiding behind the hair, close your eyes (best to do this by covering them with your hands), count to 10, then raise your arms over your head and yell "ready or not, here I come." The bad bugs will probably leave and find a new place to hide on a sane person.
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Maybe it is because I fail at the search function but I can't seem to find any threads relating specifically to armpit shaving.
Uh, there could be another reason. Or two.
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I closely trim with clippers for dancing - it works but obviously not completely.
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I made a treaty with my cycling stench.
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Maybe it is because I fail at the search function but I can't seem to find any threads relating specifically to armpit shaving.

By showering regularly and using deodorant I can usually keep the stink away but after prolonged sweaty activities such as cycling I often find that I'm smelly. It isn't so bad that I feel the need to see a Dr. about prescription deodorant but I have heard rumors that armpit shaving can significantly reduce the funk. The logic behind it seems pretty sound- underarm hair harbors the stinky bacteria and offers additional surface area for them to grow and multiply. Removing the hair cuts down on surface area and hiding places for the bad bugs.
Can you smell your armpits and then smell your butt crack and tell me which one smells worse. This is a serious question.
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Can you smell your armpits and then smell your butt crack and tell me which one smells worse. This is a serious question.
I thought you guys were still on strike? Oh, that must just be the writers with funny jokes.
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Can you smell your armpits and then smell your butt crack and tell me which one smells worse. This is a serious question.
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Armpit hair retains stink molecules.
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That stink is part of what makes you, you. Eliminating that is like a will to nothingness. Plus then you'll have no chance with the ladies.
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Baby powder works better than any deodorant I've ever tried. Bacteria need warm, moist places to thrive, so just take away the moisture. Works for me.
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I've done it a few times, just for the hell of it. It's interesting, but ultimately I don't think it's worth the trouble.
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It's just a very different feeling. Having hair there vs... not.
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I wasn't even remotely thinking about this. Next thing ya know, there will be a thread on shaving pubic hair
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I wasn't even remotely thinking about this. Next thing ya know, there will be a thread on shaving pubic hair
Well I did have a question about shaving vs DIY waxing...
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I wasn't even remotely thinking about this. Next thing ya know, there will be a thread on shaving pubic hair
After that, it'll be something along the lines of:

"Has anyone ever coated themselves head to toe with shaving cream, and just shaved everything all at once?"
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