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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.
    Last edited by HandsomeRyan; 01-22-08 at 09:59 AM. Reason: added info.

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    Where did people go to ask stupid questions before the internet?

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    Glee club meetings.
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    So does this mean MERTON is back?

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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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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    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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    I made a treaty with my cycling stench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HandsomeRyan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Dreams View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Dreams View Post
    Can you smell your armpits and then smell your butt crack and tell me which one smells worse. This is a serious question.
    I don't know about you but I crap roses.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Where did people go to ask stupid questions before the internet?
    Church bingo.

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    armpit shaving+dood=lolies

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    It's interesting...
    How so?

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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
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
    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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    Or better yet: NAIRED themselves all at once!!

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