"Pretty Women/Fascinating/Sipping coffee..."

I suppose this goes in "Ask Sir," even though it isn't precisely direct at Sir.

How does everyone feel about shaving? Certain parts of your body? Certain parts of your partner's/partners' body/bodies?

If this has been posted before, I apologize in advance. I don't remember it being here, but I'm certainly not the newest member.

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ezrikim's picture

The only thing I shave is under my arms. Everything else to me is a pain and a hassle. ONCE in a while I will shave my legs, but meh, I have to be really bored or something like that. My husband doesn't like it when I shave, and I don't like shaving, so it works out great! Hubby shaves his face and that's it.

Davik's picture

Embodiment

I suppose I go towards the other end of the spectrum. I don't necessarily favor shaving of all areas, but I hate hacking up a hairball in the middle of oral. Armpits I suppose I have a slight preference toward shaved, but not enough to really care. Legs only bother me if the girl is an occasional shaver where I have to deal with that prickly new growth.

On my end of things, I try not to be a hypocrite, so a close trim to keep her from pulling hairs from her mouth is a must (not to mention it's just far more pleasant for me). I've also made a habit in the past of limiting my chest hair just so my current lady didn't mistake me for a grizzly and go looking for a rifle.

Oh, and on subjects more conventional, while I have a beard after dealing with the Michigan winter and a general lack of caring, it's due to be shaved down to my typical goatee (vandyke if you want to be technical about it).

Hyacinthe's picture

I'm lucky enough to have body hair that is very fine, light, and thin. Therefore, the only thing I shave is my armpits, and very once in a while, my legs.

My boyfriend doesn't shave anything other than his face, nor would I particularly want him to. He doesn't have enough hair that it bothers me, and the thought of a razor close to parts that delicate just makes me shudder.

Davik's picture

Embodiment

Yeah, razors tend to be bad and generally itchy, but a beard trimmer on the shortest setting is more than acceptable from my point of view. Hell, even if I'm not doing it for a girl it keeps things from tangling or just generally being sweaty and disgusting when I'm working out. I actually started the whole practice back when I was single in high school, because I was wrestling and doing a lot of martial arts.

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

I go with waxing the legs on occasion and letting them stay slightly furry through winter, shaving my armpits most of the time, and taking care of what's in between with a combination of plucking the less sensitive offenders and shaving off the rest. Of the three of those, the only one I actually keep up with is the third.

I really don't care about my legs and pits and live in a fairly hippie city where it's acceptable-ish to go without shaving them too often, but something about having hair between my legs makes me want to go slather myself in Nair, so that stays close to impeccably neat.

Edit: And yes, I do believe this came up in another bit of the forum asking about the shaving practices of Inchari versus Tremont?

Cait's picture

my girly bits makes me feel like a plump (and dirty) 12 year old, I usually try and avoid such feelings when I am indulging in the bounce and giggle. As for my partner, well, he doesnt mind anything. Smooth or fuzzy (anywhere) are equally good for him, which is lovely because shaving all the time can be a bother.
I always do my underarms though, hairy pits smell like boy.

Pedes's picture

Postulant

Armpits - always, more hygienic, legs - I have manly hairy legs. I shave them only when it's warm outside (I have to do it every other day!), in winter I leave them long for the warmth (no joking!) unless I have to wear a dress (yeah, I'm single -_-). Private parts: afraid of itchiness. But who knows, maybe in the future...

kalinka's picture

Postulant

I shave my arm pits nearly every day, and my legs like once a week unless it's summer. My boy and I had the chat about other hair in the beginning. He doesn't mind, and it makes me feel like a child, so I just keep it neat and don't shave. He's quite hairy (all over) but I like it that way. Wink

DrMorganes's picture

Petitioner

I keep my beard in a short (shortest guard on the trimmers) goatee. I had a vasectomy about 6 years ago, and simply kept in the habit of shaving there to keep the discomfort from regrowing hair to a minimum. My wife seems to appreciate it, and that more than anything is enough to keep me friendly with a razor.

On her side, she's a redhead and is pretty sparse to begin with. She tried a landing strip once as a surprise for me once, but I didn't like it. There was a bit of the creepy 8 year old feel going. Now she simply keeps things neat. Legs, every other day at most. I get to rub moisturizer on her legs as part of our evening routine, and it just works better without the stubble. Underarms ... we're in agreement that shaved works best for us.

Marx's picture

Petitioner

I shave my face every other week or so, or when I'm out partying and haven't shaved since a few days. Try to keep the stubble to a minimum, since a beard just doesn't work for me. Imagine a redheaded 23 year old guy looking young enough to be considered 19, top hair about 5 inches long, and now add sideburns a la Temmin to that. No, just doesn't work.

Armpits I shave whenever I feel the urge to do so. If there's a chance of being intimate with someone, I do, because I don't want to impose the sight of unshaved armpits on anyone else.

Pubic hairs? Almost always trimmed. No itchy jungle for me down there.

Gudy's picture

Embodiment

... and keep my nff penpx trimmed for hygienic reasons. The wife keeps her arm pits trimmed or shaved in the warmer seasons, which I can take or leave, but she likes it that way. And that's about it.

It's also pretty much the way I prefer things, so this works out pretty well. Smile

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

unaltered chest hair, hate beards, and like everything south to be neatly trimmed on my male partners. On my female partners, I like legs and armpits to be shaved, and girl parts to either be trimmed or waxed. I always shave my legs and my armpits (I'm really obsessive about my armpits being hair-free), and generally take requests on my girl parts. I either trim with a beard trimmer, shave, or wax, depending on what my partners prefer.

Tigger's picture

Supplicant

I shave my armpits, legs, and girly bits every time I shower. Having the hair growing is irritating to me. I've been shaving my girly bits for...almost 14 years now. Sometimes I shave them completely, but mostly it's just the half between the top of the hairline and the beginning of my labia, as well as the bikini line.

Husband doesn't shave his face NEARLY as often as I'd like him to. I like him clean-shaven and smooth, even if it DOES make him look illegal to have a drink with. (For example, two years ago when he was 26 we went out for V-Day. We were all dressed up, he was clean-shaven, and we got asked if we were going to prom!!) I don't mind his goatee - rather like that, actually - but I like his cheeks smooth so I can rub my face against them without getting burned. The mustache is always trimmed, but it still isn't comfortable to kiss with. Sad

He will also surprise me from time to time with having his boy bits shaved. Well, sometimes shaved down and sometimes just trimmed. Either way, it's all in effort for me to go down there, which only sometimes works. I still let him know I appreciate the effort though.

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

that you shave the *top* half of your girly bits. If I'm going to pick a half to shave, I'm going to shave the bottom half. That hair is much softer and shaves off much more easily, and with much less of a chance of razor burn. The top half sucks to shave, and I much prefer to wax it because it grows back too quickly and is often prickly even after shaving unless I'm really careful. Is that just me?

fairnymph's picture

Embodiment

Although I don't find a difference in growth rate.

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

I haven't worked up the courage for waxing there yet, but I do keep things pretty sparse with a pair of tweezers... and shave the bottom half when things get too owchie.

Wren's picture

Petitioner

but if you have sensative skin I don't reccomend waxing.
I had a bad experience the one and only time I went and lost a little layer of skin. The soreness and itchy burning for 3 days was not worth the smoothness... which was very smooth..
apparently goes better if the hair is relatively short and you take some advil beforehand. and when they say stretch, STRETCH!

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

I'd probably get it professionally done for the first one. When I did my legs, the first 1-2 times were pretty bad and after that, I was just fine. I've got pretty resilient skin and some good pain tolerance - certainly not a masochist, but I find myself with nasty-looking bruises that I don't remember getting and such. I sliced my hand open badly enough to require 7 stitches and barely flinched... until the endorphins wore off. By then I was like "Oh. Wow. That does kinda ... Ow, that really hurts now."

I'm mostly worried that I'll get the wax on and lose my nerve.

Paisleigh's picture

Devotee

I keep on my underarms in all weather- I try to never go more than 3-4 days with out shaving them. Legs once a every 7-12 days in winter, just about every other in warmers months. As for girly bits- I keep them trimmed in such a way that keeps the top full and further down bare (I can't stand either fully bare or fully covered so I meet in the middle).
As for guys- if they can pull off facial hair, fine; if not, that's fine too. A bit of body hair and for points farther south- I don't remember >. )

Wren's picture

Petitioner

hairy Italian genetics, but I do my best to keep everything in check. I would be happiest if pit hair didn't exist on me, so I shave every 1-2 days, usually without soap, just a dry razor before putting on deoderant cause I'm lazy like that and they don't react. The legs vary between every week or two also because I am lazy. But I get stubble after two days, so I just make sure to shave if I'm going to an event or the beach or something. I dislike bare nibbly bits, but I try to keep them trimmed or with a landing strip. The boy prefers me bare or with the strip though, so when he wants that, he gets to take care of makeing it so.
For his part, he has a full beard about 1/2"-1" long, juts how I like it. he is even more obsessive than I am about shaving his arm pits, a habit from his swimming days. And he likes to keep his dangly bits bare, but he lets it stay just trimmed most of the time for me because I don't like full baldness in the underpants, specially on guys.

Swedgin's picture

was right. There is nothing like a shorn scrotum. You should try it sometime. It's breathtaking.

Actually, it just feels better. Esp. when given attention - a lick or a nibble. It's not about pedo-aesthetics. It's about sensations.

Oddfish's picture

Postulant

Underarms and legs, yes. A bit of my bits, yes. But I could never bring myself to shave all of that off, because it's itchy and I quail at the thought of that much itch in that particular spot. My hair grows fast-- all of it, everywhere-- so it wouldn't be worth the brief period of hairlessness.

Lemur's picture

Armpits, and my bathingsuit line. Armpits for comfort, bathingsuit line because I have rather dark body hair. I also trim the rest of my girly bits (I could never shave myself completely, too itchy).
I honestly haven't shaved my legs in a few years, partly because it doesn't bother me and other people can deal with it, and partly because shaving does bother me. I'm prone to eczema, and shaving my legs makes me break out in a bit of a rash.

fairnymph's picture

Embodiment

Both on myself, and on partners. I find a lack of pubic hair revolting, especially due to shaving. Ugh.

Men are preferred hairy everywhere except shoulders/back. I am fine with pubic 'trimming', but it's not necessary or preferred. Oral with a bush is not a problem.

For myself, I pluck my armpits, shave my legs occasionally (dependent on season and dating status), and wax/pluck lower parts of pubes & bikini line. I prefer not to have hair below my mons pubis, but I like a nice triangle up fairly high, which I generally don't trim. I'm not a very hairy person generally, though my pubes/armpit hair is dark.

BCT's picture

Devotee

The most efficient method of hair removal, while being up there with the most "OH GOD OW OW OHGODWHY"-causing. One must suffer for beauty. u.u

Honestly though, I epilate my calves and underarms once a week, and it hurts less and less each time. I never have to worry about covering up my underarms or calves, because the hair grows back so sparsely. I never have to worry about razors or shaving cream, and an epilator won't explode in my bag when I travel. I also spend less time in the shower overall, which pleases my suitemates and my university's water bill.

As for my ladybits, I use a small pair of scissors (carefully!!) and a bikini trimmer. I just plop down in front of a wall mirror and very, very, very, very carefully trim away the majority of the upper and lower hair. Then I use the bikini trimmer to trim my bikini line and inner thighs. Everything stays neat and tidy without being itchy.

sherinik's picture

Postulant

I wax mostly, but I occasionally use the epilator on my legs when I can be bothered - but not armpits! 'shudder' It's bad enough on taut skin, and the back of the knee kills. I can't even conceive how bad it would be in the thin skin around armpits. That's the only time I shave, when I have to have clean armpits and it's not long enough to wax. Sets you back four weeks from when the next time you can wax though...bonus is it really does decrease the amount of hair over time.

BCT's picture

Devotee

The underarms hurt like the dickens at first, so for a while they were very patchy. Each time I broke out the RRRR machine I'd do a patch, cringe and whine, and then set it aside for another day. After a while of this my underarms were bare, and I could stand to epilate all at once.

As for my legs, I epilate around my knees...and that's it. Nothing on Ceiling Cat's good green Earth could get me to go any higher. That hurts more than the 'pits! >_

The Which's picture

Embodiment

And I shaved my legs for the first time in months Smile I am hopelessly single, so unless my legs are bare, I dont bother.

MeiLin's picture

Most High

I should try plucking. I only shave in the summer. Sir wishes I would shave more often, actually, and I always say, how can you tell! Smile

Clare-Dragonfly's picture

Supplicant

I shave my armpits because they are much less stinky that way (and deodorant is easier to apply). I shave my legs mostly because my preferred long socks or stockings are much more comfortable with short hair or no hair at all; usually I only shave every couple of weeks, though. I wish I had light hair--I wouldn't bother to shave in the summer!

Shinjinarenai's picture

Postulant

The only thing I know that I don't like for sure is prickly stubble, on me or on the boyfriend. If I'm shaved anywhere, it'll stay shaved until I forget for awhile and get past the stubbly stage- and then I may or may not trim, depending. I'm not scared of a few armpit hairs, or leg hairs, or pubes- I too feel too much like a little girl when all is bare. But my boyfriend really likes it when I shave my lady bits, and is most appreciative, so I've been doing it consistently for a few weeks now. He doesn't care about my legs at all, and I don't care about his face. He looks good with a bit of beard and shaved both. He won't let any sharp implement come anywhere near his armpits and genitals, so he's quite shaggy there. I'd love it if he'd just trim a little, but the scissors thing scares him, and it's not really worth it to me.

Someone I work with had a chemical burn this weekend on the back of her knees because some Nair got left there. She couldn't walk. Yikes!

Davik's picture

Embodiment

If he's afraid of having a blade there (and I can't blame him, I was nervous the first time there with a razor, and I still can't bring myself to use a straight razor around my neck), maybe you should bring up something like a beard trimmer. Nice big guards on the blades, and things have to be small to pass through to them. Could cut down on the hair without him worrying so much about cutting down on other things.

Shade's picture

Supplicant

I think Hannelore said it best . . .

Hardwood floors are easier to keep clean than carpets.

(or, y'know, something to that effect, I don't remember the exact line :P)

I'm psychotic about being clean and *hate* hair, so everything goes.

Pedes's picture

Postulant

I'm curious about people that trim their private bits; what do you use for that?

BCT's picture

Devotee

As I mentioned above, a small pair of scissors, a bikini trimmer (not this exactly, but close), a wall mirror, and lots of patience.

kawaiikune's picture

Embodiment

I think many people buy something specific for the job, but we had a beard trimmer lying around, so I cleaned it up and use that. I have no idea how expensive bikini trimmers are, but the beard trimmer works great and was pretty cheap.

Laureril's picture

Supplicant

Pretty much anything scissor-shaped - the shorter the better down to about a 1" (3cm) blade. I've used nail clippers before when I was really desperate and couldn't find any scissors. Just be very careful not to nick yourself with them!

Swedgin's picture

makes a product, the bodygroom 2030, that's grand for all the naughty bits. It's marketed to men, but I see no reason it is gender limited in its applications.

Honey's picture

So in general I don't shave anything. Every once in a while I trim down the love garden. It depends on my mood and my partner's preference. I don't like stubble and ingrown hairs though, so I don't usually go tot bald. As for my preference in partners, I like smooth cheeks so that I can comfortably rub my face against his. He doesn't have to be without body hair, I like to know that my partner's been through puberty, and would rather touch hair than scratchy stubble. I do appreciate a bit of "manscaping" if he's very bushy down below, but it's not mandatory.

ereuyi's picture

I have trouble with ingrown hairs and being bare makes me feel ridiculous, so I leave things as they are. If I'm in a relationship (haven't been in a while, but once upon a time) I try to keep myself trimmed, and I do prefer when the other person (boy or girl) trims things, just because I don't particularly like having to stop and fish hair out of my teeth

temporaryglitter's picture

Petitioner

I am a big fan of hair in general. I am way attracted to men with long hair (on their heads), facial hair, and other body hair. There are certainly limits to that. A bit of chest hair and back hair is sexy. Too much and it's kind of weird. Though, I'm sure my definition for "too much" is very different than others. Facial hair is totally sexy. Though stubble-burn sucks. So if he's got a goatee or something else where he shaves part of it, I like that to be kept up. I also find pubic hair to be sexy. I do appreciate it being groomed, but that's more so that the likelihood of a stray hair coming off in my mouth goes down. Meaning that I don't mind the hair being in my mouth until it comes loose and then I'm choking on it or whatever.

I tend to shave my legs and my armpits. I do get lazy sometimes. The boy I'm dating doesn't seem to mind unless it's prickly. I have in the past shaved the pubic region, but wasn't a fan of it. The re-growth was itchy and I felt like I was trying to be a 12 year old. I am clearly not. I do keep it trimmed for length and sometimes take care of the bikini line if I'm going to be at the lake or something.

Nye's picture

Supplicant

I don't have to shave much / often since I have fine, slow-growing hair. Legs and pits get it about once a week. I shave my pubic area about once a month or so... I got in the habit years ago when I had a Master and he preferred it that way. He also preferred his that way, which I also became spoiled by... I also learned how to shave a man's bits rather well.

I like men smooth or relatively smooth. While I can deal with hairy, I am not into it and enjoy smooth much more aesthetically and hormonally. Rubbing, licking... sliding against.... mmmmmm

On women I like smooth all over... a shortly trimmed pubic area is okay, but I'm not big on bush.

I'm good with sharp things, so the mechanics of shaving myself and others is not a problem.

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