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Old 07-12-20, 08:29 PM
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Probably the not the best out there but this thing has worked for me for many years. The blade never gets dull, cuts pretty close without the guides and always quick and comfortable to use. There is a more expensive titanium version of this product but the cheaper, stainless steel version has proven to be quite reliable in my use.

As a bonus, you can also use it to cut your own hair.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BaByliss-E7.../dp/B00680ZGSW
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Old 07-12-20, 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Men shaving their legs is something that never ever crossed my mind even in the realm of possibility. I absolutely hate shaving and I only ever do it before job interviews. I couldn't do it, I'd feel really emasculated if I did. I can't seem to think of it as any other way than as a punishment but I'm pretty ignorant.

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gotta agree Kret, i would never shave if I didn't have to for work..I've seen guys do it. (Bicyclists and some body builders)But I say to them same thing I say here, unless you are a pro racer and there is a real need to save time, which I dont really think leg and arm hair would matter.maybe cause I'm not a hairy guy anyway....its kinda feminine...just my humble opinion, everyone one has them...I'm also the guy who wears mtb shorts on a road bike,lol....so what do I know.
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Old 07-13-20, 12:22 AM
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If you think shaving your legs makes you faster - then it does.

I first shaved mine few years ago and found an added benefit - shaved legs helped keep me cooler on my runs (triathlete).

A big benefit living in the south...
6:00 AM - 75 /100% humidity
3:00 PM - 94 /60% humidity

I use a new fresh disposable razor every summer.
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Old 07-13-20, 02:33 AM
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additional note, If you're going to use non-electric blade shavers like Gillette Mach 3, do not shave up your legs (against the grain). You will get a closer cut if you shave against the grain but dramatically increases the chance of "ingrown hair" Which is a really bad thing (they can be paintful, can look like acne pimples, and cause infection).

Better to shave towards the direction of your hair (usually down your legs).

Even better, just use an electric shaver or electric beard / hair trimmer instead. Although not as close cut but avoids the problem of ingrown hair completely.
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Old 07-13-20, 05:33 AM
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Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had the mange. My legs looked splotchy, random places on my arms, shoulders and back would get hair while others didn't. Then I recently started mountain biking and got a decent cut on my leg where I had to dig through the briar patch to get it cleaned out. Enough was enough. I bought a woman's epilator and along with my clippers, I've pretty eliminated body hair everywhere except my nether region (still trimmed though) and my face/head. Holy crap! First of all, in just the two weeks after doing all this, my skin has cleared up which may be due to the moisturizing lotion I have to use after epilating. And I thought about the "masculinity" of removing all the hair and in the end, I just didn't give a ****. So now I'm silky smooth and kinda wonder why I didn't do this earlier
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Old 07-13-20, 07:12 AM
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I use women's razors to shave my arms and legs every time I try a men's version I cut myself.
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Old 07-13-20, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by cabledawg View Post
Frankly, I was tired of always looking like I had the mange. My legs looked splotchy, random places on my arms, shoulders and back would get hair while others didn't. Then I recently started mountain biking and got a decent cut on my leg where I had to dig through the briar patch to get it cleaned out. Enough was enough. I bought a woman's epilator and along with my clippers, I've pretty eliminated body hair everywhere except my nether region (still trimmed though) and my face/head. Holy crap! First of all, in just the two weeks after doing all this, my skin has cleared up which may be due to the moisturizing lotion I have to use after epilating. And I thought about the "masculinity" of removing all the hair and in the end, I just didn't give a ****. So now I'm silky smooth and kinda wonder why I didn't do this earlier
How often do you need to do that? I've thought about that, but the pain scares me. Does it all come back at once and get stubbly or do different hairs come back at different rates?
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Old 07-13-20, 08:12 AM
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How often do you need to do that? I've thought about that, but the pain scares me. Does it all come back at once and get stubbly or do different hairs come back at different rates?
I only just started myself but my ex-wife used to epilate her legs all the time. After about the first two times, it only needed a touch up once a month and it wasn't the thick regular hairs coming back, just small baby hairs. Epilating is literally ripping the hairs out, roots and all, so what does grow back is new hair growth. Yeah, it's a little painful. Warm bath beforehand helps. I like the punishment (no I just have high pain tolerance) so I just went at it. Did my arms one weekend, most of my torso the next (belly skin is sensitive so I'm still working on that), my lower legs one weekend and now I'm working on my upper legs and whatever I missed the first time. And as i mentioned before, put lotion (preferably with aloe) on afterwards to help calm the skin. You're going to get bumps over the epilated skin at first. Don't freak out, they go away after a day.

One other thing I noticed (and someone else mentioned it) is that my body feels cooler. I can really feel it on my legs riding in the morning to work. But overall, once I start to sweat I instantly cool down, likely because the evaporation process is unhindered by body hair.
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Old 07-13-20, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
How often do you need to do that? I've thought about that, but the pain scares me. Does it all come back at once and get stubbly or do different hairs come back at different rates?
I would think it's dependant on how hirsute you are and how fast your hair grows. For me, after the initial razor shave I can get away with once/week maintenance. I do it while showering. Adds maybe 5 min. max to the shower. A buddy who I used to ride with has legs like a gorilla. If he ever decided to shave (His wife forbids it) I would bet he'd have to do it more often.
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Old 07-13-20, 10:26 AM
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gotta agree Kret, i would never shave if I didn't have to for work..I've seen guys do it. (Bicyclists and some body builders)But I say to them same thing I say here, unless you are a pro racer and there is a real need to save time, which I dont really think leg and arm hair would matter.maybe cause I'm not a hairy guy anyway....its kinda feminine...just my humble opinion, everyone one has them...I'm also the guy who wears mtb shorts on a road bike,lol....so what do I know.
Nah, I only shave before the interview, once I got the job, I let the forest grow.

Feminine is the word I was looking for, I didn't want to use it though because I didn't want anyone to feel insulted, especially since we seem to be outnumbered.

Kret.
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Old 07-13-20, 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
Nah, I only shave before the interview, once I got the job, I let the forest grow.

Feminine is the word I was looking for, I didn't want to use it though because I didn't want anyone to feel insulted, especially since we seem to be outnumbered.

Kret.
I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me
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Old 07-13-20, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by cabledawg View Post
I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me
and I promise you it was never offered as an offense, I'm just old and set in my way like a cranky junk yard dog..my opinions are not popular these days and miles away from politically correct
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Old 07-13-20, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by cabledawg View Post
I know I take no personal offense to being called feminine. Takes a lot more than that to offend me
Well, I never called you feminime or anyone else for that matter (to be precise). I just mean that I perceive the practice of shaving one's legs as a feminine behaviour, or at least that I'd feel less masculine if I did so but that's not meant to be taken as an insult and I certainly don't mean to undermine you or anyone in any way. My feelings in this matter concern me only and I'm just sharing them but thanks for responding positively, I was worried a **** storm would follow.
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Old 07-13-20, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by krecik View Post
or at least that I'd feel less masculine if I did so
Why? Previously you wrote that you don't measure your mail identity my the amount of hair after you wrote that the act of shaving would be emasculating, which is the loss of male identity.
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Old 07-13-20, 01:09 PM
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Why? Previously you wrote that you don't measure your mail identity my the amount of hair after you wrote that the act of shaving would be emasculating, which is the loss of male identity.
Because I don't, I think there are more important things like character and responsibility amongst others but I don't think that the way you present yourself is trivial. There are ways of presenting yourself that either emphasise your masculinity or femininity (whichever you belong to). Though you choose to shave, I'm sure there are things you wouldn't do in order to present yourself correctly as a man, for example perhaps you wouldn't wear high heels, or make-up or ear rings. Or maybe you wouldn't walk or sit down in a particular fashion, because you want to present yourself correctly inline with your identity.

All I'm saying is this is about drawing lines and perhaps I draw mine elsewhere than you do but that's your call.

I hope that clears it up.

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Old 07-13-20, 01:29 PM
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I just use the same one I use for my face. I will put in a fresh cartridge, of course.
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Old 07-13-20, 01:41 PM
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Just because I wouldn't want to shave my body hair doesn't automatically mean I conflate my self worth or masculinity with the amount of hair I have, that's an extreme. It's not like I'm out here looking for steroids to accelerate hair growth, like the guys with penis size complexes.

If I made it sound like I'm insecure or as though shaving would topple my character in my first post, it was because I was loose with my wording and I didn't think anyone would come after me for it. I think I've clarified things now.

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I can't imagine how frail your male identity must be that body hair is the only thing making you a man.

Pretty sure I've met drag queens with a better sense of their gender than y'all.
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Old 07-13-20, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
I can't imagine how frail your male identity must be that body hair is the only thing making you a man.

Pretty sure I've met drag queens with a better sense of their gender than y'all.
I don't know why you're trying to incite ****, I haven't said that at all.
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Old 07-13-20, 10:37 PM
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// hears 'drag queen,' perks up //
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Come on folks, let's stay civil.

Yes there are men who shave more than just their face/head. The reasons can be professional (Olympic swimmers) or personal (I didn't like my mangy hair growth). But no matter the reason, the definition of masculinity is subject to the individual and no one is here to judge. The OP simply wanted to know a product that men can use for shaving the body. Maybe we should get back to that.....
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Originally Posted by cabledawg View Post
Come on folks, let's stay civil.

Yes there are men who shave more than just their face/head. The reasons can be professional (Olympic swimmers) or personal (I didn't like my mangy hair growth). But no matter the reason, the definition of masculinity is subject to the individual and no one is here to judge. The OP simply wanted to know a product that men can use for shaving the body. Maybe we should get back to that.....
He's right, the discussion seems to have derailed and I suspect that it's my doing...

Ima head out.

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