Originally Answered: Why is body hair considered unattractive on women? This cultural concept polarizes gender. Masculine is hairy and feminine is hairless. Overlap or shades of grey between man and woman are often stigmatized.
A third (34%) say it's neither attractive nor unattractive. Slightly fewer Britons (53%) think women should get rid of their armpit hair - 52% of men and 54% of women respectively. A third (37%) of Britons say they have no preference. Just 6% of men and 5% of women say that women should keep hairs under their arms.
It triggers disgust because it reminds humans how dangerous sex can be. And that's why we shave it off. Because armpit hair betrays the western fantasy about sex, which is that sex is fun, pleasurable, innocent, and inconsequential, a fantasy that elides the evolutionary truth.
By the early 1900s, upper- and middle-class white America increasingly saw smooth skin as a marker of femininity, and female body hair as disgusting, with its removal offering "a way to separate oneself from cruder people, lower class and immigrant," Herzig wrote.
There are a number of hair removal options they could be using, some of which are temporary and others that are permanent. Temporary options include shaving (by far the most popular method), waxing, depilatory creams, tweezing, and trimming.
Shaving anywhere on the body, including arms and armpits, comes with the potential for ingrown hairs, razor burn, and skin irritation.
Armpit hair prevents skin-to-skin contact when doing certain activities, such as running and walking. The same thing happens with pubic hair, as it reduces friction during sex and other activities.
Many Chinese medical practitioners believe that removal of armpit hair and pubic hair is unhealthy. But many Chinese women just refuse to accept Western beauty standards, of being shaven, plucked or waxed under the arm, as their own.
And just as it takes a long time for the wet hair on your head to dry, your underarm hair makes it take longer for your underarms to feel dry, too. Even worse, sweaty underarms can soak into your clothes, making your body odor really linger.
Aromatic chemicals (namely testosterone) are released through these glands, which is what you might call the whole “manly musk.” In turn, chest hair traps those odors and even strengthens them, which is basically a way of saying “I am a man” very loud, via odor.
Case in point: When Australian researchers surveyed women about their body hair preferences on men, they found that women deemed men with "light" body hair—or guys with just a little bit of hair around their chest and belly button—as more attractive than guys with lots of body hair.
Some girls have hair on their chest, around their nipples and/or on their belly area which can be perfectly normal.
Removing pubic hair is a personal preference. Some girls trim their pubic hair, or go to a salon to have a “bikini wax”; others prefer to shave just about every day, but most just leave it alone. It's not necessary to remove the hair in this area to keep your body clean.
Readers voted, and the answer was clear: Yes, men should absolutely shave their armpits. At least sometimes. Of the 4,044 men surveyed, 68 percent said they trim their armpit hair; 52 percent said they do it for aesthetics, and 16 percent said they do it for athletic reasons.
What causes the unpleasant smell is the bacteria that build up on your sweaty skin and react with sweat and oils to grow and multiply when sweat reacts with bacteria on the skin. These bacteria break down proteins and fatty acids, causing body odor in the process.
The skin covering your armpits is loose, wrinkly, and well, just isn't conducive to shaving. Also, if you have been shaving regularly, you may have developed some bumps under your arms, which greatly increases the chances of a cut.
Some people keep the hair on their belly, while others choose to remove it. There's no medical reason to remove the hair from your stomach — it's purely a personal preference.
Benefits. The primary benefit of pubic hair is its ability to reduce friction during sexual intercourse. The skin in the area around the genitals is very sensitive. Pubic hair can naturally reduce friction associated with the movements during sexual intercourse and other activities wherein chafing may occur.
Of the 500 men surveyed by Schick, 79 percent said they like neatened-up bikini areas, while 21 percent either don't care or are turned off by it. (Of course, if guys want it so much, perhaps they should pick up the salon tab…but that's another story!)
Girls might also have extra hair because their bodies make too much of a hormone called androgen. Too much androgen can make a girl grow hair on her face, chest, and abdomen. High amounts of androgen also might cause skipped periods or stop a girl's periods completely.
Men have nipples because embryos are always female in their early stages, and males only differentiate from the female prototype after a few weeks. Unfortunately the problem with these explanations wasn't just their banality. They are merely accounts of how things happen, not actually why.
Many women may actually prefer the bare-chested look, generally though I think women find a bit of chest hair quite manly and extremely sexy. With this in mind though, all body hair needs to be kept in check so grooming is key!
According to the survey, some women actually prefer hairier male bodies than bare male bodies. They feel as though hairlessness on men looks prepubescent and unnatural. The survey also suggests that women prefer male facial hair and body hair because it also makes them appear older and wiser.
The individual occurrence and characteristics of chest hair depend on the genetic disposition, the hormonal status and the age of the person. The genes primarily determine the amount, patterns and thickness of chest hair. Some men are very hairy, while others have no chest hair at all.