Should men shave their armpits?

Should men shave their armpits?
I am not for hairy caveman style with wild bushes on the body. Though I feel a little bit weird about men who shave their armpits. I think neat trimming is enough for men. Isn`t that exaggerating?! Please, share Your views on this topic!


I am a married man and have been shaving my armpits for over 6 years. I can assure you this has never made me less of a man. Every man has his preference and I respect that. But I do not particularly like hair on certain parts of my body, so I prefer hair removal.

Society imposes a lot on us, and male hair removal is still a big taboo around the world, simply because people like to make up stories. We live in an evolved world, so if we depilate axilias is a woman's only thing, then I prefer to go back to the origin of the stones.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-06-2017
Over here it is not in our culture to shave the armpits of men. Maybe the society is getting universal now that some men are doing that although as I said I haven’t heard about it. I have seen some women with unshaved armpits that the hairy armpits were even displayed in some photographs. We don’t have that here because for a woman with hairy armpits is unsanitary and not nice to look at.
Posted by Corzhens on 10-26-2018
I agree with Hermessantos. It is a lot more comfortable feeling-wise to keep the armpit hair, but if you live anywhere even remotely hot not even deodorant can save you or anyone around you from the stink. I'm a lot less self-aware of my armpit hair than I am of a smelly armpit due to excessive hair. In my opinion and for the sake of hygiene it's just better to shave it.
Posted by AlexHarris on 07-06-2017
I think hygiene should come first. There are certain men who do not shave and can keep their hygiene up to date. I think male hair removal should not even be discussed, after all we live in the 21st century, so I still wonder why people spend so much time discussing interesting subjects.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-10-2017
I suppose this would be the decision the man would have to make. Just like I would ask if women should shave their armpit as well. It's all personal choice. I've read though that it's more comfortable for the man to just keep the hair there because they have so much there.
Posted by Lizzyib on 07-06-2017
I don't see anything wrong with men shaving their armpits. It will grow back. Maybe they want a fresh start for their armpit hair. It does not mean they are feminine if they do so.
Posted by simplym on 07-06-2017
I do not shave my armpits because I don't see a reason to. It doesn't bother me to have hair there, and it doesn't gross other people out when I go swimming or whatever when they can see it, so I figure it's not a huge deal. However, I don't see any problem with shaving your armpit hair if that's what's comfortable for you. If you shaved your armpit hair and we went swimming, I can honestly say I probably wouldn't even notice that you shave them.
Posted by TheArticulate on 07-06-2017
I agree. I don't shave my armpits, either. I feel it's masculine for guys to have hair under their arms.
Posted by aaron84 on 07-09-2017
I am not hairy so i dont need to shave my armpits. Heck shave my facial hair once a week.

Actually shaving pits is hygienic because hair harbours moisture and prolonged moisture on body develops unlikely odors.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-06-2017
I am not hairy so i dont need to shave my armpits. Heck shave my facial hair once a week.

Actually shaving pits is hygienic because hair harbours moisture and prolonged moisture on body develops unlikely odors.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 07-06-2017
I think every man should shave their armpits; it's a matter of aesthetics and for hygiene. If I was a man, there's no doubt that I would keep my armpits as decent as possible. To be honest, I find this disgusting to see a man with very hairy armpits, I know some people think is a "manly thing" but the fact that they could take care of themselves this way doesn't make them less masculine.
Posted by reginafalange on 07-06-2017
When women shave theri armpit it is always for beauty, however, when men shave it is for hygine. I save my armpit, however, unlike women I don't keep it clean always. I shave when it is too bushy. Trimming may be a good option however, you cannot trim by yourself, however, if you want to shave you can do it by yourself.
Posted by vinaya on 07-06-2017
Well, i will give my opinion and i think it should be the first thing we should consider, Shaving the armpits is a hygiene habit and nothing more, Its is both for men and women, i don't think trimming is enough because when your armpits is hairy germs can stay there even after bathing. Some people complain of itching when they shave completely, my armpits used to itch me when i started shaving but when i got used to it the itching stopped. I would advice men to shave.
Posted by Propen on 07-06-2017
I am a man, 21 years old and I shave my armpits because of the heat where I live in, I say it depends on yourself, if you think it's comfortable for you, then you should do it.
Posted by StolenKid on 07-06-2017
I agree! Each one should do what he wants and others should simply respect that. As I said earlier: If shaving the axils is something only for women, then I'd rather go back to the stone age.
Posted by hermessantos on 07-10-2017
It's up to them if they wish to, but it's more about how they smell and hygiene. If they sweat a lot then they should shower a couple of times a day at least. Bad body odor is usually from armpit hair, but even if shaved, it would still leave body odor although maybe not as bad.

Some men don't have much hair in any case, and others do, but I imagine it would be hard work for them to keep it up if they chose to defuzz.
Posted by Alexa on 07-06-2017
A man can decide not to shave his armpits with reasons best known to him but what ever the reason may be i dont think its a good habit for a man not to shave his armpits. Some men complain of itching any time they shave their armpits, it used to itch me when i started shaving my armpits but it stopped after a while. I think it is better for a man to shave his armpits regularly.
Posted by Propen on 07-06-2017
A) Does it make them feel comfortable, for whatever reason? B) Do they want to?

Ultimately, it's not my place to decide that for someone else, no matter who they are. I wouldn't assume the act of doing so or not doing so is always for beauty reasons either. Also, sure shaving might be considered hygenic, but if someone's getting a bunch of bumps and irritation every time they do so then maybe they wouldn't shave, etc. for that reason. Ultimately, that person should do whatever works for them.
Posted by Linen on 07-06-2017
In our culture, women should have clean armpits, whether shaven or plucked. Women with hair in the armpits are looked upon as cheap or lacking hygiene. With men, it is common to have hair in the armpits that adds machismo to their image. And men with clean armpits are likened to gay because most gay men here have shaven armpits. But for me, it doesn't matter if the man has hair or no hair in the armpits as long as he is hygienic and has no body odor.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-07-2017
I'm a 25 year old man and while I don't shave my armpits I do trim the hairs with clippers. In terms of hygiene I've tried both trimming, shaving, and leaving it be and I did not notice any significant difference any time. The biggest reason for trimming is that I feel it can be a bit unsightly especially during the summer when all I wear is tank tops. I feel that keeping well groomed hair matters no matter where it's located.
Posted by Denis_P on 07-07-2017
I am a female and I think that this is always just a personal choice. If the man chooses to shave his armpits then go for it.

Either way, hairy or not, I honestly don't care. I think it has become a bit more popular nowadays though. I guess it is a bit more hygienic having no armpits hair and easier to keep it clean/smelling good. My partner doesn't shave his though and I would never ask him to. Whatever makes you more comfortable is the right choice.
Posted by Mehano on 07-07-2017
I don't really mind armpit hair for men, as I think it's even quite hygienic. However, as a man, I choose to only trim my armpit hair from time to time to add more masculinity. I usually trim it with clippers twice a month, maybe once every other week. Overall I don't really think it's necessary for men to shave their armpits but if they choose to do so, then I guess I don't mind. If you look closely, the wrestlers in WWE shave their armpits too and it doesn't look that bad.
Posted by arachnophobik on 07-07-2017
Hi, I have been shaving my armpits since I got married 14 years ago. I think that men should shave their armpits because t is inesthetic to have hair on the body, and what is most important, your armpits should not smell bad, and this may happen if you have a long armpit hair.
Posted by wallet on 07-07-2017
Yes. Its a matter of smartness. Otherwise it will make dirty smell from body. Its my religious order to clean the all hidden hair minimum once within every 40 days. So I clean those within 40 days every time minimum once.

Thanks Centurion
Posted by centurion on 07-07-2017
I think this is one of those cases where I would relax the gender issue. Somewhat like the polo shirt and jeans situation where all and sundry are welcomed. Personally I like to clear the area there as it keeps me fresh and reduces the amount of deodorant that I have to use at any given time. Sometimes I don't even have to use any deodorant. This is a good thing considering that there are potential health risks regarding the persistent use of some deodorants. It is also aesthetically pleasing and besides in less than no time it grows right back again.
Posted by Joteque on 07-07-2017
I think it is a personal choice. One should do what he feels comfortable with. Without hair one will be better able to keep under arms clean and sweat less. So there is surely nothing wrong if a man decides to shave there.
Posted by sspi on 07-08-2017
Shaving gets me very comfortable in my own skin. I hate to have sweaty or smelly armpits so I'd rather avoid the slightest chance of it. If I can't spare 5 minutes of my time to shave, then I'd invest in some quality deodorants. It's personal preference if anyone chooses to leave the hair on their armpits. For me, BIG NO!
Posted by olaryeankarh on 07-09-2017
Shaving armpits is not ideal as far as health is concerned. Some men actually shave their armpits, but this has a lot of repercussions in the future as regards health. Unknown to some people, the hair in the armpits is meant for the protection of the armpits and should not be tampered with in any way. If you attempt shaving it, then you can personally understand the kind of protection the hair in your armpits can give.
Posted by pioneerauthor on 07-10-2017
rose thornes
It doesn't matter anyway if men shave or trim their armpits what matter is it dont stink. It's the hygiene that matters not the hair. But it really look neat and clean when its trimmed or shaved.
Posted by rose thornes on 07-13-2017
After reading the comments here I think I'm going to try shaving for a week or two and see if there's benefits that I notice. I usually only trim but I've never thought about shaving.
Posted by fireball916 on 07-16-2017
I agree with you, they should shave their armpits, because it just get out a very bad smell, which makes his smell bad because of that hair.
Posted by Moaz on 07-21-2017
Well for me, I do shave sometimes for mostly what I can remember is at least once every two months as I don't want my hair on my armpit grow really hard because I think that's the effect of shaving your hair in any part of the body aside from your hair on the head. I do often use scissors just to trimmed my hair when it feels kinda hot because of the weather. I rarely shave it also as its kinda chilly without those hair around especially at night.
Posted by narutos3nn1n on 09-18-2017
Personally, I don't think men should shave it. Trimming is ok though. I think that shaving your face and genitals is ok for a pratical reason. Now on the rest of the body is unnecessary vanity. You were given hair for a reason so you might as well use it. Plus if you bath every day there will be no hygiene concerns
Posted by Marvadaum on 09-18-2017
I think everyone should just be able to do what they want with their body, but if you ask me I don't think it's that weird at all. I even would go as far as to say I prefer it. It looks cleaner and I'm sure it's a lot less mess to deal with for men too. I don't have a problem with smooth men and I guess the only ones who would be against it would be the people who prefer men to be hairy.
Posted by Wubwub on 01-24-2018
It's not just men shaving their armpits but every human both male and female. Armpits have a smelling tendency when one sweats too much, no matter the amount of deodorant used, it would always smell. And when there is hairs on the armpits, the smell gets worst. Personally, I'm not comfortable having hairs in any of my pubic places. It's only my beard that I allow it grow and my head hairs as well.
Posted by Martinsx on 03-11-2018
No. You just leave them as is. The hairs are there for a purpose.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-26-2018
No. You just leave them as is. The hairs are there for a purpose.
Posted by jeffreyjose48 on 09-26-2018
I'm a woman and I shave under my armpit not because it's a requirement from men or society but because I find that I sweat less when I have no hair under my armpits. I would advise man if they feel that strongly about sweating which I highly doubt they do, then they should shave under their armpits, but for vanity sake. I don't see this as a problem God created hair for reason and if you're comfortable with your hair no one should have any say about it. If you want to shave then shave, but you shouldn't feel compelled to.It should remain, purely a personal choice
Posted by jaymish on 11-06-2018
I assume that a completely a private thing and isn't always something someone must or should not do. If you feel like the body odor is getting too much or the hair is inflicting some irritation move ahead and shave it off. However if it isn't causing any problem then you definitely don't actually need to.
Posted by jetselle on 11-12-2018
I think I'd be weirded out if my husband did - I guess because it's just not the done thing here. It's not that I have anything against it as such, but it would be such a change from the norm that I'd be wondering why he did it!
Posted by amelia88 on 11-13-2018
I find it strange but equally interesting that there are people who think it okay not shaving their armpit. No pon intended, but I never knew there's something masculine-ferminine about armpit shaving, to think that it is more masculine for men not to shave and in otherworlds, shaving being ferminine. I've always thought it all has to do with hygiene and nothing to do with being either male or female.

But like I said, this is interesting to me. I'm open minded. If anyone feel okay not shaving I think that's fine, in so far as he keep his pit clean, because of himself and others. But for me, I ensure I shave off every single hair in my armpit.
Posted by mosesoscar on 12-02-2018
Should men shave their armpits?: My partner don't do shave his armpit and most of the guys i know Don't do it either. But for me there is no big deal for me whether the guy do shave or not because it depends on what they use to do in where they are comfortable. But To be honest, I never seen a guy who shave his armpit even once.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-14-2018
In the past I do shave not just my facial hair but also my armpits and even down there because it's hot in my country, specially during the summer months. That's why most people here sport short hair because it's hot. So for me I shave to feel comfortable.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-17-2018
Men don't shave their armpits. Not unless they are in the entertainment business. It's strange. One day I was watching a movie and noticed when this big brawny guy held up his arms he didn't have any armpit hair. The movie setting was back in the time where there were like Mongol warriors or something like that. I thought to myself: 'Oh come on! You know warriors didn't shave their armpits!' LOL. It sounds silly but ever since then, when I watch movies or TV shows I actually look to see if the guy has hair under his arm. I know that that guy weren't in the entertainment business he wouldn't do that! LOL.
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 12-17-2018