Trying To Get a Leg Up On Your Competition.

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  1. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    This article claims that almost half the men shave all or part of their legs. I don't and I can't understand why others do.

    Is it as prevalent as this article claims ? Do you believe that men are trying to be spornosexual as the article claims ?
     
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    did you mean "males"? not sure I consider them "men" :p
     
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    I gather that you don't shave your legs either :D ?

    Do you think those males that do shave their legs are spornosexual as the article claims ?
     
  4. chown33, Oct 17, 2016
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    It's not a general survey. It's only a survey of "Men's Health" Facebook followers.

    The population being surveyed is self-selecting to: a) join Facebook, b) follow "Men's Health", c) take a survey. That's a lot of inherent selection bias, so I wouldn't expect the survey results to be representative of the overall population, only of the ones meeting the first two self-selection criteria.

    Given the self-selection and the reported numbers, it doesn't strike me as odd. Note the largest group of men who do anything with leg hair only trim it. That doesn't seem implausible to me, either, since they don't list any reasons. There can be practical reasons, not just cosmetic ones.

    The conclusion of it being "spornosexual" is unsupported by anything in the provided data. There may be data where respondents give their reasons, but if that data exists, it doesn't appear in the article.
     
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    today's "males" have no clue what they want to be
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    there are GUY getting their eyebrows plucked. in my days you would need to lose a bet to do that, today these "males" are doing it because they want to do it. I don't even manscape.
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    totally cool
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    you have 30 year old pajama wearing "males" still living at the parents basement wanting to talk about "insurance".
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    of course they are going to shave their legs, how long before they start wearing tampons?
     
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    Hairy arsed road racing pros shave their legs.(mainly because road rash is less likely to become infected in the absence of hair)
     
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    Why on Earth a man shave their legs? I hear the excuse about swimming and bicycling, which I am not sure I buy that excuse. I mean how much drag can leg hair cause?
     
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    Yep, a definite double standard in the US.

    Women are expected to at least shave their underarms and legs.
     
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    "Expected"? "At least"? Are you nuts? (I'm following other threads, so I know that you are, what with witch burning, alcohol banning, Trump nominating, second amendment adoration.....it is all quite bizarre and utterly nuts)...

    Anyway, I sincerely hope that some women defy these insane and perfectly ludicrous 'expectations'.

    As a European, I can gladly say that, well, such "expectations" are less rigidly enforced. And are less rigidly conformed to, as well. Thank the bloody gods I don't believe in.
     
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    Double standard, sunshine.

    Seriously, smooth is for children......there is a reason adults grow hair in places that children don't.

    And, personally, - while on the topic of hair in places where children don't have it, a personal peeve of mine (some of the time, as, in the strange way of life, some of my best friends are men who sport facial hair) is facial hair: facial hair is something I associate with men who fear soap or who love religion......two major minuses to my mind.
     
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    WHAT about the women who trim their mustaches? same deal?
     
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    Don't get mad at me :). I didn't make it up or am I advocating this social standard. It has been ingrained into the US mindset.

    I'm sure there are but it's a very small percentage.

    I blame it on TV / Hollywood for pushing this standard.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    not sure it's just the U.S.
    listen, nothing wrong hair hair in SOME places, everything is a "choice", you can chose not to shave and males will pick accordingly, if I wanted a set of hairy legs next to mine I would have married Renzatic, or someone else who could make me legal here. lip wrestling chewbacca is entertaining once/twice but after that? I don't want sex to be a flossing session if you know what I mean, leave the landing strip but clear the path around it.
     
  21. Scepticalscribe, Oct 17, 2016
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    I'm not 'mad' at you (except for your mindless support of a complete cretin, namely, Mr Trump).

    I don't know whether you subscribe to this double standard or not, but, since you started the thread, I thought I'd call you out on it, anyway, as, I suspected that you might well do so; This is because it is entirely possible that you may be the kind of man who whinges about impossible impositions on men but thinks them perfectly okay if 'society' thinks it appropriate to apply such to women.

    Anyway, I'm European, and, believe me, there is nothing in the US I consider worth emulating, above all, their insane - and completely unrealistic standards of the sort of skeletal attractiveness deemed appropriate for females.

    I'm European. And, I'm not skeletal, and neither am I hair free........
     
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    this is America, even the "males" are "pretty" here, guys plucking their eyebrows :confused:
     
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    No, you're not. That is, not pretty. Sorry.
     
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    EXACTLY what I say, still these "males" get dates.
     
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    What can I say?

    "A rose (sorry, US white, shaven and shorn, Mr Trump voting male) by any other name is just as sweet"?

    "Beauty is in the eye of the (exceedingly myopic) beholder"?

    Decoding your culture presents a challenge that may be beyond me.
     

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