There's a growing trend in the grooming world for men shaving their legs — according to a Men's Health poll, that is. The survey found that nearly half of the men they questioned are doing something about their leg hair, either by trimming it down or shaving their pins completely. Smooth movers. It seems it's not just the serious sportsmen doing it for aerodynamic reasons either. It's mainly about aesthetics, appaz. In response, Women's Health readers had their say on the subject.
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In the U. Before the 20th century, women were only socially required to remove unsightly hair from the face and neck virtually the only parts of their bodies not covered by clothes but they would do this using homemade or industrial depilatory creams, not with razors. Shaving was a service provided to men and by men in public spaces, and it required significant skill. Even after the first T-shaped razor was introduced to market, it took years for advertisers to challenge the connection of shaving and masculinity.
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At the outset of the United States, leg and underarm hair removal was not a common practice for women. One cultural change was the definition of femininity. In the Victorian era, it was based on moral character. This shifted in the early s when the new feminine idea became based on the body.
Leg shaving is the practice of removing leg hair by shaving the hair off using a razor or electric shaver. In addition, some people remove leg hair using waxing , sugaring , depilatories , epilators or other depilation devices , or lasers , but shaving remains the least expensive and one of the least painful methods. It is a very common practice among women in the western world , and is also done by some men, especially bodybuilders , cyclists , swimmers and some runners. In Western countries, the majority of women engage in leg shaving, doing so largely for aesthetic reasons.