I have rather a lot of body hair and it's nice to get rid of some of it in summer -- helps keep me cooler for one thing! By the time I've been out in the sun for a while the rest gets pretty well bleached, so it 'disappears'. I do agree with your sentiment of getting that all over tan more easily - hair is an amazing sunblock!
I have been smooth for years. The only time I let it grow out is when I have a doctor appointment. I just don't want to deal with the funny looks.
However, I hike frequently on a secluded wooded trail during the week, when I know all the kids are in school and the others are at work. As you can see the shorts are ready, just in case. The feeling of being nude outside in the breeze and the sun is unbeatable.
I have been smooth now for well over 20 years and would never want to have hair growing round my pubic area or on my body again, and a hairy body now puts me off looking at it, I prefer to see and be seen completely smooth or well trimmed.
I try to keep pretty trimmed, but I can't quite bring myself to shave entierly. I think some body hair looks good. Being smooth probably works for some people, but not me. I just throw the adapter on the buzz clippers.
Happy New Year everyone. As a newbie here I am trawling my way thorough the threads, but glad to see this smoothy one is constanlty being revived. Yeah- smoothy is best, just given mine a new year clearance. Much more sensual and clean.
Did anything come of the UK smoothies day? Definately interested in meeting others.
I have been shaving my genital area ( the whole shabang) for a few years now. I previously had a "pubic forest" and loved it. I thought it made me look more...."manly." When I was a kid on swim team we shaved for championship meets, but not the groin, and I remeber liking the smooth feeling. However, a few years ago, when I finally re-joined the gym, I saw a few guys that were shaved and I thought it looked......cool. So I got up the nerve to do it. I LOVED IT!! Feels so smooth. Plus it shows off the tan line nicely So vain, I know. Anyway, the balls are a VERY touchy area. Everyone is right there. Have to do them though. Mine are quite hairy, and it just doesn't look quite right to have a smooth groin and shaft with hairy balls hanging underneath them. Know what I mean? I just go VERY slow and light and pray each time I don't cut/nick. Those babies bleed like crazy. You guys know what I mean, huh!! Plus I have found out that several of my guy buddies shave, too.
Good topic. Funny how times change. I used to feel naked (-: without some fuzz defining my pride and joy. Now it feels liberating to shave. Sometimes I just leave a little tuft of hair but I also like when a woman or a man shaves as it just looks cool. I know this site isn't about sex but it also helps in that regard too. So, listening to the others comments, it seems to be a popular choice.
For my smooth shave including balls I use a razor designed for black men to shave their faces with. It's called the Bump Fighter, and it can be found on American military bases or where ethnic hair care products are for sale. It cuts the hair just barely above the skin line and if you use hair conditioner (like used after shampooing hair on your head) with the razor there are very few if any nicks and if you do get a drop of blood just wipe some conditioner on it and it stops. Using the conditioner there is also no razor rash.
I have tried lotions before and after shaving with no joy. I love the initial result, the look and feel. Any suggestions? I think its great that its not only just acceptable for Women these days and often notice at the gym or beach that most guys trim or shave.