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08 February 2003 @ 06:44 am
The "Great Busby Hair Experiment" Goes On-line  
Poll #100141 Shaving Practices

Do you shave on a routine basis?

Yes
16(66.7%)
No
5(20.8%)
Other
3(12.5%)

Where do you shave?

Legs
0(0.0%)
Armpits
3(13.0%)
Face
6(26.1%)
Head
0(0.0%)
Other (If you're not embarrased to admit, please explicate in comments)
0(0.0%)

Why do you shave?

Societal Expectations
2(8.7%)
Religious Reasons
0(0.0%)
It feels good
12(52.2%)
The S.O. (or hypothetical S.O.) would be pissed if I didn't. (aka "Sexual Reasons")
0(0.0%)
You know what? I have no idea.
2(8.7%)
Other (please explicate in comments)
2(8.7%)

If you shave, how?

Electric razor
2(8.7%)
Safety Razor (Most commercial blade razors have a safety "bridge" on them)
11(47.8%)
Straight Razor
0(0.0%)
Nair (or other chemical depillatory)
0(0.0%)
Wax (or other adhesive depillatory)
0(0.0%)
Tweezers
0(0.0%)
Broad Sword
0(0.0%)
Other (Please explain in comments)
0(0.0%)

If you don't shave, why?

Societal Expectations Be Damned!
0(0.0%)
Religious Reasons
0(0.0%)
It feels good
1(14.3%)
The S.O. (or hypothetical S.O.) would be pissed if I did.
0(0.0%)
You know what? I have no idea.
5(71.4%)
 
 
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chesh on February 8th, 2003 08:07 am (UTC)
As for the Where do you shave? - Other answer, well, I'd like to be able to wear a swimsuit without worrying about people's shocked reactions, honestly.
ninja in the shadows: maxseiryu_16 on February 8th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC)
It's Not Just Vanity, It's A Survival Technique
Hey dude, I be from Arizona, where one shaves every other day during the summer. Nobody wants to look like Sasquatch when all one wears are shorts and swimsuits... and you'd swelter with the hairiness. Plus... that hairy-leg feeling... ::shudder:: YECH! BLARGH! NO LIKEEE!
Hillarysusanofstohelit on February 8th, 2003 09:03 am (UTC)
it's not that I shave because the s.o. would get annoyed if I didn't, it's that he likes it when I do, as I think most guys do.
kitkatlj on February 8th, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
Other: Between the eyebrows. Not enough that the stubble's noticeable, but enough that full-grown hairs are. So instead of the pain of plucking, I just use a safety razor on them. Other other: tried twice. Both times have resolved not to try again.
Josiah Carlsonchouyu_31 on February 8th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
Usually I shave (my face) because Annie likes me clean shaven. There have been occasions where I've shaved (my face) because the stubble is so long it is uncomfortable to sleep on, itches all day, etc.

As for the 'other' area, I'm of the belief that if one is uncomfortable putting sharp objects near their private parts, one shouldn't. Yikes with the sharp objects.
The past is prologuenemoren on February 8th, 2003 01:22 pm (UTC)
I shave because pit hair holds odor. Plus it's easily taken care of.
Leg hair is removed periodically.
Most everything else gets attacked with tweezers on a fairly regular basis.
I think I'd dig waxing but I haven't tried it yet.
Parapluie dans la Rue de Parisscathach on February 8th, 2003 04:25 pm (UTC)
The "other" gets shaved off periodically, but mostly just trimmed. I have some fun underpants, and long hair makes them not fit right.
Rachaelkimbyrle on February 8th, 2003 05:32 pm (UTC)
Well, my "other" is my arms. I have hairy gorilla arms and shaving them makes them look thinner.

I also have to shave my neck because I have hirsutism, a lovely little condition which involves women growing beards and doctors (specifically endocrinologists) saying "Sorry, can't do anything about it." I'm looking at having laser hair removal done, which in theory would remove all the hair permanently after three treatments or so.
A Carnot engine of self-loathingcalypsomatic on February 9th, 2003 08:41 pm (UTC)
why isn't there a 'just lazy' option on the last question?