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What causes someone's body to be really hairy?

What causes someone's body to be really hairy?

Genetics: Some ethnicities have more than others; within each, the amount of hair varies considerably. Male hormones are required to express the tendency, and a woman with some extra male hormones may remain a functioning woman but have more hair than a smooth man. Some folks like more body hair, some prefer smooth; more men are now keeping it trimmed for comfort / convenience. ...Read more

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What causes hairy armpits?

What causes hairy armpits?

Normal: All adults grow armpit hair along with pubic hair. The amount of hair is genetically determined, especially for men, and i'd be much more worried if an adult loses it. In the usa, most women and many men shave here. ...Read more

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Normal to have hairy anus?

Normal to have hairy anus?

Yes: The amount of hair that people have on different parts of their body varies from person to person and from culture to culture. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my eyebrows are really hairy!!!!!!?

What do you suggest if my eyebrows are really hairy!!!!!!?

Trim it: You can use wax , laser or remove it with tweezers. It's better to have more than less. ...Read more

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Any reason why are men far hairier than women, in general?

Any reason why are men far hairier than women, in general?

Male display: Most species have some feature that helps distinguish males from females. For us, the lower face and body hair follicles respond to testosterone; high levels produce growth of thick hairs in many (not all) men. The evolution of such characteristics is often puzzling. This essay seems reasonable http://www.Abc.Net.Au/science/articles/2009/09/08/2679925.Htm. ...Read more

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I am very hairy. I want to remove hairs from my body. Please suggest?

I am very hairy. I want to remove hairs from my body. Please suggest?

Waxing: This is still the best. Don't do anything permanent (laser, electrolysis) until you've found your permanent partner -- many folks like "hairy". ...Read more

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Is it normal and ok for a man to be really hairy if it's genetically not supposed to be?

Is it normal and ok for a man to be really hairy if it's genetically not supposed to be?

Whoa: Being hairy is the result of a complex array of genes that may not be expressed in other members of your family. Dad and maternal granddad can be smooth and junior can grow up luxuriating in body hair. Anyone telling you otherwise is offering pseudoscience. ...Read more

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I am not a hairy person, but would like to grow my beards, what should I do to make it grow well?

I am not a hairy person, but would like to grow my beards, what should I do to make it grow well?

At this point: in your life there is really nothing to do if you have never had a full beard. If you have had a full beard and do not now and also have other symptoms of low testosterone such as fatigue, low Indio, muscle loss, etc. I would see your doctor for a testosterone check and exam, a thyroid panel should also be included. ...Read more

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Why hairy body?! i m only 16 and its too much for me hair here and there and i even shaves my mustach everytime

Why hairy body?! i m only 16 and its too much for me hair here and there and i even shaves my mustach everytime

You're male, right?: Hey buddy -- Count yourself lucky. Most of your male friends are at least a little bit jealous. This is what Mother Nature gave you. You have the option of leaving it as is, "manscaping" yourself (fashionable shaving), or laser-elecrolysis if it truly turns you off. I suggest you wait until you're in a stable marriage and let your wife decide. She might totally love your fur rug. Enjoy being you. ...Read more

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