Thread: Underarm Hair
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:39 AM
MacLir MacLir is offline
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Originally Posted by Kimstu View Post
Not in terms of protecting mucous membranes from bacteria, certainly, because there aren't any mucous membranes in the armpit. As silenus noted, it may serve to reduce skin-on-skin friction from the movement of the arms against the body, but people who remove their underarm hair don't seem to be particularly bothered by that friction.
As a competing example, at one time my main exercise was a NordicTrack which involves extended arm motion.

In a word, dreadlocks. Not that large; I'm not that hairy, but definite cohesion. The big problem was that they formed with my arms down, so when I reached up for something

Trimming solved the problem.