Pre-T transguys/male-identif ied gq folks...how often do you shave?

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Pre-T transguys/male-identif ied gq folks...how often do you shave?

Rab Rab
I'm genderqueer/transmascu line and haven't managed to get on hormones YET, but I started shaving almost two years ago because I heard that getting rid of the peach fuzz could help with passing
over time, I've noticed that my hair has started to come in thicker and whereas I was only shaving once every few days at the very beginning, I now have to do it everyday or my girl complains that I'm sticking her face when we kiss
so, if you shave your face at all, how often do you do so?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Daily
1  (3%)
Every other day
Every few days
2  (6%)
Once a week
7  (23%)
Never
9  (29%)
Other
12  (39%)
Total votes: 31
Poll is closed
04/02/2012
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Chirple Chirple
The thing about hair is that it doesn't grow back thicker from being cut - you just get blunt ends, which make the hair *appear* thicker and be rougher instead of hair that grows out naturally that isn't blunt.

Since hair grows in cycles, if you go from nothing to shaving, you're sort of "catching them all up" - so it would appear to be more/rougher.

Sorry ! Not trying to rain on things, just explaining science ! I like science.

Also, it might help some understand what's going on, so they can decide if it's worth it or not.
04/03/2012
GONE! GONE!
I don't have much in the way of facial hair going on so I shave off the fuzz when I remember to which isn't often.
04/03/2012
Voir Voir
I don't have facial hair either and to be honest I wish I'd never have to have it e_e So shaving isn't a big deal to me.
04/03/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
I think you should shave as nessicary or as often as you would like to for you to feel comfortable.
04/03/2012
butts butts
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
The thing about hair is that it doesn't grow back thicker from being cut - you just get blunt ends, which make the hair *appear* thicker and be rougher instead of hair that grows out naturally that isn't blunt.

Since hair grows in ...
^^^ this!
04/04/2012
Felwood Felwood
I'm on T but only recently, and I shave whenever I shower just because it makes me feel good. I think getting the fuzz off helps with passing, but not much.
04/04/2012
butts butts
I shave once a week to get rid of the peach fuzz, I was on T for 6 months but had to quit a few years ago, I wasn't on it long enough to get any thicker facial hair except a SINGLE hair on the bottom of my chin haha. Even though I haven't been on T for years, it has stayed, same with my tiny happy trail.
04/04/2012
TheParrishism TheParrishism
Men typically don't have peach fuzz like women do. Having a complete lack of hair can help with passing more than a little bit of fuzz can.
04/04/2012
Rab Rab
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
The thing about hair is that it doesn't grow back thicker from being cut - you just get blunt ends, which make the hair *appear* thicker and be rougher instead of hair that grows out naturally that isn't blunt.

Since hair grows in ...
I like science too!
I'm familiar with the process, but I also know a transguy who started shaving when he was fifteen and now, about five years later, he has a respectable five-o-clock shadow, completely hormone and supplement free
04/04/2012
eroticmutt eroticmutt
Quote:
Originally posted by Rab
I like science too!
I'm familiar with the process, but I also know a transguy who started shaving when he was fifteen and now, about five years later, he has a respectable five-o-clock shadow, completely hormone and supplement free
When you shave you are stimulating the oil glands as well as increasing blood flow to that area, which over time could theoretically cause changes.

After all, your skin will become rougher to tolerate the shaving (like men have rougher faces) and this could cause changes in the natural oil products, etc of the skin and thus change the hair follicle.

I also am a transguy and I have not grown in facial hair yet to a noticeable degree but I shave every two weeks or so just to get rid of peach fuzz and have only recently started.
04/05/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
Every few months. Not on T. I'm also unfortunately often triggered by razors. Not pushing myself to do it, then.
04/05/2012
Chirple Chirple
I can get behind what you're saying, but I think the roughness has far more to do with hormones - since it's one of the major changes reported with T.

It's going to depend on genetics, too, of course. Shaving doesn't do anything for me as a light-haired person, but shows up a lot better on dark-haired people.

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Also, both typical XX and XY grow more facial hair as they age.

I'm definitely not trying to say don't do it ! I think it's certainly of benefit if you're trying to obtain "stubble".
04/06/2012
Caulfield Caulfield
I usually just do it when I'm feeling down because it makes me feel more masculine, it doesn't have anything to do with my nonexistent facial hair haha.
04/06/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by Rab
I'm genderqueer/transmascu line and haven't managed to get on hormones YET, but I started shaving almost two years ago because I heard that getting rid of the peach fuzz could help with passing
over time, I've noticed that my hair has ...
Currently I shave every Monday because I only leave the house on Monday and Tuesday. If I were going out more often, though, I would probably shave twice a week.
04/07/2012
kmilly kmilly
only bother with it weekly. it hasn't come in thicker for me, and i've been doing it off and on for years. i prefer it to be stubbly, though. so i only shave when it starts to get too soft.
04/07/2012
hatman hatman
I'll do it 2-3 times a week, sometimes less. Haven't been doing it that long but I'm hoping it will at least give me more peach fuzz haha ^^' My family is hairy, so I'm crossing my fingers
04/08/2012
MasonM MasonM
Quote:
Originally posted by kmilly
only bother with it weekly. it hasn't come in thicker for me, and i've been doing it off and on for years. i prefer it to be stubbly, though. so i only shave when it starts to get too soft.
Man, I wish my partner would let me get away with having stubble. He's teaching me how to shave 'right' now that I'm doing it more often because he wants to make sure that he doesn't have to feel it prick his cheek.

Nevermind the fact he's a lot hairier and only shaves when his work finally tells him that he has to...which is roughly once a month.
04/08/2012
sneako sneako
Quote:
Originally posted by Rab
I'm genderqueer/transmascu line and haven't managed to get on hormones YET, but I started shaving almost two years ago because I heard that getting rid of the peach fuzz could help with passing
over time, I've noticed that my hair has ...
I never shaved pre-t. but I bet it will help with passing. all the best to you!
04/08/2012
TheGreat TheGreat
I don't shave the one time I did my girlfriend just looked at me funny.
04/09/2012
Thomas90 Thomas90
I don't shave, but i really want to. Im just too scared i'll end up tearing my face off or something xD
04/10/2012
Rab Rab
Quote:
Originally posted by Thomas90
I don't shave, but i really want to. Im just too scared i'll end up tearing my face off or something xD
no, you won't!
here, this guy taught me how to shave
04/10/2012
Andrew1992 Andrew1992
About once a week. It's mostly for myself, but I've been taking DHEA and a few other things, and I get a decent amount of scruff that I shave weekly-ish. I doubt anyone would really notice if I didn't, but I like it.
06/14/2012
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Unique posters: 17