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Old 10-27-2001, 11:50 PM   #1
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21 and no facial or underarm hair

Hi everyone,

I'm 21 years old, average height and a little on the skinny side. When I was about 13 or 14 I started growing pubic hairs, and I guess I was about 17 when I had my first ejaculation. However, my underarm and facial hair is lacking. I have a few hairs under my arms, but definitely not full by any means. And as for facial hairs, I have peach fuzz, with about 5 stiff black hairs that grow to about 5 mm and then stop - when I shave them they grow back in about a week or two, but seem to stop growing after about 5 millimeters.
I have a pretty healthy body (I think), I have a little hair near my belly button (but none on my chest or back), and I have a pretty full set of pubic hair both in front and behind. My body has done its "puberty thing", except for the facial and underarm hair. Any thoughts on why I can't grow any hair there?

 
Old 10-28-2001, 09:43 AM   #2
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Hi, Jack!
Believe it or not, your body is not done growing yet & it may take a little while longer for your "hair hormones" to kick in. My buddy, who is 23, didn't have noticible body hair until he was 20. My fiance just started getting chest hair last year (he's 23 also), but he's had pubic & armpit hair since he was 13. Just give it time & enjoy being hair-free while it lasts, because you will never be that way again once it does start to grow (& besides, you should be so lucky not to have to hassle with shaving everyday <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">)
Hope this helps! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/round.gif"> <p>[This message has been edited by princessmitzoue (edited 10-29-2001).]

 
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Old 10-29-2001, 12:33 AM   #3
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Exactly!! I totally agree with PrincessMitzoue! Enjoy being more aerodynamic than others! I do! The one thing that makes me sad about being almost totally hair free is that I can't grow sideburns! Man, I would kill for some chops! Hahhahaha

 
Old 10-29-2001, 08:18 PM   #4
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Also, hairyness varies from person to person. Some people only need to shave once a week their entire lives and can't grow a full beard. There's nothing wrong - its just they're not genetically programmed to have lots of facial hair. Same goes for body hair. Some are hairy, some are not. Doesn't matter really. Bottom line is you can ejaculate, and father children. That makes you a man more than any amount of hair could.

As for how hairy you can expect to be, look at your father - a lot of your hairyness genetic code comes from him. So if your father shaves everyday, and is hairy, then chances are you will be too eventually. If he's not hairy and doesn't need to shave often, then chances are you won't either. But remember you will get whatever is coming. Once puberty starts, it always finishes (unless you lose both your testicles or something). So be patient.

 
Old 10-30-2001, 12:12 AM   #5
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Well, I'll ask these questions. How's the sex life? Are things working ok, or do you really have low libido? Do you masturbate often? Do you have any other symptoms like fatigue, or lack of motivation?

 
Old 10-31-2001, 10:47 AM   #6
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Well, as for sex life, I am a virgin, but I have a pretty strong drive (I think). Although I haven't yet decided whether masturbation is (morally) wrong, I do masturbate on occasion.

 
Old 11-04-2001, 12:27 PM   #7
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

I think maybe you started puberty at a later-than-average age, just from what you describe. After hiting puberty it took 3-4 years before my beard really started growing. Now I could shave twice a day and still look scruffy. I really can't remember the details of underarm hair growth.

 
Old 11-04-2001, 11:52 PM   #8
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jackstandard:
<B>Well, as for sex life, I am a virgin, but I have a pretty strong drive (I think). Although I haven't yet decided whether masturbation is (morally) wrong, I do masturbate on occasion.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have been thinking about your answer for a few days because it surprised me. It seems incongruent that you are a virgin, only masturbate on occasion and then describe your sex drive as strong. To me, strong would we masturbating every day and having a girl friend you have sex with as well. Perhaps its just a difference in perception, but I would describe your drive as fairly low (a drive meaning you have to).

The moral issue also caught my eye. There is absolutely nothing immoral about masturbation. God made your body to need the release of sex. In our society it is not morally acceptable to have sex out of marriage and the average person gets married much later in life. So masturabtion is a normal and needed release of sexual tension. If you don't masturbate then you will have wet dreams which do the same thing. I sure hope you don't feel it's wrong to masturbate, because its not and its not healthy for you to think you are doing something wrong.

 
Old 11-26-2001, 04:12 PM   #9
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Hey man, be grateful you're not as hairy as most of us. I grew a beard and chest hair at age 15-16, and my chest looks kinda bad to me , so much that I trim back my chest hair regularly and have to shave my face at least every other day. I would do it every day but it burns too much. I have gotten hair on my shoulders in the past few years and I shave or tweeze it off. I'm 28 now and I hope I don't get much hairier... The worst part is my ears , nose and eyebrows. They get wooly too now.

Don't worry , you're not abnormal, I don't think. There are even entire races of people with very little body hair, like American Indians and some Asians.
Later...

 
Old 11-26-2001, 09:41 PM   #10
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

I'm 37 and still can't grow a full beard. I have noticed a change in hair growth after thirty...a lot more of it popping up in odd areas.

Don't worry about it!
~Freaky

 
Old 11-27-2001, 02:27 AM   #11
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Re: 21 and no facial or underarm hair

Its not something u should be worried about. It is normal. Genetics play a major part in it as well as ethnic background. I shave 3 times per week and hate dealing with razor bump. You may have a lower flow of testosterone in your body due to this hormone being produced in a lesser quantity, being used up elsewhere or testosterone being converted into estrogen. This is not a problem. Both males and females have estrogen, females just have more of it. This may explain the later puberty (which ranges from age 8-16 now a days) and lower sex drive. Lower sex drive can be a good thing such as a lot more consentration on more important things like school and your future (its not easy concentrating on both in highschool and college). Be happy with your current condition and concentrate on more important things.

 
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