Do you shave your beard?

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    47boreas: Men, do you shave your beard? I do not know if its so in the US. Here in Europe some men are bearded. I shaved my beard about 35 years and now I have been bearded about 5 years. When I had three days` growth of beard it did not look so good as I have strong beard. Some people said that it looks rascal. So, it is better to be bearded.

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    The most hair I've allowed on my face up until this year is a moustache in my 20's.  

    I hate shaving. My beard is so heavy that it is actually uncomfortable.  A few months ago I grew a goatee for the first time but I just couldn't  satisfy myself with the shaping or trimming of it and finally gave up.

    Three days growth on my face is almost a fully grown beard.
     
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    throb919: Had a moustache all through college and awhile after. Clean-shaven since (I hate to shave!) 'til about a year ago and now have one of those jazz-dot / soul-patch growths below my lower lip. I kind-of like the way it looks. My favorite thing about it is a buddy called it a "nut brush" (and I probably keep it now just to say that...!)
     
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    7x6andchg: I actually had a full goatee (well 3/4, I can't grow the little connector things) until yesterday, when I accidentally clipped too close on the mustache...so now it's just chin and soul patch (No, Tony, I'm NOT calling it a nut brush :D Although that is funny).

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    9cyclops9: I have a full beard. I had just sideburns when I could first grow them, then I grew the goatee thing without the moustache, and then I grew the rest. But I did shave it all clean when I had to be Daddy Warbucks in my high school drama team's production of Annie. Then I grew it back.

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    norseman: Geez, actually I AM Daddy Warbucks....without the Annie.

    (Oops, that might not play well for the non-USA audience ! Daddy Warbucks was the comic book adopter/father of Little Orphan Annie and was notable for his scads of money and his fully shaved head and face.)

    Previously, I had tried a full beard on and off, 'cause its really easy for me to grow one. When I shaved the dome, I tried the goatee for a while. It kinda eased the visual impact of having no hair on top, but at the same time it made me look positively EVIL, so I ditched it.
    I have to admit, I don't mind shaving, probably because I like the end result. My shaving ritual includes the base of my penis and my scrotum as well.

    Norse
     
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    hard2hide: I had a full beard for 25 years. My wife suggested trimming it into a goatee 2 years ago. She loves it.

    If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.
     
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    gigantikok: Tried growing a goatee to look cooler, but I soon realized that I'll look goofy not matter what is on my face! :) I usually go with light stuble and then shave on the 3rd day and start the process all over again...
     
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    Tender: my sweetboy, i DO wish he would grow it out, but he wont. i think it is Sooooo sexy!! :-*
    but he says it itches and its hot and he hates it. so he keeps it all shaved. :(
     
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    jackinman: I'm clean shaven. I've tried growing a beard but it just won't grow right.
     
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    dfox7.3x5: I have had a mustache for 32 years. I grew a full beard in 1976 and kept it until 2001, when I changed careers and wanted to look "younger" while job searching. (It didn't work. But I did find the perfect job.)

    The mustache is permanent; my upper lip is so tender that it was always red from shaving irritation or full of nicks. :(
     
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    H8Monga: I used to grow mine but my job doesn't allow it, so has to go. I hate how my face itches like 2 days later when it's time to do it again. I like how I look with a beard... but I don't like growing it too much because it is hell to cut.
     
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    I have a very thin beard on the edge of my mandibula and a very thin moustache.

    (In this very September = 4 years since I let it grow... and arrange it every 2 days... that means 731 times :p)
     
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    prepstudinsc: I went to a private high school that did not allow facial hair on the guys. In college, I never bothered to grow anything, I always stayed clean shaven. Out of college, I always thought it to be more professional to be clean shaven. About two years ago, I got the idea to grow a goatee, so I did. I think it looked pretty good and I got a lot of compliments on it. But after a couple of weeks, when it was fully grown and filled in, I nicked it shaving one day, and I decided to shave it clean. I did the soul patch thing for a few weeks, too, but decided that it wasn't really the thing I should have. I have grown a couple more goatees for a couple of weeks, and then get tired of maintaining them, so I shave again. I've been clean shaven for 6 or 8 months now, but I'm thinking that I might grow a goatee again.
     
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    awellhungboi: I am pretty hairless in general. My hair is blonde and fine, and my stubble is very soft and almost translucent. I usually go 2-3 weeks without shaving. After about a month it'll start to look like a regular beard, but if I go that long without shaving it starts getting itchy and annoying. I tried to grow a goatee once, but I have a long, angular face, and when it finally bacame noticible it looked stupid--just made me look like a billy goat, (or the devil.)
     
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    ORCABOMBER: I've got "permanent" stubble. I do let it grow into a messy beard, but it makes it easier to trim (like elsewhere ;) ) But my brothers prefer my facial hair long, but I don't. I'm just lazy.
     
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    Inwood: No, I don't shave. I've had my beard for about 23 years. It's been longer and it's been shorter but it's pretty full now if a little stylised. I get asked isn't my beard hot in the summer but I don't find it to be hot nor does it itch. I don't really find it hard to maintain either. Plus I have a shaved head so my beard kind of stands out.

    Anyway, I like it.
     
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    :)I, as a rule, don't have a beard, primarily because I don't want to look like my father,(Don't ask!) and I've been told I look better without it.
     
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    I am currently wearing a goatee because it makes me look less like a little kid. I still get carded all the time, though.
     
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    I've heard "soul patch" used as the sprouting of hair beneath the bottom lip, which I've got, as well as a shaggier chin goatee. But you all knew that.

    I'll go a few days without shaving and I'll simply come out looking scruffy. My face isn't real conducive to facial hair. It grows a bit, but then it gets itchy and I feel gross having it around.

    I don't like going totally clean shaven because my chin's a little too prominent. (Hell, I need SOMETHING on my chin to balance out this wild ass 'fro on my head.)
     
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