Is it appropriate to wear shorts or walk around beaches if you have hairy legs, as a man in Moscow?

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    I HIGHLY doubt that's a problem.
    – JS Lavertu
    Jul 27, 2016 at 19:27
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    @Aganju: Depends on exactly how furry those legs are. Jul 27, 2016 at 19:31
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    It is a modern (maybe even an American) thing to shave legs, till recently nobody bothered about hairy legs. As a man you can get away with bein hairy all over.
    – Willeke
    Jul 27, 2016 at 19:33
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    "Is it ok to have two arms and two eyes and walk in Moscow".. no different than this question. You are overthinking it buddy.. unless we are having a gorilla level hairy legs.. that's a different story. Jul 27, 2016 at 19:36
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    @Willeke I don't know anyone, apart from people sport cyclists, who shaves their legs. I would find it weirder to see a guy with shaven legs than a guy with hairy legs.
    – Summer
    Sep 13, 2016 at 15:00

2 Answers 2


As @HeidelBerGensis have said: "Unless you have gorilla level hairy legs" noone really cares.

But if there is still a question you can watch a few videos, like:


You can see a few guys wearing shorts.

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    Lol, like you can concentrate on guys` legs in this video! Jul 27, 2016 at 21:17
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    @HeidelBerGensis Well I couldn't find any video that would show only guys with hairy legs in shorts.
    – Karlson
    Jul 27, 2016 at 21:58
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    As a Moscow habitant I can say even more: nobody cares of your legs, you can do whatever you want, seriously :) It is not recommended to walk around without a t-shirt or so, but shorts, especially in summer, are a common thing
    – annndrey
    Jul 28, 2016 at 9:33
  • Some guys have long hair and stylish clothes, and shorts, so if you look from behind, only the hairy legs give a clue of their gender. :)
    – user4497
    Jul 29, 2016 at 20:24

I'd strengthen the point by Karlson and the comment by Willeke:

Not only does noone care if you have hairy legs, but in Russia, as a guy, you'd probably be getting odd looks and your sexuality would be questioned if you would be found to have shaved legs.

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    @pnuts In the pedantic sense you are right, but I believe a Q needs to be A'd as generally as possible. What if the OP decides to "be on the safe side" and thinks "my legs are gorilla-like, I'll better shave them"?
    – LLlAMnYP
    Sep 13, 2016 at 12:39
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    This is the point exactly. Hairy legs are considered manly in Russia to the best of my knowledge, and men in Russia are expected to behave in a manly way, because everything else is ‘gay’[citation needed].
    – Jan
    Sep 13, 2016 at 21:44

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