Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 62 (9094 total)
1 online now:
Newest Member: d3r31nz1g3
Post Volume: Total: 901,672 Year: 12,784/6,534 Month: 67/2,210 Week: 8/390 Day: 8/20 Hour: 0/1


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Is body hair a functionless vestige?
Phage0070
Inactive Member


Message 5 of 143 (559624)
05-10-2010 7:58 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Ken Fabos
05-09-2010 6:41 PM


Hair on the head can serve as a sexual cue.
Hair around the genitals and joints (such as armpits) can serve to prevent chafing. That sort of skin irritation can lead to infection and other difficulties.
Thin body hair can still act as a partial barrier against insects, or again prevent chafing with clothing. (more modern clothing won't chafe even without hair, but older clothing probably would.)

This message is a reply to:
 Message 1 by Ken Fabos, posted 05-09-2010 6:41 PM Ken Fabos has not replied

Replies to this message:
 Message 6 by RAZD, posted 05-10-2010 8:41 PM Phage0070 has not replied

  
Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2022 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.1
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2022