capnnerefir wrote:This is also why historical records made a big deal about someone having a particularly full beard (like Taishi Ci) - it was seen as a mark of virtue and distinction.
danuracula wrote:Why eunuchs are forbidden to have facial hairs?
ivolga wrote:danuracula wrote:Why eunuchs are forbidden to have facial hairs?
They weren't forbidden - it was biologically impossible (in most cases): facial hair growth is caused by testosterone - a hormone eunuch's organism can no longer produce.
If castrated before puberty, facial hair never grow, voice remains high and height may be taller than average. If castration happens after puberty, and a person already has a beard - usually it falls out completely or gets significantly thinner. Also, since male pattern alopecia is caused by testosterone, eunuchs didn't suffer from it.
Sun Fin wrote:I'm sure I've seen discussions about this before but I can't find it now, I suspect it was all in the 3K question thread which is why I'm making a separate thread now - easier to find later.
Were men expected to grow there hair out? Same with facial hair, did people style it or was it considered unmanly to shave/trim?
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