I am a man who has very hairy legs and it causes me lots of embarrassment which is why i hardly ever go swimming or to the mikvah. Would it be permitted for me to get laser hair removal?


Men are not allowed to do womanly acts of beatification; therefore in general a man may not remove hair from his body. However if the reason that you are doing it is in order to alleviate embarrassment it is permitted, even if it will be done by laser removal.


Ohel Yackov Y:D 182-6 in the name of Horav Eliyashiv Zt”l. Also see

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