I shaved mine at 16, so it wouldn’t smell.
It is a personal choice and you shouldn’t feel pressured to do it because everyone else is doing it. Girls have already gone too far with their ’embarrassing body image’ to shave everything. If you need to do it for athletic reasons, go ahead. If you have so much or so dark that you feel uncomfortable, do what you think you need to do. Try it once and see if you want to keep doing it. Remember, you can stop at any time.
Btw, it’s not the ‘hair’ that causes the odor, it’s the bacteria in the sweat. You use a “deodorant” to handle the smell, and an “antiperspirant” to deal with the sweat. Read your labels. If you don’t feel “fresh” after phys ed or sports, use a wet wipe for a quick fix.
Whatever age you feel like.. For some men they never shave, others shave often. And if you clean your armpits well, maybe put some baking soda on them, they won’t smell as bad, though deodorant kind of stops working after a certain amount of hair is present.
And before people start telling you “Men shouldn’t shave their armpits!” I’m a girl and only shave mine like once a month. So it really doesn’t matter. Just do what YOU are comfortable with, not what society tells you you must be comfortable with
If your pit hair was the cause of BO, then women would have no use for deodorant. As there is an entire aisle in the store specifically for female deodorant…..obviously pit hair has nothing to do with BO.
Unless you are an Olympic swimmer or something similar, men do not shave their pits…..unless they are really into having no body hair. That is fine if that is what you are into.