Is there another sport, other than swimming perhaps - and even then I'm not sure it trickles down to recreational swimmers, where a similar body "adjustment", is part of engaging in the sport?
In Canada, hockey players usually sacrifice their front teeth to the game but I'm pretty sure that's by circumstance, rather than by choice.
I say this as someone who, rather suddenly, has been seduced by cycling and am finding this whole shaving thing a bit weird.
Don't get me wrong, as a dedicated aesthete, I certainly appreciate the appearance of a hairless body but, that's part of the problem for me: it seems fetishistic, narcissistic and, some might say homoerotic. Not that there's anything wrong with any of these attributes! I'm really trying to understand it from the periphery, realizing that the vortex of passion for the sport is likely going to lead to an inevitable question:
"To shave or not to shave?"