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questor
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25 Dec 2018, 1:52 am

I sometimes shave under my arms, but am somewhat hirsute all over. I don't wear dresses, skirts, or shorts, as I don't look good in them, so I don't waste time shaving anywhere else. I do tweeze my face, and am planning on getting an epilator to speed up the process. My skin is too sensitive for the hair removal lotion. Tried it once. It burned the skin, and left most of the hair behind, but in a damaged state, so it was actually worse than useless. I also tried shaving my face once, but that left my skin feeling like I had a million paper cuts all over my face. OUCH! Gonna get that epilator. Figure it can't be any worse than tweezing.

I do cut my head hair. When I used to go to the salons, the sink would hurt my neck when they would wash my hair. Finally couldn't take it anymore. For a while, my stepmom cut my hair, but then I bought my own clipper kit. Sometimes it comes out okay, but sometimes, not so good. I have a couple of hats to wear when it doesn't come out well.


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30 Dec 2018, 4:49 pm

Me! I prefer to use longer-lasting methods like waxing or sugaring since, once you get used to it, is loads easier and safer, so long as you lay off the Renova (everyone's different, I get it, but this is a precaution).



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01 Feb 2019, 11:30 pm

I have a strange and mixed history with body hair when I was an adolescent; however, when I was nineteen, in my philosophical denial of the body, I ceased shaving and I had tried shaving again a few times, but the thought of removing the hair made me sad. It wanted to be there. It grew for a reason. "Look, look, its starting to crawl!" (Sylvia Plath). This is what my body naturally wants me to do and, believing in my body again as feminism requires, I do not see the point in denying what comes natural to my body. Also, I do not like changing my body, modifying it in anyway. This fear has only gotten worse over time. I hate haircuts and I hate the idea of shaving. Some autistics prefer to constantly change their bodies; however, I prefer to keep my body as it is...

I am not very hairy at all. I have a decent bush and I have brownish-reddish-blondeish color hair-- nobody really knows the exact color (the same phenomenon occurs with my eyes-- greenish--grayish--bluish)-- so my leg hair is not very noticeable. However, I think my armpit hair is my favorite.

It is how the body wants to be and in order to reclaim one's body, one must accept the body for what it is-- not the recreation of it... Remaking the female body is the denial of the female body; it only further makes us believe that our bodies are disgusting, that hair is temptation, that we are slithering Eves who must remove parts of ourselves, must repent, must remold the clay to be acceptable. We should love our bodies as they are...


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06 Feb 2019, 11:11 am

I used to on occasion because my mom would be constantly up my ass about how hairy I am. But honestly, I can't be bothered to shave. It seems pointless to me.



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07 Feb 2019, 11:38 am

While I don't like shaving, I do it. I used to get my hoo-hah waxed but it was just so painful I couldn't do it anymore, plus it was expensive. I just shave that every now and again.

I don't like body hair and how it feels. I don't like prickly feelings, and that's what happens a few days after I shave so I keep doing it. I like the feeling of really smooth skin, especially in the sheets. I'm always touching my skin and when my legs are prickly, I will touch them ALL DAY. When I miss a spot on my legs I will find it and touch it all day too it sucks.

I really don't care what society thinks about body hair, I wish I could push past the physical feeling because the hair is supposed to be there. People call me "granola" and "crunchy" because I'm so earthy and natural about everything else. I really do surprise myself on this one.


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07 Feb 2019, 10:52 pm

Depends on the time of the year, heh. During pants season I tend to not shave my legs. Now and then I will but generally I don't bother in the winter. I do love the feeling of my freshly clean shaven legs, so silky! But it's not something I can do constantly, it will irritate my skin. I mix it up by waxing them some times instead but that's maybe once a year. As for other places I have to shave or keep 'quaffed' because the hair itself irritates the crap out of me. It's a sensory thing and is just really uncomfortable. I also found that having hair in those places can cause a lingering feeling of dampness at times that I also find extremely unpleasant. I certainly believe its best to do with what is most comfortable for yourself.


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08 Feb 2019, 9:17 pm

I mostly shave my legs and armpits, but since most of the time, I wear a work uniform that includes pants, so sometimes I don't shave my legs as often in the winter. I shave or use a hair removal cream on some parts of the bikini area in the summer if I know I'm going to be wearing a swimsuit. Most of the time though, I wear swim shorts as part of a tankini so I don't have to be as exact.



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17 Feb 2019, 2:27 pm

I never shave anymore and have grown to really like my hairy legs. They make me feel powerful. (Plus shaving was awful for me -constant irritation/bleeding and the hair came back IMMEDIATELY.) When I first stopped shaving I was extremely self-conscious for a long time, but it was worth it to get to this point.



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04 Jun 2019, 7:30 pm

I stopped years ago. I won't shave unless I can get laser hair removal on my legs, underarms and face. Yes, swordrat32, the hair grows back immediately--that's why i do not shave. I find it wastes my time and gets me nowhere. There are actually Groupons for laser hair removal in Milford, CT--I live in Ansonia--so if I can afford it, i could get the laser hair removal and never worry about leg hair or underarm hair or facial hair again.



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19 Jun 2019, 7:35 pm

I hate shaving, only shave armpit when my mum asked me to do.
We shave hair on other body parts and somehow want more hair on the scalp.



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19 Jun 2019, 9:24 pm

I always shave, but I don’t like taking the time to do it. Having smooth skin is nice, though.



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04 Jul 2019, 5:39 pm

Unfortunately, I get hairy in a lot of weird places. But, I neglect my legs. Never cared for skirts/dresses/shorts and no one to impress at the moment.


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04 Jul 2019, 5:54 pm

I shaved today after a good couple months of not shaving. I feel lighter :D


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04 Jul 2019, 5:58 pm

Almost never, I'm totes creeped out by the infantalization of adult women. Modifications to make women look more like prepubescent girls is so strange and gross to me.



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05 Jul 2019, 8:17 pm

MJB46 wrote:
Almost never, I'm totes creeped out by the infantalization of adult women. Modifications to make women look more like prepubescent girls is so strange and gross to me.


I feel similarly.

Also, I think it's unfair that I can stand next to a very hairy male friend when out swimming, but if I have unshaved legs and armpit hair then that's what's outrageous to strangers. It makes no sense. I have less body hair than he does, and he's considered okay. My own body hair is no less normal. I've been upset by this and still am. The infantilization aesthetic is creepy, and so is the double-standard that it creates.



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06 Jul 2019, 9:13 am

This summer I experiment with bleaching instead of shaving.
Bleached hair is less visible but has the unshaven feel I prefer and it doesn't regrow prickly.


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