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July 22, 2013 9:47 PM
Well, I don't shave my legs in the winter. DH gets pretty excited in the spring, he gets tired of furry legs. I tried not shaving my pits, but I really couldn't handle how itchy it felt. The only thing I'm really vain about it i the hair on my head. Otherwise, I prefer a natural look.

Summer time is shaving and waxing time for me. But the time fall arrives, I'm ready to be done with it.

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i also have a hormonal imbalance that causes hair to grow on my face, my chin to be exact. i have a very sensitive face so wax is out, same with nair or the same. the only thing that works is a sharp razor, and even then i can only do it once every few days so other then right after i shave, theres always some growth on my face. it sucks. i'm very self conscious about it. i'm sure people laugh behind my back.


My sister has this same issue. I feel for her, I know she feels self conscious about it too. Which kind of pisses me off that she has to feel that way or that you do too because someone else has to pull other people down to feel better about themselves.

I'm pretty constantly plucking wiry hairs out. I think it is way more comon than most people think too. I'd bet in a world without razors or tweezers, we'd see more of other people's flaws. Maybe we'd judge each other less harshly.
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July 23, 2013 5:35 AM
frown sick
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July 23, 2013 5:48 AM
I'm not a hippie chick, but I don't shave my legs.

Those of you who are disgusted by this thread should really consider why you're so self-centered that it bothers you when others do not modify their bodies to suit you. And then come to terms with the fact that world doesn't revolve around you.
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July 23, 2013 5:58 AM
Move to Europe. No one cares whether you do or dont. As when you go to the spa, it doesnt matter what size you are, there will always be lots more even bigger. Even at the textile-free spas.
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July 23, 2013 6:01 AM
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I'm not a hippie chick, but I don't shave my legs.

Those of you who are disgusted by this thread should really consider why you're so self-centered that it bothers you when others do not modify their bodies to suit you. And then come to terms with the fact that world doesn't revolve around you.


Is it not fair to say the same of people that post threads about how they are acting outside of very insignificant social norms and yet are offended by other people being offended? At some point it just becomes silly. Either act the way you want and accept the (quite minor) consequences or don't. It's really not a big deal one way or the other. I really don't think many people care whether you shave your legs or not.

I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but quite a few people could afford to learn the "world doesn't revolve around you" lesson.
July 23, 2013 6:03 AM
I don't have an issue with you not shaving and others shouldn't either. Why people feel the need to judge others is beyond me. I am on the other end of the spectrum to the extreme of having no hair on my body. For years the only hair I had was my eyebrows, the rest of my body was great friends with a razor lol. I heard a lot of comments about "poor girl, going through chemo" When I told them it was by choice they would get all weird. I grew the hair back on my head when I decided to go back to work. I found a lot of judgement when it came to looking for a job with a shaved or buzzed head :(

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Edited by mommarobb On July 23, 2013 6:08 AM
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July 23, 2013 6:06 AM
I tried that, but got such gross reactions, I had to start epilating again :(
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July 23, 2013 6:14 AM
Good for all of you natural ladies! I shave, but totally respect anyone who doesn't (as long as they're hygienic).
July 23, 2013 6:18 AM
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I'm not a hippie chick, but I don't shave my legs.

Those of you who are disgusted by this thread should really consider why you're so self-centered that it bothers you when others do not modify their bodies to suit you. And then come to terms with the fact that world doesn't revolve around you.


Is it not fair to say the same of people that post threads about how they are acting outside of very insignificant social norms and yet are offended by other people being offended? At some point it just becomes silly. Either act the way you want and accept the (quite minor) consequences or don't. It's really not a big deal one way or the other. I really don't think many people care whether you shave your legs or not.

I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but quite a few people could afford to learn the "world doesn't revolve around you" lesson.


If you're talking about the OP of this thread, I'm afraid I don't follow. A follow up post she made said "Haters gonna hate. I can't change that. But I sure can spread the love instead!" That seems like the opposite of acting like the world revolves around her.

If you're not talking about the OP of this thread, then I'm afraid I don't see the relevance of your statement. Can you please clarify?
  22110641
July 23, 2013 6:20 AM
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Move to Europe. No one cares whether you do or dont. As when you go to the spa, it doesnt matter what size you are, there will always be lots more even bigger. Even at the textile-free spas.


Wrong....lol
July 23, 2013 6:21 AM
so if we shave somehow we are less tree huggerish?
July 23, 2013 6:24 AM
LOVE the OP's about me section =D

especially the Cleveland Browns part!
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July 23, 2013 6:24 AM
I am a tree hugger and hairless (see above photo) don't think one has much to do with the other
  45956658
July 23, 2013 6:30 AM
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I'm not a hippie chick, but I don't shave my legs.

Those of you who are disgusted by this thread should really consider why you're so self-centered that it bothers you when others do not modify their bodies to suit you. And then come to terms with the fact that world doesn't revolve around you.


Is it not fair to say the same of people that post threads about how they are acting outside of very insignificant social norms and yet are offended by other people being offended? At some point it just becomes silly. Either act the way you want and accept the (quite minor) consequences or don't. It's really not a big deal one way or the other. I really don't think many people care whether you shave your legs or not.

I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but quite a few people could afford to learn the "world doesn't revolve around you" lesson.


If you're talking about the OP of this thread, I'm afraid I don't follow. A follow up post she made said "Haters gonna hate. I can't change that. But I sure can spread the love instead!" That seems like the opposite of acting like the world revolves around her.

If you're not talking about the OP of this thread, then I'm afraid I don't see the relevance of your statement. Can you please clarify?


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July 23, 2013 7:12 AM
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Good for all of you natural ladies! I shave, but totally respect anyone who doesn't (as long as they're hygienic).


Why the assumption that someone who chooses not to shave, wax, etc. might be unhygienic? Would you make the same parenthetical comment of someone who chooses to remove their hair?
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July 23, 2013 7:15 AM
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I don't have an issue with you not shaving and others shouldn't either. Why people feel the need to judge others is beyond me. I am on the other end of the spectrum to the extreme of having no hair on my body. For years the only hair I had was my eyebrows, the rest of my body was great friends with a razor lol. I heard a lot of comments about "poor girl, going through chemo" When I told them it was by choice they would get all weird. I grew the hair back on my head when I decided to go back to work. I found a lot of judgement when it came to looking for a job with a shaved or buzzed head :(

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you have a lovely head.. i mean the shape of your head. you look awesome bald. :)
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July 23, 2013 7:34 AM
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I don't have an issue with you not shaving and others shouldn't either. Why people feel the need to judge others is beyond me. I am on the other end of the spectrum to the extreme of having no hair on my body. For years the only hair I had was my eyebrows, the rest of my body was great friends with a razor lol. I heard a lot of comments about "poor girl, going through chemo" When I told them it was by choice they would get all weird. I grew the hair back on my head when I decided to go back to work. I found a lot of judgement when it came to looking for a job with a shaved or buzzed head :(

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you have a lovely head.. i mean the shape of your head. you look awesome bald. :)



You do look totally awesome with no hair.... happy

For me personally, YES, I shave but with that being said, I will not discriminate against anyone that wants to add me, open invite!! lol At the end of the day, we're all here for the same reason with or without hair drinker
July 23, 2013 7:47 AM
I certainly consider myself a hippie chick though I do shave in stages. Summers I do tend to shave my armpits because of sweat and odor, but I forget I even have hair on my legs sometimes! And *gasp* I was so completely astonished to know that some women shave their arms?? I had never considered that in my life! (Although you can hate me, I am a natural blonde so my hair isn't all that prevalent).

I think society shouldn't have a place in declaring what people do with their bodies. To each their own! I, personally, find it hard to look at people who have extremely stretched earlobes or lips...it's just odd to me, but I certainly am not going to tell them NOT to do it.

Ladies and gentlemen, we are all humans....who cares about hair???

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July 23, 2013 7:49 AM
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I'm not a hippie chick, but I don't shave my legs.

Those of you who are disgusted by this thread should really consider why you're so self-centered that it bothers you when others do not modify their bodies to suit you. And then come to terms with the fact that world doesn't revolve around you.


Is it not fair to say the same of people that post threads about how they are acting outside of very insignificant social norms and yet are offended by other people being offended? At some point it just becomes silly. Either act the way you want and accept the (quite minor) consequences or don't. It's really not a big deal one way or the other. I really don't think many people care whether you shave your legs or not.

I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but quite a few people could afford to learn the "world doesn't revolve around you" lesson.


If you're talking about the OP of this thread, I'm afraid I don't follow. A follow up post she made said "Haters gonna hate. I can't change that. But I sure can spread the love instead!" That seems like the opposite of acting like the world revolves around her.

If you're not talking about the OP of this thread, then I'm afraid I don't see the relevance of your statement. Can you please clarify?


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lol. I responded to someone who was asking for a discussion with people who violate a norm. I also said that people who entered a thread that clearly wasn't about them just to express their displeasure that the rest of us exist need to realize that it's not always about them.

I didn't post a thread and I'm not offended by people who are offended by those of us who don't shave, so clearly your first post did a crappy job if you were trying to describe me.

You obviously know nothing about me, and the benefit of the doubt I gave you was misplaced. Oh, well.
  22110641
July 23, 2013 7:51 AM
Why is it unhygienic for ladies to go without shaving their legs? Are mens' hairy legs just naturally hygienic, no need to shave? Does lady hair pick up more dirt?
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July 23, 2013 7:55 AM
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Why is it unhygienic for ladies to go without shaving their legs? Are mens' hairy legs just naturally hygienic, no need to shave? Does lady hair pick up more dirt?


lmao....MFP needs a "like" button like Facebook! Love this!!!
  37591333
July 23, 2013 7:55 AM
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well, i shave my under arms sometimes, if i remember. i shave my lower legs before i get a pedicure because i'm embarrassed the woman doing it has to touch my legs, but that is seldom. i do not touch my nethers, well i touch them, but not with a razor or wax.

i also have a hormonal imbalance that causes hair to grow on my face, my chin to be exact. i have a very sensitive face so wax is out, same with nair or the same. the only thing that works is a sharp razor, and even then i can only do it once every few days so other then right after i shave, theres always some growth on my face. it sucks. i'm very self conscious about it. i'm sure people laugh behind my back.


flowerforyou In for hormonal imbalances.

I have hair, not by choice but because it also grows in places I hate and I have sensitive skin that makes in near impossible for me to do anything about it.
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July 23, 2013 8:05 AM
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Why is it unhygienic for ladies to go without shaving their legs? Are mens' hairy legs just naturally hygienic, no need to shave? Does lady hair pick up more dirt?


Yes, they do. Lady hair is like a dirt magnet. Its what they use in swiffers.
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July 23, 2013 8:11 AM
Someone sent me a private message with a cute little website. I wanted to share that with others here.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hnigatu/some-men-shave-their-legs-and-some-women-dont-carry-on

(P.S. I won't be responding to the negative and/or prejudice messages or posts. First, I feel no need to defend myself. Second, I bore easily with trying to educate the intolerant. And most importantly, this thread was meant as a place of tolerance, acceptance, and support of diversity of people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, body type/size, or choices about body modification/presentation.)
July 23, 2013 8:11 AM
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I'm not a hippie chick, but I don't shave my legs.

Those of you who are disgusted by this thread should really consider why you're so self-centered that it bothers you when others do not modify their bodies to suit you. And then come to terms with the fact that world doesn't revolve around you.


Is it not fair to say the same of people that post threads about how they are acting outside of very insignificant social norms and yet are offended by other people being offended? At some point it just becomes silly. Either act the way you want and accept the (quite minor) consequences or don't. It's really not a big deal one way or the other. I really don't think many people care whether you shave your legs or not.

I'm not trying to be argumentative here, but quite a few people could afford to learn the "world doesn't revolve around you" lesson.


If you're talking about the OP of this thread, I'm afraid I don't follow. A follow up post she made said "Haters gonna hate. I can't change that. But I sure can spread the love instead!" That seems like the opposite of acting like the world revolves around her.

If you're not talking about the OP of this thread, then I'm afraid I don't see the relevance of your statement. Can you please clarify?


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lol. I responded to someone who was asking for a discussion with people who violate a norm. I also said that people who entered a thread that clearly wasn't about them just to express their displeasure that the rest of us exist need to realize that it's not always about them.

I didn't post a thread and I'm not offended by people who are offended by those of us who don't shave, so clearly your first post did a crappy job if you were trying to describe me.

You obviously know nothing about me, and the benefit of the doubt I gave you was misplaced. Oh, well.


Angry response from someone with a chip on her shoulder? Check.

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