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How can God be male and yet create a woman out of HIS image? I'm just trying to figure out your logic here...
Wow, you're seriously going to try to turn this into a debate of someone's spiritual beliefs? :
post #302 of 416
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Originally Posted by KristaDJ View Post
Your statements here answer your first question for me. If your pubic hair is no where near you vaginal opening and can't get in the way of oral activities then consider yourself lucky and "teenlike". For many of us our pubes increased into adulthood and aren't neatly contained to the area "upwards".


I hadn't realized so many people had already answered

ETA- and re: "teenlike" woah! The last time my pube was that short was just before I started my period at 9. I was pretty darn hairy in my teens, too. Again I think that's why this whole haireless= teenlike is so confusing to me. I'm just one hairy gal I guess!
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Originally Posted by ~Purity♥Lake~ View Post
Then I thought, maybe clumps is in reference to heavy menstruation, but my pubic hair is nowhere near my vaginal opening, so I still can't see how those 'clumps 'would move upwards and get caught up in pubic hair. ??? I'm just confused, I guess with the clump reference.
Well...way back when I started to shave there ( I was about 14...so roughly 27 years ago), I was still using pads. There was no question of the clumps "moving", but they were squished up against my pubic area, so...yeah - ick.
post #304 of 416
continuing with the TMI theme...big time TMI btw




um yeah i am with mags on the clump thing. i have the same problem. i have a friend with almost now pubic hair... i wish i were that lucky. i have a lot ... as in per square inch and surface area covered. it sort of goes down onto my inner thighs (hence the bathing suit problem) and right up to my c section scar and way far back over my ermm yeah ok wow awkward. and um its not just on the outside... o god i can't believe i am typing this. i always wondered if i am the only one who has pubic hair on the underside of my labia not just the outside.
post #305 of 416
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
But you don't have to have a Gillet to shave, ykwim? It has been done even in ancient Egypt so I am sure there are several things you can sharpen and use.

The rest is pretty TMI, folks!

Discharge. Ok so I am not who you are asking but I understand what she is saying as I have experienced it. When mine goes unkempt ***TMI TMI TMI*** it gets matted up especially when pregnant or on my period. I trim, though, not shave. It still gets matted but not as badly.


Then you must not have a lot Seriously for some of us it's a lion's mane. Hence why I trim.

I just reread your post and this stuck out to me...

You are one lucky gal! Again I don't think you have a lot naturally because mine is all up in my business when I don't trim. It even causes me discomfort and the itchies and all that because there is so much it gets into every nook and cranny.

Thanks mags, for clarifying. I really had no idea. I only have my own body as a point of reference, after all. I was just all confused for a sec.
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I wonder if the males who were contributing to the conversation have run for the hills yet. :
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
I wonder if the males who were contributing to the conversation have run for the hills yet. :
I was just thinking the same thing, in almost the exact same terms...
post #308 of 416
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post


I hadn't realized so many people had already answered

ETA- and re: "teenlike" woah! The last time my pube was that short was just before I started my period at 9. I was pretty darn hairy in my teens, too. Again I think that's why this whole haireless= teenlike is so confusing to me. I'm just one hairy gal I guess!
i have very fine blonde hair everywhere except my legs (i think this is from shaving... it is still blonde just darker and not as fine) and my pubic hair..which is the polar opposite of fine and blonde.
post #309 of 416
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
continuing with the TMI theme...big time TMI btw




um yeah i am with mags on the clump thing. i have the same problem. i have a friend with almost now pubic hair... i wish i were that lucky. i have a lot ... as in per square inch and surface area covered. it sort of goes down onto my inner thighs (hence the bathing suit problem) and right up to my c section scar and way far back over my ermm yeah ok wow awkward. and um its not just on the outside... o god i can't believe i am typing this. i always wondered if i am the only one who has pubic hair on the underside of my labia not just the outside.
You are not alone

Katreena~ I understand! Glad my post wasn't....uh.... too much The only reason I know that I have more than some is because my mother and grandmother had probably as much as you. They are the same people I talked about upthread who have (had in my gma's case ) the thin and soft body hair that was barely darker than their own skin.
post #310 of 416
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
I wonder if the males who were contributing to the conversation have run for the hills yet. :
i was thinking the same thing. i was wondering if transitioning from shaving pubic hair in general to the finer points of personal pube maintenance in relation to discharge and menstruation had been a bit much.
post #311 of 416
By clumps, I was thinking "clots". Some of us do have big/a lot of them. There are various ways of dealing with it that you don't have to shave I guess, but on the days when I'm using my cloth pads vs. my Diva, and I can't run to the bathroom every time I pass a bunch, they do tend to dry quickly. It still hurts getting them off even short pubic hair, but at least if I trim the areas where they collect the most, I'm not yanking out 5 or 6 hairs at once which kind of hurts. Also, since I normally get an inkling about 12 hours before I start, I trim and then immediately am wearing my cloth pads, so that eliminates the itchy/stabby sensation of just cut hair, at least for me--and by the time my period's over 3 days later it's softened.

Once I trimmed in the middle of my cycle because I was bored that day and man, the fresh-cut ends drove me itchy crazy. I dunno how other folks stand it, I could see how some people might go shorter than I do in order to keep the stabbies to a minimum.

I think it's helpful to remind folks that pubic hair and labia and hair pattern are really very different from woman to woman. So just because you can't imagine it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I'm profoudly grateful to have for a time gone regular hot tubbing/sauna bathing with a group of friends of all ages, sizes...it really opened my eyes to how different women's bodies are, up until that point the only ones I'd see were mine and the people on the film screen.

You don't have to be especially hairy to have the dried-clots problem though. I am EXTREMELY sparsely body-haired, but I pass a ton of large and medium clots and because of my shape they all seem to be channeled right up to where I do have public hair (which isn't very close to my vaginal opening either).

I guess I don't understand why someone would express disbelief that it could be a problem or annoyance for someone else!
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Not running for the hills... Just learning a bit more about my fellow posters then I had ever expected.
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
I wonder if the males who were contributing to the conversation have run for the hills yet. :
I guess that means I should not read the rest of the posts...:P

and i think it was the OP who said women were created in G-d's image...the biblical story is the first woman was created from the rib of adam, just fyi.
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and by the time my period's over 3 days later...
3 days, 3 DAYS?!?!?!?

sooooo jealous right now! LOL Mine has always been at least a week if not more.
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Not running for the hills... Just learning a bit more about my fellow posters then I had ever expected.

you'll be really really prepared should the subject ever come up.
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That I will...
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More on that clumping business

If I don't keep my pubic hair very short I have constant matting problems all the time, not just during my period. As my friend once tactfully (*cough*) described herself, some of us are very "juicy". By the end of a day with much physical activity I have a solid stiff chunk of pubic hair that I can't even wash well without yanking out a bunch of hairs. It sucks. I don't shave daily because then I get lots of ingrown hairs, but I do it every so often so that the hairs stay fairly short. I've tried to just trim and then I cut myself because I'm special.
post #318 of 416
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Originally Posted by Shera971 View Post
3 days, 3 DAYS?!?!?!?

sooooo jealous right now! LOL Mine has always been at least a week if not more.
Yeah, I count myself very fortunate. I have extremely heavy periods, tons of clots, vomit-inducing painful cramps on occasion, ect...but I can do anything for 3 days! I'm also on a 32 day cycle. ;> I might trade a longer period to lose the extreme cramps BUT OTOH most of the women I know with long periods have cramps just as bad as mine, as well as clotting just like mine, with a shorter cycle so...all in all, I'm pretty lucky I think!
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Thread Starter 
Even though this thread has had its ups and downs I love where it has ended up! And also love that the men have stuck around!
And I'm not sick of you, Mag, you're really smart and quite a thinker
post #320 of 416
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
But you don't have to have a Gillet to shave, ykwim? It has been done even in ancient Egypt so I am sure there are several things you can sharpen and use.
The earliest razor I could locate in a short span of time was from 2000BC and made from bronze.
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