Originally Posted by sisteeesmama
And I also in my heart don't believe that any woman truely shaves only for her own self, that is my true belief, whether they think they do or not. (Flame if you like, but this is supposed to be a support only thread.)
I think that's a little judgemental. I like
to shave. Perhaps it's living in southern California with no airconditioning, when it can be over 100 in the house, or maybe the fact I just find it cleaner...but I shave for myself, including trimming and/or shaving nearly my entire body. It has nothing to do with desiring an infantile appearance or what my DH thinks. In fact, he shaves quite a bit, too. It's HOT here and it feels better...and I just plain like my legs shaven. If it's been a few days, I have no problem leaving the house unshaven.
I also find myself stronger smelling when I don't keep things neat, particularly like now during pregnancy. The heat only exacerbates that and makes me feel like I want to shower multiple times per day. I have a personal need to feel clean, and for ME, that means I enjoy lathering up and shaving down.
To insinuate that all women who shave are insecure and simply perpetuating a man's "desire" is pretty offensive. I'm sure there are plenty of other women (and MEN) whose shaving is not related to what the general public is thinking or the most recent Playboy trend. I don't judge women who don't shave at all; why judge women who do as ignorant?
To echo others, I'll let DD choose for herself whether she wants to shave or not. I don't think shaving is anti-woman - I've known plenty of women who don't shave and plenty of men who don't care. If she chooses to shave for personal comfort or other reasons, that is her agenda and I'll provide her razors if and when she asks.