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post #121 of 195
aw thanks mamas. I was needing some love.
post #122 of 195
You're welcome!

On the hairy side, I recieved a shocked/dirty look about my leg hair yesterday. I had my favourite wrap skirt on, so my lower legs were mostly in view, and this man checked me out from top to bottom and when he got to the bottom, a look of disgust crossed his face, and then he looked me right in the eyeballs with the same look! Thanks buddy, I didn't actually want you checking me out in the first place. Ugh. Then his wife caught him staring and elbowed him. Ahhh, sweet revenge. lol
post #123 of 195
lol I would have winked and said "yep, that hairiness goes all the way up, baby"
post #124 of 195
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lol I would have winked and said "yep, that hairiness goes all the way up, baby"
Love that!
post #125 of 195
post #126 of 195
mg! you have been missed!
post #127 of 195
i seriously doubt that, but thank you love.
I am happy to report that I am as hairy as ever.

and I am out in public frequently wearing my tanks (or bikinis ) freely and don't give a what everyone thinks despite the small conservative midwestern town i live in.
post #128 of 195
the way I heard it you've been out in public wearing only body paint on your gorgeous hairy self
post #129 of 195
Well i WAS wearing only body paint, but the sweltering heat and subsequent rain kind of left me, uh, well, you get the idea.
post #130 of 195
my mind wanders...
post #131 of 195
Thread Starter 
Hi peeps!

I've long since given up on worrying about what anybody else thinks of my body hair, but not much of my body hair is visible in public anyway due to religious modesty: my arms are always covered past the elbows and my legs past the knees, so the only body hair that shows is on my lower legs. I'm also single, so I didn't need to worry about what my husband or partner thought about my body hair.

The only person who's ever actually mentioned my body hair to me was my mother- at the pool she looked at me and said something like "looks like you need to shave" and I was like "I haven't shaved in years." She did the same thing twice, a year or two in between! If anybody else has noticed, they've kept their mouths shut.

For that wedding, I'd suggest textured pantyhose or dark tights- sometimes leg hair is still visible under solid black pantyhose. It might even be worth it to shave or wax just for the wedding- see how much the leg hair shows under hosery with the dress, what your relationship with SIL is like, etc. Will she be mad at you for years because of something so petty? Is she otherwise a nice person and worth having in your life? I'm guessing that it's too late to back out of the wedding party and just go as a guest instead, so you can wear what you want?
post #132 of 195
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For that wedding, I'd suggest textured pantyhose or dark tights- sometimes leg hair is still visible under solid black pantyhose. It might even be worth it to shave or wax just for the wedding- see how much the leg hair shows under hosery with the dress, what your relationship with SIL is like, etc. Will she be mad at you for years because of something so petty? Is she otherwise a nice person and worth having in your life? I'm guessing that it's too late to back out of the wedding party and just go as a guest instead, so you can wear what you want?
You know, SIL is one who really wouldn't care - it's her friends and df's family that'd be more likely to make rude comments and all that (based on my and dh's minimal interactions with them and it would likely be aside/after the fact stuff that might never even get back to me - I'm just pretty positive it will happen unless they're so distracted they don't notice).
I kinda don't care, but it's all pretty anxiety producing in general with having our young kids and other issues with their wedding that have been coming up. I don't mind something minimally visible, I think, like pantyhose would be but I haven't picked any up yet so I don't know how it'll really be. . . and I totally didn't think about this until recently. I don't know whether I'd really need to ask her if it's okay if I do hose anyway (like would someone really insist I took them off?) and I'm pretty sure noone else would have them. Gah, just something new to worry about.
post #133 of 195
ruthla!!! haven't seen you in ages! how's things?

mumkimum, don't stress it.
post #134 of 195
Thread Starter 
Things are fine, just busy. MDC tends to be a time-sucker so I try not to get on here too often, leaving me more time to spend with my kids. Right now DD1 and DD2 are on a weekend trip with the youth group that meets once a week during the year. They left Wednesday night and are coming home tomorrow morning. DS and I are having a "veg out day".
post #135 of 195
sounds cool. and yeah, I totally get the time-sucking thing. but I still come in for a couple of threads.
post #136 of 195
Oh can I join this thread??? Pretty please??? Even if I'm very late coming aboard???

I've been super hairy for many years, but for the first couple of years I was a bit self-conscious about it in public -- I never wore tank tops, and always wore ankle-length skirts or pants. I still remember the very moment I decided to be really comfortable with it: I was at a festival and I got to know a woman who was there with her family, she was probably a few years older than me. And she was the most beautiful woman I think I've ever seen, hairy everything and all. I was so envious of how graceful and comfortable she seemed to be in her own skin, just completely at home in her body, and so unbelievably beautiful. And I thought, "what am I hiding my hair for? I could be comfortable in my skin like that too!" That same summer, I threw away all my cap-sleeved too-hot summer shirts and my too-long skirts, and I've been free and hairy ever since.

My DH actually doesn't like my leg hair very much, but he had the good sense to wait until we were married to tell me. I shave my legs occasionally to "treat" him. But mostly I'm still hairy. I haven't shaved my armpits since our wedding. I wasn't even going to do that, but my mother insisted, and frankly, I was fighting enough battles with my mother about my wedding that I found it didn't matter all that much. It grew back, so I can stop hiding my awful stubble and show off my pretty pit hair again.

As far as shaving for a wedding... I did shave for my brother's wedding, it was the first time in years, and I did it b/c my SIL-to-be was horrified by my body hair. I was a bit irritated that it was that big of a deal for them, but I gave in. I figured I loved them enough to do lots of things that were more distasteful than shaving for a day, KWIM?
post #137 of 195
welcome!
post #138 of 195
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welcome!


Alway nice to see other hairy mamas out there, the more the merrier.
Hey Ruthla! I was just talking about you a week ago or something to my kid. He was asking me if I had more post on MDC than anyone else.

Anywho, I went to pool last month and this little girl kept chatting with me, and grabbing my feet that were in the water whilst I parked my poolside. She popped out of the water and exclaimed, "YOU HAVE HAIR LIKE A MAN! You need to shave!" I told her I have hair like a woman, and no I don't need to shave, or I choose not to, or something like that. It was hilarious. I will say that that was the last time that day she bugged me.
post #139 of 195
Welcome to the group...
post #140 of 195
I can't believe I have found this thread. I long to be a purposely hairy mama. I currently don't shave often (maybe once a week) and even then it's below the knee and the face gets shaved every day. I have PCOS so I have hirsutism and I have hair all over the place. Back, tummy, breasts, etc. I hate shaving as I always bleed and then get ingrown hairs. I am terrified of being hairy in public so that is something I need to work on. I truly despise the fact that women's razors cost so dang much. I love the Intuition brand but come on over $10 for 3 measly razor heads? UGH!

So, my goal for the rest of the year is to not shave anything but my face. I wonder how it will turn out. Please send me bravery!
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