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post #21 of 48
I agree it is natural to want to maintain. It is different strokes, but that is how the world works.
For me, I use to wax but since entering mommy land I have zero time to make an appt for me to get it done (if i get 5 min for me time I usually go for the pedi). Boy I do miss those days, plus the cost is up there. For me razors are OUT! Pain for me, razor burn and ingrown hairs hurt way to much. I find Nair works the best, for either maintenance or for the 'full effect'. I found it easy when I was prego, just lay on a towel, apply with mirror, wait 10 min and rinse in shower. Plus it is super cheap! Last longer than shaving, but not as long as waxing. And no pain, which of course was the best part!!
post #22 of 48
I'm still able to reach fine, but last time it was a pain. I trim the hair on my pubic bone with a trimmer, fairly fool proof and i don't really care if it looks like it's done right, i just can't handle the long hair. I shave all the underparts and bikini line by feel in the shower, i pretty much do it by feel when not pregnant anyway. I found the hardest part last time was reaching and not getting sore from trying to bend and stretch.

I cannot stand fully grown in pubic hair, mine is very course and very straight, so it really seems to get long. It's nothing to do with how it looks, although less hair makes sex more pleasurable for me (DH swears he doesn't care). I don't think it's unnatural at all, i shave my armpits too because i hate the feeling of it grown in (and i have on several occasion let it grow in to see if i could get used to it. I very rarely shave my legs because i don't notice the hair there.

It's a hygeine/personal comfort thing
post #23 of 48
This is timely!

Just this morning I was using my trimmers (I have an electric beard trimmer thing just for this purpose ) and realized I can barely see what I am doing and I'm only 25 weeks! I don't remember getting to that point with DD1 but I guess I must have been by the end.

Anyway, I just use these about once a month and use a razor at the edges.

It does look really funny though - even now I did it totally uneven! lol Hopefully I'll get more skilled before the end at trimming without a good view. Though I don't think I'll care at all once I am in labor!
post #24 of 48
I'm a pretty natural girl, and I haven't shaved my legs in 5+ years. But I do like to trim the "area" too - partly for the look (and because I like to go swimming a lot, and even though my legs are hairy, it feels different to have dudes at the gym see my pubes hanging out of the suit) but mostly because a short trim increases sensation for me!
I have been putting off trimming for months now - something I often do in the winter anyway - and now I'm getting scared about trying the trim without being able to see, too! I have a "beard trimmer" that works pretty well, but it will snag and pull hair/ skin if I go too fast... yikes
post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by zippy_francis View Post
I agree it is natural to want to maintain. It is different strokes, but that is how the world works.
For me, I use to wax but since entering mommy land I have zero time to make an appt for me to get it done (if i get 5 min for me time I usually go for the pedi). Boy I do miss those days, plus the cost is up there. For me razors are OUT! Pain for me, razor burn and ingrown hairs hurt way to much. I find Nair works the best, for either maintenance or for the 'full effect'. I found it easy when I was prego, just lay on a towel, apply with mirror, wait 10 min and rinse in shower. Plus it is super cheap! Last longer than shaving, but not as long as waxing. And no pain, which of course was the best part!!
Yeah I do this too, although I've found I prefer the Veet Sensitive cream (in the tube or pump bottle) because it doesn't have that burning sensation and doesn't smell much.

They call it a no no, but is the ONLY way I can deforest without irritation.
post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
I find it strangely ironic that an online women's community which leans heavily towards "natural" everything even has a post about this.

Different strokes, I guess.
I did grow all my body hair out once when I was younger & I absolutely HATED the way it looked (except for the armpits ~ I let those grow out every winter for a few years). My husband cuts his hair and shaves his face. I cut the hair on my head.

I shave pretty much everything off when Im not pregnant & the only thing I change while pg is that I stop shaving in the very front. I tried looking in a mirror last time & ended up w/ a crooked line! Id rather have a higher hair line than a crooked one! As for trimming what is left, Im pretty sure I just did not last time. Since all the rest is gone, extra in the front really doesnt affect anything.
post #27 of 48
I love the Schick Quattro for Women Trimstyle Razor. I got it in the razor section of Walmart. It hangs in the shower, has a razor on one end and a length-adjustable waterproof trimmer on the other. Trimming is pretty foolproof, even when I can't see what I'm doing. For the edges, I use the razor and just go by touch.
post #28 of 48
I was seriously just wondering this this past weekend when I thought, what am I going to do when...!!! I do wax, full leg and bikini line and have for 11 years. When I was in school and honestly-for-real broke I used an epilady. When I got my first job out of school I swore my monthly wax would be the VERY LAST thing to go if I ever had $ problems again. The epilady was horrible!

I have had a ... more thorough shall we say? bikini wax once. She just wanted me to try it (didn't upcharge). Oh my lord it HURT!!! Never again. Anyway, gonna have to get one of those trimmers and have DP do the trimming when I get big. Thanks soo much for this topic!
post #29 of 48
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Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
I find it strangely ironic that an online women's community which leans heavily towards "natural" everything even has a post about this.

Different strokes, I guess.
It is kind of funny, given that birthing women fought for years to avoid being trimmed or shaved!
post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
I find it strangely ironic that an online women's community which leans heavily towards "natural" everything even has a post about this.

Different strokes, I guess.
It IS natural... its a natural pleasure increaser instead of using gels and other stimulants to increase the feeling down there... we just shave off the hair


With my previous children I didnt care toward the end. the only ones seeing me down there were doctors and nurses so whatever right? lol

this time... Its something Im not looking forward to... but maybe Ill have DF do it. Hes a Marine... hes used to close shaves... but he also loves me and would do everything in his power not to hurt me
post #31 of 48
Er... I know this wasn't the intent of this thread, obviously... but you all are making me feel very self conscious! I've never shaved or waxed or even trimmed my pubic hair.

Now I am wondering if the OB/GYN is filled with shock and horror when she sees me. I kinda like my hair, and never thought to do a thing to it. I thought this was a fairly "normal" take on pubic hair until I read this thread.


(FYI, I do shave my legs and pits... And my pubic hair isn't super dooper long or thick - maybe since I have blond hair so the hair "down there" is a dark blond? Errr.... I'm sort of justifying here aren't I?)

I suppose being pregnant isn't the time for me to start experimenting with trimming the pubic hair, though...


Alright.... sorry for the self-indulgent post here. I just had to voice my sudden self-consciousness.
post #32 of 48
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
Er... I know this wasn't the intent of this thread, obviously... but you all are making me feel very self conscious! I've never shaved or waxed or even trimmed my pubic hair.

Now I am wondering if the OB/GYN is filled with shock and horror when she sees me. I kinda like my hair, and never thought to do a thing to it. I thought this was a fairly "normal" take on pubic hair until I read this thread.
according to this: http://www.vagisil.com/special_200604.shtml only a third of women do it

I started it as a teenager because i found the hair gross... and found it so much easier to keep clean when well trimmed. I continued as I got older because its just so much prettier to DF.
post #33 of 48
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
Er... I know this wasn't the intent of this thread, obviously... but you all are making me feel very self conscious! I've never shaved or waxed or even trimmed my pubic hair.
Don't feel bad! I consider myself pretty crunchy, but have always shaved abit since I like lap swimming at the gym. I remember stopping to catch my breath one time at the end of the lane,and this woman walked by with full bush all over the outside of the bathing suite, the hair was out all the way to the back. I am a firm believer to each her own. You don't want to shave, be my guest. But I can't deal with that on my own body. I recently starting shaving everything off as well, I noticed it makes things more sensitive in a good way
post #34 of 48
LOL. Love some of the responses here (the previous one - with bush all out at the pool?? YIKES!!). I would try not to stare, but I think I just would. SORRY. lol.

I don't think it's unnatural to want to keep groomed down there either. But I also think it is a societal thing in the time we're living. A few hundred years ago it just wouldn't have been thought of. I mean, I think they were shaving and waxing in France - but that was upper class women and most people outside of that society thought it was really strange.

Personally, I think it is easier to keep clean when I have shorter hair, so that is why I do it!

I like to use an electric shaver...you have a guard, and don't really need to see much!
post #35 of 48
My skin really doesn't like shaving, I prefer waxing. I used to go to a salon, but the last year or so I've been doing it myself with a body sugar kit (I would definitely recommend having a professional do it the first few times).

I usually sit/recline on the bath mat with a mirror (and the door locked!). I have done it once since becoming pregnant and it wasn't any worse than before. I am curious how awkward it will be when I get bigger.
post #36 of 48
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post

Now I am wondering if the OB/GYN is filled with shock and horror when she sees me. I kinda like my hair, and never thought to do a thing to it. I thought this was a fairly "normal" take on pubic hair until I read this thread.

FWIW, mine doesn't look like I do much to it. I don't trim/shave the edges - I just shorten the overall length. My hair gets really long and bushy and actually starts to hurt from being pressed on by my clothes when it is long, so for me it's just more comfortable when it's shorter. I don't care how it looks, and DH says he prefers it "natural" as well.

I get around the "bikini line" swimsuit issue by wearing board shorts to swim in.
post #37 of 48
Love this thread! My sis in law & I were just discussing this over the weekend...she still can't believe how trimmed I was for DD #1's birth (she was there for it). We both ended up with c sections so now our tummy pooch makes it even harder than the normal pregnancy belly & I told her how I was just "using the force" to get everything I wanted to get at this point.

Although I am more on the crunchy side...been a deadhead since I was a teen...I just prefer to be completely shaven. I use the Venus one with all the moisture strips & just some Dove Sensitive Skin soap for a lather. Never had any issues.

Lately, to get the job done, I have been bending in all kinds of positions in the shower-leg up, leg down, lifting up the belly, pushing it over to the side LOL...and honestly...using the force...
post #38 of 48
i plan on investing in a beard trimmer this time around. and a large hand held mirror.
post #39 of 48
I was just discussing this with a friend today!! I am 35 weeks and plan on going in around 38 weeks for a proper waxing. This is my second time around and honestly it made life so much easier while recovering and dealing with all the after birth discharge. I don't do a full brazillian, but having everything trimmed and the sides dealt with help.
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by FloridaBorn View Post
I find it strangely ironic that an online women's community which leans heavily towards "natural" everything even has a post about this.

Different strokes, I guess.
Hmmm... I don't find it strange at all. In fact we shave/trim our goats "down there" before they give birth too

I have been wondering about this problem as it gets increasingly hard to see and maneuver. Thanks for all the good tips!
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