|View Poll Results: Do you shave?|
|I don't shave anything. It's stupid!||63||24.90%|
|I shave under my arms but not my legs||29||11.46%|
|I shave my legs but not under my arms||6||2.37%|
|I shave everything||155||61.26%|
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Tina ~ SAH- head Mama to -
DS (07/'03), DD (05'05), DS, unplanned UC (01/'09), DD (06/'11) ...
SURPRISE! New little one, due Sept. 2013
I shave irregularly. I tend to shave about once a week or less for my legs (I usually just wear jeans, but if I'm going to wear a short skirt or shorts, I will shave.)
My armpits are only shaved when I feel like it's time. Sometimes that's once every couple weeks, or maybe even more frequent, and sometimes it's as long as 3 months or so. Sometimes I think about stopping altogether with the armpits, since I don't ever wear strappy tops that would show them off, but I don't really love having hair there...it's more that I just don't like the actual shaving part that keeps me hairy, lol.
SAHM to Melinda (Oct '03), Jacob (Aug '05), Alex (Apr '08), and Malcolm (Sept 29, '11)
Wax upper lip - every month or so. :
Bikini wax - last week, then a few months before that, not sure when I'll do it again, but it had some beneficial effects so maybe soon.
However, when I lived upstate NY, I didn't shave in the winter. Because, I figured, it was warmer with hair. And I wore 10 layers out everywhere. So, it didn't matter much.
Now, I shave my legs 2-3x/yr for special occasions, and my pits once every couple of months when it irritates me...
~Mom to Sy (3), #2 Due Jan 2014, GF to Pork, Psych grad student, Judoka~
Bethany, crunchy Christian mom to Destiny (11) Deanna (9), and Ethan (2)
Well, back in May, I decided that things in the hair ripper-outers have probably evolved in 18 years, since the Epilady was used on my legs. I bought an Emjoi epilator, and use it for pits, legs, and hoohah. LOVE it, and if it breaks down, I'm buying another one. LOOOOOVE it. 13 year old daughter is not allowed to shave, and hair irritates her, so I got her one as well, and she loves it. I used to wax her pits, but she epils them now. We love our ripper-outers!!!!
I don't like hair, and tried to let it grow out (and it was looooong), but it was so itchy and irritating to me.
So, NEVER shaving again in my life, and would marry the WOMAN made epilator I now use (LOL).
Barbara: an always learning SAHM of Ilana (11) and Aiden (8) living in Belgium with my amazing husband.
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out Mama of 4
I shave everything..*ducks*. I love the feeling of smooth skin everywhere, and there are some, um, *areas* where it being hairless enhances *things*..for me anyway. I have no problem with hairy chicks, though. It's how God made us. I say do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Thats me too!
Anne, Mama to Conner 2/27/04 Gabrielle 2/6/06 W/LMC-TCS, Neurogenic Bladder, AFO & KAFO wearer, Neurogenic Bowel & Delaney 5/12/08 & Beethoven & Gizmo
But that insistance finally got to me. I gave in and started shaving again once we moved to a small midwestern town. It was incredible how alienating the mere fact of hairy legs/pits could be to people. I hate to admit this. Like I totally caved on a principle or something. But I also realized that it was making *me* feel really uncomfortable and that I could stick to this ideal and feel really awkward or just give in. It's not like shaving is the worst thing in the world. Ykwim? Or maybe I'm just a wimp. You can form your own opinion.
That was a good 10 yrs ago or so. I was in college on a pretty progressive campus and it seemed like there were a fair number of women who didn't shave. Now, I live in the rural midwest and women apologize for not shaving on a daily basis. Or at least it seems that way. It also seems like people are getting more and more into hair removal of all types. Nobody that I knew waxed back when. And now people wax all sorts of body parts. Makes me shudder to think of ripping the hair out of my more sensitive regions, iykwim.
So yeah, I shave. Legs from the knee down. And only once every week or two. Underarms every couple of days, just a quick once over in the shower. I did notice back when I was not shaving my underarms that I had more problems with body odor if I was not careful. And I also had to choose deodorants more carefully b/c some kinds would cake up into icky white good. Eeew! I always wished I had the really pretty soft fluffy leg hair that was evenly distributed over the lower legs. Instead, my hair was kindof coarse and straight and it was mostly on the lower front shins and barely any near the knees or around the calves. I guess that's a normal hair distribution for a woman, but I felt kinda weird about it. I wanted soft, even fuzz. Funny how even when I was bucking conformity by not shaving, I still wanted my leg hair to conform to a certain ideal...
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