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Another spin off: Hairy WOMEN!!

CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
The hairy men question reminded me of something I was going to ask...what about hairy women? I remember one time in college I went to see my best friend in Atlanta and one of his sister's friends came over...short mini skirt and completely hairy legs.

I'm not talking about "oh I forgot to shave" hair, I'm talking "I've never owned a razor" hair.

I've seen it a few times since then, but not very often, thank goodness. I'm actually afraid to look too closely at legs because of that.

I'll admit, I get a little fuzzy in the winter when I don't feel like shaving all the time, but I would never, ever be caught like that with my legs showing!!
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  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    I shave, though I am too lazy and short on time to shave as often as I should. I would not feel comfortable walking around with full-on leg hair but more power to anyone that does.
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  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    I voted women should be smooth, but only because I prefer that look. However, on principle I think women should not be expected to live to grooming standards that men aren't. It should be choice, her choice.
  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Hee! Possibly TMI:

    I am a hairy woman because I refuse to shave but I don't have all that much hair naturally and it is all pale blond and blends in with my skin. However, in sunlight, ooooo, they shine :lol:

    Why don't I de-hair?

    Shaving, waxing, depilitory creams aggrevate my eczema. I'd rather have healthy, pretty, hairy skin than painful, itchy, cracked and bleeding skin anyday. With an eczema outbreak, no one will notice if there's hair or not :shock:

    I'm not into poofy armpits so I do trim those back with clippers, so I always have about 1/8" of stubble there.

    I've never met a man who gave a flip about me being hairy; I have legs for miles and the hair is soft, not scratchy stubble, so they just don't mind. The only negative comments I ever get are from other women who think I am "letting myself go" :lol:
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    I voted women should be smooth, but only because I prefer that look. However, on principle I think women should not be expected to live to grooming standards that men aren't. It should be choice, her choice.
    I completely agree, but I still think it looks gross.
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  • GoneLoopyGoneLoopy Posts: 15Registered Users
    I think it should also be a woman's choice, and is. That said, some people can more easily get away with it. If my hair was fine and light colored I may not shave either. If I chose not to shave with my given leg hair, however, I would resemble the wookie mentioned in the men's thread! :shock:
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    Bailey422 wrote:
    I voted women should be smooth, but only because I prefer that look. However, on principle I think women should not be expected to live to grooming standards that men aren't. It should be choice, her choice.
    I completely agree, but I still think it looks gross.

    So don't be looking at my legs :lol:
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I think it should be a choice and that a woman who is hairy shouldn't be vilified for it.
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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,250Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I've always shaved because I like the way it feels and looks. But if women choose to never shave, I certainly have no problem with it. To each their own.
    It's a shame that we've been programmed to think hair anywhere other that our heads is gross.
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    Hee! Possibly TMI:

    I am a hairy woman because I refuse to shave but I don't have all that much hair naturally and it is all pale blond and blends in with my skin. However, in sunlight, ooooo, they shine :lol:


    That makes total sense! I have very hairy arms and they are blond like that.

    I should add that the girl I was referring to in my first post had black hair.
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  • GoneLoopyGoneLoopy Posts: 15Registered Users
    I've always shaved because I like the way it feels and looks. But if women choose to never shave, I certainly have no problem with it. To each their own.
    It's a shame that we've been programmed to think hair anywhere other that our heads is gross.

    Tell that to my mother! She badgered me so much about my eyebrows as a child (she started waxing them when I was in the 4th grade) that if I forget to check them in the morning and pluck the stray hairs I fret about it all day. Programmed is right!
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Hee! Possibly TMI:

    I am a hairy woman because I refuse to shave but I don't have all that much hair naturally and it is all pale blond and blends in with my skin. However, in sunlight, ooooo, they shine :lol:

    Why don't I de-hair?

    Shaving, waxing, depilitory creams aggrevate my eczema. I'd rather have healthy, pretty, hairy skin than painful, itchy, cracked and bleeding skin anyday. With an eczema outbreak, no one will notice if there's hair or not :shock:

    I'm not into poofy armpits so I do trim those back with clippers, so I always have about 1/8" of stubble there.

    I've never met a man who gave a flip about me being hairy; I have legs for miles and the hair is soft, not scratchy stubble, so they just don't mind. The only negative comments I ever get are from other women who think I am "letting myself go" :lol:

    I'm so jealous of you. You should just stop posting! Hmmph! :lol:
    I wish my hair was blonde and smooth! Waah.
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    GoneLoopy wrote:
    Tell that to my mother! She badgered me so much about my eyebrows as a child (she started waxing them when I was in the 4th grade) that if I forget to check them in the morning and pluck the stray hairs I fret about it all day. Programmed is right!


    My sister did that with my niece, but only because even though she has blond hair, her eyebrows were really dark blond/almost brown and she almost had a unibrow!!
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  • x_tigerlilyx_tigerlily Posts: 432Registered Users
    I'm a hairy woman. :oops: :( I'm Middle Eastern as well as some hormonal problems, so I'm a little hairier than the average woman.

    I'm glad this thread is mainly only about hairy legs. I thought this was going to be about "eeew upperlip hair" and stuff. :oops:
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  • automaticflowersautomaticflowers Posts: 3,465Registered Users
    I shave because I don't like how the hair feels. Smooth skin feels much nicer to me. In the winter, if I go about a week without shaving (the "lazy and no time" argument geeky used), my socks and jeans sometimes pull the hairs out, so that hurts like a mofo and provides more incentive to shave often. :lol:

    I don't think it's gross, though. It's just hair, for pete's sake, not slimy wiggly tentacles or something. Women were hairy for who knows how long before they caught on to the shaving thing; if we were meant to be hairless, we would be naturally.

    Armpits, though... I think armpit hair is nasty male or female, just because that area perspires, gets smelly, and if you're using crappy deodorant it clumps up in the hair. Blech.
  • smoke in your eyessmoke in your eyes Posts: 34Registered Users
    The choices are too extreme for me. I dont think women are "supposed" to be smooth. I usually wax but not always, sometimes I will go a bit hairier, mostly in winter. I dance so when I am performing or auditioning I wax because is expected. If I am off then I might let it grow in more. I usually choose to go smooth but I don't think hairy women are "gross."
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    The choices are too extreme for me. I dont think women are "supposed" to be smooth. I usually wax but not always, sometimes I will go a bit hairier, mostly in winter. I dance so when I am performing or auditioning I wax because is expected. If I am off then I might let it grow in more. I usually choose to go smooth but I don't think hairy women are "gross."

    I tried to have a third option for "only for special occasions" and it didn't show up!
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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Strangely, I don't care about women with armpit or "down there" hair but noticable leg hair? It's just gross to me. I've seen women with very hairy legs in skirts and it looks too "mannish" to me.
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  • KaiaKaia Posts: 8,815Registered Users
    Bailey422 wrote:
    I voted women should be smooth, but only because I prefer that look. However, on principle I think women should not be expected to live to grooming standards that men aren't. It should be choice, her choice.
    I completely agree, but I still think it looks gross.

    So don't be looking at my legs :lol:
    :lol: I'm sure yours would be fine. When I think hairy woman, I have a mental image of black hairs sticking out in every direction (yes, I have seen it a few times). I knew a girl in high school that had very soft, light hair on her legs, and she didn't shave it either. I was so jealous! I am pasty white with dark hair, so if I'm wearing shorts, I have to shave my legs that morning.
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  • MizKerriMizKerri Posts: 1,701Registered Users
    I have pale pale skin and dark dark hair, so hairy legs are not an option for me - I'd look horrific. I also have hormonal hair issues so I'm really sensitive about excess body hair anywhere.
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    Strangely, I don't care about women with armpit or "down there" hair but noticable leg hair? It's just gross to me. I've seen women with very hairy legs in skirts and it looks too "mannish" to me.

    The worst part for me is when they wear panty hose and the hairs are smushed against their legs. Just awful.
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  • zmanzzzzzmanzzzz Banned Posts: 3,826Banned Users
    i like hair.
  • DominicanaHeatDominicanaHeat Posts: 2,729Registered Users
    I'm naturally hairy, but I shave my legs, under arms, "down there", wax/tweeze my eyebrows, clean the fuzz off my lip...I have dark brown hair though, and VERY thick and coarse, so, I like to keep stuff smooth or else it's very prickly and itchy. But I get lazy with the legs very often because I don't wear skirts. And when I'm with the boyfriend, well, he made me feel comfortable the first time we were intimate and I was caught off guard by it (didn't shave ANYTHING for DAYS! :shock: :shock: ): "I don't care if your legs get hairy, mine are hairy too. And I'm not focusing on HAIR, I'm focusing on something else! :P Just don't let the underarm hair get like mine!" :lol: But I still make sure I'm shaved and smooth before we go there...but I'm not all self concious if I didn't get the chance to before, ya know?
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  • JoyForeverJoyForever Posts: 1,628Registered Users
    I voted women should be smooth, but only because I prefer that look. However, on principle I think women should not be expected to live to grooming standards that men aren't. It should be choice, her choice.

    ITA.

    I have pale skin and fairly dark body hair (except on my arms/stomach, thankfully!). I shave my legs and under my arms, trim the bikini-line and the rest of that, pluck my eyebrows, and bleach the stuff on my upper lip. But I get lazy with some of it, especially in winter. :lol:
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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    I'm Italian so my hair is dark, and coarse, and there's usually a lot of it. And I take it all off. I mean all. I shave my legs from ankles to hips, and I do it every other day. I dont' even let it go very long in the winter. Right now it's been about 2 or 3 days and it's totally grossing me out. I shave my armpits daily, and pluck my eyebrows too. I don't have enough upper lip hair to worry about waxing or bleaching but I DO pluck it. Ya, it hurts, but I just have to catch the few dark ones that grow on the sides.


    Of course I don't believe a woman should HAVE to shave, but I'm in agreement that it's gross. If I see a woman who has long black hair on her legs, I'm gonna cringe a little.
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  • WavyWendyWavyWendy Posts: 138Registered Users
    MizKerri wrote:
    I have pale pale skin and dark dark hair, so hairy legs are not an option for me - I'd look horrific. I also have hormonal hair issues so I'm really sensitive about excess body hair anywhere.

    Same with me... Really pale skin - black hair on my legs & under my arms. And, I have a lot of it :oops: - so not shaving is not an option - it is not pretty when the stubble comes out :oops:
    Would LOVE to get laser hair removal some day......

    If I did have fine, light hair on my legs & arms I would give it a go without shaving - just to see what it was like....

    :)
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  • funkymunkycurlfunkymunkycurl Posts: 83Registered Users
    I'm a hairy woman. :oops: :( I'm Middle Eastern as well as some hormonal problems, so I'm a little hairier than the average woman.

    I'm glad this thread is mainly only about hairy legs. I thought this was going to be about "eeew upperlip hair" and stuff. :oops:

    I'm right there with you. You'd never know it except for my arms. I'm afraid what would happen if I did anything about it. I shave my legs. I have my eyebrows and upper lip waxed. I wax the fine hair on my lower back because it's dark and noticeable :oops: But I always feel sort silly going to such great lengths to be hairless, but it's one of my biggest body issues that I have.
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  • BookishCurlyBookishCurly Posts: 75Registered Users
    I prefer to shave my legs because it feels and looks better than when I leave them unshaved. As far as other women, it is up to them.
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  • goldencurlygoldencurly Posts: 2,385Registered Users
    CGE wrote:
    Strangely, I don't care about women with armpit or "down there" hair but noticable leg hair? It's just gross to me. I've seen women with very hairy legs in skirts and it looks too "mannish" to me.

    The worst part for me is when they wear panty hose and the hairs are smushed against their legs. Just awful.

    For a laugh, bump the hosiery thread. I posted my hairy legs as a reason to not wear hose :lol:
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    CGE wrote:
    Strangely, I don't care about women with armpit or "down there" hair but noticable leg hair? It's just gross to me. I've seen women with very hairy legs in skirts and it looks too "mannish" to me.

    The worst part for me is when they wear panty hose and the hairs are smushed against their legs. Just awful.

    For a laugh, bump the hosiery thread. I posted my hairy legs as a reason to not wear hose :lol:


    But your hairs are blond!! I can't imagine they would visibly be smushed. The ones I have seen are the ladies with dark, dark hair. Like mine would be if I didn't shave.
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  • mafaldamafalda Posts: 510Registered Users
    I'm a hairy woman. :oops: :( I'm Middle Eastern as well as some hormonal problems, so I'm a little hairier than the average woman.

    I'm glad this thread is mainly only about hairy legs. I thought this was going to be about "eeew upperlip hair" and stuff. :oops:

    I'm not Middle Eastern, but I am Latina, so I know about being fuzzy. But just recently I've been dealing with hair issues that I never had before. I'm thinking it might be hormonal. :(
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