View Poll Results: Do you shave your legs?
Yes, women are supposed to be smooth 33 82.50%
No, if men can be hairy, so can women 7 17.50%
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Another spin off: Hairy WOMEN!!

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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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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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.
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

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

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"
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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.
Originally Posted by internetchick
I completely agree, but I still think it looks gross.
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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!
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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.
Originally Posted by internetchick
I completely agree, but I still think it looks gross.
Originally Posted by Bailey422
So don't be looking at my legs
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I think it should be a choice and that a woman who is hairy shouldn't be vilified for it.
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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.
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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
Originally Posted by goldencurly

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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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.
Originally Posted by jeepcurlygurl
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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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

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

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"
Originally Posted by goldencurly
I'm so jealous of you. You should just stop posting! Hmmph!
I wish my hair was blonde and smooth! Waah.
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!
Originally Posted by GoneLoopy

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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I'm a hairy woman. 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.
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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.

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.
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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."
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."
Originally Posted by smoke in your eyes
I tried to have a third option for "only for special occasions" and it didn't show up!
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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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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.
Originally Posted by internetchick
I completely agree, but I still think it looks gross.
Originally Posted by Bailey422
So don't be looking at my legs
Originally Posted by goldencurly
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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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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