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do you shave your legs?

spawned by the shaving thread, obviously...

my answer: no.


Mon. Aug 28, 2:51pm

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about every 2 weeks. Not much hair.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 2:53 PM

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I shave up to my knees, I have used such things as veet or nair, but I always go back to shaving... just seems the easiest to me. I have never shaved my thighs, I have never found the need, I am fairly fair haired. Now, say that ten times fast.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 2:55 PM

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yes - almost every other day because I wear shorts to go running. Probably once a week or so in the winter (my poor husband!).

Monday, August 28, 2006, 2:57 PM

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follow up from the op:

why do you shave? was it like a choice or did you feel you needed to do so? the other thread sparked some interesting view points on this topic!

Monday, August 28, 2006, 2:59 PM

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I do about twice a week. I have very little hair and it's blond but I just like the feeling of smooth legs! It grows back slowly too but I just like to be smooth =)

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:00 PM

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Every other day. I mainly wear skirts to work and love smooth legs. Shaving makes me feel sexier, like you can see the curves of my legs better. Since I have been focusing on strengthening my legs why not show them off!

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:33 PM

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I shave pretty much everyday -- sometimes twice a day! Every time I take a shower, I shave at least up to my knee. I wear a lot of short little dresses and love the smooth skin....makes me feel and look sexy - especially with a summer tan! My hair grows SO fast -- all over my body. I typically get my hair cut every 4 weeks.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:46 PM

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another follow up - how often do you shave your armpits?

how often do you shave your armpits?

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:47 PM

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maybe once or twice a year...when they need it.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:48 PM

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Yes. I think it's a cultural thing, honestly. I understand it was started because it was important for attractive women to look pre-pubescent therefore no hair on the legs, underarms, etc. Now, I just am naturally hairy, thick, dark, long hair. Not entirely sure where it came from since my mom at this point has like, three hairs on each of her legs. I started shaving up to the knee in 7th grade. I vividly remember Erin running up to the bus and shouting to her friend that her mom finally let her shave. My thought? "Damn, if the loser, Erin, is allowed to shave, I should be able to." But I don't think I gave it much thought before then. Then, in 9th grade, I remember overhearing Linley (reunion was recently, still hate her, which is fine because she's still hateful) mocking me, calling me "monkey" and such. So I went home that night and shaved my thighs too. Mom was disappointed, didn't think it was necessary. She comes from a culture where women shave up to the knees and bleach the rest (and by "rest" I mean thighs, arms, belly, anything). So anyway, I still shave regularly. Though I'd absolutely love to get some kind of laser hair removal.

Monday, August 28, 2006, 3:53 PM

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