Do you shave or pluck your armpit hairs or not?

Fuzzy - To shave or not?
@heatspine (1141)
Philippines
March 15, 2007 8:14pm CST
While it is ok for men to sport the armpit hair, it is a norm in our country that women shave or pluck it. How 'bout you? Do you shave or pluck your armpit hairs or do you display the fuzzy look?
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49 responses
• United States
16 Mar 07
Plucking would hurt really really bad. I shave but I think there's too much pressure on women in our culture to do so. It's normal to have body hair. Women are expected to turn themselves into something they're not.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
I agree. social pressure plays a big part on how we display ourselves in public.
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
10 Apr 07
.. and the norms pile up ... more than to what we can attend to ...
@chardyme (1633)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
it doesnt look good for women who have hairs on her armpit. yuck. so women should shave those hairs. in our country they do shave it. it is such a turnoff.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
yes. in some country its ok to have such.
• United States
16 Mar 07
Wow, what is seen in the pic would be very unusual in the United States. Very few women here don't shave their pits. I have seen one or two, but most women would say it looks gross. So, I would have to say that yes, I shave.
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• United States
16 Mar 07
I just realized that you said men, I got confused by the picture. Men here rarely shave there. Though, some keep it neatly trimmed.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
27 Mar 07
I agree with you desertdarlene. In our country, shaving, waxing or plucking is also a norm for women.
@lillake (1634)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I haven't shaved in... I don't know how long. My arm pits and legs both sport long hair.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
well i guess there's really no standard for this.
@lillake (1634)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I guess not. Its just not important enough to me to be bothered with it.
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
I wont be caught having a single hair in my armpit especially if i wear a sleeveless top. I usually shave it but sometimes i pluck them also to take off the roots.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
hi bettyrose20. isn't plucking equal to ouchy?
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I shave mine every day.....I don't want the fuzzy look....I can't imagine what my husband would think if he came to bed and was touching me and got tickled by my long pit hair =)
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
Hahaha ... michele. just think of it as your husband caressing your long hair but situated in the pits ... hehehe
@taneshat (44)
• United States
16 Mar 07
why pluck thats too much hair to pluck
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
believe it or not ... plucking is a past time for others.
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
I shave, I don't pluck it hurts. Armpit hairs don't look good on women
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
as the song goes .. tell me where it hurts now tell me ... yeah, plucking by far is not a popular choice.
• Malaysia
16 Mar 07
yes,I'll shave not only armpit hair but other part to
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
as the song goes... all over my body ... :)
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I prefer to WAX my pits. Of course, in the winter, when no one sees them, I don't care and can let them grow out. I hate to shave them, because it's hard to see, and razor burn gets itchy, which is really annoying. So I get the waxed when I can.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
i agree. waxing is very convenient
• United States
16 Mar 07
I shave my underarms. I don't feel really clean unless I do. I know that some cultures don't, and I guess that's fine for them, but I was raised to feel that armpit hair is dirty and carries bacteria from sweat and impurities.
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@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
16 Mar 07
well for people living in cold places, then i guess having armpit hair helps them keep warm :)
• China
16 Mar 07
I thought the average person should not be able to go blows it. onlyhad the star or the model has only then been able to go blows it.oraffected intrinsic America.he he!
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• United States
16 Mar 07
pluck armpit hair? OUCH!!! I shave mine cuz its cleaner and smells better. I wish men would too, cuz it's just nasty and smelly.
@heatspine (1141)
• Philippines
24 Mar 07
yeah and it gets stickier also .. ewww..
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
28 Jan 08
I do not really expose my pits, as I wear sleeved shirts and dresses - I shave rarely in the winter but in the summer I do so more often as I find it keeps the odors away better.
• India
15 Dec 07
I have long hair now because my mum wants it this way. But I might cut it after I give birth. I really prefer it short.I prefer to have short hair.. I'm 29 years old and I've worn my hair short 20 years of it. When I was in grade school, I'd wear my hair long and short alternately. After it has grown to a certain length, I'd cut it and let it grow again, and then cut again. Then when I was 15, after I had my hair cut, I kept it short until I was 27.
@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
3 Sep 07
I shave my armpits every day and wouldn't ever allow my armppits to look like that photo. It's gross. As a woman, I value very good hygiene and that, to me, is smooth armpits and hairless legs at all times whether I am home or going out. I never worry that I will have to go the the hospital and will hairy armpits, legs or bikini line because I maintain them daily. I shave, I wouldn't pluck, it would kill me! OW!
@laiza14 (593)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
lol!! i shave my hair on my armpits.. they dont look nice like on the picture.. haha!
@kiukitsu (291)
• Philippines
20 Apr 07
I have it waxed. Shaving and plucking is bad.
@Michele21 (3094)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I shave mine every day!! I can't stand to be hairy so I couldn't just let them grow!! And I would imagine I would be really stinky if I had a bunch of hair under there =)
@angelco (347)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
well i pluck hairs on my armpit because im so conscious and irritated when i see hair on my armpit...in addition, im so shy to raise my hand whenever i have hair on my armpit :)