Hairy Women

@Zmugzy (773)
April 5, 2007 5:38am CST
Society seems to encourage women to shave their hairy body areas. But what's wrong with a women who has hairy armpits? Would you feel embarrassed if you were out with a friend/girlfriend with hairs under her arm?
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9 responses
5 Apr 07
Yes, I dont know why but I would be embarresed, well if people could see the hair. ITs just teh way we have been conditioned. Is it true that French women dont shave their armpits?
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@Zmugzy (773)
5 Apr 07
I don't know but I'll check the next time I'm in France :-)
5 Apr 07
Ok, keep me informed
• United States
18 Apr 07
It's true, they don't.
@anonymili (3138)
17 Apr 07
Personally I don't care if other women shave their pits or not. I have also done so since my teens and it's just a habit. Men shave their faces but at least I don't have to shave my armpits or legs that often as I'm not particularly hairy (as far as I'm concerned anyway). I have friends who get just about everything waxed and hey good luck to them but no way in hell am I going through that much pain AND HAVING TO PAY FOR IT ON TOP OF THAT in the name of beauty UGH! I think in general people who don't shave their pits tend to give off more body odour even if they do shower/bath every day. I'm so glad I don't use public transport as I hear some horror stories from my colleagues about smelly armpits on the tube on the way to work. That would just about do me in LOL! And regarding a comment above, yes, I've often heard that French women do not shave but I've never had the cheek or need to ask them if they do or not. I worked in a French company for quite a few years and can't say that I noticed my French colleagues were particularly non-shaved! x
@Zmugzy (773)
17 Apr 07
Shave their pits... LOL not heard that before. You've reminded me of a French woman who worked in my workplace a few years ago. She was the floor manager and had really bad BO but I never got to see her pits. :-)
• Thailand
5 Apr 07
Although women equally get underarm hair but it's not really acceptable in other's culture. Culture plays a role here. Because culture dictate what is norm. Anyway, personally, I think that women who have hairy armpit look unsanitary/unhygienic. It also denotes masculinism. It's okay for men to be hairy but not for women. Women should look clean and it includes bare underarm.
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@Zmugzy (773)
5 Apr 07
Thanks for your response.
@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
24 Apr 07
I dont know that i would feel embarrassed, but i'd feed weird. I mean we are really used to seeing women with clean underarms and legs, i would be embarrassed if it was ME with the hairy armspits! I've seen a lady with really burry underarms, i guess she was probably homeless, and wearing a tank top. and that was the first and only time i've ever seen a woman with hairy armpits. I can honestly say i was SHOCKED and i had to make myself not stare. That is bad for me to say isn't it?! But it was my first time seeing a hairy lady!! I'm sorry scary hairy homeless lady where ever you are. LOL.
@Zmugzy (773)
24 Apr 07
I was also shocked the first time I saw a woman with hairy legs lol
@taymouse (585)
• United States
6 Apr 07
Personally I would be embarrassed if I went out and had hairy armpits, legs, etc. When I shave my legs it feels so much better and I feel more feminine. I like the smooth feeling and it looks better, too.
@Zmugzy (773)
6 Apr 07
I can understand - thanks for your response
@rhane7315 (5655)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
as long as no one can see my friends hairy under arms its ok with me lol
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I always love to shave my armpit and I can't just see my friends without telling them that they need to shave! It's not nice to look at really when someone don't shave especially girls!
• India
15 Dec 07
I think that is a decision that you should make. I like short hair and I don't like to color my hair. However, everyone is different. If you are used to long hair I guess short hair bothers you. As we get older I find it easier to have my hair cut than to let it grow as I don't want to be bothered with brushing it and styling it.
• United States
18 Apr 07
It would totally gross me out. In the USA, it is not acceptable.