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Readers Respond: My Opinion On Unshaven Women

Responses: 132


Unshaven women have a lot of courage to walk around in public with hairy legs and underarms for whatever reasons they may have for not using a razor. I’m not talking about a couple days worth of growth like stubble that isn’t seen from far away, but referring to a hair length that would rival a man’s body hair. It's her personal choice not to shave, but she's bound to get looks.


Personally I hate guys with hairy legs or even excess facial hair. But if I happen to like a guy I don't think I'd walk away because of hair issues. If a guy does that to a girl...well, let's just say- SHALLOW. There's obviously a clear difference between hair removal and hygiene. If someone wants to shave/wax whatever for themselves that's one thing. But if someone wants other people to shave because it'd please them, they seriously need to get a life.
—Guest yahoo

Shaving legs

I'm 13 and I'm a dancer. I shaved my legs for the first time a few days ago and I felt so much more confident and pretty. I was really embarrassed about my leg hair as they were quite dark and long and I hated it. But my mum didn't want me to start shaving while I was young because it ruins your skin and my mum regrets doing it young because her leg hair grows back quickly now. But because I do alot of dance shows, it was quite embarrassing. But now I'm happy I shave. I've shaved under my arms since I was about 11 but I don't shave my pubic hair, I mean, I'm 13 who's going to be looking? :/
—Guest Dancer,X

When needed

I find that shaving (underarms and legs) helps get dates. It makes you look clean and put together. It can be a hassle sometimes and can also be expensive, but it is worth it. I only shave when I plan on wearing something that will show my legs. Nobody can see the stubble otherwise:P. I'm not going to stop shaving to make a point, the social norms have been established.
—Guest Alice in Wonder


Ok it all depends with your opinion towards it. As for me, I shave my armpits and my pubic hair. I think it is hygienic to avoid too much sweating. Pubic hair can habour lice. The sight of a lady with sweaty hairy armpits is disgusting to me.
—Guest virgie

Maybe. Maybe not.

I'm 17 and I started shaving my underarms and legs when I was 12, mainly because I had found one long black hair on my armpit and I thought it was weird, not to mention it itched. But I don't shave because everyone else thinks I should, I just shave because it's my preference. Plus my leg hair could have rivaled my dad's... Anyways, as for pubic hair I started shaving that at 15 after finding that I was the only "natural" girl in the locker room. So that made me a little uncomfortable. But when I shaved I was always irritated and itchy down there. So, I stopped shaving, let them deal with all the maintenance -lol- I'm done. I still trim it and shave just enough so I can wear a swimsuit without having to worry. But it is entirely personal choice, I don't think it's wrong or right, just sort of neutral I guess.
—Guest that's just me


Women shave because it's the social norm these days. I personally hate to constantly shave, so I only do when I have to (dates and things like that). I do what feels comfortable. I usually do my armpits when I wear tank tops and my legs when I want. The reason guys like it is because they love the feel of a woman's smooth sexy skin (in my opinion). If you shave or don't shave, it's all up to you and only you. Don't let what others do pressure you into doing it. It just means you're more comfortable in your own skin then they are. THAT I think makes a woman sexy, not the way she looks or the style she wears or her shape and size. But most men don't see it that way :/ I'm a chick by the way, and I like going (mostly) all natural sometimes.
—Guest sam


I guess it's really up to the person whether or not they wish to have the natural look. I came here just to see what people thought of shaving and I'm rather suprised that so many people say not to shave. Personally, I do shave, but as I said it is up to the person what they want to do with their body, right?
—Guest Tsu-chan

Whatever goes!

I was peer-pressured into shaving when I was about 11. My skin is very fair and my hair very dark, so my early hair growth was noticeable and embarrassing. When I went to Germany in high school, I met a few women who didn't shave. I really admired that. I wanted to stop shaving, however didn't have the guts to do it. Now I'm 33, married, and shave my legs, underarms, and "down south". I'd stop shaving, except my husband wouldn't appreciate it. I still don't have the guts to go natural. I believe that the whole bit about women shaving is really stupid, and that women should be as free to have whatever hair they want, or to not have hair, whichever the woman may prefer. I'd quit shaving in a heartbeat if my husband wasn't grossed-out by it.
—Guest Dark Cinderella 1978


I am a dancer so I kind of have to shave my arm pits. Until was twelve I was plannig on never shaving my legs but I had to because I had to perform bare-legged. Since then I've shaved my legs. As for pubic hair, I trim it and shave the stuff closest to my legs so it's not noticeable. And I dont believe in bikinis, there are plenty of cute one peices out there. Be your own person, don't shave just because everyone else does. Because I can guarantee once all the celebs stop shaving everyone else will.
—Guest girly girl

its good

You don't have doubt if you're hairy woman. Be confident raising your arms without hair in your armpits. I think it's hygiene.
—Guest maiden

Do What Your Skin Tells You

If you want to shave and it makes you feel sexy, by all means go ahead. It's the thing that people do as teens and young adults, but once your married or in a relationship for a long time... it tends not to matter and you significant other will love you for who you are. As for the whole pubic hair thing, that's also up to preference and how your skin holds up. If your like me,y ou get an acne effect that itches and is uncomfortable for two weeks. And I am not even doing it wrong, it's just I have horrifically sensitive skin there so I can't shave. The bottom line is: Listen to your skin, if the area you are shaving looks worse off than it was before, chances are that shaving is something you phsically cannot do. And if you want to impress, don't. You always find a man that will love you no matter where your hair grows. I've had my boyfriend for almost a year and he's perfectly fine with anything that makes me comfortable, men who require you to shave are shallow and not worth it.
—Guest Becki


Its natural for a woman to be a bit hairy. When I met my girlfriend who later became my wife, I noticed that she had some hairs on her legs. She asked me what I thought, I told her never to wax, trim or shave her legs or under her arms, because I thought that was not the correct thing to do. So I say to these 14 and 15 year old girls that now have hairy armpits, 'down below' or on there legs, just leave it to nature, and be proud just like my wife who has never shaved, trimmed or cut her hair- BE NATURAL.
—Guest Almorr


I'm a very hairy girl and it's noticable. I take after my father, unfortunately, not after my mother who is naturally not that hairy. I'm only 14, but I'm a sophmore in high school and I can feel the pressure to shave, and I'm scared, but I dont want to be hairy either. I still haven't shaved anything, but used hair removal gels on my underarms and I trimmed my pubic area. I think women should do what makes them most comfortable, but I know how hard it is to shut out the society around you.
—Guest wonderer

Body Hair on Women Unattractive

Just my opinion, but I definitely find a woman with everything shaved much more attractive. I find it more feminine and sexy.

Whatever Floats Your Boat

It shouldn't matter what others are doing. Whatever makes you happy, do it. Even if you're doing it for your mate (that's what makes me happy)!
—Guest Shan

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