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I Don't Believe That Women Should Have to Shave

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    So I was thinking about all of this recently,

    and I am starting to find shaving to be quite a nuisance! I have always shaved my legs, under arms and trimmed and shaved my privates. In the winter, and when I'm getting less action if you know what I mean, I always let everything grow out a little. However, when I have a man...
    augustsunflower augustsunflower 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 6

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    Don'T Be Pressured Into It

    I believe that women shouldn't have to be forced to shave like evrybody else because people around them and the media tells them too. There is a lot of precious time and energy doing something that doesn't last. But there is something very sensual and very appealing about a women...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2013

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    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F Sep 21

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    I'm always surprised

    when my pubic hair is greeted with a gasp. It's trimmed ,tidy and I think it looks good. I'd love my girlfriends to be hairier instead of smooth.
    Badgirllucy Badgirllucy 31-35, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    I shave my armpits but not my legs,

    leg hair is there for a reason. I mean, I often wear tanks and that's why I shave my armpits- to reduce rumors bullying lies opinions etc. I don't shave other parts because it's supposed to be itchy and I like natural. Leg hair isn't bad and I find leg hair perfectly "normal...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I Dont Shave And I Dont Want To Ever Again

    Im 19 and i haven't shaved my legs going on about 6 months. What started it wasn't really a burst of feminism or some kind message to send to the world. Rather, it was my own realization that I was merely shaving to conform. I hated shaving. I was lazy at shaving, and even with...
    NagemD NagemD 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Why Should We?

    Why should women have to I prefer a nice furry bush and looking normal. My kids should know that this is how you look normally
    sarahdublin sarahdublin 31-35, F 21 Responses Apr 3, 2011

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    Not Shaving...

    I do not believe that women should have to shave ANYWHERE, EVER...
    hairyladieslover hairyladieslover 61-65, M Jun 13, 2011

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    How Does A Guy Meet A Natural Woman?

    I would love to find a place where one can go to find a natural woman for dating. I have done extensive research but haven't come up with a source. Can anyone help? I am a 61 year old professional, college educated and successful business owner. I am extremely turned on by...
    RJ1949 RJ1949 56-60 4 Responses Jan 18, 2011

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    1976toes 1976toes 36-40, F 8 Responses Sep 21

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    I myself do, but if someone doesn't,

    it is fine to just be how God made us.
    dropdeadwilma dropdeadwilma 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I personally do shave

    but if you don't want to then you shouldn't feel like you have to
    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    Lol eww. If I didn't shave

    or wax for two weeks i'd probably get grossed out by own self
    99Problems99 99Problems99 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Women Can Do What They Want

    It's not only about shaving, it's wearing the make-up, fixing the hair just perfect, needing to be thin.  It's all the media that brain-wash us saying we don't look perfect to their ideal of a women.  Women get that message starting out as a beautiful little...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Hi there! As stated on some other experiences I

    shared on this group, I chose to stay away from hair removal products, so I've been walking around with my hairy body. In Portugal, most people are dark haired, so it was quite usual to see women with hairy arms and pubes - inside their panties - until total hairlessness below...
    MissNN MissNN 26-30, F 5 Responses May 1

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    I don't shave my down area.

    Why because nobody special to me. My boyfriends at the time don't like it but whatever you don't like it You must not be my soulmate
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 17 Responses Sep 21

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    So, I never really felt girls had to shave,

    because my mom was a hippy. I shaved, because I wanted to try things out and now I kinda don't want to. I like to shave my armpits and sometimes my legs, but everywhere else is kinda more painful. I don't feel like I should shave for society, or what a guy will think. I...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Bloody hell ok, for the people

    that shave good for you!!!! And for the people that don't shave good for you too!!!! **** what people think it's your body not there's,do what ever you want with it!!!!
    Randomchick3 Randomchick3 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    A Teen In The Dark

    Hey I've been desperately searching for a friend. Yes I'm fifteen but friendship does not require age. Does it? If there's someone out there who is frantically looking for someone they can rely on, we have mutual interests. Can we be friends please?
    ASHeternity ASHeternity 13-15 2 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Nothing Wrong With The Natural Human Body

    I don't believe women should feel pressured into shaving. It's distressing to think many women feel they have to remove their natural body hair to be acceptable to society. As though there's anything wrong with the natural human body! Of course not. I like to shave because it's...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F 9 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    Do What You Want - Shouldnt Have To If You Dont Want To

    Ok - I admit I remove the hair from my legs and underarms. I guess that's just the cultural norm where I live. It's what my mom taught me to do, it's what all my girlfriends do. I guess a lot of women shave their private area these days. I know I've seen some of the girls in gym...
    KimmieDelta KimmieDelta 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    I Heard Waxing Is Better Than Shaving. I Have Never Tried Waxing.

    Of course when you shave you get razor burns. Man. I dislike it.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    I don't shave, and I shouldn't have to.

    If I've got hair growing on me whether it's on my arms, under my arms, or on my v*gina, I know it's there for a reason otherwise I wouldn't have it. I heard my friends talking yesterday about how they were feeling so exasperated over having to shave for homecoming, and I could...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    I'm a swimmer I have to shave

    but oh well my armpits I'm definitely shaving
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I Am One Of Those Women

    I am one of those women that waxes. I do not like to shave and I don't but I like to be smooth and silky all over; I do not want body hair anywhere on me. However with that said I understand that some women like to leave themselves natural and hairy and I have nothing against...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 30 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Nobody says women have to shave lol.

    Who comes up with this stuff. If a girl has hairy legs, armpits or a vag it's not like she gets fined or sent to jail. It's their choice whether they shave or not. Most guys would rather not date a girl with braidable armpit hair though
    Gophillies8 Gophillies8 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    The Truth About Shaving

    The topic has been raised that **** is the cause for society's apparent need to shave body hair. Yes, true to a degree. I will also add, though, that it's not merely because of ****. In fact, **** got onto the band wagon as much as the rest of society that bent to pressure...
    aktor1970 aktor1970 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 7, 2011

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    Take The Pressure Off....

    washed and trimmed is just fine...no need to shave at all in my opinion, and just because the media makes you feel like you have to isn't a good enough reason.
    mikemcneil mikemcneil 46-50, M 14 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    One More Step Towards My Natural Self

    Hi there! I'm the author of the "I'm not bald down there anymore" story, which you can read in this group.  I'm posting this one now to let you know that I've also decided to leave my leg hair alone: I used to shave every week (winter), or every day in the summer, and my legs...
    MissNN MissNN 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Equal Rights.

    Women should shave, if you think other wise you're a filthy mutt.
    DatniggaRyan DatniggaRyan 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Women Should Be Hairless Below Her Eye Lashes.

    Women should not have to shave,but she should always be hairless below her eye lashes. Waxing is better,may be a hot wax,a little painful but worthy. Brazilian wax is a must before you go for a honeymoon. I know there are few men who loves hairy women( Hair at Spl Location),but I...
    debasree debasree 26-30, F 14 Responses May 25, 2012

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    What's The Point? Who Started That?

    Why is it acceptable for men to have body hair, but not women? It truly baffles me. lol My girlfriend doesn't shave her legs or underarms, and it is sexy to me- the fact that she is confident enough to defy convention, and the fact that she is all natural. If a woman chooses...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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