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I Hate Shaving My Legs

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    I just do it if I need it.

    .. Sometimes I think we should not do it just because society demand us to... I mean we're free to do whatever we want... As long as you feel fine with it... For me it's just on summer and if I need to wear a skirt or dress haha I think that the reason why I like winter :p
    dalexand16 dalexand16 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hubby Shaves My Legs

    I hate shaving my legs. Hubby does it so gently. It gives him such a kick and normaly leads to more. I love the attention too
    johnnudiecouple johnnudiecouple 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    But i love the way they look

    and feel when i finally shave
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F Feb 28

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    Such a hassle...and especially in the summer

    when you wear swimsuits and shorts, you have to do it so often! Who started the rule that girls have to shave their legs?!....I mean I think it'd be gross if we started letting it grow out but why don't guys shave theirs?
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 29

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    BUYING WAXING STUFF!!

    !! Screw razors it hurts to get cut
    FamousLastWordsMCR FamousLastWordsMCR 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I hate having to make this decision in the

    summer either shave and take the chance of a rash or don't shave but me hot and itchy in pants
    toinfinityandbeyondx3 toinfinityandbeyondx3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I'm A Girl, I Shouldn't Be Like This

    I don't like to be negative about the weather, it can be enjoyable. But its summer time and the frequent frenzie to shave is afoot. I hate shaving with a passion. I am a natural hairy girl. I even have dark hair.   I had to start shaving at the age of 8. It was a miserable...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 15 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    It's Boring

    but the only thing i hate more than shaving my legs and "down there" is having that itchy feeling that you get when it starts growing back. god knows what it would be like to be properly hairy :o i know some women do go natural but i really couldn't cope with that!
    HollieLeanne HollieLeanne 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Use coconut oil. Before

    and after shaving anywhere on you'r body. And no it wont clog up your pores. Reduces redness and bumps. Also it is Anti-microbial, cures and prevents yeast infections. Makes your skin as soft as babies.
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Apr 7

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    I Mean, Not Really But Sometimes

    I stopped shaving my legs the first time when I was at a Rainbow Gathering last year in Florida. In our camp, there was this beautiful being called Monica, and hers were only the second pair of unshaved legs I had seen and I just could not get over how gorgeous that was, and how...
    applethunder applethunder 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    I Don't Bother

    I hate shaving my legs so much that I've finally given up on trying to fit in to society. I'd rather be hairy.
    ShadoWolfx ShadoWolfx 13-15, F 5 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    In winter, I'm wearing jeans,

    fleece lines leggings, or fluffy pajama pants to keep warm. If I don't shave my legs, who's gonna know unless they pull up the leg and look? If your feel comfortable not shaving, go for it! But if you have a partner, they should agree to support you. Half the time my legs aren...
    MNightlySnow MNightlySnow 16-17, F Feb 4

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    More like the fact that I have to shave them

    often. It suuucks... Shaving legs is just a pain in life and a waste of time. But on the other hand, nothing is more wonderful than smooth new shaved legs 😍
    Wolforx Wolforx 13-15, F 1 Response May 27

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    Dont really know, lol.

    Not allowed to yet, not that I got much anyway.
    amaiseying amaiseying 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 25

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    Am I the only one that can't

    even get close to a razor and don't get cut ?
    theanja1 theanja1 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Puberty Boy Legs

    It sux. It's a waste of time. Nicks and scrapes. Shaving cream. Stubble. Time and missing little spots. WHY ARE WE FORCED TO DO IT? And I would love to know who was the one that started this trend that NEVER DIED DAMMIT!
    foxxymeeko foxxymeeko 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14, 2008

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    I Dont Know About Ya'll But..

    Having long legs, its tiring and challenging to do a great job shaving your whole leg. I'm pretty tall and linky so the reach..,.the struggle.. :)
    sicajae7 sicajae7 22-25, F Oct 13, 2013

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    I have eczema and it acts up the worst

    when I shave, so I only shave when I go out in a skirt or something.
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F Jul 1

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    Maybe I Am Lazy...

    I haven't shaved my legs in a good two months. I can't be bothered to because I am always wearing pants anyway and my boyfriend doesn't really care. He loves me for me. Call me lazy but I just don't want too.
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Welp this just happened like a half hour ago.

    Well I was in the shower shaving my legs and jamming out to music when the lights go out and my sister starts saying Bloody Mary! I lost it and freaked out and slipped and in the process of falling I cut my leg with my shaver! 😒😳
    Haleyy8321 Haleyy8321 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Shaving Has Given Me Mantal Problems

    Ever since I can remember I was always a Tomboy, I hated make up, dresses, skirts, dolls, pink, and my hair has been the same since second grade! So then the time came when my mom said she was going to teach me to start shaving my legs, so I told her I don't want to shave my legs...
    RainbowShinePony RainbowShinePony 13-15, F 2 Responses May 12, 2012

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    It's So Dangerous Haha!!

    Ok so just because I hate shaving my legs doesn't mean I'm against it. Believe me shaving your legs is important especially if you live in America. We Americans for some reason or another take personal hygiene very seriously. OK back to me I know shaving my legs is a priority but...
    emmie92 emmie92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2011

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    It's such a waste of time.

    Why can't it be socially accepted for women to look like big foot? Although it does make me happy when they feel smooth.
    Mannz Mannz 18-21, F 7 Responses May 27

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    I'm Forced to

    I hate the idea of society telling me what to do with my body on a large scale, but this one is the most annoying.  Sure, it may look and feel good for a day or two but when the stubble comes in it's worse than long hair. I only ever get the hair off when something special...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 4 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    I hate it. It takes a long time.

    I accidentally cut myself. My skin is sensitive & easily irritated. & it grows back almost instantly! lol Gah! But... I still do it anyway. Bc I can't stand the stubble! lol xD
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Just a randon thoguht has anyone tried to

    shave only one leg for some time and then compare how much it grows ?
    Coraline2000 Coraline2000 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    So Yes I Stopped Too Now

    My old bf really liked me natural so I stopped shaving my legs. Well I am single again and guess what? I stopped shaving my legs now and I don't want to stop. I am going to find someone that likes me all natural and we will both be happy!
    naturalamy naturalamy 19-21, F 8 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    Conditioner Use your hair conditioner to shave

    your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 26

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I have eczema and it gets worse

    when I shave. The struggles of broken skin
    Kimbahbay Kimbahbay 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I hate shaving my legs.

    I'm a female. You probably think it's nasty. I hate shaving because it grows back. I do shave it sometimes. I do shave is my underarms thou
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Just Don't Do It!

    I don't shave anything!  I seem to have no trouble in the arena of dating and I honestly find shave armpits creepy!  Love the hair you got ladies!
    shedreamsincolor21 shedreamsincolor21 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    My Husband Couldn't Stop Laughing!

    I hate shaving my legs.  Once I got past the age of 12, when I begged my mom to let me, I then discovered that it was a ridiculous ritual.  Sociology then taught me all about social constructs, but even that knowledge hasn't allowed me to stay "au naturelle"...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 100 Responses Jun 1, 2008

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    Hate It, And Think It's Stupid

    I hate shaving my legs, it takes forever, and is not worth it. People act like "Oh, you secretly love it, love the way it feels." No. I could care less. Whoever started the ritual that women should shave their legs, I hate them beyond words. So, I mostly wear jeans all the time...
    alwaysbored1984 alwaysbored1984 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2011

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    No Shave November

    I have no reason to shave my legs. I want to see how long my leg hair will grow
    dreamerliveon dreamerliveon 18-21, F Nov 8, 2013

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    It's Terrible

    I feel like shaving is so time consuming and BORING. I let my hair grow until my boyfriend can not stand it anymore. I don't believe having smooth legs defines you as sexy. The only reason woman shave their legs now is because in the 1920s Bic launched a campaign saying that only...
    Chelszyo Chelszyo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    Smooth

    Okay, like most women I hate shaving, I mean I hate it with a passion. Of course, afterwards, the smooth skin feels so good. I've tried different methods to achieve smoothness instead of shaving. One method I've used, is an epilator. This little machine, that looks like an...
    TheLadyWoreBlack TheLadyWoreBlack 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    I'D Shave My Legs For You...

    I just haven't yet. That's how I feel.
    jmlsharp jmlsharp 22-25, F Sep 27, 2013

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    I don't have to shave my legs

    because there is rarely any on them, an my legs and arms are super soft:)
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    It's a pain a traumatic event

    which u r chosen to go for
    ykhandkar ykhandkar 31-35, F Feb 28

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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Jul 29

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    slappyturtle slappyturtle 13-15, F Jan 11

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    I Hate It Because...

    * it's taking a lot of time to shave such big area like legs * can't find the perfect solution for my skin (some things won't work or/and they'll irritate my skin) * i often nick and sometimes so bad that it bleeds and the skin is removed so i have to stick a plaster for couple...
    lovelessbutterfly lovelessbutterfly 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    Hairy Legs!

    I am actually very bad for not shaving my legs most of the time.  I just get so lazy or I dread having to take up the razor, cream, wax, or any other hair removal tools available in my bathroom.  I do, however, get pleased with the end result of nice, smooth legs. ...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    Don'T Get Me Wrong

    I still do it. But I sure as hell let men know how much effort it took. Haha
    jessicalynn88 jessicalynn88 26-30, F Nov 24, 2013

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    Funniest thing (and embarrassing) is

    when I've forgotten I needed to shave after I'm already out wearing a dress or shirt leggings! This happens to me too often!
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Unshaven And Proud(:

    sooo this is more of a "No shaving' group? cool! yes i dont shave anything anymore not even my pits.im proud of it!! its natural i dont have to worry about chaving or irritated bumps or anything now...my legs and arms are soft light and fluffy like babyhair, i never really shaved...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    Expectations

    It's not so much that I hate shaving, I just hate that I am expected to do so by society in general.  If I don't shave my legs and armpits I know people will look at me like I'm gross, but there's nothing wrong with it, men aren't expected to.  Sometimes I want to shave...
    msmotley msmotley 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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