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I Hate Shaving My Legs

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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...
    Happyface Happyface 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    One Day - I really hate it, but I am working on it. I am an electrologist and every time I go to work I work a little bit on myself.
    Lorena11111 Lorena11111 41-45, F Jul 28, 2013

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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...
    Haleyy8321 Haleyy8321 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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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    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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    Hate Shaving Legs - The hair on my legs never bother me at all. But as I started growing up, my peers and my family convinced me that I had to shave my legs to feel pretty and lady...
    mosesjesus mosesjesus 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2008

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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...
    shedreamsincolor21 shedreamsincolor21 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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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...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 14 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...
    HollieLeanne HollieLeanne 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Anyone Else Think It's Weird? - I think it's kind of gross to shave as a woman... if you think about it.  Why do we shave our bodily hair?  To look prepubescent?  I...
    BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer BlueWhaleMeatMcFacer 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 7, 2008

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    Ugh. I Hate It. - It's so boring, tedious, and time-consuming. It sucks. I've been shaving ever since I was ten. Kids used to tease me for my man legs lmao. So that's almost 15...
    caito caito 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    Its So Unfair!!! - i'd really like to know whoever started this fad with women shaving their legs. seriously. why is it ok for men to be as hairy as apes, but women...
    thirty30 thirty30 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 2, 2008

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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...
    lowermrdeeds lowermrdeeds 46-50, M Apr 7

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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...
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 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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    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 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Women Pains - Shaving is definitely the most annoying thing about being a girl. Even worse than periods. It takes so much time, and doesn't even last long. I hope evolution will...
    friendsofthefriendless friendsofthefriendless 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    It's So Annoying - my leg hair grows really fast, so there's no point in me shaving. by the next morning, my legs area lready prickly. it's so incredibly irritating. if i want to...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2008

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    Every. Damn. Day. - I love my smooth legs so much, but I really could do without having to spend a while every morning sorting that damn stuff out down there. I think my leg hair...
    DeclarableKitten DeclarableKitten 18-21, F Jul 22, 2013

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    It Gets Annoying - i hate shaving m legs i only started to shave them when i was on the swim team and track team , i never use to strave my legs they were hairy but no notice to...
    Crazybunny101 Crazybunny101 16-17, F Jul 10, 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...
    SGE3 SGE3 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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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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    I hate it so much. I keep cutting myself on accident and get scars.
    Marysone Marysone 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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...
    eastsidechick eastsidechick 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2010

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    Oh The Joys - I absolutely hate shaving my legs, under my arms ... and my lady parts but it is a must. I could not walk around having legs like a gorilla ... no that is just not...
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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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...
    axelval axelval 18-21, T 4 Responses Nov 21, 2008

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    Razor Burn - I haven't been shaving my legs regularly all that long yet maybe 3 or 4 months but i'm really prone to Razor burn! i moisturize plenty and use good razors which i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 26, 2012

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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...
    msmotley msmotley 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Junior High Is Full of Bullies In Gym Class - While dressing out for PE, every day I would be ganged up on by other girls who thought coarse black hair on an 11 year old was...
    iammoogie iammoogie 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2008

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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...
    MNightlySnow MNightlySnow 16-17, F Feb 4

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    Four Days Later - I hate that prickly feeling four days after shaving or when the little hairs catch on tight fitting clothes.  My SO tells me that I must be part porcupine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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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...
    RainbowShinePony RainbowShinePony 13-15, F 1 Response May 12, 2012

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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...
    lovelessbutterfly lovelessbutterfly 26-30, F 12 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    My Sister - Great story on my little sister. Her and hubby hadnt been married too long.  Lying in bed.  He grabs her arm and exclaims..."Dont move!, I think there...
    Lexus Lexus 36-40, F 11 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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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...
    foxxymeeko foxxymeeko 22-25, F 3 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Laser Hair Removal Is Cheaper Than Shaving!!! - Oh my lord, so I hear you all hate shaving like me, and I gotta tell you--I might have a solution!  If you've ever heard of Tria...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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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...
    ElectroMagneticForce ElectroMagneticForce 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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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...
    applethunder applethunder 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    Down South - The only thing i hate shaving more than my legs is down there... Man do you have to be careful!! and i get bored doing it too, and when it goes it hurts so so so bad...
    PinkMargarita PinkMargarita 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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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...
    naturalamy naturalamy 19-21, F 8 Responses Mar 3, 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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    It really is such a struggle
    slappyturtle slappyturtle 13-15, F Jan 11

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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...
    Chelszyo Chelszyo 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2012

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    BUYING WAXING STUFF!!!! Screw razors it hurts to get cut
    MyHeadsUnderWater MyHeadsUnderWater 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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...
    emmie92 emmie92 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2011

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    Please Don't Feel You Have To. -   I am a man (not really a turtle of any kind), and I thought I might just share my oppinion on the shaving of female legs.   I think...
    Starturtle Starturtle 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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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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    Pain And Agony - OK... so maybe the task itself isn't agonizing, but it oftentimes causes me mental distress.  Don't get me wrong, I love how my legs feel when they're smooth.  I...
    ForgottenSunshine ForgottenSunshine 26-30, F Feb 17, 2012

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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...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Feb 26

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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...
    SerenitySeeker SerenitySeeker 41-45, F 99 Responses Jun 1, 2008