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I Hate Shaving My Legs

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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 ­čśŹ
    Wolforx Wolforx 16-17, F 1 Response May 27

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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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    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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    Why do people expect me to shave my legs

    when it's winter and I wear nothing but pants? I have lots of stuff that I would rather be doing besides unneccesary body hair removal.
    talkingleaves talkingleaves 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I hate my legs and shaving them I could shave

    them at night and then wake up the hair has already grown back I have to shave everyday because my legs grow back so fast I hate it it's horrible I wish my hair on my head would grow super fast like the ones on my legs...
    kumaroo kumaroo 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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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 4 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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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 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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    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 18-21, F Feb 4

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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've grown to shaving my legs using a bowl of

    water and a razor. I hate having to fill up the tub every time just to shave my legs and shaving them in the shower is beyond impossible for me. I was brave and I went to the local swimming pool with my unshaven legs and everyone looked disgusted. I really hate the society we...
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 18

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Aug 16

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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 Jul 29

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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 7 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    Dont really know, lol.

    Not allowed to yet, not that I got much anyway.
    amaiseying amaiseying 13-15, F 9 Responses Jun 25

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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 14 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    Always a disappointment

    when you realized you shaved for nothing.
    smeckledorfed smeckledorfed 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 23

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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 11 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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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 4 Responses Jul 29

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    It's so stinking difficult to shave them.

    You have to hoist them up onto a bench to shave. I can't do that in the shower at all. I sit down if I need to shave. Or lie down in the bath. Luckily my hair doesn't grow as fast on my legs as my underarms or personals. But I just don't shave everyday on my legs. Maybe I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Oct 19

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    it always making the hairs worse

    but I need to shave it anyway
    kristinef1 kristinef1 16-17, F 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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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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    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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    Don't act like you don't feel me ladies.

    I'm not afraid to admit I hate shaving my legs because it's a pain in the ***. It sucks having to shave every couple of days or every other day. Now I know why men grow beards!! In the winter my husband is lucky if I shave my legs once a month bwaahaaha!
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    BUYING WAXING STUFF!!

    !! Screw razors it hurts to get cut
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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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 3 Responses Aug 13

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    Why shave? Hair is hair

    and eventually it's going to grow back. Starting from the hour after you shave. I don't shave anymore. I wore a dress last month, I didn't hear anyone complaining, well I guess it's because my legs weren't so hair. Shaving... Uh... That thing that I stop doing on my legs. Yah! I...
    Asia06 Asia06 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    DreadlockJesus DreadlockJesus 31-35, M Jul 29

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    I only shave when I remember

    or for special occasions. I only regularly shave my armpits. It's a hassle. My boyfriend doesn't care. I don't care.
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 13

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    Ugh. I have to do it like every other day.

    I just wish I could go weeks without shaving without feeling nasty or being embarrassed to wear shorts in public. Ugh.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    Two words: Toe Hair. Guys be thankful the god

    sent invention of razors because some of your girls would be walking around like Hobbitsss. Dig it.
    bombchu bombchu 22-25, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 30

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    But like if I don't, I get a hairy leg monster

    in my bed the every morning­čś░
    DevilPony DevilPony 13-15, F Sep 2

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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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    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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