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GUEST,Razor 14 Jan 04 - 10:38 AM
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Subject: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Razor
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 10:38 AM

I'm confused - a friend of a colleague was complaining because a certain young lady had not shaved her armpits WHY ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 10:49 AM

Why had she not shaved her armpits? Because she didn't want to! She ran out of blades? She had a bad case of crabs, and until that's cleared up she isn't going near her arms. OK, I give up. Why?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 11:00 AM

Is there another line on the page below which we can put this thread? Some kind of sub-BS category? Geez. Another stupid guest thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 11:14 AM

when we went down pits we always shaved cos you could get coalitus


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: wysiwyg
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 02:54 PM

Maybe he means, "why complain?" In some cultures, female body hair is considered erotic.

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 03:00 PM

Some people like hair... some like shaved...
Some like up... some like down...
Some like in... some like out...
Some tall... some short...
Some fat... some skinny...
Some different... some same...

Can we delete this stupid useless thread now?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Geno
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 03:41 PM

Don't you people have anything better to do with your time than abuse guests? C'mon, there have been plenty of threads dedicated to guest-bashing already; what do you want, blood?

comma added--Joe Clone


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Geno
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 03:43 PM

Sorry; should've had a comma after "c'mon". It's me nerves...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 04:44 PM

That wasn't a case of a GUEST being abused as a GUEST. If a named member had started this thread, with the same post, I am sure that Stilly River Sage would have made the same comment.

Must be bloody uncomfortable, that's all I can think. Shaving faces is bad enough, which is one reason I gave it up long ago, but doing your armpits doesn't bear thinking about...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 04:45 PM

Haven't shaved my pits for years...just lazy and it doesn't bother me..went about 5 years w/o shaving my legs.....didn't bother me but felt weird in the bath. Now, I shave legs about q month except in summer. Just lazy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 04:46 PM

Didn't this topic get covered a little while ago here?
It was stupid then and it's stupid now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 04:56 PM

Was it covered or uncoverd though?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: paddymac
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 06:20 PM

Ah, the silliness of self-righteousness.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: greg stephens
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 06:48 PM

Interesting that this is such a taboo subject that some people feel actively uncomfortable about discussing it. Which is quite odd, beard discussion aren't considered unmentionable.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 06:56 PM

But in both cases many people seem to share this strange concept that shaving hair, rather than just letting it grow, is somehow the more natural thing to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:18 PM

Stubble rash is bad enough under arms (or, so I'm told on, faces), but the worst was when I had a surgical procedure and they shaved the bits the sun don't see.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:25 PM

Been there, done that, twice with 2 kids....oh well. It grows out. Finally. Can't say as I really care much, one way or the other, but I'm lazy....can't be bothered to shave much....waaaayyyy too much trubble.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:39 PM

It's been years since I shaved my armpits OR legs. Friggin' electric razor damn near electrocuted me one day in the bath, so I stopped.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:43 PM

Roman ladies used to pluck their unwanted hair out..... try to imagine that, without wincing!

Mind you, they used half an orange as a contraceptive device so what did they know?!

Just another one of those things the Romans did for us.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:45 PM

Romans used to use pumice stone from volcanic lava rather than shaving daily, I believe. Must have felt a bit strange after Pompeii...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: harpgirl
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 07:50 PM

Scorch...I DID NOT NEED to know that!


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Subject: Lyr Add: HAIR
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:03 PM

She asks me why, I'm just a hairy guy.
I'm hairy noon and night, hair that's a fright.
I'm hairy high and low, don't ask me why, don't know.
It's not for lack of bread, like the Grateful Dead.
Darlin'

Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair.
Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen.
Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there, momma, ev'rywhere, daddy, daddy.

hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Hair, hair, hair.Flow it, show it,long as God can grow it, my hair.

Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees, give a home to the fleas in my hair.
A home for fleas (yeah) a hive for bees (yeah),
a nest for birds, there ain't no words for the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my:

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it,long as God can grow it, my hair

I want long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty,
oily, greasy, fleecy, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen,
knotted, polka dotted, twisted, beaded, braided,
powered, flowered and confettied, bangled, tangled, spangled and spaghettied.

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Hair, hair, hair.Flow it, show it,
long as God can grow it, my hair

They'll be ga-ga at the go-go when they see me in my toga,
my toga made of blond, brilliantined, biblical hair.
My hair like Jesus wore it, Hallelujah I adore it, Hallelujah Mary loved her son,why don't my mother love me?

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
long as God can grow it, my hair

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
long as God can grow it, my hair

HAIR


But not a mention of armpits, is there?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:09 PM

helo, i nevdr shaved my arm pits, but i saheved my arms one time, because i thought it might stop the turkey shit sticking to them,.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:41 PM

And?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Ebbie
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:46 PM

Don't leave us in suspense, jOhn from Hull.

I read this thread as Harry and Ethel Armpits. I guess, because I know a Harry and Ethel.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:47 PM

I still don't see how someone else's preference is any business of yours?

Why does it matter?

If ya wanna shave... shave... if ya don't... then don't...

Why is it even a discussion?

Which is better? Please... give yer head a shake...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:51 PM

greg--not taboo, just inane. I would sarcastically suggest any number of other thread topics except that some visiting einstein might decide to make his Mudcat debut with a thread on why toilet paper sometimes sticks to his butt. (Hmmm. Maybe that one has already been done. Should I do a search on 'spaw's threads? Or LH's Blind Drunk in Blind River?) Kevin was right, the remark probably would have been made even if a mudcatter started the thread. But the anonymous guests are easy targets when silly stuff turns up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:52 PM

Oops--that one wasn't anonymous--but it was still silly.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 08:52 PM

Why Do You Bob Your Hair, Girls

and why don't you bind your feet and wear corsets & bustles, too? And why don't you pierce various parts and stick jewelry....
oh...never mind...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: SINSULL
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 09:04 PM

Liz - you just reminded me of a very funny scene. Post surgery, I was encouraged to walk as much and as soon as possible. The incision was torture but the stubble nearly reduced me to tears. So I am hobbling bow legged down the corridor dragging an IV when a nurse runs over to me and says "You shouldn't be in this much pain! What's wrong?" I responded icily "Five O'clock shadow."


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 09:09 PM

ebbie-i yoused to work in an abbatoir, amd kill turkeys, amnd wehn you kill them, they shit allover you, and people thinjk turkeys are nice, but they not, tyhey evil, [and some of them are really big, and can break your arm], i hate turkeys, and some of then try to run aeway, and tyheyt come to the slaughrt house in big trucks, and some of them are dead already, anbmnd serve tghem right , becuase turkeys are rubbishh.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 09:29 PM

and how to kill them = slit there throat, and its not cruel, it serves them right, turkeys are rubbish, and you should kilm them, and diffent ways to do it, you can slicing there neck, or chop them heads off, [ that is machine doing it, but you haf to watch the msachine, in case it stops etc], and if it stops, you hsve to kill them youself, thats wyjh you have a sharp knife in your poickiet.
and pigs as well, [but most of them killed by gas nowadays, its not cruel any,mmore, they changed the law.john


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 09:55 PM

Armpits, shmarmpits!!! I wanna hear about shavin' TOES!!! Who's got hairy damned Hobbit toes and can't wear open-toed sandals without shavin' first?

Eyebrows??? Anybody shave their eyebrows off and paint them back on???

How'bout PALMS??? Anybody here shave their palms???



Just curious...

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 11:10 PM

No, not shaving eyebrows...and palms are one of the few places on the human body that do NOT have hair.....and, So solly, harpgirl....LOL!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Justa Picker
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 11:19 PM

You do mow the lawn occasionally though .... right Sorch? :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 14 Jan 04 - 11:39 PM

Sorcha, I do believe that B-W-L is yanking your chain (or his own) with that remark about hairy palms. Or was that Rosy. . .

;->


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: SueB
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 02:33 AM

jOhn, I agree completely about turkeys. They are absolute rubbish, and I hate them too. My husband has one that I've been trying to run down with the car for months now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Ella who is Sooze
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 04:14 AM

They used half an orange!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

eeeeeeek!

Ella


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 05:04 AM

I wonder if they shaved the orange first.
Do the turkeys have time to shave ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 05:33 AM

Armpit hair like genital hair, arrives at puberty and is therefore pubic hair and a sign of sexual maturity. While I can understand a woman feeling that excessively hirsute arms or legs might look unfeminine, I would generally prefer a lady not to shave or depilate her armpits - Linda never does. The same goes for "the bits the sun don't see" although as Linda and I do enjoy naturism now and again, perhaps Liz's description isn't so accurate. As mentioned on another thread, I find mature ladies (esp Essex Girl) very sexy, and don't want them to look like pre-pubescent girls.

I've definitely never felt any desire to remove any of my (admittedly sparse) body hair, and the only time that I have shaved my beard off in the last 30-odd years was for a stage role.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,G String
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 06:14 AM

"Blue cliky thing" problem - but a google search found this interesting site www.geocities.com/SoHo/Coffeehouse/7977/ from a lady who's dived deep into the pits in the name of research


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 06:21 AM

I didn't shave for years. I did notice my customers looking when I was making the lemonade, but it never affected sales! I do shave now because I have noticed that the hair hangs on to odours. I suppose that's why they are there... to attract the opposite sex. Pheramones etc, so why do men prefer shaved pits? Don't you like us to smell all natural like? In some areas I know you do!

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sweetfia
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 06:27 AM

Eeeeewww! This could be a generation thing but as if ya don't shave ya armpits! I would find it really embarrassing if i wore a strap top n i hadn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,G String
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 06:32 AM

You could platt your pits !!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Madame P At Work
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 07:21 AM

My brother once shaved his eyebrows off after watching Pink Floyd's The Wall, just to see what it would look like.

He can't have looked that different 'cos it took my Mum a week and a severe telling off, for her to notice what he'd done. It was quite amusing to watch. My mother grabed the front of my brother's shirt to drag him down to her level (to emphasise a point, as it were) and just stopped in her tracks. Then she exploded with "Why ent you got no eyebrows?" at the top of her lungs. She proceeded to berate him for his lack of cranial caterpillars and then she demanded that I tell him why he shouldn't shave them off! It all lost steam when my brother started laughing and my Mum kept losing track of where she was in her diatribe.

Thanks to my inheriting my hair colouration from my Dad, I don't have to shave anyway. The few hairs I have are really pale and they just don't show up against my skin. My Mother was a bit put out about that too, come to think of it, as she has black body hair.

I did shave my legs once, just to see what it was like. I decide that the itching alone was enough to drive me insane, so I didn't do that ever again and thanked the powers that be for my good fortune....

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Homeless
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 10:02 AM

Ms Lemon, the answer to your question, "so why do men prefer shaved pits?" is "social conditioning" or possibly "peer pressure." There is no rational reason. Many men who are able to think for themselves don't have a preference one way or another.
Read Sweetfia's post above for an example of social conditioning. What reason is there to be embarrassed that your pits aren't shaved?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Razor
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 10:15 AM

Thanks for all the comments I'm being educated by the minute and becoming less confused. A quick summary - coalitus, female body hair is considered erotic, plat your pit, must be bloody uncomfortable, haven't shaved my pits for years, shaved the bits the sun don't see, half an orange as a contraceptive device, pumice stone from volcanic lava rather than shaving daily, stop the turkey shit sticking, incision was torture but the stubble nearly reduced me to tears, Hobbit toes, specialised website for non-pit shavers, hairy palms, Armpit hair like genital hair, Pheramones, Pink Floyd's The Wall etc etc - keep it coming folks facinating stuff...i've even decided to give it a try.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 10:26 AM

Give what a try - shaving or letting them stay hairy ? I don't think you've actually declared your gender.

A remark on another thread, prompts me to point out that Linda (Essex Girl) is not naturally very hirsute anyway. Her belief is that shaving only makes the hair coarser and that therefore it's self-defeating.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 10:53 AM

Dave, to answer your questions - I am of the female gender, and will be trying to let my pits grow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:01 AM

I shave my legs, not my underarms...
if you bathe each day and use a good natural deodorant, the odor is not a problem...hot days are a different story, but that's true for people that use anti-perspirants too. the human body needs to sweat; plugging up the pores with alumnium is not a good idea. Besides, it's not sweat that stinks; it's bacteria. a deodorant with tea tree, lavender or bergamot works great. (I use Jason's tea tree, or aromarant from Lush)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Bill Kennedy
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:17 AM

unbelievable, and totally representative of what some people complain about this forum that this thread is now at 51 messages long! let it die, for god's sake, don't you people have anything more interesting or pertinent to music to say? I haven't even read the messages, just noticed that from 4 it is today at 50 threads. incredible!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:19 AM

I'm allergic to deodorants, but it's all right as long as I remember to wash once a month.
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:23 AM

I lick armpits!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:27 AM

hmm, well the Farting in Public thread is up to 174 posts...and   no one has complained it was useless, boring, etc. Why?I think   the originator may have been having a lark, but I agree with the statement that the taboo nature of this subject more up in arms than they need be...

I mean, we've had threads about sausages, candy, cat farts, Christmas lights, fruitcake, grammar, and any number of seemingly stupid topics. why the animosity towards this one, particularly?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:52 AM

Naw, Bill, I don't have anything more interesting to do. My life is the pits right now. Hope you're havin' a good day, though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:57 AM

Excellent hair raising opportunity explored


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Baldy
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 11:57 AM

Last year on Valentine's Day I suprised my other half with a heart shaped token of my affection, it worked for us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Cluin
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 12:00 PM

No animosity. Just bored with this ride.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 01:52 PM

I get rid of armpit hair, leg and arm hair, the bits the sun don't see is waxed into a neat little triangle!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,LucyB
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 02:54 PM

Shaved where the sun don't shine into a butterfly, my partner was well impressed, and I did'nt cut myself


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Tweed
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 02:55 PM

Sounds just lovely catsPHidd! Call me a product of the advertising age but wimmen wif beards and more leg an armpit hair than I have on me just never got me real juiced up for some reason or other. I believe it culd be realated to a gegnome in my chromozoidal proclivery.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Raedwulf
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 04:14 PM

Ms Lemon - who says men prefer shaved pits? I don't have any preference, I must admit. OTOH I would agree that I prefer women to smell of themselves, rather than the output of a chemical factory! Ditto to face paint...

Smooth is nice, but on the whole, natural beats artificial in every department every day of the week (if you see what I mean...)!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 05:58 PM

Some things are meant to be hairy. Down with waxing and shaving, although I don't have a preference regarding armpits.
John


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Homeless
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 09:11 PM

I was talking with my girlfriend tonight about shaving armpits and she told me that it was started by one of the razor companies back in the 1920s. They wanted to sell more razor blade and so started a big media blitz to convince women that leg and armpit hair was ugly (and it seems they succeeded).

When we got home, I looked on the net and came up with references, but no real factual stories. I did find a lot of references to early Gilette razors for women, so I would guess it was they who started the propaganda campaign.

The closest I could find was this paragraph
"The theory is that American women started shaving in the first decades of the 20th century when dress cuts started showing more leg, and sleeveless dresses showing underarms. American women became the target of a new marketing claim that they needed to be "clean" shaven. In May of 1915, "Harper's Bazaar" magazine featured a dress advertisement photo of a young woman with her arm raised and a perfectly smooth armpit with the caption, "Summer Dress and Modern Dancing combine to make necessary the removal of objectionable hair." Shortly thereafter, the shocking term "underarm" was being used and a new market for razor blades was born."
from this site Art and Culture about nakedness

Pubic Hair Removal which briefly dicusses removal of any/all hair as far back as 4000 BC

Body Hair where a young woman question why she shaves various places (scroll down past the first two paragraphs).

All the Pits which has links to a number of articles and anecdotes regarding women shaving.

I probably could have found something more concrete, but honestly I was tired of weeding thru all the sites that came up when I put "women shave armpits" in Google (is there anything you can search on that doesn't come up with tons of hits for porn sites?).

PS- and of course, as I change windows to post this, something on the search engine catches my eye, and I see, "According to Herbie McNinch, inventor and president of Quick Shave, Inc., the ritual of women shaving their legs and armpits began in 1915 because of a razor company's marketing campaign. The campaign was designed to convince women that hairy underarms are unfeminine and unhygienic. Razor blade sales doubled within two years. Advertising worked, and the tradition was begun." taken from this site, Let It Grow .


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 15 Jan 04 - 09:52 PM

that may be right, Homeless. I have seen early "porn" and stag films collected from the 1920s and before and the women do not have shaved underarms (and are wearing dresses and very stylish and feminine, etc., at least before their clothes come off)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 03:00 AM

oooops sorry wrong thread, but some interesting stuff, will drop in again when I've found the one I was looking for bye for now


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 04:13 AM

I don't think it is any of my business what other people do to their bodies, though personally I don't find piercings or tatoos attractive.As for body hair, I don't mind what they do, though when they start plaiting it, it's probably too long...

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 06:25 AM

Perhaps we could have an unshaved female armpit contest at the Eurogathering in May.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,further understanding
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 06:55 AM

in India, pubic and underarm hair is combed and oiled daily with coconut oil. As well as keeping it glossy, it keeps it free of lice. (they can't breathe in the coconut oil). the skin absorbs vital nutrients from the coconut oil (including something that assists the metabolism).

some older indian ladies practise the art of fortunetelling by reading armpit hair. when the armpit is combed, and the dross of oil. coconut and is removed, the old ma will sit and look at the remains. Using her highly developed knowledge of the patterns of armpit hair growth and developmnent and direction of whirls and tufts of hair, she will be able to predict the person's personality, business prospects and how many children they have.

when we shave our armpits, we are removing, in our ignorance, a great body of wisdom about our selves..


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 07:23 AM

A good find from further understanding above, "fortunetelling by reading armpit hair" excellent business opportunity - local fairs - seafronts - folk festivals etc etc, could even give the proceeds to mudcat


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Keepfit
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 09:15 AM

It is now common place for men as well as women to shave close to the bone for many reasons. Cyclists shave arms and legs - less wind resistance (that could go on the farting thread) - body builders shave everwere (allegedly) to obtain better body definition during competitions, I'm sure there are more if I thought about it


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 10:54 AM

Sounds like a pretty solid theory Homeless, the saftey razor was a really big business event. Among inventors, things like razors and toothbrushes are big deals, since they're pretty expensive and disposable.

I read a history of the advertising of the lady clairol hair coloring stuff, then later, preference. At first they had to make it an okay thing to do with images of mothers and daughters. Stupid things are pretty interesting. I had a friend whose great virtue was that the dumbest thing you could ever mention, he'd take it up and run with it, like michael Jordan. (Sports are stupid, but people think nothing of talking endlessly about them.) The reason people take two alka-selzters is that when they were making a commercial with a hand dropping a tablet into a glass, an ad guy said show it dropping two, you'll double your sales. And they did. (Hey! Why not 12?)

It's not much of a good or bad thing to do. It's fun to have a little bit of halloween in our daily lives, but then some people always get adamant about How People Should Be.

Peg I'm curious if you saw that tape of antique porn from the museum show that's going around? Or other stuff? I haven't come across it yet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 11:16 AM

Fred; the program was shown at the Harvard Film Archive and was drawn from their collection.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: mike the knife
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 01:14 PM

I lived in Germany for a while & The Woman I Almost (and should have) Married never shaved pits/legs. No problem. Found it refreshing/sexy. Have dated women (not exclusively) who didn't shave since. I have a bit of the Bohemian left in me & it's nice to find a woman who doesn't fall for the line sold to them my the media & are their own persons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Justa Picker
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 01:20 PM

I prefer a mowed lawn to weeds. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 01:46 PM

shaving is a cousin to excessive de-odorizing and compulsive bathing, in that it is pushed by companies that want to sell razors, scents & soap. With reasonable hygene, most people look and smell fine...and as noted ^ above, body hair does serve to concentrate pheromones and tell us something about potential mates. Too bad so many people (especially in the US) are fighting 5 million years of evolution.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 03:57 PM

I think cats organise their hair much better than humans, especially the short-haired varieties. Neither shaggy not bald, all over.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Martin Gibson
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 05:34 PM

I love American women who shave pits and legs.

It is a wonderfully American thing.

Women who don't I find are usually quite unsophisticated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 06:03 PM

well, that's funny, the European women I know who don't shave under their arms aren't exactly unsophisticated...

In my own experience, the lower the socioeconomic or educational class a woman occupies (i.e. the less "sophisticated" she is), the MORE likely she is to shave everything...

Not sure where you learned what you know about women, Martin Gibson...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 07:22 PM

He's probably been hangin' around with the gorillas at the Bundolo Club, Peg. Whadda they know? Not much, lemme tell ya. A bunch of lowbrows.

This is a golden opportunity to point out to all you naked homo sapiens out there that Chimpanzees (nature's finest creation) have naturally hairless armpits! Yeah. And we're hairy in most other places. It's a devastatingly attractive combination.

The main thing that worries me about human females is their relative hairlessness and their towering height! It's kind of scary till you get used to it. I gotta admit they have amazingly long legs and great hair on their heads though. Pretty slick.

This armpit shaving thing? I wouldn't worry about it. Look, if God gives ya hair in your armpits, go with it I say. If not, go with that. We need more self-acceptance out there. I'll tell ya what's really attractive...a chimpette or a human dame who likes herself just exactly the way God made her and ain't afraid to show it in a classy way. You can take that to the bank, baby.

Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 10:53 PM

Do people have to take seriously every inane thing it's possible to say?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Cluin
Date: 16 Jan 04 - 11:11 PM

Some always will, Fred.

Like this one:

Farts are funny; armpit hair isn't.
I don't know why. That's just the way it is.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 04:24 AM

Well I can't be very sophisticated according to Peg.....as I remove the majority of my body hair!......(IMO)I don't think the statement stands. I have 2 degrees, a great job and a wonderful circle of friends!

Body hair or no body hair is personal choice. I remove mind because I am very dark haired and a litte hair appears to be alot. If I were fair haired then I don't think I would be bothered about it!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: lady penelope
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 09:05 AM

Cat has a point.

As I've already said, my body hair is very fair and you don't know it's there till you go looking for it.

So, altough I have never shaved my armpits or legs, no one's ever commented on this because they don't know I haven't. No one's squealed when they've seen my unshaven legs in summer, no one's stared in shock when I've been bouncing up and down at a gig waving my arms in the air.

Consequently, it's very easy for me to not be bothered about whether people shave their body hair or not. Other women ( and men ) have not had so easy.

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,G String
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 10:18 AM

You may want to try this web site

www.shavenomore.com/?a=ixix

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Wouldn't it be great if you
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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 10:46 AM

Kat, I did *not* mean all women who shave are unsophisticated! No, no, no. I was trying to make a point about Steve's stereotyping about Americans, more like it...;) To me, the fact that some European women shave, and some do not, is very interesting because it really does not seem to be a big deal either way.

Since Steve's comment was about American women, so was mine! In general, in my experience, the woman who don't shave are either feminists and hippies of a certain generation, or neo-hippies and   neo-pagans who are younger, and many lesbians of my acquaintance. But it's certainly not across the board for any of them...

I do think so-called "unsophisticated" American women are more likely to shave than not to (the point I was trying to make to Steve), perhaps because the men in these populations are less likely to tolerate hairiness, but that does not mean I think women who choose to shave are unsophsticiated as a rule. I was merely talking in numbers. (Making a generalization of my own, though perhaps a somewhat more informed one than he was, who knows?) And I shave my legs! And consider myself relatively sophisticated...some of the time anyway! I am half-Sicilian after all...if I were a less hairy blonde, I might opt not to shave my legs, too..

I should have added, that many women who shave choose what I actually consider very sophisticated METHODS for doing it...waxing, electrolysis, etc. and I am personally fascinated by the practice of dying the body hair or shaving it into shapes...I saw a lot of unusual examples when I was a dancer!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,LucyB
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 11:01 AM

Peg, you say you are facinated by dying body hair and shaving into different shapes, when I shaved my 'normal triangle' into a butterfly my partner went wild and now keeps coming up with more shapes to try. I dearn't mention the practice of dying body hair God knows what colours would evolve - fun though all the same.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 11:34 AM

I was only pulling your chain Peg!!

I have shaved my triangle into various different shapes and sizes to nothing at all, have never tried dying it....interesting thought but I might leave that one!! I remove my body hair with an epliator (electronic devise that plucks the hair from the root) and yes it did hurt the first few times but Im used to it now!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peg
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 12:11 PM

well, I have known women who have dyed it, but i got the   idea it was reserved for special occasions... All I can say is, don't   use a typical commercial hair dye with peroxide as this may be too toxic for that area. But if you use henna you should be okay, or even better, those vegetable-based dyes along the lines of "Manic Panic" which come in every color of the rainbow...

My sister-in-law is an electrologist who runs her business in her home; she has been very successful; there is no shortage of people who want their superfluous hair removed permanently...I'd think   about it if I did not have so much of it...but shaving my legs is not a big deal.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 05:14 PM

Since we're all being Guests... well, I like my men with shaved pits, and I'm not compromising on that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 05:20 PM

Television programme this week (Channel 4 I think) about transsexuals undergoing gender reassignment. Apart from permanent depilation of the chin, other areas need attention before being surgically transformed (turned inside out). It was an eye-opener, but made me wince at times

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 17 Jan 04 - 08:10 PM

It's not just the eyes that get opened Nigel!! I know one of the transsexuals from that programme and the things she showed me, well you wouldn't give it credence!

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 01:47 AM

Guest, I like the look of unhairy men myself, but I'm not one of them, and too lazy (M.G.) to do anything about it.

Paris Is Burning was a good documentary that wasn't too hard to find, a few years ago.

Wait--is it sophisticated women, or sophisticated lookin' laydees?

I don't think there's quite a hair-correlative for men. Nose hair maybe, for some. Still, there's a social pressure on women about appearances that men can't really grasp the size of. No matter how cool or "sophisticated" anybody is, they might want to re-think the hair.
   One can take the "natural" idea to an extreme and be a full-flegded nudist all the time, but that's kind of sad and dispirited, really--it's fun to open presents, and interesting to wear social masks. It really is unsophisticated to be all natural, or on the other hand all conventional about everything, but not to pick and choose whatever suits you. I sympathize with people who have strong preferences for particular looks, but not for rude half-baked arguments about it. It really becomes obvious quick when people will use anything in the icebox as a point instead of bothering to know and say what they really think.
This thread has become all valentine-y and evocative with women talking about pubic decorations and all. Thanks for that. The only part of the image that isn't etched in my brain is the title of the book you're reading in the tub. It's a little blurry, I can't make it out, what is it?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Hand-Pulled Boy
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 03:42 AM

I can't wait for Hull Fair so I can win some coconuts then I will feel more confident wearing strapless tops. However, it's too cold to consider shaving down below and the aftershave would make me jump about. The shells will come in handy and should improve our fan base. What do you think Strraw----s? 'harriWatts band get kinky'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: freda underhill
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 04:00 AM

Mary Quant shaved her pubic hair into a heart shape in the late 60s.

I had a partner once who used to shave his pubic hair (number one) like a crew cut.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,LucyB
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 09:55 AM

Mary Quant used pastry bakeing tin shapes to get the shapes she wanted - good idea - from kitchen to bathroom, two uses for a tool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,For birthday boy
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 07:40 PM

Well I've gone and done it for my partners birthday - after reading the threads it gave me ideas - I have waxed my triangle into a bird shape AND dyed it (safely as suggested). My partner says best surprise ever - thanks mudcatters I had been struggling for pressy ideas and it was cheap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 08:59 PM

So, not that I'm strange or anything, but send the left-over hair to a certain someone in Ontario. He needs it for the blowup dolls he's been keeping all to himself, ahem!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: pdq
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:18 PM

Not a single word yet about Zasu Pitts!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:36 PM

Or Pittsburg. (Is someone from there a Pittsburger?)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Jan 04 - 10:46 PM

You are going to go too far one of these days, Bruce!

Still, come to think of it, I could glue that stuff on the Cher blow-up doll with rubber cement, and it would really look great I'm thinking...

Gee, I hope it's the right colour. :-)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Razor
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 10:20 AM

Many thanks for all the comments and IDEAS I have gleamed from this wonderful thread. I had no idea it was such an intence and interesting subject. I have shared lots of the information with others who are equaly surprised but who are also going to put some of it into practice.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 10:45 AM

The Romans started this trend it was nothing to do with Gillette or the other major companies, they jumped on the bandwagon though and made the millions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 20 Jan 04 - 01:07 PM

Romans, Guest? I think that theory would need elaboration to fit in time and space. The postmaster had some influence on pubic hair for awhile--didn't like it, not one bit.
   Saftey razors are pretty handy whether companies profit or not. But why do they keep making lousy cars? It's not a new thing they have to work the bugs out of, they've made good ones, why not build on that?
   And why does my printer cartridge run out in bits and spurts? Why can't it print good pictures til it dies instead of thirty that run out partway across the page?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Kim C
Date: 21 Jan 04 - 10:46 AM

I prefer the smooth skin for myself. But Mister, he says he don't really care one way or the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 21 Jan 04 - 11:07 AM

I'm not sure what connection I was trying to make above. I think it's kind of like car alarms. If you have a car alarm, you might ask yourself: Why?

   And what kind of person are you, that you host such a noisy ugly and utterly useless piece of crap?

Shaving pits is something one might like to do, or like the look of, without bothering anyone. But why do some people go off like car alarms if some women don't? What kind of people are they?

   Cultural car-alarmists.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 21 Jan 04 - 02:45 PM

GUEST, Lucy B. said, in part:

- good idea - from kitchen to bathroom, two uses for a tool.

Yeah. And the other direction, too. Come over to my house, and I'll show you how to make doughnuts!

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 05:07 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 10:06 PM

Guest was too shy to say he can carry two cups of coffee and a dozen doughnuts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Ely
Date: 22 Jan 04 - 10:59 PM

I prefer shaved simply because it minimizes the sweat/BO that are pretty much inescapable for most of the year in South Texas. It's more work for me, but it's not as much work as pre-washing the underarms of my shirts so they don't stain. I shave the legs, too, but less often.

I'm not into body hair that much, anyway, on anybody. My last boyfriend had nice soft, blond, unobtrusive body hair.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: dianavan
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:45 PM

Being a hairless wonder at age 14 I really didn't need to shave but my "home ec." teacher told us it was a sign of good grooming, so I did.

My mom had a bloody fit and screamed that now I would have to shave for the rest of my life because it would grow back all coarse and dark. Besides that, she said, "Don't you know that Hitler's girlfriend, Eva, started that fad? Hitler associated hair with the lower orders, so Eva started shaving. So now your lookin' for a boyfriend like Hitler?"

Needless to say, I gave it up. Useless exercise. Depends on what you like - soft or scratchy - take your pick. Has nothing to do with sophistication. Has more to do with social pressure and trying to look as white as possible.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Cluin
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 03:48 PM

Interesting Mom, dianavan. How's therapy going?   ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: dianavan
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:09 PM

Cluin: My mom is interesting but not perfect. We all need therapy but I prefer dancing, yoga and walking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Kim C
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:18 PM

I don't know about social pressure and looking white. I just like the way my skin feels.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: dianavan
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:32 PM

I don't spend alot of time feeling my underarms or my legs but I sure don't like the scratchy rub between shaves.

Maybe you mean your boyfriend likes the way your skin feels? If so, there's alot of other places he can touch if he doesn't like the hairy underarms.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Teresa
Date: 29 Jan 04 - 04:44 PM

Do what you will and harm none. Of course, some folks will wonder what constitutes "harm". [sigh] I suppose it isn't a bad idea to leave the hair, so you have some to split. ;) :D :-P
Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:48 AM

'leave the hair, so you have some to split' The mind boggles...


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Eyeswatering
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 05:54 AM

They say you cant beat splitting infinitives. Bald is beautiful. But then so is hairy, on the whole I like it either way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 06:35 AM

Well, I was referring to legs rather than underarms, but boy, wouldn't my husband be surprised to find out about my boyfriend! ;-)

Seriously, though, in the winter I don't bother as much. And Mister doesn't really care one way or the other. "Whatever makes you happy."


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:13 PM

What's still an interesting question is the original one--why some people seem to care so much about what other people do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Kim C
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 12:30 PM

Well, Fred, I'll guess that it's become so common for women to shave their armpits, that some people are shocked and amazed when they see one who doesn't. It's a personal choice. What other women decide about their body hair is entirely up to them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Van
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 03:11 PM

Kim C

Ruskin - the English scholar who Ruskin college Oxford is named after - was so shocked, after a lifetime looking at naked classical statues, to find,on his wedding night, that women had pubic hair he was unable to consumate his marriage. (And I believe that's the way it stayed.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 07:53 PM

I had the same problem as a young teenager.   Couldn't beleive that willies weren't shaped like leaves.

But quite grateful they weren't! Well, not all of them... there was this one guy who bore a startling resemblance to those 'living rock' plants.....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 08:03 PM

LTS, Bloody hell...my eyes are watering, was it solid rock ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 09:22 PM

OK you've finally shamed me into shaving my pits although I had to find batteries first. As for legs it is a well known fact that Geoff sands mine on a regular basis with carborundum paper 000 (or even oh oh oh )usually while we are on mudchat!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sam L
Date: 30 Jan 04 - 10:59 PM

y'all are funny. i heard that ruskin story, but it was a good time to be reminded. one thing about being a guy, when you start to get slack under your chin you can grow a beard. i'm thinking about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Big John
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 12:07 PM

Kerry man marries mountainy girl (non shaver). Enjoys night of passion. Next morning she sits up in the bed and extends her arms.
Paddy looks up and says. "Oh Jasus, two more!!."


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Seaking
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 06:23 PM

Just finished reading through this thread and the 'Ads by Google' after the last post are for 'Permanent Hair removal' and 'Laser Hair Removal' !


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: dianavan
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 06:39 PM

Maybe we should change this to the question of plucking and/or hair loss. Is that allowed?

A few years ago when I was experiencing the dreaded menopause, I broke out in a "night sweat". As I was washing up the next morning, I noticed that half my eyebrows were missing. All that remained were these little tufts. My friend said it was because I had plucked them so much when I was younger. She said I had destroyed the folicle. But I never plucked that part! I'm convinced that my body temperature was so hot that they simply burned off.

Oh well, now I have to draw them on every morning. I'm considering having them tatooed. What would be better: tufts, pencil lines or tatoo?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: lady penelope
Date: 31 Jan 04 - 06:58 PM

Ah the menopause. Yes, your eyebrows have probably fallen out because of your wildly see-sawing hormones. (My eyelashes have always fallen out at that time of the month........go figure).

I think I would go for the "drawing them in" option as they may well grow back once your hormones settle down again. I have no idea how long that will take ( how long's a piece of string - type problem ) so I don't know how long you can put up with doing that.

Also, although I have several tattoos, I'd be really nervous about someone tattooing my face! Especially across a bony part (ouch!) and you could really damage the hair folicals. It's also an area of skin that will be changing quite a lot over the next decade. That would affect any tattoo you had. Your 'eyebrows' could end up a very different shape than what they started as!!!!

Oooh! I've just had an idea. Maybe you could get them henna'd on? That way you don't have to draw them on every day, but you're not left with the problems of permanence. Whaddya think?

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 04:12 AM

Valentines day on its way - after reading this thread all I need is henna and wax (or razor) to re-design my Bermuda triangle into a shape and colour of my choice and my other half will be ecstatic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: dianavan
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 12:33 PM

lady penelope: Thanks for reminding me that my face is still changing! I never thought about that when considering a tatoo. Whew!   You saved me from making a serious mistake.

d


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Kim C
Date: 01 Feb 04 - 10:16 PM

Dianavan, I have never tattooed my face, BUT I understand that a lot of people have had good luck with the tattooed eyebrows. Some tattoo artists have training in cosmetic tattooing but I think a lot of that is done in dermatologists' offices and the like. Pencil isn't so bad, though - you can even buy eyebrow stencils!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Shock horror
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 06:18 PM

Allegedly Janet Jackson had to shave her nipple / nipple area before she could attach the stary thingy to it, my God fathers the mind boggles and the eyes water…is this a normal process ??


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Feb 04 - 07:08 PM

Which question first:
mind boggles - happens quite often
eyes watering - onions, bad news etc
shaving nipples - MY God fathers......


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 04:49 AM

Shaving nipples? Imagine plucking them!!!

(I'm given to understand by a TS friend that there are some very fine depilatory creams available for the more "sensitive" areas)

Be very careful of tatooists and eyebrows. A woman I worked with had some tatooed on and now wears a permanent look of cartoon surprise. She looks like she sat on an umbrella which then opened.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Homeless
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 10:25 AM

GUEST, Shock Horror - whoever said she had to shave her nipple area to attach the shield is a twit. The thing was held on by the piercing. See here for a brief description. Look here for more information on what a nipple shield looks like.
Now, she may have had it shaved (if needed) when the piercing was done.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:04 PM

OUCH!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Peace
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:08 PM

Regarding the shaved or hairy: If the armpits belong to a woman and they are connected to her very own body, I DON'T CARE.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: SueB
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 01:30 PM

I'm trying hard to understand the concept of hairy nipples, hairy enough to require shaving, at any rate. I have seen, and heard of, small amounts of hair growing out of the skin immediately surrounding the nipple, but... What a hell of a place to have stubble. I admit I'm behind the times, but is this a new fad? Like tongue-splitting, or something? And why would this area outside the nipple need shaving when it is the nipple itself which is pierced?
I'm so confused. I feel a little as though the very foundations of my world have been rocked. I think I have to go lie down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: lady penelope
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 06:35 PM

The particular style of ornament that was chosen is prone to 'catching' any hairs in the vicinity. Kinda like getting your pubes caught in your knicker elastic, if you get my drift......

TTFN Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 07:49 PM

Ah yes, I see what you mean Lady P....

And I thought stubble rash under arms was bad enough....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Hopeful
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 09:43 AM

Does Kate Rusby shave or is she hairy ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,John McCusker
Date: 16 Feb 04 - 05:00 PM

She shaves, and an excellent job she does to, she waxes her triangle all spiky like my hair - she copied it from me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 11:24 AM

hedgehog


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: HRH ted of hull
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 11:26 AM

What on earth have you refreshed this for David you sad geek?


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: Hand-Pulled Boy
Date: 18 Aug 04 - 03:24 PM

He's jealous of people with the option of shaving.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,Great Pics Of Both Shaved and Hairy Pits Her
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 09:04 AM

http://www.girlpits.com


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jan 06 - 10:40 AM

A hairy armpit looks like a mis placed pussy. Yuk.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 10:09 AM

It has its uses - be imaginative


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 Jan 06 - 11:28 PM

Thanks for the reminder - I depillated mine this morning. Like clean underwear - important in case I am hit by a car and am taken into the Emergency Ward.


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Subject: RE: BS: Hairy or shaved armpits
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 16 Jan 06 - 04:29 AM

Why not compromise. Have one of each!


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