At the beginning of the 20th century, women started shaving, which has been passed down from one generation to the next. But in recent years, more and more women have decided to let their body hair grow. Or, they only shave once every few weeks or months or whenever they feel like it. The point is that women today are so sure of themselves and free that they don’t care what people say behind their backs or to their faces about their hair.
I go back and forth. I shave when I want to, but only sometimes. It seems like a lot of trouble. If I wanted smooth legs, I’d have to shave them every day, which is more work than I’m willing to do. localgyro / Reddit
I have very sensitive skin. I don’t know how anyone can shave and not want to rip their skin off because it hurts and itches so much. dipdopdoop / Reddit
I actually like the way it looks. I always thought it was cute when girls had hair in their armpits, and then I realized I could do the same thing. I used to shave everything all the time, but now I only shave my legs. It’s also made me a lot more sure of myself and given me more control over my body. fathomsdown / Reddit
I only clean my armpits because it’s quick. If I don’t do it for a while, the hair will start to smell. Anything else takes too much time and work for something that grows back and doesn’t interest me. tc88 / Reddit
My leg hair is older than my marriage, and I don’t shave them. I only shave my armpits “when I feel like it,” usually when it gets long enough to braid. I get wax on my bits three or four times a year, but other than that, I let it grow. My family went from being disgusted to angry to finally amused by it. My husband went from being indifferent to being interested in it. turkproof / Reddit
I’m pale and have dark hair. I don’t shave. Do you know? I quit shaving almost three years ago. I stopped in the summer of 2016.
It hasn’t been a big deal at all. I’ve had long-term boyfriends, one-night stands, and everything in between. I wore bikinis when I went to beaches. My friends don’t care, and neither do my partners. I’ve only been asked a few questions about it, and none of them has been accusatory or hostile. Reddit / boxer shorts
I just recently realized that not shaving has helped me feel a little better about my body and look because I was finally doing what I wanted to do without any outside pressure. Even though I haven’t shaved for years, I still get nervous when people can see my hair, but it’s gotten better over time and keeps getting better. I want to get to the point where I don’t feel anxious anymore. ayuxx / Reddit
I don’t shave because having hair on my body doesn’t bother me. I don’t see anything wrong with it, so don’t feel like you have to get rid of it. Since my hair doesn’t bother me, there’s not much reason to cut it.
I don’t shave because I often get ingrown hairs, which are annoying and sometimes painful. When I do shave, it’s because I feel like I have to because that’s what most people do. nootqueen / Reddit
Last September, I stopped shaving (everything). I had been thinking about it for a while, but I wanted to always explain it to people. So I got ready in my mind and threw away my razor, only to find that no one cared. My partner wasn’t bothered by it, and it made us closer because he loves my body the way it is (not only under very strict circumstances). Nikx / Reddit
I let my armpit hair grow out as a joke about a year ago. It all started when I told my husband that my armpits were more manly than his because they had grown out. After a few months of having hairy armpits, I decided to shave. After seeing my armpits bald again, my husband said they looked strange and liked how they looked and felt when they were fuzzy. Reddit/Mother Of Odin
I realized I was only doing it because not doing it made me feel bad about myself. I didn’t really enjoy it, and I didn’t like how it looked. I wouldn’t say I like how my legs feel after shaving, and I don’t like spending money on shaving supplies or dealing with cuts on my ankles. UristMcD / Reddit
Mostly skin irritation. Also, I enjoy most of the things I do when I’m not shaving more than shaving itself, so the extra time is a plus. Anytime yoga / Reddit
I get a lot of ingrown hairs, and one of them turned into an abscess and left a nice scar on my armpit. It was great. So now, I just let it grow until it gets long enough to be annoying and then cut it down. The hair on my legs is so fine that I don’t bother with it. MuchWittering / Reddit
Razors cost too much money. It just doesn’t pay off. notronbro / Reddit
I only bother to shave my legs if I’m going to the beach. Underarm hair. I don’t have the courage, and it’s not that thick. babyreadsalot / Reddit
It’s just plain laziness. It’s a pain in the behind to have to shave. Since I sweat a lot, the only thing I always do is my armpits, which used to bother me. Reddit/Restingbface91
Why are people so interested in seeing women with no hair? Should we make an effort to change the way we think?