To quite like having hairy armpits?

(89 Posts)
WingedPig Tue 28-Jan-14 20:40:22

I've always had hair free armpits but have left them to grow free for the last couple of months. I have decided I actually quite like it, I feel quite feminine and liberated. AIBU? Does anyone else feel like this?

KungFuBustle Tue 28-Jan-14 20:41:44

Yanbu, you like whatever you like. Your body, nothing unreasonable about that at all. smile

TalkieToaster Tue 28-Jan-14 20:41:52

Me! I've never let them grow for more than a month or two, but I like it.

Joysmum Tue 28-Jan-14 20:43:14

I don't.

I think my pits are more likely to stink if left unshaved. So from a cleanliness POV I prefer shaving.

DustyBaubles Tue 28-Jan-14 20:44:41

I've done it through sheer laziness, but I think it stops my anti-perspirant working as effectively.

There must be so much hair, that the stuff it doesn't even get through to the skin blush

Shallishanti Tue 28-Jan-14 20:44:49

YANBU
haven't shaved mine for about 40 years!
and I don't smell.

McFox Tue 28-Jan-14 20:45:03

I epilate so I always need to let them grow out a bit before I do, and I like it smile

Bearfrills Tue 28-Jan-14 20:46:06

I don't grow armpit hair, they're just naturally bald except when I'm pregnant, then I get half a dozen pathetic little wisps that fall out virtually as soon as the baby is born sad

FancyAnOlive Tue 28-Jan-14 20:46:07

I like my hairy armpits too. I don't know why but I have noticed that mine are much smellier if I shave them!

DaddyPigsMistress Tue 28-Jan-14 20:48:54

Epilating armpits?!

Yoy must be well ard!

I did a small section of my leg once and cried hysterically

woodlandsprite14 Tue 28-Jan-14 20:50:57

Yuck, it sounds disgusting to me. I know it's social conditioning that's made me feel like that but I always feel sick when I see hairy armpits.

WingedPig Tue 28-Jan-14 20:56:25

Funnily enough I don't really like having hairy legs, I prefer them smooth.

I'm surprised so many women feel so comfortable having hairy armpits smile, can I ask, do you feel as comfortable with hairy legs?

Are there any cultures where women don't shave their armpits?

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 28-Jan-14 20:57:47

Mostly it's down to laziness, but I have to acknowledge I get a fair degree of satisfaction shaving my hairy (as opposed to stubbly) armpits.

JohnCusacksWife Tue 28-Jan-14 20:59:43

Ugh, hate hairy armpits....

TalkieToaster Tue 28-Jan-14 21:00:17

I don't feel as comfortable with hairy legs. Probably because it's a larger surface area and depending on clothes, the hair is obvious. No-one sees my armpit hair.

DaleyBump Tue 28-Jan-14 21:00:25

I hate having my armpits hairy, I feel really uncomfortable. I wish I liked it but I just don't.

DesperatelySeekingSanity Tue 28-Jan-14 21:01:52

Why on earth would women's deodorants/antiperspirants not work on hairy puts when men's do?

Or are all men smelly because they don't shave?

Kleptronic Tue 28-Jan-14 21:05:08

Bloody good point Desperately.

Never shave mine, deodorant works. I just stink of fags!

ateddybearfromdelaware1 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:05:39

I don't shave mine in the winter much, no point. But in summer with little tops on I do

CoffeeTea103 Tue 28-Jan-14 21:07:52

Yuck would not want to see anyone else's hairy pits so I definitely do mine. Have lasered so no more worries.

mindalina Tue 28-Jan-14 21:08:53

yes! love my hairy armpits smile as you do. no not quite as comfortable with hairy legs but i did leave them alone for several months and did become a lot more comfortable about it - still don't like leg hair like i do armpit hair though

(i sound like a weirdo)

McFox Tue 28-Jan-14 21:09:33

I agree with Fancy, mine seem smellier if I shave, that's why I stopped!

5OBalesofHay Tue 28-Jan-14 21:09:55

Have never removed any body hair (chin whiskers are different)

FancyAnOlive Tue 28-Jan-14 21:11:04

I shave my legs in summer, can't be bothered in winter though. I know this is a minority opinion but I actually really dislike the look of shaved armpits on anyone and far prefer hairy.

MaeMobley Tue 28-Jan-14 21:13:57

I don't like hairy armpits. I fantasize about having "Dove" armpits but I love having hairy legs. I like the hairs being blond.

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