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To think that shaving your arms is weird?

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WhySoSirius Fri 04-Jan-13 19:52:33

Unless you have horrendous, hairy man-beast monster arms in which case it's probably advisable to do so in order to avoid the villagers getting out their pitchforks and torches.

A girl at work was showing me something on my PC today and I couldn't drag my eyes away from her babies-bottom smooth arms (clearly paying a lot of attention to her instructions)


LouisWalshsChristmasCloset Fri 04-Jan-13 19:56:39

yanbu although iv'e known a few people to do this who don't have the arms of teen wolf but hey ho.

LST Fri 04-Jan-13 20:02:07

I do. I don't think I'm weirdgrin

EuroShagmore Fri 04-Jan-13 20:02:30

I immac mine. Used to wax but I developed a wax allergy a few years ago. They weren't quite teen wolf hairy but enough to make me uncomfortable. I actually prefer them with about a month of regrowth. At that point they look "normal". But about a week after that they start to look noticeably hairy and need doing again. I'm planning on getting them lasered off soon.

somedayma Fri 04-Jan-13 20:03:42

I veet mine when the mood takes me. I'm not bothered by the hair when the mood doesn't take me

Iamsparklyknickers Fri 04-Jan-13 20:09:57

I am a hairy man-beast monster sad - very pale skin, very dark hair. It looks good on my head but in could do without the rest of it tbh - I had a tache when I was a kid!

I used to remove the hair, but my skin is pale enough (without a tan) that you can see the regrowth before it comes through the skin iykwim, I bleach it now. Still more hair than I would like, but at least my arm looks feminine next to dp's now!

HollyBerryBush Fri 04-Jan-13 20:12:54

It's just another one of those fashion things - I see it a lot in late teens/early 20's - bit like that odd mono-brow thing thats going on at the moment.

Teeb Fri 04-Jan-13 20:13:25

I've always shaved my arms, I see it as being no different to doing my legs.

PumpkinPositive Fri 04-Jan-13 20:16:00

I do. Same prob as Sparklyknickers.

The problem is not with the women who do it, but a society that prizes the hairless, infantilised look.

OldMacEIEIO Fri 04-Jan-13 20:17:26

The right to bare arms is a big thing over in the USA but I hope it doesnt catch on over here

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 04-Jan-13 20:17:46

I do it, started when I was 13 because everyone else was- and now the hair grows back dark instead of the blonde it was so I have to do it now

soontobeburns Fri 04-Jan-13 20:19:07

YADNBU but I have bleached my arm hairbefore.

CloudsAndTrees Fri 04-Jan-13 20:19:07

I was mine before holidays and in the summer. Lots of people do it. No weirder than shaving legs.

soontobeburns Fri 04-Jan-13 20:19:39

Haha clouds to the second x-post.

PumpkinPositive Fri 04-Jan-13 20:20:16

The right to bare arms is a big thing over in the USA but I hope it doesnt catch on over here


Binkybix Fri 04-Jan-13 20:22:13

I can understand wanting hair free arms but if I were to do it I'd wax. People expect stubble on legs, but not arms I would have thought.

MurderOfGoths Fri 04-Jan-13 20:24:03

So don't do it then <shrugs>

I like the feel of shaved arms, feels really nice, especially if you are wearing something with silky sleeves.

MyNameIsSuz Fri 04-Jan-13 20:26:00

Another one here with dark arm hair, I veet mine... The hair takes months to properly grow back and i get a good few months of less visible, baby-fine regrowth while it does. I can't be the only one who does this???

FrazzleRock Fri 04-Jan-13 20:29:30

YABU to think they're weird to shave it.
Waxing on the other hand..... My arm hair doesn't seem to stop growing so I have to wax it off else I'd have to tie it back in bunches.

Shaving? <shudder> Think of the itchy re-growth!

FrazzleRock Fri 04-Jan-13 20:30:24

"YANBU to think they're weird to shave it"


gordyslovesheep Fri 04-Jan-13 20:30:49

I look like a monkey lady - but I draw the line at waxing my arms - life is WAAAYYYYYYY too short to worry about silly things like arm hair

Cutiecat Fri 04-Jan-13 20:33:38

Gosh I have always hated my hairy arms and never thought to remove the hair. I might well wax it off tonight. Where will it all stop?

Misty9 Fri 04-Jan-13 21:02:41

I don't know about weird - but dh was peering over my shoulder and thought the thread was about shaving your anus grin

quirrelquarrel Fri 04-Jan-13 21:16:11

I think people who shave their underarms and legs are kind of weird too, but I bet you don't. Yet it's the same thing!

quirrelquarrel Fri 04-Jan-13 21:17:19

else I'd have to tie it back in bunches

Sorry this made me giggle grin the image!

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