to be jealous of DH?
elQuintoConyo · 12/05/2013 15:18
So, this morning we went to the beach, just to play in the sand, very much a last-minute idea.
Just as we're packing up DS's bucket and spade and random crap DH pipes up with, "do you know where my togs are?"
AIBU to be jealous that he can just jump into his swimmers straight from winter whereas I'd have to spend at least 2 hours de-hairing? (Or 3 days in advance of bikini-wearing as I go very red for days after).
So, there I sat, jeans and a t-shirt, feeling like an absolute idiot, "DH, can you go with DS to get a bucket of water? I'll get my jeans wet".
Last night I had a dream where I was wandering about with my yeti-legs and no one battered an eyelash. Mind you, naked DH was also there with a crocodile, so I can't rely on them.
(Or Should I be posting in S&B or Feminism?)
LindyHemming · 12/05/2013 15:26
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aldiwhore · 12/05/2013 15:35
I'm more likely to notice a badly fake tanned orange person than someone with hairy legs.
If your bathing suit/bikini is the right size, and you're laughing and splashing about with your children, you MAY catch my eye, but it won't be looking at the hairiness of your legs it will be me thinking "Wow I wish I could have the confidence to just enjoy myself like her". Then I'd probably heave my blubbery body to the shoreline and start having fun with my kids too, and try not to worry about someone from Greenpeace trying to push me further out to sea.
elQuintoConyo · 12/05/2013 15:38
I have very pale skin with very thick, black, nasty hair that leaves me with a godawful rash and in-growing hairs.
2 hours would be: legs ankle-to-... well, muff! Which grows down to meet upper-thigh hair in its own affectionate way, like long-lost lovers!
On the beach I noticed my hairy toes were a bit carpety, too.
Saidar · 12/05/2013 15:54
Yanbu. It's how you feel. But for what it's worth I don't look at other women on the beach to see how hairy they are and I wouldn't judge if I did catch a glimpse.
Even if they did, so what, you'll never see them again. Shave if you want, dont if you don't but if you want to go in the water get yourself in!
S&B would be good if you want tips on grooming yourself like this.
Fem is good if you want to dicuss how you feel about feeling like you need to groom before you uncover yourself.
LEMisdisappointed · 12/05/2013 15:59
I'm a big girl - i don't have problems with my body shape - although i got flamed to within and inch of my life on here for claiming that. I have been known to strip down to my bra and pants and jump in the sea with DD (i tend to wear Bridget jones type pants anyway). So not only do i offend people with my blubber I probably scare them with my flowing hairs on my legs (which to be fair are blonde but i never really give it a second thought) Why should i modify what I do just to fit into a stereotype - just enjoy your life. Don't get me wrong, i do shave my legs but not unless its skirt/short wearing weather - There are often days where the sun catches us be surprise, why should i not go in the sea because of a bit of hair on my legs?
selsigfach · 12/05/2013 18:03
Yanbu. I've the same problem - pale skin with thick black fur everywhere (feet, nipples, leg hair that joins my pubic hair with night discernible difference). There's no way on earth I'd strip off for anyone unless I'd shaved that morning. I'm sure that all of you incredibly lucky ladies who would strip off without thinking are blessed with minimal/blonde hair.
WafflyVersatile · 12/05/2013 18:21
You will be shunned by polite society. That'll learn ya.
If you have pale skin and dark hair and enough money you are ideal for laser hair removal. I got my treasure trail done many years ago and once every couple of years I remember how annoyed I used to get with it and it's just so nice not to have to think about it any more.
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