Ummmm...wow....what a freakin topic I stumbled upon...and.....
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11/13/06 at 11:15am
my roommate was one of those "hippie" types who didn't shave or bathe all that frequently. She got it into her head that if she stopped using deoderant and showering frequently, her body would gradually become accustomed to this state and would stop sweating/stinking as much. I can speak from personal experience: yes, you do still stink. You just get used to the way you smell and so you think that you're no longer stinky. You are. Seriously.
I never started shaving my legs as a young girl, and I have VERY light blonde hair on my arms and legs, so people tell me that they would never guess that I don't shave my legs.
My mom told me not to start back when I was about 12, so I didn't, and I have NEVER regretted it!
I do shave my pits, but generally only when I'm going to be wearing tank tops or if there is a need for them to show. I've been single for over 2 years, so no one to impress at home.
By the way - even when I don't shave them for a while, they don't get smelly unless I overwork physically, and then it wouldn't matter if they are hairy or not. Pits are pits, lol.
I do use men's antiperspirant/deoderant, though, I have for years and years - for some reason it works better with my body chemistry than any that are made for women.
And THAT was more information than any of you needed to know, LOL!!!
I'm not going to discuss shaving any other areas of the body...
i wish that appearance in general was not so important- because really what percentage of us were "lucky enough" to be born into the category of what ppl think of as beautiful?
so the rest of us end up feeling not quite good enough
its sad because some of the very nicest ppl aren't even close to pretty physically, but are absolutely gorgeous souls
i have more friends online and i honestly believe that its because i am not attractive, and now that i am overwt, i have crossed over from being "plain" to something most ppl would describe as unattractive
i have only a few friends IRL, and i met all of them when i was thinner!!
i worry that if i were to meet any of my cyber friends, they would totally change their opinion of me, based on how i look
when i imagine what my cyber pals look like, i usually picture them younger than they are,
but otherwise see them as "regular" ppl- that is, not in that small very attractive percentage of ppl
and on the few occasions that i have seen their photos, if i discover that they are attractive, i am totally intimidated and worry about not being good enough to be friends with them
does it really have to be this way?????????????????????????????
This is going , but I really don't believe that the majority of people are so superficial that they choose their friends based on how physically attractive they find them (and remember that that's quite subjective). Warmth, a sense of humor, intelligence, compassion, a certain talent, etc., play far more important a role.
i usually shave but not much during the fall and winter. I don't wear shorts in teh first place but in the summer I am more liekly to wear cut off pants or capri style pants. I don't think people should assume if you don't shave you have bad hygiene. Men don't usually shave their legs and armpits and they aren't all considered gross and smelly.
To catnapt, I know what you mean about the little pieces of skin, those are skin tags. Some people clip them off but you aren't supposed to. They should be surgically removed. I have one on my neck and one on my shoulder.
|i am 50 and a bit on the heavy side and no longer wear shorts or sleeveless tops|