By Rosanna Brunwin , Intern He was incredulous that I had purposefully allowed the hair under my arms to grow without getting rid of it. He is not the first to have this reaction, nor will he be the last. Whenever I meet with my friends, they all want to see my hairy legs and armpits, as if they are some kind of spectacle.
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Raise your hand if your mom presented you with a drugstore razor and can of shaving cream, on top of bombarding you with the sex talk and explaining what a period is during puberty. As a woman, there's a good chance you've either been taught or told to shave your legs at some point, but how many of you can honestly say you grew up knowing body hair is beautiful, and removing it is a personal choice , not a requirement? It amazes me that in , women are still subjected to this stigma, but celebrities with body hair , who aren't shy about posting their stubble on social media, or attending a red carpet event baring hairy legs and wisps under their armpits, are setting an important example for women of all ages. Even though there's still a decent chunk of society that still isn't exactly on board with flaunting female body hair , the percentage of women ditching their razors and not feeling obligated to shave on the regular has gone up. In , Telegraph UK reported according to a study performed in by analysts at Mintel, between the years and , the percentage of women shaving their underarms dropped from 95 to 77 percent, while the number of women shaving their legs also dropped from 92 to 85 percent. But, there's also nothing wrong with women ditching their razors and embracing their body hair because, either way, it's all beautiful.
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The first time I shaved my arms I was As someone with naturally dark hair and pale Irish skin, it made sense my arms would be white and hairy, but after months of bullying I decided to do something about it. Today, 15 years later, I still shave them every single day.
How dare she, a woman , reveal such an unsightly thing? Well, to all of you chastising Miley and her armpit hair, you need to take a breather and realize that not only is body hair natural, but being hairy is good for you … or so says science. Not only is being hairy good for you, no matter your gender, but it also tells a lot about the inner workings of your body, like your circulation and possibly even your intelligence. Since hair is so good for the mind and body here are six reasons, just in case you needed them, as to why you should have sex with someone hairy.