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MikeH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-10 06:15 PM
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6. It is something we are not used to in this society
The "underarm hair thing", particularly on women, might be considered to be "over the top" simply because it is something that most people are not used to in our society. Otherwise it is really absurd to think that there is anything wrong with a woman having underarm hair, or any other body hair.

As far as comparing women being natural by keeping their underarm hair with being "natural" by not showering, would that comparison also apply to men who stay "natural" by keeping their underarm hair or other body hair?

I for one am a heterosexual male who has always liked natural body hair on women since I was an adolescent, and I know that there are some other men (and women as well) who also like natural female body hair.

I have had a very hard time understanding why just about anything else is or has been acceptable in our society at least at some time since the 1960's, except for natural body hair on women.

I think that somebody who is concerned about female body image in the media and in society, and about the "perfect" standards which women feel they have to measure up to, should also speak out about the demand by society that women practically have to go through all kinds of pain and trouble to remove any and all body hair, and to actually look like plastic Barbie dolls.

I am sure that many women would love to forgo the pain and trouble of removing any and all body hair. And I, for one, would love to be able to enjoy the natural appeal and beauty of women with their body hair and who are not ashamed of it. In fact I would love to admire and marvel at a woman with an abundance of body hair and who is also attractive by other standards; I would probably find such a woman to be very sexy.
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