Hairy armpits vs armpit hair removal.
Every woman grows hair under her
arms, but most of us rip, pluck, shave, cream or laser all trace
of it away.
Is it ugly? Is it attractive? This is the original yOni.com armpit
hair removal discussion board.
I find the issue of hair
is most fascinating. How many western women do you know who do
not have hair that grows under their arms? It
is a fact that, at puberty, like it or not this hair starts to
sprout. Why should the prevalent image of beauty wish us to revert
un-naturally to a pre-adolescent state? Is this indication of
maturity too provocative, too confronting for those who set the
standard? I find myself in a strange position. I genuinely felt
for many years that underarm hair was ugly and should be removed.
I shaved, plucked, ripped or covered up with clothing any traces
of my body's embarrasing aberation. I even tried laser hair removal.
I was completely conditioned by the prevalent beauty myth. But
as I began to feel more and more at home with my femininity my
attitude has changed. I now find underarm hair quite attractive.
I see in it a glimpse, a tantalising hint of another warm hair-covered
place on a woman's body. (And yet I can still remember, all though
I no longer feel, the distaste with which I found it ugly.)
Armpit hair is, to this het bloke, a magnificent
forest of scent and intimacy that I enjoy with my partner.The
often tart taste and smell is kinda like the lemon and salt after
Deodorants? Absolutely not. My tongue swells up and I want to
I believe an excess of body hair is a real
no no. If I were rich, I'd spend a fortune on electrolisis treatments
or laser hair removal. Shaving, plucking, ect.. gets to be a pain
Barbara - US
I once dated a girl who didnt shave and she made every effort
to hide this fact from me. She always wore long pants and her
shirts always had sleeves. This secret which she tried so hard
not to reveal prevented us from having any intimate activity for
quite sometime. She tried to pass it off as the "I'm not ready
for this" scenario and for a while I bought it. When I finally
told her I knew why she hid her body from me, she was shocked
that I wasn't disgusted by the thought of her not shaving. I was
still a bit unsure how I would react to seeing her, but when I
finally got my first look at her I found her natural appearance
quite attractive. I must admit I was surprised myself. I had always
been attracted to "clean" shaved women. Now I feel shaving isn't
a question of cleanliness. It is a question of how social conditioning
has affected the American perception that unshaved women are unattractive.
I would love to date another hairy woman but unfortunately if
I went out and tried to find one I'd be a very lonely person.
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Richard - USA
Many women feel they must remove the hair that grows naturally
on their bodies. If a woman truly feels more comfortable being
smooth-skinned, then that is her prerogative and she has every
right to shave or depilate or go for laser hair removal treatments.
But if a woman is removing her hair ONLY because of societal conditioning,
that is sad. Our present-day culture, in conjunction with media
and peer pressure, is forcing women to conform to a Barbie-doll
smoothness of skin. Since the sale of feminine hair removal products
generates millions of dollars annually to corporate industries,
this means companies understandably work very hard to promote
an artificially contrived standard of "beauty" revolving around
I personally happen to find body hair on a woman extremely visually
exciting. There's something very attractive about a woman wearing
a tank top who has hairy forearms and natural underarms. There's
a vast silent majority of men who would agree with me about this.
I hope the future will see more women going natural with more
men coming out of the closet and speaking out about their preference
for hair on a woman. Maybe we're starting to see signs of this
now. It's about time....
I started shaving when I was 11. I think it helps keep odor away,
and my underarm hair is dark so when it grows in it looks very
noticable. But I've seen other women who don't shave and it's
OK with me, even though it's a bit surprising. Women have only
been shaving for about 50 years so was hair ugly before that?
I haven't shaved the armpits since I was
14 and have had much criticism because of it. However I continue
to be hairy and haven't yet had a partner who complained! Most
of the criticism I got was from woman who felt obliged to be hairless.
I think women (and men) should feel able to choose for themselves
whether or not to remove hair. I don't shave any part of me and
I like me this way!
sarah - australia
Jeanne - USA
Growing up on a farm in the midwest, I was always a pretty 'natural'
girl, but oddly still felt the need for the adolescent rite of
passage that shaving seems to be. I fell in love with a older
man during college who told me he would be much more attracted
to me if Iwould stop. I did, and the effects were numerous. Instead
of being insecure about my 'hairyness,' it made me more confident.
It also opened my eyes to the beauty of unshaven women, which
I now thoroughly enjoy through sensual encounters
Methinks that state you mention'd most delicious! (beautiful,
powerful) etc. I believe there is something to the biblical tale
of samson/delilah. For me hair is the key to great enjoyment.
Most intimate contacts in my life have body hair as the spark
that leads to flames. I adore a profusely hirsuite female form...forearms,
legs, belly and thighs.. delicious!!!
I think that hair should be shaved, primarily
because it itches so! But women with hair are not unattractive
Lisa - Canada
I am extremely interested in topics surrounding
socialization. I find it interesting how we live our lives according
to rules made by human beings from another time. Virtually every
norm that we live by should be challenged or at least re-examined.
I personally find the natural look very erotic. I should mention,
however, the possibility that my fascination with natural women
may be due to the taboo nature. Many people find "breaking the
rules" to be highly stimulating. I wonder if this growing interest
would exist if hair was the norm...
Chuck - USA
For me, hairy armpits on a woman are a major turn-on. Bob - USA
It really depends on the woman. Some people
think hairy means not clean, because the only hairy women they
have seen, were dirty. Most European women are a little more casual
about that part of (hygene) but certainly not dirty. Everything
can turn me on at some time or the other and If the woman is everything
else, hair won't stop me.
The reason hairy armpits is so attractive
is because it gives a hint of the unknown when observed it says
there is a part of the female body that is usually covered and
now it is in the open. why don't european women shave whereas
the usa or english counterparts are bald. there is nothing nicer
then travelling in europe in summer and seeing the delights of
a hairy armpit displayed bergs -south africa
Yeah, okay, I find women's body hair to be very natural, earthy
and appealling. But it goes deeper than that. To me, a woman who
does not shave her body is sending a message of self-acceptance,
of confidence, of independant thinking and rebelliousness that
I find extremely attractive. Am I reading too much in?
I think the female armpit is very attractive
part of a womans body...Hair just makes it that much better!
Eric - U.S.A
How pathetic is it to say that I love it,
but force myself to conform...mostly for the sake of my lover
i'm afraid. I remember when I was just a little girl and saw my
sister's roommate's armpits. Being the free spirit that she was
they were hairy and I remember the chaos this caused in my family.
It was SO taboo... Now as I grow older and learn more about myself
I find her unabashed feminine beauty exhilarating, erotic and
I normally save the hair that I shave and
secretly put it into a herbal concoction that I make for my boyfriend.
Of course I only give it to him when I'm annoyed but that's besides
I dont think that hairy arm pits detract
from a womans appearance. There may be times when she would like
them shaved for Fashionable appearances such as a man would shave
for one. other than that let them grow.....
I love hairy armpits - and most other parts
of a woman's body as well. I am an older gentleman with a young
lover who I have convinced to leave herself natural. I cannot
say thay she enjoys it and has told me that she is going to cut
it off in the Summer but I will enjoy it while it lasts! It is
a wonderful gift and perhaps even more so since she does it for
Doug - U.S.A.
I have always encouraged my girlfriends not to shave their bodies--
occasionally they will continue to shave their legs because of
the social stigma attatched, but most are relieved beyond measure
and immediately stop shaving when they find out that i think it
is not only natural, but very womanly and attractive for them
to allow their body hair to grow. Think of the dollars (especially
the current fad for laser hair removal) and time wasted on such
a menial and sometimes injurious task that often does not yield
"pretty" results. I am excited by a woman who has the nerve to
defy modern social custom in the name of personal comfort. After
all, I would NEVER shave my legs or armpits for a woman- how could
I ask her to shave for me?
They are nasty and disgusting. My wife
is here with me now and if she did not shave I would either divorce
her or refuse to sleep with her and be seen in public with her
(not). This is but a personal opinion I know, but I feel it is
one that any redblooded american should share. After all, were
you turned on by Madonna's hairy pits. Exactly, that is what I
thought also. So save america the trouble of having a new fad
on A Current Affair and SHAVE - or better still get your hair
permanently removed with laser removal.
ANTHONY - usa
I think a woman should be hairless below
her shhoulders. My wife of 6 years has been that wayy ever sinnce
we were together..
The hairy is beutiful~!!!!!
zibarius - Korea
I luv 'em!! The hairier the better. I can
see a woman who's looks do absolutely nothing for me, but if she
has hairy pits and I get a glimpse....WOW! Instant attraction.
One shouldn't categorize any group of people, but I've found women
who don't shave to be much more assertive and self-assured. Actually,
in my experience, they tend to be much better edcuated as well
because I live in a college town and that is my frame of reference
on this subject. Viva la differance!!
Rusty - USA
Mary - US
Hairy Armpits! Pretty much a cultural thing... I prefer to be
clean-shaven... I also know that during those times when I don't
shave, I retain a lot more body odor/scent, regardless of soap
and deodorant. that in itself may be another cultural/religious
thing... being an Irish-Catholic, the message was to keep the
body clean in ALL ways -- celibacy included. Can't go 'round give
off all sorts of scents without facing the concequences!
I am a 42 year old male who personally
finds shaven armpits to be disgusting. They look swollen from
the injury of having the skin scraped with a weapon.
I am personally puzzeled as to why there has been a tendency towards
feminine depilation over the course of this century, unless it
is some plan of a bunch of closet weirdos to try to make the women
of the world look like pre-pubescent little girls. Body hair is
a sign of adulthood. In my opinion, the only person who could
be conciously attracted to a depilated partner is either a closet
pedophile, or a sadist who wants to deprive the partner of their
I realize that this is an extreme interpretation, but nevertheless,
this is how I feel.
Just because men have more body hair than women does not mean
that a woman's body hair is unfeminine. It means that she is a
Why don't men shave their armpits?
If its socially expected that a woman have clean-shaven armpits,
then why are men allowed to walk around with hairy, smelly pits?
barbara - usa
Terry - USA
Never been with a girl having hairy underarms. But I'd be willing
Tim - U.S.A.
Underarm hair is natural. It can be attractive, ugly, fascinating,
and everything else. What is silly is how some women are disgusted
by it, disgusted by their own bodies. Whether you laser, shave,
trim or just let it grow wild, you should be comfortable with
yourself and not fixated on a few follicles that are there naturally.
Mats - Sweden
I love women, and I love the female body!! The female body grows
hair, not only under the arms, but on the arms, the legs and,
of course ..... All of this hair belongs to the female body and
that is why I love hairy females, who does not bother shaving...
Rufus - USA
Some people are hairy, others are not.
Hairy people have the distinct advantage that they can become
unhairy if they choose. Why not create a gizmo that allows unhairy
people to grow as much hair as they want ;)
Who am I kidding? The issue
is social not preference. I think that societal presures to look
anyway other than how we are are stupid. (After all flowers don't
Pam - USA
My name is Pam Winter and I am the publisher of HAIR TO STAY,
the world's only magazine for lovers of natural, hairy women.
My goal is to educate society and inform them that hairy women
are just natural. There are thousands and thousands of men and
women who love natural, hairy women and they feel they have to
hide their interest, and that is wrong. Also, women like myself
who are hairy should not be made to feel ashamed for being hairy.
We are natural. I always tell people that even someone who shaves
their entire body will stink if they aren't clean. Hair is not
dirty. Yes, hair might "trap" in natural odors but a clean woman
will not leave any odor.
I welcome comments, suggestions and criticisms. Also, if you love
hairy women, there are a couple of Web sites for this.Long
live hairy women!!