to think we owe it to our DC to let our armpits go feral?

(293 Posts)
ClockWatchingLady Wed 07-Aug-13 10:15:49

When our kids are little, shouldn't they see that women have body hair (and accept it rather than remove it)?
Once they're in their teens, they'll probably see endless full-body-waxed women online, whether we like it or not.
So while they're little and forming their basic impressions of the female body, shouldn't we stop all this bloody depilation? Whether we feel comfortable with it or not, don't we owe it to the younger generation?

Yours faithfully,
Mr Tumnus

youmeatsix Wed 07-Aug-13 10:16:58

no, just no, sorry, you can, but not me TYVM

My son tells me when to shave. I won't be going hairy for my son.

HollyBerryBush Wed 07-Aug-13 10:19:00

Seeing as teenage boys wax under arm now, what have you got to say about that?

Looking at re-runs from the 80's men were very sexy and masculine hirsute - now they are effeminate and wet very metrosexual and smooth

LEMisdisappointed Wed 07-Aug-13 10:19:17

I don't shave my armpits - why would i? because of some social convention? no thanks

ClassyAsALannister Wed 07-Aug-13 10:19:54

I get what you mean. I remember the shock when I saw my grans pits during a swimming session aged 6 or so. I had no idea women could get the hairy under the arms! It is a bit weird & I dislike the way a natural woman's body is 'not natural' to a lot of people but I'm so used to it that I like shaving & would be tempted to do it if I was a bloke to be honest! It just feels nice & I do it for myself rather than others to be honest.

badguider Wed 07-Aug-13 10:20:22

I think that if you do lots of swimming or live somewhere warm where people wear vests then your child will notice that most female armpits are not hairy at a very young age. You will not 'normalise' hairy armpits alone - just invite lots of questions about why YOU are the only one with hair there.
Fine, if you want to leave yourself natural, I see quite a few natural armpits at my yoga studio.. but if you don't like it yourself then I think you'll struggling to 'normalise' it in most situations.

LEMisdisappointed Wed 07-Aug-13 10:20:31

OP - can i just ask, why have you signed your post Mr Tumnus? smile

ClassyAsALannister Wed 07-Aug-13 10:21:04

I'm pretty certain I'd shave my legs if I was a bloke. Or at least want to. It just does feel nice, especially in the summer <weirds herself out> grin

ClockWatchingLady Wed 07-Aug-13 10:21:09

HollyBerry, then maybe this applies to dads too

Mr Tumnus is the beardy chap from Narnia.

ClockWatchingLady Wed 07-Aug-13 10:24:00

He is the creature in Narnia with the legs of a goat. I am going for the same look grin

Lem you are a step ahead of me. I have only just started to be brave enough to stop this malarky.

ClassyAsALannister Wed 07-Aug-13 10:25:32

I am lazy with it though. I do it once a week even though I get 'regrowth' after a day. As I said I do it for me and am not fussed by a bit of stubble. My partner isn't fussed and if he was he wouldn't be my partner...

Nagoo Wed 07-Aug-13 10:25:48

I don't shave frequently enough to maintain the illusion grin there'll be no shocks for my DC smile

theodorakisses Wed 07-Aug-13 10:26:07

Ooo, this is a new subject, never heard of this before, lucky old us to be educated by a poster on a subject that has never, ever been discussed. Luckily the OP will know that this is going to end very well with everyone agreeing, nobody's oh being called a paedo or anyone else being branded so thick they have been brainwashed by the media. Good luck and enjoy OP, if you run out of buns I have some popcorn I can chuck. If you run out of fights on this thread, just search for old ones and resurrect those as well.

LEMisdisappointed Wed 07-Aug-13 10:26:17

Then i am Mrs Tumnus smile

ClassyAsALannister Wed 07-Aug-13 10:26:23

Good luck yourself though smile

I'd like to think I could some day!

Fakebook Wed 07-Aug-13 10:26:53

You obviously haven't had a toddler pulling at small armpit and body hairs and giggling have you? Both my children have done/do this. I'd rather shave/wax thanks. You can carry on cultivating your forest though.

LEMisdisappointed Wed 07-Aug-13 10:28:23

theodora - i dont understand your post, at all!! what the actual feck does shaving under ones arms have to do with being a paedo??

See, because i don't shave under my arms, i don't actually have a jungle, more a village green

livinginwonderland Wed 07-Aug-13 10:28:52

I can't stand the feeling of underarm hair, pubic hair or leg haire, so mine will be staying shaved off. DP shaves too so it's not just a woman thing.

theodorakisses Wed 07-Aug-13 10:31:15

Well the previous 4 zillion threads started about any type of body hair always end badly with people saying "my oh says only a paedo would like a woman to remove hair" or "I wouldn't remove any hair, I would feel like a 12 year old". This may start about armpits, it will fast work it's way down to vaginas. They always do. With a bit of leg and forearm on the way.
Moustache removal seems to be acceptable though in MN land.

theodorakisses Wed 07-Aug-13 10:31:53


As I said, fast descends to pubics, every single time.

I think she posted on the wrong thread Lem

Ok maybe not! grin

Strange.

theodorakisses Wed 07-Aug-13 10:33:34

Yes, just because I am bored of the self congratulation of either shaving or growing body hair, I posted on the wrong thread.
Not everyone always has to agree with you.

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