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unshaven maiden by pollybee unshaven maiden by pollybee
I do not believe that a woman’s body is only acceptable if altered.
Therefore, I do not believe in shaving.
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the-green-gallad Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im a feminist but im male so you have to shave
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SunflowerInTheRain Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey that's how my pits look right now xD it's wonderful to say "Hey don't worry about being a pubescent sexed up child, you're tired, exhausted, cut your shower a good amount of time. Get some rest."
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elantra11 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It took me a while to get this pic. 'Is that cascade of lovely hair coming from her crotch?' Then, lightbulb! Sorry, I'm not good with tricky angles.

I shave my underarms when it's summer and when I have swimming class, because I used to have this female teacher with really hair armpits and it kinda grossed me out. Legs, as long as I can wear pants I hardly ever shave.
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HSB3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Stick with your beliefs and desires.  The "need" to be clean shaven has more to do with selling toiletries than hygiene.
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jobagjumping Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
is that you?
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pyro321 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I'm not against your beliefs, but you need a trim
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Diane-Lindo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   General Artist
Same reason I don't shave my armpits. Beautiful shot :)
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Gurkmix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Well i feel bad when i see (any) unsaved armpit cuz it hurts and tickles at the same time if i dont shave my armpits, but i cant believe how stupid men are they say im beautiful i tell them i rarely shave my legs they get all o_O'' eeuuugh And they act like i should love them for their hairy legs when they dont love me with mine. Whatever if i dont make sense its cuz im drunk :P Anyway good for you if you dont feel uncomfortable DONT shave :D
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loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o I know this comment is old but if not-shaving your armpits causes problems, there's a problem.
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Gurkmix Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Well not rly, i have very sensitive skin :P
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loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Shaving would make that worse, not NOT shaving xD
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Gurkmix Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
well not for me >_> maybe im strange but for me shaving makes it better not worse, its part of the reason why i started shaving in the first place....
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loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
o.o everyone is different I guess >_>
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dukefran92 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
i love this shot... so intense, could u take a new unshaved photo?
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dukefran92 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
for example i would like to see some pics in order from the shaved one to the natural hair, day by day with the growth of hair =)
i hope u have understand my idea... could be nice?
ps. sorry for bad english =(
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HorrorxXxGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
All men forget there was a time this was the norm. I shave only because I model, but if I can not shave, I don't. Too much hassle for something completely natural.
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riotfury Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
agree with you, I hate shaving >.< all do it only because people says girls must shave ._.
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Gurkmix Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I shave my armpits cuz i WANT to ^^ But my legs i rarely shave :D
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dukefran92 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
i love this!! do u accept request?
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TacticusUnum Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Its nice to be natural.
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dragonparade Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
awesome <3
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LukasEnricBS Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"Not believing" in shaving?
That's like "not believing" in dying your hair. Or "not believing" in wearing green clothes.

Just say "Therefore, I do not shave" or "I do not feel the need to shave"
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AgentPurple Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Gold star! I noticed recently that I don't, in fact, find underarm hair off-putting in the least. As such, I've been less self-conscious of it on myself.

I am pretty sure I heard somewhere that having the layer of hair to keep your skin from rubbing against itself REDUCES body odor, so those people who shave so they won't smell can shut their faces. It always makes me happy when nature is like, "Naw, I got this one."
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Attaora Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Everything in nature has its reason to be. Everything.
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ForTheLoveofSatire Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I never understood the necessity for shaving. I never even noticed or was conscientious of my armpit hair until I entered into high school. I was oblivious to the fact that other girls had armpits bare of any hair. There was only two incidents that hit a cord with my obliviousness. One when I rose my hand to answer a question in class (I was wearing a tube top the last time I recall) and the girl beside me insisted I put my hand down. The other incident was when I overheard being spoken of in the change room because I lacked the "ability," to use a razor. And even then, I was baffled at their judgement of my body hair. As if it was unhygienic or disgusting.

It's nice to see an image that presents a woman's body in a more natural state. Unshaven. (not that I have a problem with women who choose to do so, but I believe motive is important and a lot of the time, the cultural conditioning of associating body hair on women with being unclean or "non-feminine," gives many women motive to shave).
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I-Dream-of-Speed Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Acceptable in what way may I ask? If women choose to shave of their own accord is that a problem? I respect both decisions (to either shave or not), neither of them should be about acceptance though (whether that's to be accepted or go against what is considered acceptable.)
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Rozax Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
The problem with leg-shaving is that it's done without any consideration for why it's being done. "Because it looks better" is the conditioned response that I always get from people.
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I-Dream-of-Speed Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well hopefully my answer has more substance in your mind! I shave because I prefer the feeling of my legs being hairless, my skin is soft, smooth, and unhindered. The prickles of hair have always bothered me, so I don't want them around. :XD:
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Rozax Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
It depends, but I truly don't mean to be offensive. Have you ever let it grow out? It isn't prickly when it grows out and your skin is still soft. Do you shave your arms? If you don't, that is the perfect example. Your skin is still soft, the hair lays flat, you never need to bother with irritation from excessive shaving, and you save a small fortune when you're not buying shaving accessories.

My opinion doesn't matter, though! ^^; I just want people to really know and understand why they do or prefer something. If you come up with an answer, ask yourself why you came to that conclusion. Bring out your inner 2-year-old and just keeping asking "why? why? why?" until you think you've hit a brick wall, and then ask "why?" again. This isn't just for leg-shaving; this is for virtually everything (if you don't like the way something tastes, you don't like the way it tastes; what else can be said on that?).

My inner dialog:
Q: Why don't I have my legs?
A: Because I don't want to.
Q: Why don't I want to?
A: Because it's a waste of time.
Q: Why is it a waste of time?
A: Because there's no benefit to it.
Q: Are you sure?
A: I'm not a professional swimmer or body-builder. I don't need to worry about drag or anyone judging my muscles, and shaving doesn't keep me any cleaner.
Q: Are you sure?
A: If it were a matter of hygiene, men would do it, too, we'd shave our entire bodies, and we'd all shave our heads bald. This would all be done without being brow-beaten into it.
Q: Are you sure?
A: Razor companies would still compete for our dollars, but there'd be a reason for it.
Q: You're sure there isn't a reason for it?
A: Razor companies in the US only started targeting women during WWI. If there were a reason, targeting wouldn't be required because EVERYONE would already be shaving.

And so forth. I do this for why I like or dislike books, movies, TV shows, television in general, fashion, and all sorts of politics, to name a few. I don't mean to be trollish. I only mean to share my process. ^^;
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I-Dream-of-Speed Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't find it trollish at all. I think it's a good process to go through to truly make sure you are content with your decisions and opinions.

I just don't like the feeling of hair, and it's therapeutic to me, along with the rest of my beauty routine. When I'm done with all that stuff I'm relaxed and content. I admit my grooming habits are probably excessive, but I think it's just part of my personality. :giggle:n And I certainly wouldn't argue that in a year the cost of all my products doesn't add up. It most certainly does. :ohnoes:

Although I do generally have sensitive skin, I never get irritation. I think it's from a combination of my soap, my lotion, and the type of razor I use. Could also be I've done it for so long my skin is accustomed to it.
Sorry for my text wall. But I hope it explains. ^^;
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Rozax Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
No need to apologize for a text wall. I do it all the time. :blush:
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Sanguijuela Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy:

I'm kind of tired of having the obligations to shave my 'pits.
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ghostyheart Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU. I feel the same. You're beautiful by the way.
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A-Blume-In-Blue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
I don't shave neither !
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Nza-arteek Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally agree with the statement you made there. I mean if guys don't shave there, it's no big deal?
As people, we create these beliefs but we should change it because just from this one thing, bigger steps are made to a point woman alter themselves.
People can be so judgmental sometimes. I hope lots more people will understand your point :)
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theOTHERmssmith Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist
lol, epic. i shave, but as i personal comfort thing- for myself and no one else! :D
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vascorama Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
cute!
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic, and great statement. Shave if you wanna. :heart:
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everyman29 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
As lovely as the truth can ever be.
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LeechKeeper Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student Photographer
It is great to see another woman who does not shave under her arms. :D
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Rock-a-Little Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I really like this- good on you! :D
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pollybee Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Thank you :D
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Emmasj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I hate shaving. I'm not good at it, so I stopped. I love for my girlfriend to go natural, too. :D I'm bi, and I prefer for men to be hairy, as well. Just a preference, I guess.

This is a fantastic shot, I love it.
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popeyethecat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
This is a nice photograph in terms of its strange composition and I agree with the message whole-heartedly. I do not shave either, and I've been happier and more confident since giving it all up.

People may think of you as lazy for not shaving, but actually it takes a lot of effort to battle against the feelings you and others have about it, and to finally build up the confidence to go outside with underarm or leg hair showing. (I've also found that people on the whole aren't as funny about leg hair as they're apparently supposed to be.)
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Emmasj Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
I notice people looking at my legs when I show them off, but no one would say anything about it. Except for my roommate, who has offered to shave them for me. She even bought a razor. Now she's just trying to get me in the bathroom and stop struggling. o_0
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popeyethecat Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
How rude! Whatever happened to choice? :D
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TookiGuy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
I personally don't get why women are expected to shave.
And why did Alexander's standard of shaving facial hair in men get so popular with non-soldiers?

People tell me all that hair is "ugly", but frankly, I don't really have a sense for that kind of thing. Neither do I have a sense for fashion.

Anyway, thanks for sharing.
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pollybee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Preying**
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pollybee Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Pretty much around the 1920's woman began wearing short sleeved dresses and once magazines started picking up on it advertisers began showing photos of woman with no underarm hair and started targeting razors towards both sexes. thus praying on female insecurities for their own pocket change. the end.
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TookiGuy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Haha, and they call *us* Nazis.

I've actually read a brilliant reposte here and there on the net -

Misogy-nazi.
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