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Old 09-17-2007, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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This seems to be a European/Eastern attribute? My mother didn't shave her armpits or legs until late in life. My grammy was Russian, gramps was Czech.
Yeah, I think it is, when I visited Italy and Sicily, I saw alot of it.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Newton, NJ (but my heart is in Tennessee)
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I saw a lot of it in Sweden too, women who had legs as hairy as a man's.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:55 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Well, I can only talk for the Germans I know but I don't know any woman (at least < 40) who doesn't shave her armpits. I cannot imagine being that hairy but anyone as he/she pleases...
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Johns Island, SC
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Until moving to Texas last spring, I RARELY shaved my armpits or legs. Most of my friends think I am nuts but since my DH doesn't complain I don't give it much thought. Now that I am going sleeveless and wearing shorts much of the time, I shave out of courtesy for others, and honestly I still only do it twice a month. My mother wouldn't let me even try shaving until I was 14 and since I rarely do, my hair grows in VERY slowly. BTW the DH does not find my arm pit hair sexy at all, he just looks away.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Well, it is sexier, more feminine, IMHO, for 'em to be shaven, but... I figure if she has to look and feel mine in those areas, ifin she had the same such would not be a reason to be disinterested. Matter of fact a good friend in college of mine had such - her personality made such a non-issue. I agree - I think that shaving such areas is more of an American cultural item. And all things considered, sexier and better and smoother... But again, not the main item.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:04 PM
 
Location: southern california
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My wife's German and doesn't shave her underarms and legs in the Winter. She bathes every day so it doesn't smell or otherwise pose a problem. I rather like it. And I'm happy that it's one less inconvenience she has to deal with. I came to like unshaven underarms while I was stationed in Germany and the first day I met my wife, she was wearing a sleeveless dress. I knew right away that she was the one!
Thats were i saw my first female with unshaven underarms.I was stationed in hanuau,germany & at first i didnt quite understand why but as time went on it didnt bother me.I spent 2 wonderful yrs in germany & i sure miss the "openness" & publc park/pools full & particial nudity.I once went to france on leave & lets just say..."WOW"! BTW crew chief..Im a bit jealous but smooth shaven legs is a must.I just cant rub stubble or hairy legs on a female.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:08 PM
 
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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ug this brings back memories of when I used to teach sailing a billion years ago, and a Swedish woman came for a lesson with what I think was a mullet under her arm and hairier legs than me. Suffice to say I still havent gotten over it....
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Fla. .......Bow Chicka Wah Wah
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I heard years ago, that in Germany and such only prostitutes shave fully,don't know if it is true,just what I heard.
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Wink Testing,,, testing...

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I heard years ago, that in Germany and such only prostitutes shave fully,don't know if it is true,just what I heard.
Son: Mom, Dad, I'd like you to meet Gretchen.

Mom: Honey, would you please raise your arms?
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Fla. .......Bow Chicka Wah Wah
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Son: Mom, Dad, I'd like you to meet Gretchen.

Mom: Honey, would you please raise your arms?




LOL!No doubt!
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