Hi! So glad I found you, I just joined tumblr.
I haven’t shaved my legs for nearly a year (January)
And you know what? No one cares! Or if they do, no one has said anything to my face. Apart from a friend who laughed and said “Wow your legs are really hairy!” and I said “Yes they are.”. And that was about it.
I have heard some whispers from passing school kids about “lesbian”, or just “woah”, but really rarely, like twice in 11 months.
I’ve discovered that behind all the reasons and excuses, the real reason that girls shave their legs is so that boys/men will wnat to have sex with them. This may be an issue for you, depending on the type of people that you want to go to bed with. I’ve found that usually girls are more curious and only the most self-conscious will be repulsed.
Summer is the hardest, like I nearly caved so many times. But I realised if I shaved, I’d be doing it for other people and not being true to myself. Which is silly. So I wore shorts and summer dresses all summer with pride. And the person who cared the most, was me. So I got over myself. Fuck it.
My boyfriend never voiced an opinion, he’s an understanding guy. That is until I was considering shaving for a dance performance a few months ago. He actually ruffled my leg hair and said “Aww, don’t. You like it. I like it. Who cares?” How cute is that?? I knew he didn’t care, but he’s actually grown to like it. Its awoken some kinda primal attraction!
So there. Solidarity sisters!! And if you want to shave, do. And if you don’t, don’t. But be true to yourself. No one cares, and its none of their business anyway.
I’ll get a photo soon, when I have access to a camera