When women started to shave in history?

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  1. kmguru Staff Member

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    Yes
     
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  3. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    That practice is actually much safer than vaginal or oral sex. But again, it is conditional. A person could be made conditioned to find sexy pretty much anything.
     
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  5. Koalama Registered Senior Member

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    I am guessing it would turn gray and you wouldn't really sea it anyway. When I'm 80 I doubt I would care about looking sexy anyway.
     
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  7. Koalama Registered Senior Member

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    Humans did not evolve from the modren ape. Maybe the species we did evolve from wasn't that hairy and had started making their own clothes and living indoors.
     
  8. Koalama Registered Senior Member

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    Everyone has the same number of hairs on their body. This is just more apparent in some. That down to hormones and genes.
     
  9. kmguru Staff Member

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    I lost my body hair due to alopecia. But the hair still there...very short, fine and practically invisible. My daughter is jealous...
     
  10. Koalama Registered Senior Member

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    I have alopecia too. I just loose random little patches though.
     
  11. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Are you vitamin D deficient? That can cause alopecia. Do you get muscle pain and/or have arthritis?
     
  12. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    They've been making electric shavers for women for several decades now. I'm sure if you decide you want to, with your eyesight you won't miss the razor-close shave.
    It does not serve a purpose any more. It's vestigial. We haven't lost all of it yet like the cetaceans because it isn't a slight survival disadvantage for us like it was for them, trying to go fast in the water. Perhaps we never will.
    Some men get quite a bit less facial hair than others too, although none of us has none at all. It's just a question of how much hair your particular ancestors lost on their journey from chimpanzeehood.
    It looks pretty weird to us older guys, I assure you. We spent our youth being tantalized by glimpses of pubic hair, sometimes very carefully trimmed to heighten the anticipation. For it not to be there is just odd. Even with the lights off it would feel strange, and if I ever encountered stubble it would be awful.
    So he doesn't want stubble but he also doesn't want you to let it grow out? Geeze you sure do make sacrifices!

    Everything I can find on the subject (and there's not much) says that we don't really know for sure, since this is not something women would have talked about extensively. It stands to reason that the practice might have started in the early 20th century when hemlines started rising and sleeveless tops came into vogue. That's certainly when the razor companies started making products specifically for women.

    On the other hand... We have nude portraits of women going back for centuries and they invariably have no body hair except (and not in all cases) pubic. It's impossible to guess whether this was faithful rendition or simply the male artists' concept of idealization.

    Shaving facial hair goes in and out of vogue for men, so perhaps shaving body hair has a similar cycle for women.

    Before the invention of the technology of metallurgy, men in Stone Age cities and even Stone Age villages learned to shave with shells, so the practice has been around for many thousands of years.
     
  13. Zardozi Isvara.... . 1S Evil_Lau Registered Senior Member

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  14. Prince_James Plutarch (Mickey's Dog) Registered Senior Member

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    Fraggle Rocker:

    Body hair is not vestigal at all. It's primary purpose is still served, namely, to keep hot air away from the skin. As such, it is very useful for cooling.

    Excepting amongst the American Indians, I do believe beards relate to testesterone levels.
     
  15. Mrs.Lucysnow Valued Senior Member

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    Prince James: it is very useful for cooling.

    Well if this is true why are so many Asians hairless? I have met many who have no hair on their arms or legs or under their arms, they have no need to shave.
     
  16. Yorda Registered Senior Member

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    Asians have less hair because they are more feminine than other races. Black people are the most masculine and europeans and americans are somewhere between those two.
     
  17. kmguru Staff Member

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    It may be part of the evolution process...
     
  18. Diode-Man Awesome User Title Registered Senior Member

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    I'm just going to pretend that women don't shave their legs, that they are indeed, naturally smooth.

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  19. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    That's a myth. We lived in Arizona when I was a kid and my mother worked on the rez. Indians on the average have less pronounced facial hair than we do, but they shave just like us.
     
  20. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    ?? more feminine? The men produce more estrogen?

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  21. John99 Banned Banned

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    That is quite a statement to make.
     
  22. Yorda Registered Senior Member

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    yes why else do you think japanese men have small penises and black men have the biggest.
     
  23. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    Since I haven't seen either, I wouldn't know. Did you comment on it when you were having sex or was it a non-issue?
     

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