If you've never given much thought to your arm hair, it may be hard to imagine what it's like to be unhappy with your own day in and day out, but that's precisely the self-consciousness experienced by countless women moving from childhood into adolescence. One such person is Nicole, who recalls, "My arm hair was pointed out to me ever since I can remember. The average human body boasts some 5 million hair follicles , and generations of beauty standards across many cultures have dictated that on femme-presenting bodies, some of this hair is acceptable and some of it is not. Body hair has been censured and policed, giving rise to hair-removal rituals requiring immense time and resources: shaving, waxing, laser hair removal, electrolysis, and more.
Why Do We Have Underarm Hair?
Women rocking armpit hair is sexier than you think (WATCH) – SheKnows
Usually, the traditionally beautiful women we see in adverts and media are smooth all over, so seeing these types of women with hairy armpits still feels a little surprising. Some agreed, some recommended friends. Soon, as his project picked up steam, women began approaching Ben to get involved. They are more willing to reconsider female body hair. But Ben reckons that normalising this tiny thing could set the tone for acceptance of the rest of our bodies, too. People will just get on with their lives. This made shaving a very difficult and often painful process.
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By now, one would think that a woman would be able to do whatever she likes with her body sans the public commentary. But ask about a woman with armpit hair and they'd surely say that isn't the case. From Miley Cyrus and Madonna to Julia Roberts and Penelope Cruz, more and more female celebs have been rocking long armpit hair lately. Perhaps it's a proverbial middle finger to conventional beauty standards, or perhaps they just ran out of razors?
Picture a super hot guy. Does he have armpit hair? Now do the same with a super hot woman.