|Ah, I remember that feeling. It was nice,|
is that why she's smiling so?
But, predictably, it got me thinking. I like my current shaving regimen - inasmuch as I have one - with the rub down beforehand and the shaving gel rubbed into a lather. Even the razor is nice and I quite like the feel of the skin afterward. Indeed, in the run up to going back to work it was most relaxing. And I wondered: what is it about the removal of body hair that engenders such feelings? Do women feel the same about leg and underarm hair? Hell, would I feel the same about that? One thing I do know is that way back in late 2005 when I shaved my legs I really liked the feel that was left afterward. I loved the fact that they felt silky soft, yes it's a cliche but it also accurately reflects what it felt like, and the fact that they, well, shone. I also loved the experience (I did it in the bath too as the shower was broken) and was most upset when the hair started growing back. Also sanguine though, I was, and remain, worried about people seeing the fact that I had hairless legs - which brings me onto the next few points.
|This could actually be my belly button, but|
First of all, the hair itself. This is something that human beings have arrived at through much evolution and therefore it must serve some purpose somewhere. If that is the case then the removal of the hair is a ridiculous thing and I should just let all my body hair grow all the time, maybe tidy it up a bit here and there but otherwise let it grow wild and free like African Lions (#Born freee....#). In other words, if bare skin were truly more desirable then it would already be bare, right?
|Riiiight. According to this I'm at stage|
2, but with considerably less hair...
But here's the thing. What if I would rather like the alternative to be true - why can't I shave my pits and legs? When I have related the above to people they tend to go with the "hair is minging" and "urgh" route that the woman in the article above discards. But I agree. Not for 'women' - I only don't like the scratchy feeling on Tilly a couple of days after she's shaved, either side of that point is fine by me... Actually, the hairy side of that point is better for rubbing her legs, when hairless my wrinkly hands of doom get caught by suction, or van der waals forces or something. Anyway, I digress, I prefer the feeling of my own legs (can't comment on pits) when they are hairless. Not enough to shave regularly or use an epilator or, you know, do anything - it's not like it vexes me constantly - but after that experiment back in 2005 I do know that I prefer them smooth. And despite the fact that I publically disagree with the "urgh" and "hair is minging" on the grounds of Feminism, as in the article, like a good sympathetic male I can't help but agree with the sentiment for my own situation.
Aren't you glad I'm back posting.