By Anonymous - 20/12/2020 19:58
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It is up to her! She can do what she wants with her body. Live with it :)
It makes little difference to hygiene if you wash regularly anyway. If it was a hygiene issue, men would be expected to shave their underarms too and would probably be expected to do so even more than women, since they tend to sweat more than women do. Shaved legs and underarms on women are an expectation born of razor companies' desires to make money from all genders, not just those with beards.
1.She doesn't owe anyone smooth armpits, it's her body and her choice 2. Eyebrows are way more visible than armpits, especially in winter, so I can see why she'd prioritise them if she wanted to make an effort with any kind of body hair, and while plucking is painful it's also the most effective method 3. Eyebrow shape is an important part of presentation and self-expression for many people. Underarm hair levels are not. Many men also pluck their eyebrows, particularly those who are prone to monobrow/unibrow, but far fewer remove their underarm hair. Let the poor girl live how she wants to live!
Honestly, underarm hair is just as hygienic, maybe even more so than shaving it. As long as she is showering every day, it stays clean. When underarm hair is shaved, there are higher risks for cuts, infections, ingrown hairs, abscesses, etc. I'm sure that if you were helping her drain a smelly, infected abscess from a small cut from her razor, that's easier than seeing her with underarm hair? Do you also have problems with her leg hair? Arm hair? Upper lip hair? Intimate place hair? Toe/foot hair? Finger/hand hair? No? Or is the real reason because your thoughts of underarm hair is only a "guy thing", and don't want a masculine girlfriend? Maybe there are a lot of things you need to rethink if underarm hair is so gross to you, OP.
All of this support for women not having to shave is so great. If I wear pants that are any shorter than touching the ground, my mom makes comments about how my legs are “disgusting” and “look like boy’s legs” because I don’t shave. But I’m agender, and shaving makes me feel dysphoric.