Posted January 07 2007 - 09:56 AM
I come from England, I'm 35 and I know that when I was growing up it was pretty much said that German girls always had hairy armpits. I thought this was (and I still do!) brilliant, attractive and sexy - but most other people used to say it was disgusting. It was (and is) very, very rare to see any women in England with hairy armpits. I have however seen many films where the female actresses have hairy armpits and lots of these films were German (dating from the 80s and early 90s). My question is this -
As a girl growing up in Germany through the 70s, 80s, 90s (I guess even German girls shave regularly now?), what was their view of having hairy armpits? Was it something they liked to show off to others? Did they view it as a sign of maturity? Presumably being something that everybody had, did it ever become competitive whilst growing up - i.e. jealousy over who got them first etc? Was there any interest in who had the hairiest? Did boys/men find the sight particularly sexually attractive, or was it simply an ordinary feature that nobody cared about?
These days the whole 'hairy armpits for women' thing has much argument against. I am trying to understand the position from a different culture perspective. As I said previously - I think women with hairy armpits are very attractive.
I hope I've explained the question properly but I've always been curious about this and it's difficult to get the point across in writing. I guess what I'm trying to find out is how completely different the culture was in Germany compared to England (and the USA in particular - where they appear to be even more opposed to hairy women!)
Anybody know any Germans who might be able to answer this??
Posted January 07 2007 - 11:32 AM
Posted January 08 2007 - 07:59 AM
Used to see lots of young Polish women with hairy legs (pits weren't exposed in same way, but guess they were hairy too) in London looking in a shop window near where I worked at job vacancies. Then 10+ years ago there was a transformation + all the girls suddenly had shaved/waxed legs- shame!
It's sad they've lost this identity + felt the need to replicate US/ UK.
Posted January 08 2007 - 08:22 AM
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Posted January 10 2007 - 10:22 AM
Posted January 11 2007 - 03:03 PM
Posted January 12 2007 - 11:15 AM
I heard it was the French that didnt/dont shave their armpits.
You've obviously not been to France! Most women there now shave, as does the rest of Europe as well. Couple of decades ago + up to when communism fell many European women didn't shave + hairy legs, pits, etc were a glorious common sight.
Now they are a real rarity + it's most likely a woman over 40 who doesn't shave. With all media images from US/UK + promotion of razors , etc you are very lucky to find a hairy woman, particularly a young one anywhere in Europe. Mores the pity!
Posted January 17 2007 - 12:46 PM
yeah I'm Dutch and hairy (haha) but I don't know anyone who goes around like me.. only one time when I went to this ecocamping hahaha
Mmmmmmmmmmm .... you sound very nice. Do you like going barefoot as well?
Posted January 17 2007 - 02:39 PM
Posted January 23 2007 - 05:13 AM
I do like that, but I never did it as a conscious 'going barefoot' thing. it's winter now so it's too cold but next summer I'll definately try to go barefoot more often
Maybe this Summer, you will try more often and feel more free. I try going barefoot as much as I can during Summer except work. My feet gets very dirty but that is a true sign of a barefooter!
Keep em dirty
Posted January 23 2007 - 04:03 PM
Posted February 19 2007 - 10:00 AM
anyone who goes around like me.. only one time when I went to this ecocamping hahaha[/QU
Posted February 19 2007 - 10:06 AM
Posted May 15 2008 - 12:38 PM
I thing its only the Different from Woman to woman and Age to Age if the do or not.. not from Country to Country.. insite Europe !
Posted June 03 2008 - 11:35 AM
Posted June 04 2008 - 07:27 AM
bit of a rant.... sorry, but it needed to come out.
~together we shall rejoice through all seasons~
Posted June 05 2008 - 07:45 PM
My rants are in the form of published articles and here is the one on "Hair Acceptance."
There are two pix posted with this article and they are of the same woman, who did not shave her legs either. She said (as lunatic mentioned) that she did not really want to meet any guys who could not accept her natural self.
In my article I too mentioned the Europeans as having more women with unshaven pits, but that was about a decade ago. It saddens me to see our unnatural "style" taking over the last holdout.
There are Websites just about hairy women and most of those shown appeared to be European women in athletic sleeveless shirts with their arms raised showing their beautiful armpit fur. So, that is my take on pit hair.
If it's the Right Direction
Posted June 10 2008 - 01:34 PM
Posted June 10 2008 - 02:47 PM
If it's the Right Direction
Posted April 05 2009 - 04:46 AM
Posted April 05 2009 - 01:11 PM
Posted April 06 2009 - 08:22 AM
...And also my teenage and college years I was into horse riding, even did horse training/stable management for my college course, hung around the barn much more than the clubs or dancings, that's not really an environment where people are ridiculed for not following the 'soft & smooth' look...
So, I take it the horses were cool with it.
If it's the Right Direction
Posted April 07 2009 - 08:39 AM
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