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Armpit hair on women. Do you love it or hate it?

A little while ago I wrote a couple of lighthearted articles called The Top 10 Passion Killers for Men and The Top 10 Passion Killers for Women. Never could I have guessed the amount of comments I would receive on one of the passion killers listed in my top 10 passion killers for men article, and that was 'armpit hair on women'. It seems that there are still a fair few people both male and female, who think there is nothing horrible about hairy armpits on a woman at all, and that any resulting odour is only a natural woman smell. That said, I also received a large amount of comments supporting the idea that armpit hair is not nice, and that it encourages body odour, as well as being very unattractive. This is what has prompted me to write this short article, mainly in order to get a better idea through a poll, of whether the majority of people (male or female) think armpit hair on a woman is nice or nasty. Of course I could simply have added a poll to the original article, but I felt that to do that would detract from the other things on the list it contained, therefore it would be far better to create a new topically focused article instead. Here is the result!

The Case For Armpit Hair

The case for armpit hair on women appears to consist of a few regular statements made by commenters on the subject, (I have say some some of these comments put forward a very doubtful argument and I don't agree with many of them) :

  • Armpit hair is natural and should therefore be left alone
  • Any associated odour is only the 'natural smell of a woman'
  • Women need armpit hair
  • Hairy armpits on a woman are sexy
  • Hairy armpits are a sign of health and confidence
  • Hairy armpits on a woman are a 'turn on' for men
  • Any man refusing a date with a girl because she displays hairy pits is immature and does not deserve a girlfriend
  • Armpit hair is a sign of maturity
  • Women with armpit hair are confident intelligent people
  • Shaving increases the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs

The Case Against Armpit Hair

The case against armpit hair on women as made by commenters consists largely of statements such as:

  • Hairy armpits trap sweat resulting in body odour
  • Armpit hair on ladies looks horrible
  • Men mostly find women with hairy armpits a turn off
  • Hairy armpits look masculine
  • Greek statues of women in antiquity had no pubic hair, suggesting that hairlessness was an ideal of feminine beauty
  • It is part of the Western Culture for women to have shaven armpits
  • "Not many men when they first meet a girl go for the yetti look"
  • It's just part of living in civilised society
  • "I think a woman's armpit area is a very sensual place, and not shaving it takes away from that"
  • "I would not want to be with a woman that looks like she is smuggling Chewbacca (from Star Wars) under her arm."
  • Armpit hair is no longer required because we are gradually evolving and losing our body hair. We no longer need it for warmth because we have clothes
  • Certain religions call for women to be clean shaven

So now you have an idea of the two schools of thought on the subject of armpit hair on women it is your turn to vote on what you think. I hope that over the coming months we will begin to see a general consensus of opinion via the poll results below, and this will give us a far better idea of what the majority think about women with armpit hair. I look forward to seeing the results the polls begin to produce as the days go on, not that it will change the way I operate, I am definitely in the 'hair free armpits' club.

Men or Gay Women Only

Comments

Marcello Valentini on February 17, 2019:

Its uncivilized

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on September 19, 2016:

Hi Alan,

Yes comments are quiet on here now, but it is an old article and to be expected that things would quieten down.

All good here and am pleased to hear all is well with you too. Working part time now for a lovely company as a Recrutiment Coordinator (posh name for a receptionist/administrator really). Still have some chickens too, but have scaled back to about a dozen of them. Also still growing vegetables but have scaled that back too due to having less free time. Overall things are going well.

Lovely to hear from you and hope you will continue to stay in touch.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on September 18, 2016:

Hi Cindy, long time no heard, Alan here in Scotland, seems to have gone dead for a while now, same with the other site from Australia I used to correspond with, no person on that for more than 2 years as well. Perhaps it's the change from desktops to Mobile Phones!!

I hope you are all well down there in the Channel Islands, not too bad a summer for me in Scotland, my family are getting on great, I am still doing a bit of cycling.

Regards to all

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 05, 2016:

Happy New Year to you too Alan, lovely to hear from you as always.

All is good here and I am still playing pool regularly and am due to go to France in Feb for the European Championships as a member of our island ladies B team. Also doing a new part time job for a couple of hours a day as of yesterday so a lot to learn right now. I am going to scale down the amount of chickens I keep to give me more free time and to make life easier for my long suffering Husband who normally gets the job of seeing to them when it is dark or raining.

Life is busy but fun!

Hope to catch up again soon.

Regards to you and your family

Cindy

almorr on January 05, 2016:

Hi Cindy, Happy New Year for 2016. Alan here from Scotland, seems ages since anyone posted anything on this post, not seen any ladies with hairy arm pits for YEARS, yes, I don't know if I should be happy or sad, I know you dislike them but I think a little hair under some ladies arms are a little sexy but not like the photo above where that lady has as much hair as I have under her arms

The weather has been awful but I have not been flooded out or anything like that.

I grew a beard from March 2015 but shaved it off when it got too thick at about 4 months when some people thought I was getting far too hairy on my face and starting to look like Santa Claus, however its coming back again as my last shave was on Christmas Day before I went for Christmas dinner at my daughter's house, I'll see if I can go longer than 4 months this time.

Kind regards to you and your husband

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 26, 2015:

Thanks Alan, very happy with the results. Now we just need a spell of good weather as it has been awful here lately.

almorr on August 26, 2015:

Congratulations Cindy in getting about 11 FIRST places in this years annual agricultural and horticultural show and your trophy as well, yes enjoy the rest of the summer.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 21, 2015:

Hi Alan, lovely go hear from you. All good here thanks and just finished this year's annual agricultural and horticultural show. I got about 11 first places with my vegetables, and won a trophy for the best exhibit in the vegetable section with my 6' x 4' run of table display. Now I can finally relax and enjoy what's left of the summer.

Cheers

Cindy

almorr on August 20, 2015:

Hi Cindy, been quite a time since anyone posted anything on this post, anyway I trimmed down my beard to only a small one as it was getting too bushy and thick for my and my relatives liking. I hope you and your husband have had a good summer, weather here in Scotland not as good as the last couple of summers but I have managed to get out cycling at least once or twice a week

Regards

Alan in Scotland

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 12, 2015:

Hi Alan, so glad you are keeping well, beard and all lol. All is good here and apart from yesterday and today the weather has been good. Today we have heavy rain, but that is good for my allotment so I am not complaining. Should improve tomorrow so that I can get on with some more planting, mulching etc.

Good luck with the beard, I am sure you will take great care of it.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on June 12, 2015:

Hi Cindy, Alan from Scotland where the weather is beautiful after last weeks gales and rain. I hope you and your husband are both keeping well. I know you said in a recent post that you don't like men with a beard, well I am sorry to tell you that I have not shaved for exactly 12 weeks today (11th June) my last shave was on 20th March, HOWEVER I do remember you saying that the reason you did not like a man with a beard was that food got into the beard and that was dirty, I have made sure that does NOT happen to me. In my case I trim around my mouth, I do NOT have a moustach as that caused problems at only 3 weeks growth

My family and neighbours like my new look. I have made sure that none of the criticisms that you mentioned don't apply to me

Regards

Alan

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 10, 2015:

Amen, Misty. Ditto for my legs. Not attractive for the summer. ;-(

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 10, 2015:

I am the same as you Kristen. I must shave my armpits at least twice a week.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on June 10, 2015:

Misty, a lot of comments on this hub. I prefer to shave my armpits, when it gets too hairy. Good points on why we should keep our armpit hair and not shave it. Voted up!

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 08, 2015:

Hi Alan, all is good here and chickens are well. Managed to get some compensation from the guy who owned the killer dogs, but not as much as I should have got. Weather nice here right now so am frantically planting up veggies ready for this year's show in August. Glad to hear all is well with you and your family too.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on April 08, 2015:

Hi Cindy Alan here in a sunny Scotland, not much has happened on this website this year, seems a bit strange after all the activity last year. I am keeping well and started cycling again just as the clock went forward, the weather has been good for that. I hope you and your husband are well, you got all that chicken problem sorted out, I hope.

Regards

Hot 4 Canadian Pie! on December 27, 2014:

My fiance is the cleanest human being on the planet, the hottest, the sweeties, the sexiest and I asked her to let her arm pit hair grow out just for me to see what it would be like and OMG....all of a sudden, something came over me that I have never experienced in my entire life! Her natural scent drove me into a frenzy of PASSION that I could not believe (nor could she) I think she appreciated the final outCUM b/c she has not shaved under there in 2 months = HAPPY SOLE MATE!

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on December 14, 2014:

Hi Alan,

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and that your family and yourself remain healthy for years to come. All good here, just frantically sorting out presents and cards as usual. Weather wet and windy but not too bad overall.

Catch up in the new year I hope.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on December 14, 2014:

Hi Cindy, been a bit quite here now for some time, anyway just to wish you and your husband a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2015. At Christmas I have been invited to the parents of my son in law, my daughter's husband's parents. My daughter now has two children Sophie will be 2 on 20th December, she now has a son Ewan who is 5 months on Boxing Day. At New Year I will once again be going to stay with my son and his Chinese wife, they now have 2 girls, Emily who is 6 and Olivia who is 15 months.

Once again Have a great Christmas

Regards

Alan in Scotland

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on September 21, 2014:

Hi Alan, I am glad Scotland is still a part of the UK too. Technically Guernsey is not a part of the UK as we are self governing. We are a part of Britain though (it is complicated).

Chicken thing finally sorted. I threatened the dogs owner with a private civil court case, and after liaising with his lawyer he finally made me an out of court offer of a settlement figure, but without admitting his dogs were responsible for killing my chickens. I didn't get the full amount I was after, but got about half. This at least saved me the stress of going to court anyway, and his lawyers bills must have cost him three or four hundred pounds on top of what he paid me. I now have closure, but also the consolation of knowing this whole incident cost him a lot of money so he did get punished effectively.

Hope to catch up again soon

Regards

Cindy

almorr on September 20, 2014:

Hi Cindy, I am so happy that Scotland is still part of the UK, I know Guernsey has a lot of independence as well, but I think it still is part of the UK!! It was a very tense time in the early hours of Friday morning, I was so relieved that the no vote won, if it had been yes, according to some economists Scotland could have become another Greece in a few years time.

Hope you have sorted the chicken situation out with the small claims court

Regards

Alan in Scotland UK

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on July 28, 2014:

Congratulations Alan. We are in the Uk on a brief visit right now (Dorset) picking up my cat that I owned over. 9 years ago in Tenerife. She flies into Gatwick tomorrow where we will collect her from, then bring her back to Guernsey on Wednesday. As for the chickens, well we are in the process of threatening to take the guy to court privately. He then got his lawyer to contact us directly asking for copies of any paperwork we intended to use in court (which I have sent him). Now need to wait to see if he will settle out of court, but if not we will take him to the small claims court privately safe in the knowledge that win or lose he will have spent well over £500 on lawyers fees anyway (even though we won't have as the small claims court only costs about £30). If nothing else we will have hit him where it hurts, I.e. In the pocket.

almorr on July 27, 2014:

Hi Cindy, not much happening now, just to tell you my daughter gave birth to a boy on Saturday 26 July, this is my first grandson. The lovely weather ended on Saturday, during that period I did not see any lady with hair under her arms.

Has the owner of those dogs been taken to court regarding the chickens?

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on May 10, 2014:

Might be another few weeks before we even find out if the owner of the dogs is taken to court by the police. He is still refusing to pay up compensation for our killed chickens. Waiting on news constantly right now (very stressful).

Glad your new notebook is going so well :)

Alan on May 10, 2014:

Hi Cindy, I hope you got the dog situation sorted out and got or will get some compensation for the sad lose of your chickens. The weather is getting a bit better now. My new Notebook Laptop computer to give it its proper name is fantastic, they have given me some updates since I got it 3 weeks ago, I can now use Google again and use the old computer's mouse and keyboard, also I use a link from it through my 37" TV as well as the Laptop's 11.5" screen, that makes it even better.

Keep well

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 16, 2014:

To be honest Alan I don't want the dogs destroyed, I would rather they were rehomed with an owner who was responsible enough to keep them secured in their garden when they were not there. It is more the owners fault than the dogs. We do know who the owner is and where the dogs live so the police are following it up and hopefully he will do the right thing and pay up the relevant compensation and make sure his dogs don't continue to keep doing this to people's chickens like they have in the past. Whether the police charge him or not remains to be seen, but they agree that it is definitely the same dogs that have done this multiple times now. I guess it is their gun dog instincts having been distorted into making them killers, and now they have a taste for it and enjoy the thrill.

Regards

Cindy

Almorr on April 15, 2014:

So sorry to hear about the lose of your hens Cindy, I just hope the police find the owner and he is fined and the dogs are destroyed

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 15, 2014:

Nice to hear from you Alan. Weather here definitely improving which is nice. Had a bad week last week when two Labrador dogs broke into our chicken pen and killed all but one of my chickens (we were only gone for an hour picking up 30 new chickens to add to our original ones). Anyway we have the police on the case and know who owns the dogs, it is just a matter of proving it categorically and hoping as the dogs have done this before the police take action and we get compensation. The whole incident has been really upsetting and the scene was really traumatic. Hoping we get justice for our lost hens that had become more like pets than simple livestock.

Good luck getting used to your new computer. I am sure it won't take you long.

Regards

Cindy

AlMorr on April 15, 2014:

Hi Cindy, I hope you are enjoying the nice warm spring weather now, here in Scotland its been a lovely day, just to tell you I got a brand new Laptop computer today so for the first time in about 3 months I can type this with 4 fingers and thumb instead of using 1 finger on my smartphone, the old computer could not be repaired. I am learning how to use my new Laptop, that will take time of course

regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 31, 2014:

We don't see many of the eggs Alan as the local butchers buy them all of us and sell them on. It should be better when our 30 new ones arrive next week and we might actually get to eat some ourselves :)

almorr on March 31, 2014:

So the chickens become hens, that means you must have plenty of eggs, that sounds wonderful Cindy.

Regards

Alan

Martin on March 24, 2014:

I think women with body hair is definately a go go for me. They were born with hair so why get rid of it

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 10, 2014:

Congratulations, I am so excited for you Alan.

Weather here much better thanks and land is drying out at last. Chickens laying well now and I have 30 more arriving at the end of this month, then 16 more at the beginning of May. This will bring me up to 60 chickens in total.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on March 10, 2014:

Hi Cindy, took my daughter for a meal yesterday to celebrate her birthday and she told me and showed me the result of a scan, she is having a boy in July, after having 4 grand-daughters I will have my 1st grandson

Hope you and your husband are keeping well, weather is getting better

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 06, 2014:

Congratulation to you and your daughter Alan, what wonderful news. You must be ever so excited.

Glad you are still enjoying reading my articles

Regards

Cindy

almorr on February 06, 2014:

That's amazing Cindy that you have almost 300 articles published. I replied to the one about dogs and thunderstorms. As I live well inland in the centre of Central Scotland, this area has missed the worst of the storms that seemed to have hit the south of the UK

Yes, all is well with me and my family, my daughter told me she is expecting her second baby in July

Regards to you and your husband

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on February 04, 2014:

Hi Alan, yes things have gone a bit quiet on this hub, but that is normally the case for most articles online as time goes on and newer stuff is uploaded by other people on the same subject.

I have a lot of articles published on here actually (close to 300) so you might take a while to get through all of them lol.

Weather here still horrible, wet and windy. The seas here have been amazing with flooding in various areas of our coast and roads strewn with boulders, rocks, stones and seaweed thrown up by the waves. Can't wait for things to improve as this is starting to really get me down now.

I hope all is well with you and your family.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on February 04, 2014:

Hi Cindy, not much has happened on this Hub for over a month now, I notice you have written about 100 other posts on various other subjects when I pressed the "Mistyhorizon " 'about' icon'. I have read and replied to the one about cats, I will get round to reading the other hubs and reply to some of them. I hope you are coping with this ""wonderful"" weather of rain and gales we are having this winter, actually today Tuesday is nice and sunny, but for how long!!

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 06, 2014:

Hope you manage to sort this problem out Alan.

Alan on January 06, 2014:

Glad you are settling down in your new home Cindy. Yes I have tried uninstalling it via 'Add/Remove' but it refuses to 'Remove' My son thinks that a viros has got into that part of my computer, in fact he gave me this computer

He has a university degree, however, like yourself he is about to move house, as soon as he has the time he will try and get Google Chrome back

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on January 04, 2014:

Happy New Year Alan. We are mostly settled into our new home now, although still some minor stuff to do. Strange that your computer won't let you get Google Chrome right now. Have you tried uninstalling it via 'Add/Remove Programs' and then downloading it again? You could also try downloading Firefox which is much better (and more secure) than Internet Explorer and nearly as good as Chrome.

Alan on January 04, 2014:

Happy New Year Cindy, I hope you are now settled down in your new home. I had a good time, spent new year at my sons house. I am having a little problem with my computer, cannot get Google Chrome on it at all, only Internet Explorer, that goes so slow, my son says he will try and fix the problem as son as he can.

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on December 23, 2013:

Not sure why the 'Bravo' Bulgar man as this article is not suggesting armpit hair is a good idea, merely asking for a consensus of opinion on the matter (personally I am totally against it as it looks revolting), equally not sure why you think that shaving has anything to do with 'Jewish-American or homosexual fiction' as even in Britain shaving is considered normal for a feminine woman (actually a large amount of homosexual women are the ones who don't shave, not the ones who do!).

Bulgar man on December 23, 2013:

Bravo! Women should not deface epilation and shaving! Hairy female armpits are very sexy. In Bulgaria 90 years of the 20th century, women had no epiliriha and were very sexy! Epilation is filthy and disgusting Jewish-American, homosexual fiction!

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on December 14, 2013:

Hi Alan,

It does take a bit of getting used to at Bubblews, but the money is far easier to earn and it's more like a Social Networking site (like 'Facebook') as opposed to a serious writing site.

Every time I try to search for you on Bubblews under AlMorr I get a 504 Gateway error page. This is usually because the site is down or under maintenance for some reason. I am not having that problem searching for other users by name though. I am wondering if something went wrong with your site registration as you don't appear to exist right now. Perhaps you could check out if you do by going to your own profile page. Assuming you do and you connect with me and comment on my profile page I will easily be able to track you down in order to connect back.

Must get on now as still only half way through our packing for the move.

Catch up soon

Regards

Cindy

Alan on December 14, 2013:

I used my usual registered name "AlMorr" That's a short version of my full name which is ALan MORRison, Morrison being sort of Scottish, son of Morris I think. However, to be honest with you Cindy I prefer Hub Pages, I don't think I'll be using that Bubblews much at all. I'll not keep you back from your preparations from moving house. I have read your profile page and as you know, also your other Hub Page posts.

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on December 13, 2013:

Hi Again Alan, what name did you register under as I have no way of finding you unless I know so I can connect to you? Alternatively you can connect to me and let me know it is you by commenting on my profile page.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on December 13, 2013:

Hi Alan, That is great, I shall check it out. I can answer comments on my posts or on other peoples in much the same way as here, although to conform with the Bubblews rules any exchanges in the comments section need to remain on topic to the subject of the original post, so can't go on to other matters irrelevant to the post.

You are right about moving house being one of the most stressful things you can go through in life as well as bereavement (I think divorce is in there somewhere too). It isn't as bad for us because we are only moving across the car park so won't need to hire a removals company or pack things too carefully.

Anyway, better go now, loads to do, but will check out your comment/post on Bubblews.

Regards

Cindy

Alan on December 13, 2013:

Hi Cindy, just registered and wrote a post regarding your moving house on that new "Bubblews.com" site. I am not sure if you can reply back to people like this one? Anyway moving house at any time is one of the high stresses of life mentioned of all stressful things, the other is a close love one dying. Its nice to get into a new home once things settle down. I just hope the removal goes smoothly

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on December 12, 2013:

Hi Alan,

I think it is because Google periodically make changes to what displays where in the search engine results. They like to feature new/fresh content, and as this article is quite old now they have probably downgraded it. Not to worry, I am also writing on Bubblews.com now under the same name and already put a smaller similar article there about armpit hair on women :)

You sound like you are far more organised than me with regards to Christmas. I haven't sent a single card yet, only have two presents organised and we are moving house on Tuesday. Right now it is chaos here lol

Anyway if I don't hear from you before I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and that we can catch up again in 2014 (if not before).

Kind regards

Cindy

Alan on December 12, 2013:

My goodness Cindy, no one has written anything for more than 2 months, considering that you usually get some letters at least 4 or 5 times a weak, I wonder why this has happened. Anyway, its almost Christmas, I have bought all the presents and the Xmas tree is now up and looking very nice as well. May I wish you and your husband a very Happy Christmas and all the best for 2014

Regards

Alan in Scotland

almorr on October 03, 2013:

Hello Cindy, thank you for your reply, I am so sorry that you could not have children, however, as you have told me before you have a wonderful husband who I am sure loves you very much. Yes, my 5 year old grand-daughter commented about my in her own words "my manly hairy arms" another time she commented about something I myself had not really noticed, mainly my hairy ears, that's new to me, later on that day I looked closely at the mirror and sure enough, just like the rest of me, they are very hairy as well, LOL, never mind, that's just me getting older, although I am very fit indeed and enjoy long walks in the winter and as I have told you, I enjoy cycling a lot as well

Not too long until Xmas Ouch, I should not have mentioned that LOL

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 02, 2013:

Congratulations Alan, you are so lucky. I will never have that experience as I can't have children of my own to get as far as grand children. I think they are very lucky to have someone like you as a Grandad, and you could say the ultimate furry bear for them to cuddle lol.

Catch up soon

Kind regards

Cindy

almorr on October 02, 2013:

Hi Cindy, just been reading all the posts from you and your followers for the last year, looking back I told you that my daughter gave birth last December to a baby girl Sophie, but I forgot to tell you that my daughter in law gave birth to her second daughter in May, her name is Olivia, so I now have 3 grand-daughters, perhaps one day I will have a grandson.

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on October 01, 2013:

Perhaps you should advise people on the results, as I doubt many people will go looking for them based on posts that are effectively shouting at them (all in capital letters).

Can't allow your comment as it lead to a porn site (I checked). Needless to say this just backs up what I said all along, most people who like armpit hair have a fetish for it. thanks for your help to prove this :)

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on September 25, 2013:

Hi Alan,

I used to have a friend many years ago who lived near Falkirk in Stirlingshire in Scotland, unfortunately I never got to go and visit her, but we were pen pals for some years as children.

I have never been to Scotland, but it is somewhere I want to go one day (the scenery appeals to me).

Regards to you too, and catch up soon.

Cindy

almorr on September 24, 2013:

Hi Cindy, I am glad your 'Best Root Vegetable in Show' did so well. So happy to know that your parents enjoyed the cruise of the Islands around Britain and especially their day in Orkney. Orkney is not the most northely part of Scotland or the UK, Shetland is.

Yes, I have always lived in Scotland, I was born in Glasgow 67 years ago, but I know live in Cumbernauld, now that is halfway between Glasgow and Stirling, Stirling is very famous for its castle, a lot of tourists visit Stirling Castle, great view from the top of the castle rock, see for miles almost to Edinburgh, which also has a famous castle of course.

Regards to you and your husband

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on September 23, 2013:

Hi Alan, I did very well at the show thanks, swept the board with stacks of first second and third places. Also won two trophies, one for Best Root Vegetable in Show and one for Best Exhibit in Vegetable Section.

Guernsey has been rather wet and miserable going into the Autumn, although today is sunny and yesterday was quite sunny too. My parents have just back from a cruise of the Islands around Britain, so they did go to Orkney for a day and loved it (probably about as close as they got to Scotland itself). Are you far from there?

Hope all is well with you too (and your hair lol)

Regards

Cindy

almorr on September 23, 2013:

Hi Cindy, not been in contact with you for a few months now, I hope the show went well and your potatoes won a prize. If any female had asked me when I was younger to shave anything off my body, apart from face I would have politely told them to, well I don;t swear, 0ff. Of course nowa- days with so many ads on the TV for 'grooming for men' girl friends and wives may ask their men to do just that, and some of them do, that is the difference between the 1960's 70's etc and 2013

Hope everything in Guernsey is looking good for the Autumn

Regards Alan in Scotland

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on September 20, 2013:

I 100% agree with you on this (including about the idiotic statement that person made). This also sounds like you are a fair person because you were willing to shave off you own armpit hair for a girlfriend (I see your point about drawing the line at leg hair though lol).

Thanks for your comments :)

Eric on September 20, 2013:

"Any man refusing a date with a girl because she displays hairy pits is immature and does not deserve a girlfriend"

Honestly, that's a pretty dumb statement. I know you (the author) said that you don't agree with all the statements and hopefully that is one of them.

Personally I hate armpit hair on a woman and am disgusted to see it. I like a little pubic hair, rather than the hairless look. But don't like too much hair.

It all comes down to personal preference. I was with a woman for 10 months that hated armpit hair on guys. I didn't see the problem with it, but I loved her and wanted her to be happy with my image, so I shaved it. She also didn't like leg hair, but I put that idea down real fast. I don't have thick hair anywhere, so she dealt with it. But honestly, if she had armpit hair, I wouldn't have gone out with her.

After a while in dating or a relationship, almost everything comes down to personality rather than looks. But looks still play a part. If I totally let myself go, I know my current gf would still love me, but I doubt she would have much physical attraction towards me. I love her so I want to be good and look good for her.

Again, it all comes down to personal preference and I don't think anyone with a fair amount of intelligence can make such a bold (and idiotic) statement as the one above.

cultural differences on August 24, 2013:

My first experience of withnessing a female with underarm hair was in Italy, She was walking down the street or should I say she walked with the kind of strut that catches ones eye, she was obviously in love and as she reached her arms upward to embrace her man she looked into his soul as she wispered to him, as I noticed her beauty and the beauty of the moment I noticed her arm pit hair, when she put her arms down she had some of her arm hair exposed against her skin and fabric of her crisp blouse, till this day it is a turn on of a beautiful moment in life. one that is etched in my mind forever, and if you stop for the moment and noticed the scent of your woman or mate you will recognize and identify with fragrances that represent their day. I love connecting with my woman and deeply inhaling her fragrance of her day. the hair is just a bonus. highten your conciousness. what I have learn is things that turn us off just turn us off, no matter of the story or circumstance.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 08, 2013:

Lol Alan, maybe it is partly a hormonal thing with women, or maybe it is just that the type of women who tend not to shave their armpits are often the more masculine or feminist types who seem less concerned about personal hygiene because they are on a mission to prove something to the world about being equal to men, who knows!

Potatoes had got the Blight, but as I caught it early and removed the diseased foliage and sprayed immediately, I managed to slow it down enough to get them to limp through another couple of weeks. Lifting them now and most of the tubers look very good. The show is next week, so fingers crossed I should do okay.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on August 08, 2013:

Hi Cindy, thank you for your reply, like the way you say 'it takes away a man's masculinity' I do have very hairy arm pits, shoulders, legs, chest, etc, I like to think I am masculine. Interesting that you say the BO problem seems to rear its ugly head more on women with hairy arm pits more than men.

I just hope you solved the problem of your potatoes and that prevented them from having potato blight.

Kind regards to you

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 07, 2013:

Hi Alan, well if you are going to wash as soon as you get home then you don't need to shave your armpits, plus I feel it takes away a man's masculinity if they do (whereas you don't want a woman to retain any masculinity). I strongly feel however that on women it is just plain ugly and totally not sexy, plus I notice the BO problem seems to rear its ugly head far more on women with hairy armpits than it does with men for some reason.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on August 07, 2013:

In that case Cindy do you think men should shave their arm pit hair? As you know I do a lot of cycling, I will admit that there is that usual smell from them when I get home, I ALWAYS wash and use deoderant when I get home. Being a man I do have hairy arm pits, but as you have stated in previous posts that is OK for a man, as long as he washes and cleans them, which I always do. Do you think men should actually shave the hair off?

Regards

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on August 05, 2013:

Sweat actually doesn't smell at all though Kiernan, it is the bacteria that feed/breed on sweat that make it smell. The hair traps the sweat, hence providing a perfect breeding/feeding ground for bacteria to multiply. Deoderant would help hide the smell, but not remove the actual bacteria, merely hide the evidence of their presence. Yuck!

kiernan holland on August 05, 2013:

Probably the reason arm pits are so smelly if hairy is that the hair increases the surface area and the sweat that runs into it, dissipates heat when the breeze blows through it.. So if you used underarm deoderant...

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on July 15, 2013:

Lol Alan, yes it is good news that the ladies your way have shaved their armpits and appreciate the fact this looks much nicer than the hairy variety (especially considering the potential for BO in this heat).

Hope all is well with you too. All good here thanks, although my potatoes have got potato blight (I discovered it today). Just spent over three hours organising a 'back pack sprayer', cutting off the diseased foliage, fighting to get the sprayer to work properly, spraying the healthy remains of my plants with Dithane 945 to (hopefully) slow down the disease somewhat, spray my still healthy tomatoes to prevent the spores spreading on to them and then put all the relevant containers back into their original positions. Horrendous task, but I just need the potatoes to stay alive another couple of weeks to ensure I have some decent sized tubers for the local show, after that I am not so worried.

Best wishes

Cindy

Alan on July 15, 2013:

Hello Cindy, your friend from Scotland, I hope you are enjoying the lovely summer of 2013, beautiful weather we are having here in Scotland, sometimes it is a bit too hot, 28c is way above the normal for Scotland. However, all the ladies I have seen have been wearing sleeveless dresses and tank tops, and to be honest (you will like this) I have not seen one woman with hairy arm pits, all the ladies I have seen have NO hair under there arms, I bet that is good news for you. I hope you and your husband are enjoying the good weather as well

Regrads

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 17, 2013:

Thank you for commenting Hailey, I agree with every word you said :) Glad you found this article of interest.

Hailey on June 17, 2013:

I find armpit hair on women disgusting, it causes a bad smell, and make a bad reputation for a woman. We're living in a century when we do have so many option how to remove it and look fascinating.

thanks for your insight.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 16, 2013:

Hi Renga, I am afraid you are wrong about several things here, firstly armpit hair is not required on men and women at all, secondly hair is dead, therefore no matter what you do it it (including shaving or cutting it) it will not grow back any faster (this is scientific fact), and thirdly women certainly don't look more attractive and sexy with hairy armpits unless you have a fetish for that kind of thing. Afraid if you want to look at more hairy armpit pictures you will have to look elsewhere e.g. Google Search.

renga on June 16, 2013:

Armpit hair is required for both men and women. There is no need of shaving the hairyarmpit. If we start shaving them, it will start growing fastly. Women with hairy armpit really looks more attractive and sexy. I want to view more hairypit women photos. Can I see this?

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on June 10, 2013:

Lol Peachpurple, nice to see someone with a good sense of humour on this ;)

PS. For those who take the above comment seriously, it is important to note that shaving cannot in any way make hairs 'darker' and the hairs would only be 'coarser' because of the sharp edge shaving leaves on the hair (as soon as the hairs grow through, drop out and are replaced, the new ones will be just as soft feeling as previously).

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 10, 2013:

my mom has armpit hairs and so do I and my daughter. We tried to shave them but the hair grows even coarser and darker. We have armpit odor which smells bad so we shave them often. Tried many cosmetics and cream stuff to remove but failed. Hence, we just pretend that our armpit hairs are essential to make ourselves unique !

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on May 30, 2013:

Hi Alan,

Congratulations on both the new arrivals :) You must be very happy and I am delighted you have also agreed to take on an older cat as they are the ones that struggle to find homes the most. Well done. Hope your new niece is doing well and please pass on my congratulations to your family as well.

Regards

Cindy

Alan on May 30, 2013:

Hi Cindy, it is an exciting time for me, my daughter in law, that's my son's Chinese wife gave birth to a baby girl on 27th May, they have named her Olivia and my sister gave me a cat, she is 8 years old, her name is Eeshane, a rather unusual name but I am not changing it, hope you are keeping well

Regards

Alan in Scotland

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on May 04, 2013:

Hi Alan, lovely to hear from you too. Nothing much to report here either. Congrats on another grandchild on the way (an exciting time for you).

Catch up soon.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on May 03, 2013:

Hi Cindy, Alan here, not much going on just now, I have not forgotten you, nothing much to report regarding the word 'hair'. My sons Chinese wife will soon be giving birth, not sure if its a girl or boy, that will be my 3rd grandchild. Hope you and your husband are keeping well

Regards

Alan in Scotland

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on April 21, 2013:

Hi LongTimeMother, I can't ever see a point in time where I would want (and feel comfortable with) underarm hair like the woman in the first photo has. It just looks nasty and unkempt, and very definitely not sexy.

LongTimeMother from Australia on April 20, 2013:

Even in the 70s when women were making a statement by letting their leg and underarm hair grow unchallenged, it never appealed to me.

The photo at the top of your hub is really scarey!! :)

almorr on March 27, 2013:

Thank you Cindy

Alan

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 26, 2013:

So sorry to hear this Alan. I used to work in a couple of vets surgeries as an assistant (never a vet sadly). It is always heartbreaking to lose a pet, although a small consolation if they live to a good age as Oscar clearly did. At least he was loved and cared for and had a happy home. One day I am sure we will all be reunited with our lost pets and family members.

Regards

Cindy

almorr on March 26, 2013:

Hi Cindy, its just that my cat Oscar died so I am a bit sad, she was 18 or about that, had a long life, I am OK, you were a vet some time ago, not too many cats live that long but you said that you knew a cat that was 23, I read that the record for a cat living was 33, wow, enjoy the rest of your holiday.

Regards

Alan

yssubramanyam from india, nellore. andhrapradesh on March 25, 2013:

good. it is choice of individual, feminism very much enhances the intimacy..it the only capturing tool in the hands of a woman. nice hub.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 25, 2013:

No I don't 'naturalgirl', I make sure I look groomed and shaved in all places, whether my Husband sees them or other people (I believe in looking feminine and attractive as much as possible). This is not to say I shave all hair off in intimate places, but about 70% of it I do. Essentially I keep myself very tidy and presentable in those areas.

naturalgirl on March 25, 2013:

Do you allow hair to grow in places only your husband can see?

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 25, 2013:

I hope your 'sad news' isn't too awful Alan. I just re-read your comment and realised I missed that part of it first time round. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 25, 2013:

Hi yssubramanyam, lol, look don't worry too much about your English. I can work out what you mean in most of your comments, but some are a bit cryptic and take an element of guesswork. I am sure over time your English will continue to improve :)

yssubramanyam from india, nellore. andhrapradesh on March 25, 2013:

are you satisfied with my english? it was an isolated incident where i wrote with absent mind, i regret it. i always use simple and easy english. i am commentator/answerer in many on line sites. sorry for it. good hub and i keep giving my views as long as the issue is opened.

yssubramanyam from india, nellore. andhrapradesh on March 25, 2013:

are you satisfied with my english? it was an isolated incident where i wrote with absent mind, i regret it. i always use simple and easy english. i am commentator/answerer in many on line sites. sorry for it. good hub and i keep giving my views as long as the issue is opened.

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 25, 2013:

Thanks again for visiting regularly with your thoughts yssubramanyam.

yssubramanyam from india, nellore. andhrapradesh on March 24, 2013:

it matters a lot to models, how ever it my personal choice..i love being natural..

yssubramanyam from india, nellore. andhrapradesh on March 24, 2013:

it matters a lot to models, how ever it my personal choice..i love being natural..

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 24, 2013:

lol, thanks Alan, weather here in Tenerife great, really not looking forward to returning to the cold miserable UK weather. Hope all is well with you, and thanks for your really sweet and kind comment :)

almorr on March 24, 2013:

O Come on everyone, can you not read, Mistyhorizon is having a well deserved holiday in Tenerife, I have sad news for her but I am not writing to her until she comes back from that well deserved holiday.

Alan from UK

Cindy Lawson (author) from Guernsey (Channel Islands) on March 23, 2013:

Well natural girl, ultimately it is up to you, but the majority of men will tell you openly they don't like women with 'hairy pits' or too much hair in the 'lower areas', although the polls on this article tend to offer misleading results because the nature of this article attracts a certain kind of person who tends to have a bit of a 'fetish' for hairy armpits (and no doubt lower down too). A better gauge would be to ask a random selection of male friends and see what they say, in which case you will most likely find that in the western world men prefer ladies to look like ladies, and therefore not overly hairy in certain places.

natural girl on March 23, 2013:

should a girl be natural down below or do you shave. I have never shaved or trimmed pubic area so I am completely natural.

yssubramanyam from india, nellore. andhrapradesh on March 23, 2013:

every husband must undertake the duty of maintenance. let our partner enjoy the sharing of pleasure. good hub.

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