“The decision was made in early adolescence, maybe when I was 14 and all the girls in my school — none of whom had any hair on their bodies — started shaving because it was ’grown-up.’ Whatever. Seemed like a waste of time, a conformity that disgusted me (I was a feisty feminist, even at 14)”.
“As for my legs, having never shaved, it’s not an unbearable level of fuzziness. And I am fair, so the hair is very pale and thin, but you can see it for sure if you look close, especially when my legs are wet (like after a bath).”
“My son knows I have body hair just like he knows my husband does. It’s normal and natural to have body hair. Mammals have really fascinating patterns of body hair and I explain to him that body hair traps pheromones, and body hair keeps glands protected, and it highlights ‘special’ parts of the body that hold pheromones and glands. Those parts are responsible for helping reproductive behaviors. ”