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The Hiphoppopotomous

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Shaving (guys and girls)
« on: October 07, 2010, 03:48:34 AM »
This is obviously only a personal gripe, but my god! There is something about this that really annoys me.

I know that it is natural for a girl to not shave her armpits, and that there is nothing wrong with it, and yet most girls here seem to, and it's nice. But it really creeps me out when girls who dont shave their armpits wear really strapless tops. It's like, hair everywhere! I guess it's just the culture I was brought up in, and it would be irrational to expect everyone else to conform to British norms, but they should anyway.




And guys, if they can only grow a three hair mustache, why not just keep shaving? little pube moustaches look so stupid! It makes me want to shave them! I want to shave other men! this is what it has come to!

Yeah so the shaving thing is the only thing in China that really bothers me (other than the beggar at Bayi Square who doesnt have a face)

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 03:51:44 AM »
He he he

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 03:54:48 AM »
Maybe so, but still, even the Greek shave their armpits!

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 04:07:41 AM »

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Maybe so, but still, even the Greek shave their armpits!

Really!!?? The girls as well as the guys?   uuuuuuuuuu
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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 04:08:40 AM »
well maybe, I was only there for a week and was 14, but still the women shaved and ate olives and it was awesome.

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 04:59:28 AM »
Even the Greek?

What does that mean?

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 05:06:49 AM »
my girlfriend had hairy armpits when we started dating

it was a bit of a shock first time...

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 06:03:50 AM »
it would be irrational to expect everyone else to conform to British norms, but they should anyway.
Yes, totally agree.  And they should not spit or urinate or defecate in public.  And they should chew with their mouths closed.  And provide tissue in the bathrooms. And, and, and...

Shaving - or not - is cultural and you have chosen to live in their country.  I, too, find it ewwy to look at.  Gotta agree with you on the men and any attempts to grow a reasonable facsimile of a mustache or beard.  Also creepy for me are the moles with inches-long hair growing out of them.
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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2010, 07:16:46 AM »
Even the Greek?

What does that mean?

Nothing at all, a light hearted joke?


Anyway, I obviously accept that I am in a country who stick to their own culture. The spitting and pissing doesn't really bother me so much, although I did see a guy walking down the street with his wang hanging out last week which was a little weird.

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 07:19:57 AM »
Anyway, I obviously accept that I am in a country who stick to their own culture. The spitting and pissing doesn't really bother me so much, although I did see a guy walking down the street with his wang hanging out last week which was a little weird.

Sorry, I'll try to remember to zip up next time. ahahahahah

Personally, a little bit of underarm hair doesn't bother me.  Chinese girls don't have much compared to their unshaven western counterparts.

I do find the attempts at facial hair amusing.  Only about 1 in 10 Chinese who try for a beard or mustache seem to succeed.

Definitely agree about those mutant moles with the looooong hairs sticking out. aaaaaaaaaa
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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2010, 07:27:38 AM »
haha my grandma has mutant hair moles and a small moustache so I'm kinda used to that.

There was only one girl who was really bad, and he r armpit hair was like Ivy, working its way around her shoulders. She was speaking at the front of the class and it was a little distracting, but in class I suppose it doesn't really matter, as I'm not one who will think of students in a potential partner kind of way.

It really is weird to think that it is just the done thing in the western world, and that girls must actually put a lot more effort into shaving everywhere. Never really thought about it before (not exactly a mental picture that I want either)

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2010, 07:28:47 AM »
Oh and on a side note, is it actually true that if you shave regularly, your face hair will grow faster than if you dont? My friend said that it was a myth, but I've always found it to be true.

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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2010, 08:11:18 AM »
And guys, if they can only grow a three hair mustache, why not just keep shaving? little pube moustaches look so stupid! It makes me want to shave them! I want to shave other men! this is what it has come to!
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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 09:00:26 AM »
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is it actually true that if you shave regularly, your face hair will grow faster than if you dont? My friend said that it was a myth, but I've always found it to be true.

Our college back home had to address this issue on a regular basis. It went something like:
- college (13-18yr old) has grooming regulations, including reference to being clean shaven
- boy wants to look cool with the girls does not shave
- mother arrives at school and goes off her head
- do we not realise that shaving at the tender age of 16 will result in their son becoming covered in hair like an ape?
= threats are made to withdraw the boy (not seen as threat by us  awawawawaw)
- father writes to the Board of Trustees threatening legal action
- BofT refer it back to us

Our Deputy-Principal came up with a standard letter that was based on something like following:

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The myth

Shaved hairs grow back thicker, faster or darker.

The “truth”

This belief is held optimistically by youths trying to grow moustaches, wearily by women taking a razor to their legs for the thousandth time, and desperately by balding men who haven’t had much luck with the goose fat and monkey hormones. But shaving cuts hair only at the surface of the skin – while it’s below the skin that hair growth takes place – so whatever you do to hair that’s already dead can have no effect on what’s coming up.

All authorities seem to agree on that much, but there are various theories to explain the illusion that shaved hair grows back stronger, including: small amounts of growth on a shaven face (or any other area of the body, come to that) are more noticeable than on a hairy face; because hairs taper, their shaved remnants are of greater diameter than long hairs, and blunt rather than soft, making them appear darker and thicker and feel coarser; hairs of uniform length look darker; changes in the length of growing hair are proportionally much greater the shorter the hair, making growth seem fastest soon after shaving; and newly-emerged hairs may be darker before the sun gets a chance to bleach them.
http://www.forteantimes.com/strangedays/mythbusters/344/shaving_for_growth.html

It worked - and we could could get on with trying to educate their son.


  
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Re: Shaving (guys and girls)
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 09:19:28 AM »
my girlfriend had hairy armpits when we started dating

it was a bit of a shock first time...

And what happened afterwards? Did you get used to it, or was it too much?
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