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"My hair is very fair, so I used to think 'Oh, wow, I can get away with not shaving.' I kept growing it out and then realized, once you could see it, that I didn’t actually care. I just got really comfortable with it being there."
"My boyfriend encourages me to have body hair wherever I want. He likes for me to do whatever makes me happy. It’s your body; it’s how you represent yourself."
"I love body hair. I see no reason not to have it if you want it. I stopped shaving my armpits because I realized it's not what made me feminine. I actually felt more feminine with body hair and decided to just run with it.
"It makes me feel great, and I feel even better when I see more and more women are shaving their armpits less, too. Hell yes, ladies!"
"I just reached two years of [growing out] my armpit hair. My leg hair and pubic hair have kind of always grown out. My pubic hair I groom. I have shaved in the past, but I find it very uncomfortable, so I just leave it. And, I like the way it looks."
"I just kept [my armpit hair] for myself, and it was one of the most empowering things I ever did. It feels nice to have it there, and when I see other women with it, like on the subway with their arm up, I feel like we’re part of a secret club or something.
"I definitely used to be shocked if I saw a woman with armpit hair. It’s getting more common...It’s just a little jarring at first, I suppose. Anyone who I’ve been dating, for the most part, doesn’t care. I’ve had some people who do. But, I was never willing to change, because I don’t see the point."