November 30, 2011

The Hairy Pits Club

Okay, so I’ve been sitting on this tumblr site for awhile. I stumbled upon it one day while looking for photos of sinewy yoga arms to use as inspiration for my workouts, and THIS is what I found. I distinctly recall squeezing my eyes shut and squealing with disgust. So I bookmarked it, thinking that it would make for good blog fodder. Only every time I tried to post it, I couldn’t even bring myself to include an actual photo from the site. Hence our pretty ballerina, who is NOT a member of the club. The truth is, I can’t handle underarm hair. Not on myself (see laser hair removal), and definitely not on other ladies. I’m not sure I feel all that comfortable around men’s underarms. Does this make me a bad person? Or just superficial? I do think our American culture has become obsessed with body hair in the last decade or two, and maybe seeing all of those smooth and hairless models everywhere has sunk into my psyche. What YOU think about hairy pits? Do you secretly want to join the club—or squeal with disgust?

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