The Shaving Dilemma

I realize that most of the men who follow this blog will have absolutely no interest in this post. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to talk about it, of course.

Shaving. In the U.S., it’s basically expected. Those who deviate are quickly labeled hippies (I’m not saying being a hippie is a bad thing. I’m merely pointing out stereotypes). So what happens when a woman in her early twenties begins finding it difficult to continue this ritual?

I’m glad that I enjoy wearing jeans in 90 degree weather, because I happen to be said woman. That whole “bending down to shave my legs everyday” thing ain’t working anymore. I might be able to get away with it if I had a bathtub to sit on, but all I have to work with right now is a walk-in shower.

Talk about frustrating. No, I don’t enjoy the feeling of having ape legs. And as ridiculous as it sounds, I’m too damn stubborn to buy a shower stool. I contemplate, I research various products online, but I never purchase. Quite frankly, I think I’m just ashamed of the reaction people will have if they find out I have one. A shower stool is an “old lady thing.” I know I’m being stupid. Watch, pretty soon I’ll be writing a glowing review on one of them.

I think I’m ranting here more than trying to make a point. I guess the moral of this story would be that sometimes we’re forced to do things that might embarrass us for our own good.  And that sometimes you just need to suck it up and deal with it so that you can be a productive human being.

Now this particular human being needs sleep. Good night all.

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8 responses to “The Shaving Dilemma

  • tooyoungforarthritis

    To me shaving is not a priority but I always feel better when I have smooth legs. I’m assuming you are not in uk? We have hair removal cream called veet which is fantastic. You put it on go in the shower and then it rubs off taking your hair with it. 🙂

  • Marcia

    I had a bad shoulder and couldn’t raise my arm out far enough in any direction in order to get a razor under there. It was pretty schizo because I did shave under the other one. I felt about half European. Sometimes you just have to let it go. (I did have surgery on the shoulder and could finally shave under there about 6 months later. I consider it a gift to be able to do that again!)

  • twistedrandall

    I only shave if the hair will be noticeable at a distance. Lol. However, I did stay waxing my own legs. It hurts at first but I sit on the floor on an old sheet while watching movies. Going to the salon is more expensive but might be worth it once a year before summer.

  • Ron Simpson

    It really doesn’t matter if you have ape liked legs. Don’t be afraid using products for your insecurity. It’ll help you feel confident. Have you tried using Veet?

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