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    Women of BuzzFeed discuss hairy pits and bikini-waxing horrors.

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    1. Do you get bikini waxes?

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    "I did it once."


    "I did it myself once and I ended up with a bruise on my entire vagina, spreading out on to my thighs."

    "Hair would have been better than a bruise."

    "Honestly, I just think of all the things I want to spend money on and I can't even put waxing in the top 100."

    "I get a professional wax quite often, but it's hard to get past that fact that you're lying spread-legged in front of a stranger."

    "And not even in the good way."

    "I didn't know where to look, except into her eyes."

    "You're like, 'Yes. That is my vagina.'"

    "I'd be tempted to ask, 'I know you've seen a lot of vaginas. Can you just confirm, is mine ~normal~?'"

    "Once when I was getting a Brazilian, at that part where they make you lie on your front and hold your buttocks apart, the waxer started complimenting my manicure."


    "Whoa, no chat now, please!"

    "Do they make you go on all fours and do your bumhole?!"

    "What if you fart?"

    "That bikini wax I had in August was the first and, I'm pretty sure, last time I will ever wax."

    "What a ludicrous thing it is, truly."

    2. Is shaving your bikini line any better, though?

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    "I definitely think waxing is preferable to getting shaving rash."

    "I merely trim. I hate shaving."

    "I don't mind shaving."

    "Once after shaving, when I was a teenager, I was wearing a white bikini and all the little hairs poked through like a cactus."

    "Hahaha, a very strange cactus."

    "No one told me how to deal with body hair."

    "Nobody told me either!"

    "I once walked in on my mum tweezing her bikini area and assumed that's probably how it's done."

    3. Do smooth legs feel better than hairy legs?

    4. How often do you shave your legs?

    5. Would you ever leave your underarms unshaved?

    6. Does female hairiness repel men anyway?

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    "I had a male friend who used to bitch about the bushes on women he slept with, and hearing that made me feel really self-conscious and more inclined to wax."


    "See, that shit is what's so annoying – some random guy will say something and it affects you, annoyingly."

    "I hate it when guys even bring that up."

    "I hope those dudes never find women to sleep with."

    "Like, 'neat' will have to do."

    "In principle, I feel like I can confidently be all, 'Yeah, full bush!', but IRL, I think I'd change my mind if I was dating someone new."


    "I feel like 'YOU WILL DEAL' is my motto."

    "Like, this can't be the thing that determines if we stay together."

    "I'd just be really worried about being judged."

    "Yeah, but I genuinely can't imagine thinking of that at the point of a new encounter."

    "I do think guys care a little bit though, because they've learned to care."

    "And women have learned to care back."

    "But imagine if you met a guy who was SUPER into hairiness."

    "It would be weird, right?"

    "Like if he wanted to stroke it and shit?"

    "That'd be hella weird."

    "I'd be weirded out by that, yeah."

    "But you know, what's that expression, 'All cats are grey in the dark'?"

    "I think that's all of us, really."

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