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Where would a woman have to come from to have that much body hair naturally?
Not trying to sound like an asshole, this photo is lovely, I am just genuinely curious.Hi there! Thanks for the compliment. :) I was born in the US and am a pretty vast mixture of different ethnicities, mostly European. The biggest chunk (1/4) and the heritage I feel the most connected to is Italian. My grandfather’s side of the family comes from Bari and Calabria in Southern Italy. :) Honestly, through my Body Hair Aware project, I have learned that (as I suspected) male pattern body hair on women is far more common than most people know because most of the women who have it hide and/or remove it with regularity and rarely discuss it. You would be amazed by the number of women (from many different backgrounds and ethnicities) who have messaged me who also have a great deal of body hair - even chest hair. It’s something humanity has rejected for so long, many people don’t even know it exists. I find this and the psychology behind it vastly intriguing.
hey guyz here are my sources:
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Hope, Christine. “Caucasian Female Body Hair and American Culture.” The Journal of American Culture 5.1 (1982): 93-99. Print.
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Lesnik-Oberstein, Karin. The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2006. Print.
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Watkins, Heidi. Body Image. Farmington Hill, MI: Greenhaven, 2009. 18-80. Print.