A lady with hairy arms
February 22, 2013 11:36 AM Subscribe
How can I not be self-conscious about the hair on my arms?
posted by thank you silence to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (57 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I feel like many of my questions are vain, but in all honesty, I've done a lot of work when it comes to accepting myself. I'm pretty happy with my body, my hair, and my face. There's one thing I'm still not comfortable with: my arms. I have shaved them for 12 years, ever since a guy in middle school called me teen wolf. Then a few months ago I decided to let the hair grow in and bleach it, which has made it less noticeable but it's pretty long and I just feel disgusting and masculine and like if a guy ever got close to me and saw them he'd run the other way. I'm not interested in anything like electrolysis, and I'm not opposed to shaving them again but even that leads to the occasional "You shave your arms?!" question, plus I'm tired of having to shave them everyday and make sure I'm not prickly.
I was at the gym today and one of the trainers I usually talk to grabbed the hair on my arms and started pulling on it. I immediately recoiled because like I said, I'm so self-conscious and now I can't stop thinking about the whole thing. How big of a deal are hairy arms?