Hello, I’ve got a question not directly related to hair-removal methods, but this topic gave me an opening here …
For how many people (both men and women, but for women especially) has hair been an obstacle to intimacy?**
Personally, my body-hair issues dramatically affected my ability to allow my body to become a medium for affection, to perceive myself as a sexual being in ownership of my body… I felt (even in long-term relationships) that if I did not control my body in this way, that my boyfriend would find me repulsive.
(One of them asked me, with some great concern, whether I waxed my stomach, chest, arms - I attempted to answer non-chalantly, of course not (lying, somewhat unsuccesfully)… This guy had previously dated women with cancer, severe emotional problems, and generally was a supportive, emotionally mature person, but this question seemed to disturb him inordinately.)
I’m wondering, how have others managed thier ‘hairiness’, self-esteem, and intimate relationships?
Thanks, I appreciate any and all answers.
(since i found this forum, i must say i’ve been post-happy! i’m thankful that this space exists - you’re doing good work, andrea )