I am new to this site and just wanted to say what a relief it was to find it. I am a male with hair covering my whole body. I have always felt alone with my hairiness, I can’t talk about it with anyone, and I was always too shy to do anything about it. It effects my life greatly. I never want to do any outdoors-summer type things. I think by now I must have forgotten how to swim. Its been so bad that people have started to think I am gay b/c I don’t have the self-confidence to date anymore (even some family members). But when I found this site, and saw other people with pretty much the same problems as me I finally got the courage to do something about it. I ordered some wax strips and an epilator. I have spent all weekend trying to wax/epilate my own back, and while its been quite painful and there are still patches I can’t reach, I feel better about myself already. I know that this alone isn’t going to improve my life but its a big step in the right direction. I needed to say thanks to everyone who have shared their experiences here, b/c it motivated me to do something.
I am going to try and work my self up to going to a salon to get my back waxed for next time. If anyone knows of a good place in the northern boston area please let me know.