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Hi! Just found this website and am loving it 🙂
Related to this but on a different type of hair, what are your thoughts on female depilation? Shaving, waxing, laser hair removal, etc.? For a year now, I’ve been wearing skirts and dresses that mostly go to the ankle, so I haven’t seen much need to shave (unless I marry a man who prefers it). Women started shaving as stockings became less available during WWII and as hemlines began moving upward. My dilemma is that unshaved legs are now associated with feminism, but shaved legs became popular in the first place as a result of increasing immodesty, so I’m at a loss what to do.
Thanks for this lovely post, and have a great day 🙂
To shave or not to shave – that indeed is the piddling question.
Before I go into that topic, I must say that I have never heard the mention of shaving being immodest!
I find the whole idea rather absurd and bothering on SCRUPULOSITY, to be honest.
What next would be considered immodest?
The use of COSMETICS? Wearing deodorant?? Brushing your teeth???!
In my opinion, feminine shaving is just as important a part of womanly grooming as wearing deodorant, using cosmetics MODERATELY and so on.
I do believe that feminine shaving should be done for three main purposes:
Walking around with armpit hair hanging out from your tops is not only unsightly but also indicative of sloppy grooming and bad hygiene. Ditto with excessive body hair.
And on the topic of body hair, women naturally produce less body hair than men.
It is a mark of Biblical womanhood and femininity to differentiate your appearance or form as woman, from a man.
This is why skirts and dresses are preferred over trousers and other attire that are generally associated with menswear.
Along the same vein, if, as a woman, you are prone to excessive body or facial hair, you should keep it under control through any one of the various forms of hair removal techniques.
You are supposed to look like a woman and having less body and facial hair than a man IS the essence of femininity, and shows clear distinction between you and a man.
In addition, the more body hair you produce, the more likely you are to have a body odour as the hair follicles and sebacious glands make sweat more likely to get trapped, leading to increase of bacteria and problems like skin infections, acne and also body odour.
So, YES, women should shave body and facial hair and NO, it is NOT immodest to do so.
BUT, WHAT ABOUT THE HAIR DOWN THERE?
The feminine vaginal environment is delicate.
Pubic hair is there for a reason and it functions to maintain a healthy vaginal PH, thus protecting the woman from certain cancers, infections, bacterial vaginosis, and can also help to improve fertility and reproduction.
Did you know that, as a woman, if your PH is off, it makes your kitty’s PH environment extremely hostile to your husband’s sperm and kills them off before they even make their way to the cervix?
This, of course, then leads to problems conceiving a child.
Shaving everything down there to look like a prepubescent child is very harmful to your kitty’s PH environment and is also inappropriate and frankly, creepy!
However, letting it run wild and untamed can lead to poor kitty hygiene and increased risk of infection.
So, how do you keep your kitty happy?
Trim or shave it very low, but never leave it completely bare.
Avoid using soap down there.
Moisturise only with natural oils like coconut oil or sweet almond oil and stay away from tampons.
I hope this clarifies any questions re feminine hair removal, modesty, and grooming.
Our Lady, model of womanhood and femininity, pray for us!
ad Jesum per Mariam