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Shaving is very important to me. I shave my legs, arms, hands, back, everything. I don't feel right unless I am hairless :)

Interesting to note that after years of shaving, my legs get it, so I only have to shave once a week or so. In the beginning, I used to have to shave every day, but no more :)

My daughter shaves her arms too. We have swapped techniques as to what approach is efficient. I can shave my whole body in seconds. A very good place to be.



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If you are born male and over the age of 15, shaving your face is totally necessary if you are transitioning to female. The rest of your body has room for variation, and most of it will be personal choice. My leg and arm hair is so fine and blond that it has never given me any reason to shave it, and the two times I did, I did not look nearly as nice as when I left it alone. For cross dressing, you will probably want to catch your upper chest down to below your breasts, but otherwise it won't be a problem.

For actual shaving, I use the multiblade razors and do it in the shower. One razor is dedicated to your face, and another goes to the body parts. The reason is simply that your face is exposed to little beasties that cause pain and suffering if they get into nicks further down. Infections are a nuisance, especially with nylon stockings.

If you are using an electric shaver, use the boy type on the face and neck to just below the collar bone. Use a women shaver below that point. The blades are different, and a men's face razor can cause ingrown hairs on legs etc.

Shaving is just part of the sport of Cross Dressing.

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Guest Jo-88

I shave my face of course. I also shave my arms because they are visible. I also shave my chest about once a week, and my lower legs about once every two weeks. I never shave my thighs because I get ingrown hairs there, but I do use a trimmer on them (same thing with my butt and groin). I wear jeans most of the time so the hair that grows back on my lower legs is never really an issue... so I just let it grow until I am like "yea thats getting gross" then I shave it.

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Guest April Kristie

As a geneticmale who does not physically produce testosterone naturally and am in an injection of it every two weeks regimen, otherwise I feel empty and become a hollow unmotivated being. Therefore because of the male 'mones I grow hair like a bush grows leaves! This as most autumns I remove all hair from my body and at 6'8" it is a major undertaking. I have Naired (Nair shower maxx) to make it all easier but that does smell pretty bad, I wear plastic gloves while doing it as it will take off your hand skin cells, and even cause the hands to split open! I and my SO dig the hairless look, my legs look and feel better in stockings, and while in just two days it is getting prickly again, I do not mind getting it all off, it just feels right to me as well. I want to inform you about a company that I have nothing to do with except as a consumer it is called Dorco and their site sells multiblade razors, double head ones that flex for womens bodies. I have never nicked myself with this type of razor it just glides over curves. They are around half the price of the majors (Gillettes Shicks). They are a Korean company that sells worldwide and if you want to shave the majors can get expensive over time. Also remember to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! The activity of scraping off the hair takes the body oils with it!

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I'm an American Hairless breed. Never had anything more than a few wisps of hair on my arms and legs - even underarms are bare (yeahhh!). About thirty hours of electrolysis (who's counting) took care of my barely visible facial hair. But, electrolysis missed a few random places, so I used to pluck whatever hairs appeared on my face.

SRS kept me from plucking for a while and there was too much to start again afterwards. Sooo... I'm back to using a razor. Can't stand the feel of that bristle!

So, yes, shave away, early and often!

Love, Megan

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