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Dakota16

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Hello everyone!

While I move forward in changing how I look, I'm unsure of what to do with my arms. They have hair on them and they'd be next on my list of places to start shaving. I'm having problems because even though I've seen articles saying it's becoming more popular and people seem to lean towards preferring seeing a woman without arm hair, I still know some women who don't bother removing hair from their arms. Is this idea a relatively new "fashion" style or is it personal preference?

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It's interesting in that, although I am not sure about women shaving their arms, most have very fine hair. I have though seen cis women who have had far more prominent arm hair (in density and darkness) than I, and probably many here if they have fair hair, have ever had.

To me it seems like one of the cases in which we feel we have to go further than a cis woman would for fear of it being noticed. Many would have though, fairly prominent underarm hair and I think more common to shave or otherwise remove.

Personally I use an epilator on my arms (and hands - Hairy hands are not feminine).

In my mind it is a personal preference and if you hair is not too noticeable my feeling is not to worry.

Tracy

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Guest Sarah1967

My hair on my fore arms use to be thick and dark but now after 3 years of HRT the hair is so much thinner and lighter plus it's very hard to see now :)

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Guest AllisonRae

Think a lot of it is personal preference. Most of the cis women I have been involved with had arm hair. I have started to shave mine on occasion but HRT has dinished it pretty well. Go with what makes you happy!

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Allie

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Guest Clair Dufour

Removing body hair is now very common with men who go to gyms and sports that show a lot of skin. Most women still remove excessive hair unless they have their own gender issues. There are ethnic and alternative groups who celebrate body hair but for the most part they are in the minority. Hair grows back so why dwell on it? I have a friend who shaves head to toe and is the hottest man and the most beautiful hot woman you would ever meet. Even when he or she brings up a picture of the other mode, most just don't believe it. If you need an excuse, who knows what you get if you buy the full treatment at an oriental spa at the mall!

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I periodically shave mine to keep them from getting too long. I think it's really up to you, unless you have a lot of hair. There are some very hairy women who never shave their arms, but they're not worrying about passing either! Do it or don't do it; I don't think anyone will notice. Just be comfortable and yourself!

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Shaving my arm's was my first (what if people notice) act to try to feminized myself early on. I hate body hair other than my head. 7 years of HRT helped in some way on the typ of hair (finer)on my arms and legs. I am naturally blond and that helps too. I am a red head now and loving it. Sarah

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I shave my arms occasionally. My hair is very light and fine so it doesn't look badly but even so it does bother me at times. HRT has thinned it out a bit and overall i rarely find it a big issue.

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Charlize

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Personally I use a epilator on my arms and shave w/e it wont get I love it cant wait to get on hrt and see what that will do for my body hair exactly.

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Guest Alicia Rose

While I do have hair on my arms, and have shaved them many times. It doesn't bother me at all. Smooth arms arm nice but my hairs are thin and light enough that it doesn't cause dysphoria. So because of that, I choose to keep it. I'm sure that one day, I'll remove it but I focus on other areas that do bother me right now. I don't really stick with trends or what others prefer, I focus on what makes ME happy.. as should we all.

If your arms bother you enough then I'd encourage you to shave if that makes you happy - or just to try it once. But if it doesn't bother you like me, then I wouldn't worry over it. I personally just don't want to have to maintain that like my other areas... shaving sucks :P lol

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