While conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome can cause the growth of such unruly hair, idiopathic hirsutism usually has no underlying cause, other than a higher-than-usual prevalence of androgens i. Women with the condition tend to grow thick, dark hairs on their back, upper-lip, breasts, chin, chest, or tummy, and battling the fuzz as well as the stubble and ingrown hairs associated with removal may lead to frustration and insecurity. While there are treatments available, like a drug called Spironolactone, which blocks androgen receptors and reduces testosterone, or creams like Vaniqa, many are costly. In addition to cost concerns, taboos about feminine hair growth, or just sheer embarrassment, can prevent women from seeking treatment let alone spreading their legs at a waxing salon or presenting their beard to a professional for laser hair removal.
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From Frida Kahlo's brows to Miley Cyrus' armpits -- women past and present have proven that body hair can be bold and beautiful. To celebrate with Fischer, we've rounded up images of body hair-positive women flaunting their fabulous fur. In an article introducing the first annual body hair holiday, Fischer explained her reasons for creating the celebratory day. I want people to realize that women and others who have been minoritized for having body hair or not removing it are not gross or unhygienic. And that more importantly, we exist. Historically , women's body hair has been repeatedly stigmatized and censored.
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Picture a super hot guy. Does he have armpit hair? Now do the same with a super hot woman. Why is there such a stigma against women with armpit hair?
For some, it's empowering to go against the grain and our society's fixation with female hairless bodies. It's natural, so if you've got it, flaunt it. For others, seeing visible armpit and leg hair still creates discomfort. It spurred that much conversation.