Well this is kinda a hybrid thread. I have a question about body hair, but i also am looking for support from a pitfall i had just 3 minutes ago. Well this summer i havent been wearing shorts of anything revealing to my legs because im ashamed and embarassed by leg hair. I hate it, body hair. So ive taken up shaving lately, and although its kinda taboo and everything i cant enjoy summer. Honestly, i was totally prepared to take heat from anyone, except my parents or my sister. I feel that even though people would mock me id feel comfortable with myself and be able to take the mockery because i had a strong self-esteem because i was doing what i want and what made me feel good about myself. Then i went outside, no showing her or telling her what ive done but telling her about my hatred of body hair. She said i was being riddiculous and all men should have hair on their legs and no one does that. I know alot of guys who shave their legs and half of them arent gay. But right now her telling me that it would be extremely riddiculous if i shaved my legs hurt me beyond belief. Her, Dad, and my sister were the only three people on this earth that could get to me. I just wanted support. Her validation was that if i did shave, the hair would just come back longer, blacker, and thicker. Which is a good point and true, but then i just keep shaving? I wanted to know, how many of you feel the same way about body hair and any advice you could give me besides "forget what she says" would be great cuz i care alot about what my mom thinks, i love her alot and i dont think i could ignore her opposition.