After my college graduation, my mother texted me, "Your friend who doesn't shave their legs was really nice!" To which I gleefully replied, "You've got to be more specific, that's all of them." You see, we grew up with those Venus, "She Got It" commercials burnt into our brains, and in spite of it, nixing the razor is now becoming a popular choice. But do partners notice if you don’t shave your legs? From fundraisers like No-Shave November to quippy T-shirts stating things like Hairy Styles, lots of people are choosing to put down the razor and furthermore, enjoy talking about it.
Dating someone can often means getting cozy with them. From exploring different types of sexual activity, to squeezing into a tiny booth at a diner, you've probably shared a lot of space with your boo. For some couples, bodily hygiene is a topic of conversation they have regularly. For others, hair and other body-related matters are considered solo endeavors. It's important to note that it's OK to ask your partner what they're into and to care about their answers — but every couple is different! You can have the desire to turn your SO on and still be a strong, independent feminist. And it's also okay to take care of your body the way that makes you feel best. In the end of the day, whether or not you shave your legs is completely up to you.
I spoke with seven people about shaving, and whether or not they notice when their boo gives the razor a rest.