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    Family, friends and co-workers reaction to shaved arms?

    I am wondering if anyone has any experience with peoples reactions when you shave your arms for the first time?

    I have been shaving my legs for a few months now and I am going in next week for my first waxing and decided to have my arms waxed too. I never shave them since that hair is out in public for everyone to see and if it was gone then people would ask questions. Now I am at the point of "I don't care".

    There are non-TG guys out there who shave so I am wondering if anyone will look at me differently then they do now. At work I used to look and smell like Grizzly Adams and now I am trimmed, shaved and, somewhat pretty smelling (love the moisturizer) so they already look at me differently, but in a good way.

    What are your experiences with this?

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    I've been shaving my whole body for many years now, including my arms. I started doing this even in my Navy days before I retired over 30 years ago. Not one comment about my arms. The only comments that I ever got was from a couple of doctors about shaving my chest. Go for it.
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    I waited to shave my legs until after the Navy. I have always been self conscious but those days are numbered.

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    Never had one comment so far and I have been doing ot for a year and a half...look how many guys on these reality TV shows have hairless chests..now tell me they are not all blessed with no hair on their chests....I think it's a no big deal thing now...we're jsut looking at it thought different glasses....
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    I don't work in a cubicle office with a bunch of players and shirt and tie guys. I work with a dozen guys in short sleeved uniforms.

    This hairy guy, me, with beard and all, shaved the beard last year while on vacation. Nobody noticed except one office woman. "You look much younger, she said!"

    Started shaving my hirsute arms and chest a few months ago. Still nobody noticed. And even if they did, they never mentioned it and relationships have not changed.

    Wouldn't care any more if they did, actually!



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    I think I'll join a swim team.
    OK for them to shave, no questions asked.
    Good exercise too.

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    Simply...

    nobody cared that I shaved everything...

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    What Tracy said. I am shaven all over and get no reaction whatever from colleagues, friends or close family.
    People have their own stuff to occupy them full time and do not tend to check the skins of other people for unusual hair growth (or lack of).
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    A few people have asked if I shave, I just say I'm not a hairy person! They never seem to push it past that point.

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    I have not had any reactions and my daughters were the first to notice but said nothing for over a year. They may think you have decided to clean up and this is just part of it.

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    I've been shaving my arms now for a couple of months and no one has even noticed, or if they have, they haven't said a word about it.

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    No-one has ever mentioned my shaved arms or even my plucked eyebrows. And even if they did I'd tell them it's none of their effing business.
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    Geico caveman here! The only place that doesn't grow hair is on my head!
    I shave most places, legs, front side, feet, face, and neck. I have a back shaver called Man groomer. It unfolds and extends. I started shaving my arms and hands, but it was prickly when growing back, so I now epilate them.
    Like the others, there has not been a single comment about it.

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    Nobody except my boss, who is a very caring and observant person asked me, he thought maybe I was in chemo! I assured him I was fine, did it for swimming and besides nothing makes a guy look older than gray chest hair, he laughed and said he used to do it too!

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    I shaved my arms once. For some reason, on my right arm, my skin didn't feel right afterwards. My skin felt like it was crawling in one spot. So I don't shave them anymore
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    I keep clean shaven from as far back as I can remember. never had a negative comment.
    I just started working a new job,(construction). On Monday the boss a mocho kinda guy, came over to chat with us at lunch. He got to talking about getting a massage, then said he just "sheared" his hair all off again for the massage. Up til then I didn't even notice that his legs and arms were bare. I guess that goes to show how much anybody pays attention to such things, and none of us 6 guys even said anything about it, Like it was no biggie for anyone to be hairless.
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    I change clothes in a locker room full of mostly straight guys. I was always very hairy, but when I started shaving everything last year, no one even mentioned it. Think about it... What would it look like if somebody mentioned that? It would mean he's checking you out, and he's never going to admit that. And of course the gay guys aren't likely to mention it either, because the last thing they need is to make all the straight guys uncomfortable with them.
    Of course, if anyone were to mention it to me today, I would probably say something like, "Oh, well you know, I'm in transition to become physically female, so I'm removing all my body hair," or some such. I say stuff like that at work all the time, and everyone thinks it's hysterical. Eventually they'll start to figure it out. I think a couple of the smarter ones are beginning to.

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    No has mentioned it. I shave my entire body all over and I always make sure that my arms, hands and fingers are hair fee. I also wear girls shorter sleeve t-shirts. Not so much as a word.

    A fellow CDing friend of mine does the same, and one of his co-workers did say something. She asked him if he was part native American Indian as she noticed he didn't have any hairs on his arms or legs
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    Like others ,I have been shaving all over for years and never had a negative comments .
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    I've been shaving my arms and legs for a long time, and not one word from anybody.

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    Had no reaction whatsoever... My best friend did notice, but never said anything till I told him I CD'd.
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    Thanks everyone. That all makes me feel better.

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    I don't think anybody really notices that much,,,and even if they do, most seem to say nothing. I used to be really paranoid about it, like a while ago,,but it just hardly matters at all. Do it for yourself,,,and try not to worry about other's reactions!!
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