It’s all so culturally specific too. I’m an American, but in my early adulthood during the 1980s, I lived in Berlin for five years as part of the US military.

I noticed pretty fast that lots of young German women only rarely shaved their body hair. Spotting fuzzy legs and armpits was unexceptional in warm weather.

While I found that a bit odd at first, it wasn’t long before I didn’t even notice anymore.

It would be nice if we could get to that place in the US!

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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