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Should I Shave? A Visual Guide

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Due to their proximity to the face, armpits are much easier to appraise than legs. Simply lift, look and determine: Do I smell? Should I shave? Depending on your standard protocol and preference, the answer is literally right in front of your eyes. Legs, on the other hand, are so far away. Bending over to see if that patch of prickle is still there above your ankle is rarely worth the trip. Then there’s the issue of showering and being late and wasting shaving cream and borrowing a stranger’s razor in the gym locker then fearing that she’ll remember she left it behind thus requiring that you return her razor with only a half-calf complete — it’s all so stressful.

And for what? So as not to offend society with the possibility that you’ve grown something other than a victory garden? This is your victory garden! Which means it’s up to you whether or not you’re ready to pick the crops or let ’em grow. But it shouldn’t be stressful. A shave is not a wax. Perhaps all you need is a little guide prompting you toward the final yes or no…

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Guide designed by Emily Zirimis.

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Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond

Amelia Diamond is a writer, creative consultant, and Man Repeller alumnus living in New York City.

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