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Wife lays down the law...no shaving for me(30 posts)

Wife lays down the law...no shaving for meFatnslow
Sep 19, 2003 7:38 AM
As I disappeared into the bathroom last night with the clippers and razor, the wife asks; "What are you doing?" To which I reply; "I'm going to shave my legs, muffin (we're dorky like that)." "No f*&kin way!" was her feminine and supportive reply.

Her feelings are that I am so hairy that shaving my legs will make me look like a two-stick popsicle that's been rolled around on a barber shop floor. In addition to that compelling reason, she also told me that I already spend 8-9 hours a day at work and 2-3 hours a day on my bike so she is not going to sacrifice another hour every other day for me to shave my damned legs.

Oh well, my intentions were good.
And how can you argue with that? (nm)CHRoadie
Sep 19, 2003 7:45 AM
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re: Wife lays down the law...no shaving for mescary slow
Sep 19, 2003 7:46 AM
I'd say shave them anyway. She'll change her tune when she sees your nicely defined quads and calves. Then she'll be begging you to go ride your bike to make them look even nicer!
Or it will get worse....newridr
Sep 19, 2003 7:54 AM
And she'll decide she wants that furry sweater off your chest and back, too. You be in the bathroom 3 hrs a day clipping,shaving, nairing.
then no shaving for her, eithermohair_chair
Sep 19, 2003 7:54 AM
Do it anyway. She'll like it when you are done, and besides, if you give in, consider yourself whipped. We all will.
You can tell who the single people on this board are. - nmFatnslow
Sep 19, 2003 7:56 AM
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No doubt!noveread
Sep 19, 2003 8:04 AM
Just to add my two cents, my wife didn't like the idea of me shaving either. Let's just say she's warmed up to it! In fact, I think I may have trouble if I STOP shaving this winter! :)

Noveread
ReallyPaulCL
Sep 19, 2003 8:06 AM
If your wife isn't happy, you won't be happy. Work on her for a while. Point out other guys who have shaved legs - not like you're lookin' but you know what I mean. Ease her into this big decision.
and the humorless ones, too nmmohair_chair
Sep 19, 2003 8:13 AM
No doubt! nmSteve_0
Sep 19, 2003 8:38 AM
My apologiesFatnslow
Sep 19, 2003 8:41 AM
I honestly meant for my reply to be humurous. I'm sorry if it didn't come off that way.
Marraige robs them of humor. nmKristin
Sep 19, 2003 8:45 AM
And the will to live.CHRoadie
Sep 19, 2003 8:49 AM
Why do men die before their wives? Because they want to!
.... because they want to! ... Lovin' that one Roadie! nmMrDan
Sep 19, 2003 9:18 AM
Not necessarily...KG 361
Sep 19, 2003 7:55 PM
My wife had pretty much the same attitude as yours, although her line was "do it and get a divorce". A year ago I said, "f&ck it, I'm 43 yrs old, I can do what I want!" It took her 2 months to realize that I had even shaved them! We're still married and she likes them =)
My wife's reply was "Good, can I stop shaving mine?"dzrider
Sep 19, 2003 10:18 AM
That wasn't a problem for me, but repeatedly shaving sure was. I hated the process.
Shaving = No Snuggling for me!Chicago_Steve
Sep 19, 2003 8:20 AM
After about a month of shaving my wife finally confessed that she didn't like curling up with a guy who's legs felt like a porcupine! She insisted that if I want smooth legs then I better use the Nair so the hair grows in fine...

I let the hair grow for a little added insulation this winter and will experiment with the Nair in the spring...

Steve (every day with the Mach 3 didn't work for this guy)
re: Wife lays down the law...no ***** for meMR_GRUMPY
Sep 19, 2003 8:51 AM
HaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHaHa.............So tell me, does your wife keep your "you know whats", in a jar, high up on a shelf ?????? Does she let you look at them, very often ??
Sorry, but I can't help to think of what I would say in a situation like that. Sounds like it's time to decide if you ever want to see them again.
my wife was appalled, truly appalled, and a bit worried thatbill
Sep 19, 2003 9:28 AM
the homoeroticism that she had teased me about (sweaty boys in Lycra) had taken a turn for the worse. Now, she won't say that she likes it (I don't think she does), but it least she doesn't mention it anymore. In other words, she has accepted it.
BTW, my wife raised the same points -- I might be considered by some to be on the swarthy end of the scale -- but aestheticaly it's fine. Takes a little getting used to, of course, no matter who you are.
I giggled the whole while I did it the first time. I think it was at least in part the pleasure of growing my b*lls back.
Go for it, pal. If you want to do it, do it. What better way to bring home the place of this sport in your life? Next time she won't ask silly questions about your priorities -- she'll know you're nuts.
If it's just a time together issue...irregardless
Sep 19, 2003 10:35 AM
ask her to help.
re: Wife lays down the law...no shaving for meeggshell
Sep 19, 2003 11:28 AM
I too shaved for the first time last night(while my wife was gone). I got the typical raised eyebrow,headshake,my husband's losing it look that follows or precedes most things bike related I do. My 5 year old daughter gave the best response saying"you look like a different Daddy".I must say I kinda dig it although I too fall into the hairy popsicle category and only time will tell if I stick with it.
My (live-in) GF changed her tuneJFR
Sep 19, 2003 11:30 AM
She was VERY much against me shaving. I finally talked her into letting me try it, with the understanding that if she hated it, I would let it grow back.

It was pretty shocking to us both when the hair first came off. I'm hairy, so it was a BIG change and she wasn't too sure about it, but said she'd give it a little time.

It's now been about 3 months and it's hard for either of us to imagine them hairy again. Hairy legs on other men are looking kinda dirty/ungroomed/unkept/homeless-like now.

She even made an out of the blue remark the other day about how good my legs looked, that she was checking them out and thought I'd like to know. (No, she wasn't flirting, it was more matter of fact... or maybe I can't take a hint :)

Re: the amount of time shaving... I've got it down to 5 - 10 minutes, twice a week. I do get stubbly in between, but that makes rubbing legs twice a week after shaving all the more inviting ;-)
It's easier to ask forgiveness, than get permission (nm)innergel
Sep 19, 2003 11:39 AM
lol - that exact statement influenced my Rd bike purchase (nm)JFR
Sep 19, 2003 12:50 PM
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This has Win-Win potentialKristin
Sep 19, 2003 1:26 PM
*Pick a day and clear your wifes calendar
*Call in sick to work
*Ride (You've gotta keep your priorities)
*Pick up around the house a little (you won't have much time)
*Run out to Victoria Secret and pick out something sexy for her.
*Stop by your store and pick up some nice silk boxers -- or whatever floats your boat.
*At the grocery, purchase some candles, a Ladies Ultra Gillette, a can of whipped cream (it can double as shaving cream), and a nice domestic (wine my friend, stay focused).
*Order a nice dinner to be delivered (since you rode, you won't have time to cook.)

I'm sure you can take it from here. Enjoy!!
Kristin, you little devil! :-) (nm)CHRoadie
Sep 19, 2003 3:03 PM
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jeez...Sao
Sep 19, 2003 1:48 PM
If your SO is that upset about leg shaving, well...they need to worry about real issues, in my opinion. It's hair. Give me a break.
Shave everywhere!! Then she will like it for other reasons. nmMKD
Sep 19, 2003 5:59 PM
Dude, they're YOUR legs, not hers!!!!!Synchronicity
Sep 21, 2003 5:33 PM
*The analogy:
It is like telling HER that SHE better not shave HER legs! You haven't got the right to do that to HER, have you?

*My advice is, WAX THEM. I've never bothered shaving.....
shaving my face every second day is bad enough! Waxing lasts for three weeks AND the hairs grow back thinner!

*It doesn't hurt (that much).

*Find a really cheap place to do it, not some ultra-classy-beauty-salon that will rip you off totally. The pokier the place - the better (cheaper).

*It takes real balls to walk in there with all these women standing 'round and to just say "I'd like my legs waxed, please". Hell, you'll probably abort on the first attempt and walk straight past the place before you muster up the courage to go in there. They'll look at you funny the first few times, until they get to know you.

*I've also tried removing hairs chemically. That doesn't work real well. Basically, it is like putting sodium hydroxide (NaOH), which is caustic, on those legs of yours and letting it sit for 10 minutes. If you have ANY cuts on your legs, they'll look like volcano craters afterwards - not real nice.

*Good luck, my friend.

*Let us know how it goes.
Lazy guy's method.MShaw
Sep 22, 2003 11:30 AM
I used to shave every other day or so, but over the years, I've gotten lazy. Now I shave every other Sunday. After the first few days, the hairs aren't so stubbly...

Then again, I'm not all that hairy either, so you may have to shave every week.

Mike