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Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's in the Pits!

Todays topic is Pitilla.  If you are not familiar with this word, you may want to refer to New Word Wednesday  #13;  comeback after you've checked it out.   I'll wait.

You're back?  Great..... continuing with the topic, pitilla!


Would someone tell me what the deal is with armpit hair?  It seems like such a nuisance.  I can't tell that it serves any purpose.  I was contemplating the problem, so I googled "armpit hair" and found all sorts of information.

I read that armpit hair emits pheromones which attract the opposite sex.  Right!  There's nothing like a good hefty whiff of b.o. to get my engine running!  Have I been making a mistake all these years using deodorant???   Somehow, I shudder to think what kind of suitors would find my smelly pits irresistible!

Then there's the theory that it serves as a "cushion" to prevent friction between the upper arm and the thorax.  It's seems a bit of a reach to think that arm movement could spark a flame, or serious chafing without that little "bird's nest" to reduce the rub.

Another source states that the hair keeps moisture off the skin, keeping the armpit from becoming a breeding ground for bacteria.  That's a comforting ...   wouldn't want a fungus farm flourishing under my arm!

Did you know there is a facebook page for "Women With Stellar Hair?" ( read:  Abundant underarm growth!)  I was amazed.  The page is a gathering place for women who don't shave and the men who love them!

It must be the decorative aspect; I did find instructions for dying your armpit hair.   I suppose this would be a summer activity.  One would co-ordinate the colors with one's swimsuits and tank tops.  I fail to see the value of that.   Armpit hair just doesn't grow long enough to make a statement.
Of course, if it did, the possibilities would be endless!  Permanent waves, French braids, Pixie cuts, Mohawks, beehives, page boys, bobs, bouffants.....Ah, the beauty!  NOT!  I think I'll stick to shaving, since I can't find any credible reason for harboring underarm hair.

I guess this is more a female thing.  Men don't have to be concerned about underarm hair!  (Although for some guys a little manscaping wouldn't hurt.)
I know it's a matter of personal preference, but for me, the above photo shows the only underarm "hare" I'd be tolerating!   How about you?

Images from Google images.

Oh, and happy St. Patrick's Day!

EVA

33 comments:

She Writes said...

OH noooooo. nooo. Not on you life!

Kristina P. said...

And I thought I was sick last night.

River said...

I'm a regular shaver too, although if I had enough money, I'd get that permanent removal electrolysis treatment so I'd never have to bother with shaving again.

tsonodablog said...

One Word: Ewwwwwwwww

OK, one more Word: Ewwwwwww

SherilinR said...

yummy!

runawaybride said...

LOL.. Whatever did girls do before razors and hair removers??

The Broad said...

I think I'm grossed out! I do have a girlfriend though -- lovely looking, good figure and what I consider very long underarm hair. And of course she loves sleeveless blouses! The trouble is when it's visible I can't stop staring at it!

A few pertinent questions:
If you have hairy pits and use deodorant, do the pheromones still emit?

If you do not have hairy armpits and do not use deodorant are there pheromones anyway?

A girl oughta know, ya know?

And the picture with the dark-haired girl with the long tresses under her arms -- it looks like they are attached to the armhole of the shirt -- like a fashion accessory -- perhaps they are detachable and you can used them with other blouses -- or even have others -- or decorate them with baubles, etc.?

Vodka Logic said...

I almost couldn't read for the pictures..yuck.

Thanks for the lesson..I figure some of the reasons are left over ftom the caveman/woman dating days.

Mrs B said...

Uhhh, No thanks! I realize that there was a time when women didn't shave their legs or underarm hair, but at that time, people also only bathed once a month. Just sayin'...

I second the very wise sentiments of tsonodablog. Ewwwwwwwwww

Brian Miller said...

can barely comment...keys sticky from vomit...

R. J. said...

Good for laughs, but the thought of underarm hair makes me cringe.

JEN said...

??? SPEACHLESS.

Lynn said...

Ew. Just ew. I wonder why it grosses everyone out so much? I dunno. It just does.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

ethelmaepotter! said...

In between your post and mine this week, we're really grossing people out!

My in-laws are...well...hillbillies, and the women have never shaved anything. "Never smoked, never dranked, never shaved my laigs," was my mother-in-law's mantra. Yep, they've all got a wild growth of underarm hair. And the men they've attracted with that stuff? Well, let's see. We have drug addicts, drunks, wife-beaters, thieves, no-good-shiftless-unemployed-guys-with-no-intent-to-ever-get-a-job, and, to put it gently, men who couldn't count to twenty with their shoes on.

Excuse me, I need to go shave NOW.

EmptyNester said...

Dying underarm hair? So, for today, that would be green, right? Can't you just see it, someone comes up and says, "Where's your green?" And all you have to do is raise your arm? LOL

It's the razor for me too!

Lazarus said...

Eeeeeewwww, Eva! Bring back the yummy food reviews and let's have less armpit hair!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

EVA I am in tears!!!
OMG is that picture real!!!
So so gross!!

Al Penwasser said...

My oh my, how very European.
I could smell BO coming from my computer monitor.

Adrienne said...

Oh man! Yuck yuck yuck! those pics are hilarious! LMBO!!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

what no braids

sciencebird said...

What a great blog! This is a brilliant post. I try to be very open-minded, but armpit hair just doesn't look good. And I am happy to conserve words and letters by not typing a verification post.

Pearl said...

Such violent reactions to a natural thing!

Frankly, I'd rather see an unshaved armpit than a hairless crotch. Those things give me the willies (and yes, I see a lot of them in the lockerroom!)

Pearl

Pamela Hutchins said...

OMG, underarm HARE.
Still giggling.

Sharon Henning said...

That was about the grossest thing I've ever seen. Yucch! Still following you from BPOW, thought;p

Eva Gallant said...

Pamela: Glad my hare made you hoppy!

Sharon: Sorry about that! Hope it doesn't keep you away!

Pat said...

I just threw up a little in my mouth. Yuck and double yuck.

injaynesworld said...

Darn. Now that pit hair seems to be all the rage, mine has stopped growing. And just when I was thinking I might like to dye it blue, too.

Dawn @Lighten Up! said...

Uh, no. No thanks. None for me. Where's my razor? lol. Following you, lady. Come see me over at Lighten Up!

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Mrs. Tuna said...

Ah yeah, I need hairy pits like I need a toddler.

Eva Gallant said...

Mrs.Tuna: Aw, come on! think of the color possibilities! lol

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