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!
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.
Images from Google images.
Oh, and happy St. Patrick's Day!