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Awwrawr I'm Tango Tinamarie ************************************************************************* furry feral fire freak
I'm a 26 year old (born 4/23), polyamorous, naturist, queer, AFAB, (mainly female pronouns) gender fluid/gender neutral human with a deep appreciation for all forms of androgyny, consensual sexuality, and diversity in general. ************************************************************************** I'm a fire dancer, model, artist, and photographer. I'm now booking for photo shoots and fire performance. E-mail me if you are interested in hiring me for an event or collaborating on a project! phoenixfloe@gmail.com
nature freak, lioness, fire hearted, child of the forest, chaos magician and tree whisperer **************************************************************************
This blog is body positive and self love&care oriented. I occasionally write about mental illness, (SPD/bipolar/GAD) chronic pain, (Interstitial Cystitis) alternative medicine (primarily cannabis and diet), nudism, body hair and other often somewhat controversial stuff. I tag trigger warnings.

For the Love of Body Hair

—————————————————————————————————— The following are some of the reasons I choose not to remove my body hair and why I respectfully encourage others to consider doing the same: —————————————————————————————————— Many body hair removal methods (especially shaving, plucking, and waxing) put a strain on the immune system and can cause clogging of the follicles and pores (especially if done incorrectly or in tandem with deodorant/antiperspirants) which backs up toxins/bacteria in your system. This has been proven to cause several different types of infection. If done in the pubic area, it increases the risk of contracting several different STDs. This has been inconclusive in the scientific community and few studies have been conducted, but some studies have suggested that over time, shaving the armpits and using deoderant/antiperspirants can increase a person’s risk for breast cancer. ——————————————————————————————————— On a similar note, shaving/waxing large areas of skin puts a strain on the immune system in a different way by causing inflamation, abrasions, nicks, cuts and ingrown hairs. Your body is constantly using energy to heal, prevent infection, and grow your hair back. Energy it could be using for more important things like keeping you from getting sick. —————————————————————————————————— Body hair collects a person’s natural scent. This scent is filled with pheromones which are constantly helping us communicate with the world. We attract the people we connect best with when we are not altering our natural smell. If you eat well and exercise, your smell will not be offensive, but will instead serve to help you connect with the world around you. I strongly believe that pheromones don’t only affect who we fall for romantically, but also who we get along with in every other facet of our lives (friends, family, workplace, strangers) and how well we get along with them. I believe acceptance of our own natural smells makes finding people we connect with fully and deeply much easier. Attraction of any type becomes more of a beautiful organic process like the opening of a flower to the sun. —————————————————————————————————— Body hair protects against the environment and bug bites. I know I love having the extra fuzzy layer of all-natural protection. When I remove it, I feel strangely naked and cold and awkward. —————————————————————————————————— The itch factor- once it grows out fully, it really doesn’t itch anymore. It becomes soft and fluffy. The reason for this: when hairs are shaved or cut at a blunt angle, they grow back with a thick, prickly end. After a while of growing the hair out, the hair wears down and becomes thinner at the end which eventually makes the hair much softer. Depending on the thickness of your hair, this could take as little as a couple weeks or as long as a few months. But in my opinion, the waiting is SO worth it in the long run. —————————————————————————————————— The judgmental douchebag factor- be aware that choosing to stop shaving and choosing to show your body hair to the people in the world around you will almost definitely attract some level of negative attention from assholes who make broad generalizations and try to belittle and berate your choice to remain naturally fuzzy. It’s ignorant and can be very hurtful, but it’s their baggage, their issue, and ultimately, it’s up to you how you let it affect you. Honestly, anyone willing to openly judge and make fun of someone for choosing not to shave is not worth your time on any level. I have come to realize that my body hair acts as an awesome douchebag detector. People who are superficial to an extreme and mean spirited reveal themselves pretty quickly around me. This has greatly helped me to weed out people who aren’t going to treat me with respect before getting suckered in by them in any way. —————————————————————————————————— Additional Pros to Not Shaving: You never have to deal with stubble. You never have to buy razors or shaving cream. You never have to deal with razor burn or shaving cuts. You save time and money. You may even learn to enjoy your own body more; I know I did. :) —————————————————————————————————— These are some of the questions I used to ask myself: Deep inside, am I really shaving for me? If not, who am I shaving for and why? What would it be like to grow it out for a month? What about a year? How would it feel to embrace my body hair? How would it feel to love it? How would it feel to find other people who accept me exactly as I choose to be without ever having to alter myself in any way for their acceptance and respect? Do I already have people like that in my life? Would they accept me and treat me with respect if I decided to stop shaving and go to the beach in a bikini? I was (and am) fascinated and often somewhat surprised by the answers. —————————————————————————————————— Embracing my own natural human state and fully accepting the important functions of body hair revolutionized my self image and level of confidence. It truly changed my life. It’s a choice that is completely up to the individual, and I in no way judge people who choose to shave. I just think it warrants examination. —————————————————————————————————— Written by Phoenix Floe, April 2013 
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    reading material for later. :)
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    You are beautiful and sexy!!! Stay natural and don’t shave! The world needs more beautiful people like you!!!!
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