In answer to Mr Tops, I think a little self-justification is required here.
I do rant about the stupidity of society kow-towing to fashion on a regular basis so it does seem fairly hypocritical, or at the very least contrary, for me to place such a high value ($280 to be precise) on hairlessnessness.
Let me put it to you straight. The natural state of body hair may indeed be soft and, in a word, natural. But after years of hair removal that began at age 14 when i first borrowed my father's razor to vanquish the fine, pale hairs i had noticed poking through my ballet tights - I was 14, forgive me - my hair is now neither soft nor natural.
I belong to a gene pool where by hair is encouraged to fight back from insult. (You've seen my brother's back, right?) Net result: I am now very firmly in the realm of the bristle brush.
I'm getting married in 6 months and 2 weeks. I have a dream that my wedding day will not be preceded by 2 months of growing all my hair out so i can have one successful wax that will last out the honeymoon, and I am adamant that getting blood stains on my gown from all my shaving nicks will not be a concern that morning.
And to continue my stance against shaving, my poor Man got a leg-full of exfoliating stubble against his side this morning.
Saint that he is, he never said a word.