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The Bearded Lady

letmeshinebright:

iguanamouth:

youre gonna look so godamn cool

that made me feel so much better holy hell

closet-hirsute:

your-more-is-less:

closet-hirsute:

I want to go to the beach but I don’t want to shave.

More like I want to go to the beach, I have shaved, but the iingrowns/razor burn has the raging fury of a thousand suns and it is NOT A GOOD TIME.

OMG definitely that too.

laurensarahrose:

If you, as a “man”, can’t handle stretch marks or body hair or any other natural occurrence on a women’s body then you don’t deserve no pussy, fa real.

your-more-is-less:

myblack-is-beautiful:

Body hair removal commercials always make me wonder. Why they tryna remove hair on a leg with no hair? I feel like that’s a cut on your leg waiting to happen.

someone finally said it jesus

ladybrun:

Truth be told I am leaning more to the relaxed and effortless look. Because it takes less out of me. A brush of mascara, bushy eyebrows. a loose tee-shirt. No bra, tennis shoes. It’s comfortable and it feels more real to me. I don’t feel like I’m going out of my way to make sure I’m flawless.

I like leaving my arms hairy and my hair uncombed and unstraightened. The stress of having to be perfect is not worth it. Perfection is unattainable.

hellofauna asked:
You had an anon talking about having hair on their forehead & about not having access to threading ... there's a product called Epicare which is based on threading. You can't hurt yourself with it, it's totally safe. I find it's not as effective on thicker, stubborn hair but I use it for the finer hair on my cheeks ... maybe this would help them?

hirsuteandcute:

Ooh I’ve never heard of this before, I’ll have to check it out! Anon, if you’re still around maybe this this could be something that works for you? Thank you so much for your suggestion xx

cheese3d:

i think i can accurately say that i can crush a man’s head with my thighs

mishakoalins:

A default ring tone is heard. 100 moms look at their purses.

miatheartist:

This is what I fucking wake up to every morning. Fuck the abusing myself to be hairless. This is the natural me.
Don’t take this in a sexual matter. for one, I don’t belong in the “sexual” catagory. I’m too corky and awkward for that. Two, I’m making a statement that showing off my body isn’t shameful. I’m not embarrassed except for the fact some of my schoolmates WILL see this but it’s whatever. I can be “disgusting” because they choose to stay ignorant and not learn about hirsutism.
You know what’s fucked up? I was diagnosed with hirsutism when I was in kidergarden. I found some hidden files that my parents have put away and I saw that in 2000, a doctor wrote hirsutism and checked it. I wonder why my mom never gave me treatment then… She always thought it would “go away” and I had to go through a shitty childhood. She knew about hirsutism 6-7 years WAY before I even heard of the word. I’m pissed about quite a bit but whatever. I’m here now and I’m healthy somewhat over all.

fcknpcos:

This is actually an example of hirsutism. I apologize for my shiney skin. >_> I swear it’s clean. I showered this morning. I’m not sure why it’s so shiney. That aside, PCOS causes females to grow excess hair. sometimes it’s a little, sometimes it’s a lot. I grow quite a bit, resulting in a ‘bearded lady’ effect. It can grow anywhere’ legs, arms, back, chest, belly, and face/neck. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, mostly because those of us who suffer from this can’t do a damn thing about it. The only way to permanently remove this is lazer hair removal, which can cost several thousands of dollars. It’s inconvenient, but shouldn’t be the controlling factor of a ladies life. C:

Medical research shows that a healthy diet, supplementation, exercise, stress management, and quality healthcare will have a profoundly beneficial effect for PCOS women who suffer from hirsutism.

You may be surprised at how effective lifestyle changes can be for reducing unwanted hair growth.

Dietary modifications combined with increased exercise have been shown to reduce insulin problems, which are a primary cause of hair growth in unwanted places.

(Source: ovarian-cysts-pcos.com)

biomedicalephemera:

"Come one, come all! See the Bearded Lady and Werewolf Boy!"

Excess hair, especially on women, has a long history of sideshow exploitation (and legitimate employment) and has several possible causes.

Congenital hypertrichosis

Meaning “extra hair growth from birth”, congenital hypertrichosis is a very rare condition, but is also X-linked dominant, in several cases. When an affected female has a child, there’s a 50/50 chance they’ll be affected, and when an affected male has a child, they’ll be affected by the mutation 100% of the time. Interestingly, there are several mutations known to cause congenital hypertrichosis, but they’re all X-linked.

Acquired hypertrichosis

These forms of hypertrichosis appear after birth, and are most often caused by a reaction to medication, eating disorders, and internal malignancies (cancer). The most common form of acquired hypertrichosis is the coating of lanugo (soft insulating hair most often found on preterm infants) in anorexia nervosa patients. This extra hair will fall off naturally once the body begins to receive regular proper nutrition again.

Hirsutism

This is not a form of hypertrichosis, but some “bearded ladies” have had the condition known as “hirsutism”. Hirsutism is not a disease in and of itself, but is a symptom, where increased androgen sensitivity in women causes terminal hair growth in areas where vellus hairs normally grow - most notably the face and chest.

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is the most common cause of hirsutism, and is what the sideshow lady Annie Jones had. Obesity, Cushing’s disease, acromegaly, ovarian tumors, and type 2 diabetes can also cause excess androgenic hair. Of course, treating the underlying condition is the optimal way to reduce hirsutism, but many conditions that cause it can only be treated.

There are several medications that can be taken to reduce the levels of this hair growth, but as they’re all hormone-based and somewhat riddled with side-effects, most women who have hirsutism will opt for hair removal, instead. Or they’ll embrace it, like Harnaam Kaur!

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For me, telling someone about my hirsutism probably means I trust that person a lot. Even if it’s obvious I have a ‘problem’, explaining it to them is equivalent to opening up to them for me. I always have to choke back my tears each time.

But the saddest thing is when they still don’t understand what you go through each day.

hirsuteandcute:

I don’t usually recommend specific products but for those of you who shave this product is sooo amazing, I have really sensitive skin and try not to shave most of the time but whenever I do using this makes it so much easier. I got it from Lush and it’s called the D’Fluff shaving soap, I don’t get any irritation after shaving when I use it, even on sensitive areas like bikini line or face and it doesn’t clog up the razor either which was the problem I was having with a lot of other shaving creams. Also it’s pink(!) and smells really really good. This isn’t meant to be like an advert or anything but I thought it might help those of you who get a lot of irritation while shaving, especially on the neck or face. x