This poll is targeted at straight men or lesbian/bisexual women, i.e., anyone who is attracted to women.
I have a theory about this topic and am curious to see whether the poll results bear me out.
The question is: Do you prefer hairy legs, shaven legs, or no preference at all? For hairy legs, assume that the woman in question never shaves, so it’s not a matter of “a little overgrown,” it’s full-on unshaven hairy legs.
I’ve never dated someone whose leg hair was approaching afro mode, or anything, but I’ve never really cared much about the state of someone’s leg hair. Maybe I’ve just been lucky, but whenever someone I’ve dated has complained, “Oh, but I need to shave! I’m all stubbly/hairy!” it has never looked or felt like anything to worry about from my perspective.
Perhaps I’ve just never noticed a woman who has “full on hairy” legs as defined in the OP.
My theory about this, btw – which by the poll results so far seems to be accurate, although it’s still early – is that there are some people who prefer smooth legs, and there are some people who feel it should be up to the girl to decide what to do with her legs or genuinely just don’t care, but there is almost nobody who actively prefers the look of very hairy legs.
I mean, this is probably not revolutionary, but I’ve always found it interesting that while I’ve been with guys who said that they like girls either way, I’ve never run into one who said, “Oh yeah, I love hairy legs, please don’t shave!”
Actually, you probably have, but many women who don’t shave their legs also don’t display their unshaven legs. (Voice of experience - I only shave 'em when I’m going to be in a dress, skirt, or shorts, and I might go years wearing just pants)
Do most women look like that when they don’t shave their legs, though? I didn’t shave mine at all for for many years, and still let it grow in the winter sometimes, and I only have fine light hair on my shins (of course I am white and blondish). Nothing anyone could see (or photograph) unless they look closely.
Interesting. Well, I’m sure it varies by individual. I have sometimes gone for a few months without shaving in the winter, and my, um, “growth,” looks a lot closer to the Mo’Nique picture than what you describe. I’m white, very fair, but naturally brunette, just for the record.