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11/26/2013 10:11 am ET

What Movember Taught Me About My Body

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November is a wonderful month. Depending on where you are, the leaves are changing, the weather is cold enough to start wearing layers, and spiced hot wine becomes available in my grocery stores (look up glühwein and then drink it every day). I always liked the idea of participating in Movember as well. A lot of my guy friends do it, and I wanted to participate somehow, which led me to this topic.

I stopped shaving my legs about two years ago. At the time I was living in France as an au pair and I didn’t have anyone I wanted to impress. The decision was in part due to my laziness, but it was also the realization that I don’t have much by way of leg hair to begin with, so why bother?

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