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Do You Prefer Women With Hairy Armpits?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:24 am

Cultural questions.

Please excuse my ignorance and please do not interpret these questions as bashings of any sort. I love foreign travels especially Europe and Asia, so I'm genuinely curious as to the following:


-Why do so many European women do not like to shave their armpits?

-Where did that stereotype of Brits having bad teeth come from? (I thought regular brushings with Crest or Colgate was common in the developed world)

-Why do Greek (and other Mediterranean men) kiss each other on the cheeks?

-Why is it that children are allowed to drink wine so liberally at dinner in some parts of Europe?

-Why hasn't the anti-smoking compain caught on in Europe, Asia, and South America yet? (This is one Americanism that hasn't caught on, apparently).

-Is it true that Mideastern men prefer not to bathe or shower that often? (Something about sexuality). Or is this just another untrue stereotype?

-Why do so many Europeans love to go topless at beaches (even with children around)? This isn't considered obscene?

-Why is everyone else around the world so crazy about, of all things, soccer???



...Feel free to pose questions about Americans/Canadians if you want.
 
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RE: Do You Prefer Women With Hairy Armpits?

Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:31 am

Unequivocal NO!
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:18 am

*shudder*
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:20 am

Eww gross! My mom's got hairy armpits, she looks like a yetti, man!
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 10:07 am

totally gross!!! a MAJOR coitus interruptus....
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 11:23 am

It all depends on what they do with it. If they fix it up and braid it with some tinfoil and beads, then I'm game!
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:18 pm

oh gosh....no offence but i find women with hairy armpits are absolutely disgusting!!!!
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:01 pm

EEEENNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!  Smile

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Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:39 pm

The Germans have a word for us americans, it "Pruede"
We are so naive when it comes to the human body. I do not see anything wrong with women walking around a beach topless (don't get me wrong I am not a perverted person) its just that a topless women on a beach is nothing bad and since they are exposed to it so much it becomes normal.
Also a little wine does not hurt the child. Also if they are exposed to it from a young age, in my opinion they are less likely to go out and use it exesivly when they are teens.
Also what gets to me in the USA is the whole pron thing. In germany you have a clear destinction between Erotic and Pornography. In the USA its all porn. A 15 year old can go buy playboy in germany and personaly I do not find it a bad thing either. It is the human body. We were put on the earth nude so what is so bad about it? I obviously have a way different opinion when it comes to Hard Core pornography and feel it should be censored but a nude body is really harmless.

Patrick

P.S. believe it or not but this is all coming from me a 16 year old!!!
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 5:58 pm

Patrick, I totally agree with you. About top-less, is something normal up to now, my fathers gave me wine when I was a child, and now I only drink a few beers on week-end, and when I was 12-13 years old, I had some playboys at home, and now I have a girlfriend and all this... Prohibition isn't the solution!
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Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:42 pm

As for the soccer thing .... I agree. WHY is this sport as popular abroad as it is?? The ultimate in boredom (besides golf of course)! How can you get excited about all those high-scoring 1-0 soccer matches!?

Besides being bored out of your gourd, you also run a serious risk of being trampled to death in a riot!! Who WOULDN'T enjoy an evening out with your best gal that ends like that?!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 1:43 am

er... Armpits? No...
Nevermind political correctness - Envision using your turn signals!
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 2:02 am

I just had breakfast.

The thing about hair is that it induces sweat and perspiration. But then the opposite has some truth, sweat does seed hair, on certain regions of the body.

I do not like to sweat, I do not like hair in places, period. (excuse me while I attend to myself in the mens room...*spew*)
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 5:46 am

!!I think its disgusting!!
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 6:02 am

I think it would be more pertinent to ask "Why isn't North America crazy about football?"

As to why the rest of us are crazy about it, I guess it's hard to explain.
The strange thing is that the (usually) low scoring is part of the appeal of the sport - a game can be played for 89.9 minutes without any goals and then, in a heartbeat, a goal is scored. Game over! Or that solitary goal may be scored in the first minute of the game. It's an (almost) entirely unpredictable sport.
It's a sport that requires a high level of physical fitness, it's a sport of stategy, it's fast-flowing, it demands more skill and dexterity than brawn. And it's incredibly tribal!

It's the only truly global sport.
It's "The beautiful game."
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:33 am

Hmmm. So how about the other "cultural" questions I raised?
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:35 am

Toady, don't forget to add in Fan Violence, rioting, player violence, abuse of the official's, barbaric actions..........ect.
 
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RE: Soccer!

Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:40 am

soccer isn't about the high-scoring games...it's about yourself...you have to push yourself all the time in soccer...unless of course you sit on the bench...it's also about being a part of a team...the best soccer games are the low-scoring ones, in my opinion...that signifies that both teams are working hard to try and score, so it makes for a good game...so don't diss the real football...also i can't think of a contact sport (aside from rugby) where the athletes wear few pads for protection...in soccer, it's only your thin plastic/kevlar shinguards protecting you from a broken shin (and that's only the front of your leg)...

soccer is a great sport...the most popular in the world...and i love playing soccer...

i'm trying to think of a sport where you have to have as much hand-eye-foot coordination and spatial awareness as soccer...hmm...

hope that answers your question (if there was one) on soccer...

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Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:50 am

-Why do so many Europeans love to go topless at beaches (even with children around)? This isn't considered obscene?

Let me ask you this:
Why is it that so many Americans are so easily offended when any form of nudity is concerned? The sheer fact that many Americans see people going topless on a beach as an obscene thing is incomprehensible to most Europeans.
And all that from the country with the world's largest porn industry...

KROC,
Toady, don't forget to add in Fan Violence, rioting, player violence, abuse of the official's, barbaric actions..........ect.

See, I don't know why, but I just KNEW you were going to say that. Tell me, KROC, is nagging about soccer violence and hooliganism a fetish of yours? Do you get off on it? 'Cause that's the way it seems...
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:03 am

Talking about Soccer Violence a fetish? No. A favorite hobby....No Doubt. I just think it's funny that I can talk up baseball, and people tell me what an asshole I am, because "they" think it sucks. Yet when "they" talk up soccer as this great sport, and I talk about all the associated violence (fan and player), I'm still an asshole. Nice to see the A.net double standard lives on!
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:05 am

KROC: Toady, don't forget to add in Fan Violence, rioting, player violence, abuse of the official's, barbaric actions..........ect.

Oh yeah, they're essential elements too!  Smile

Seriously, that's the sort of thing I was alluding to when I said it's incredibly tribal. The rioting aspect is certainly over-played by the media but, yes, it does exist to a degree from time to time.

The player violence and abuse of officials pisses me off but it doesn't detract from the attraction of the sport. And the player violence certainly doesn't come close to the level seen in ice hockey!!

So, all in all, those negative aspects you mentioned are probably not as prevalent or as destructive as you imagine.

 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:07 am

Toady, in Hockey, hitting is part of the game. In Soccer, when a goalkeeper goes crazy, and kicks down an official repeatedly, that isn't part of the game.
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:08 am

Well, maybe it's because your attacks are not against the sport itself, but rather things which have little to do with the sport soccer, but are more, let's say, 'cultural' things.

Oh, and baseball DOES suck! Big grin  Acting devilish
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:08 am

Some people like soccer, others like baseball. I went to enough bradford city mathes when I was growing up to really get to like the game (I was very lucky I didn't get caught up in the fire -- if anyone has any idea what I'm talking about.) Anyway, rugby's better. The only game where's it's legal to kick the shit outa someone you don't like.
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:11 am

Scorpio. My problem with Soccer is a whole. Along with all the fans who don't know how to act, and same with the players, I think the game is slow and incredibly boring. BUT, that is just my opinion. I won't flame you for saying baseball sucks.....no matter how wrong you are.  Big grin
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:24 am

KROC: I agree that "In Soccer, when a goalkeeper goes crazy, and kicks down an official repeatedly, that isn't part of the game." but I can't think of a single instance when that has happened. Or anything that even comes close to that.
The worst example I can recall occurred a couple of years ago; Paulo DiCanio pushed referee Paul Alcock to the ground - that's pushed him once with the flat of his palm against the chest.
DiCanio had already been sent off (it was that decision that made him push the ref!) and he was banned for (I think) a further 14 games and fined too.
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:44 am

thanks for your supoort Mighluss.
As we both agree nudity is not a bad thing. There is a big huge difference between nudity and porn. Also there is a big huge difference between a few sips of wine at 12 and an alchoholic at 16.
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 10:07 am

777236ER - I assume you are referring to the Valley Parade incident..

Soccer, baseball, whats the difference, they are both boring in different ways, who cares, people ask the question 'why do so many people find such and such so exciting?', simply because they do not, can't people just understand that everyone likes different things!?!! We like aviation, somebody might not understand why we do, but are avid stamp collectors...

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Tue Mar 12, 2002 7:42 pm

Some of your questions and my thoughts:

-Why hasn't the anti-smoking compain caught on in Europe, Asia, and South America yet? (This is one Americanism that hasn't caught on, apparently).

--> And the fact that it hasn't caught on is fine!!!! We dont have to follow every trend.

-Why do so many Europeans love to go topless at beaches (even with children around)? This isn't considered obscene?

--> eehm where do children get their milk from in their younger days? May be from breasts??? So they should be used to the sight (even closer then on the beach). Nothing obscene in here.

Peter
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Tue Mar 12, 2002 9:12 pm


ILOVEA340, I agree. Prudish one could say.
Soccer is great. Don't you think American football is way more boring ? Soccer matches can be really great. Quite often they score 4 goals in a game or more.
Nothing beats ice hockey, though.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 5:55 pm

A must-read .... ye olde armpit site .........  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

http://www.yoni.com/loverf/armpits.shtml
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 6:05 pm

Personally, I don't like anything hairy on a woman below eye level.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 6:09 pm




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Wed Mar 13, 2002 9:52 pm

So what if football (soccer) matches are not high scoring - you can have a 0 - 0 draw and still have a good game to watch.

Football(soccer) is a world game unlike american football - played and watched by millions every weekend.
On uk tv recently there have been some great games to watch - Arsenal vs Bayern Leverkeusen in Champions League, Newcastle vs Arsenal in FA cup - both a good advert for britsh football. Not all games are that good but I am sure that there are some poor american football games as well (and we do not stop after every play to swop players) Big grin
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Wed Mar 13, 2002 9:55 pm

The downside of baseball is the immense greed of the players(Pokey Reese wanting $12m when he gets on base less than adam eaton)!Football is going that way
 
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Thu Mar 14, 2002 1:21 am

I think soccer is much more interesting than american football. A soccer game can go on without a break for 5 minutes and more, while in american football the game is interrupted every 30 seconds or even less.

 
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Thu Mar 14, 2002 5:17 am

>>-Why hasn't the anti-smoking compain caught on in Europe, Asia, and South America yet? (This is one Americanism that hasn't caught on, apparently).

--> And the fact that it hasn't caught on is fine!!!! We dont have to follow every trend.<<



[email protected]: The point is not whether or not you "caught on" to some trend, but why so many people around the world continue to smoke knowing the high cancer rates (second hand smoke included) that it causes. It seems you can't go anywhere in some parts of the world without everyone and everything smelling like tobacco. Not attractive.

>>-Why do so many Europeans love to go topless at beaches (even with children around)? This isn't considered obscene?

--> eehm where do children get their milk from in their younger days? May be from breasts??? So they should be used to the sight (even closer then on the beach). Nothing obscene in here.



I don't know about you, but I don't remember nibbling on my mother's breasts at the age of six months. If YOU can remember that part of your life, then you either have an extraordinary memory, or have been breast feeding up until the age of 9. Either way, there's something odd about what you're saying. And, by the way, most American children do not have mothers who walk around the house topless. (At least not anyone I know).

For the record, I love nude beaches, probably because they're not that widespread in the US. I was just wondering why it's so accepted en masse in Europe.

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