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I just read on wikipedia that epilators were invented on a kibbutz in Israel.


An epilator is a device that plucks hair out from the root. Would it be OK for a man to use a device on his face? If not, would it be OK for a woman to shave her legs using this?

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Why is your second question contingent on the answer to the first question's being "no"? – msh210 Aug 23 '12 at 17:28
My conjecture: There's lots written about tweezing, and, well, this is just tweezing with battery power instead of elbow grease. – msh210 Aug 23 '12 at 17:30
I always interpreted that it was OK for a woman to shave her legs, even with a straight razor (not ok for a man as it is cross dressing). So therefore a man shaving should be more extreme than a woman's. – yhyrcanus Aug 23 '12 at 17:42
I'm not aware on any restriction on a woman's shaving her legs. – Double AA Aug 26 '12 at 20:44

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