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jinty From: jinty Date: August 17th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
I can see there could be a marginal effect for swimming streamlining, especially if you're doing a lot of it at speed. but cooler? Really, noticeably so? I've never found hairy legs to be sweatier than bare legs, I must say.
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jinty From: jinty Date: August 17th, 2013 07:40 am (UTC) (Link)
My leg hair is the same sort of length and colour and I'd have said it was pretty dense but maybe it's not. Anyway clearly we have different experiences on the warmth-trapping front!
jinty From: jinty Date: August 17th, 2013 07:43 am (UTC) (Link)
(Though I would acknowledge that you feel the breeze a lot more on baldicated legs.)
j4 From: j4 Date: August 19th, 2013 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess YMMV -- I've never noticed hairiness making any difference to my temperature (though I feel more itchy/sweaty with shaved legs, and feel hotter and stickier and sweatier with bare legs whether hairless or not -- light trousers much cooler than skirts for me in really hot weather!).

As for the swimming, I'm not Olympic standard or anything!! I really can't believe being more "streamlined" makes a discernable difference to my plodding breaststroke lengths, & if it did, then frankly my big arse is probably more of an issue there than a few little hairs. :-}
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