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Mad Scientess Jane Expat

So I was in the shower tonight and I had a revelation.

There's an election and a financial crisis going on, but frankly I've already marked my absentee ballot and I have inherited my parents' fundamental distrust of, well, everything and have diversified my assets, so this isn't about either of those things. But it's important. Trust me.

I was giving my avoirdupois its usual thorough scrub when I realized I was uncomfortable in a certain sensitive region.

Two seconds later, I pulled an elaborately knotted black strand out of my ass crack. And that's when I knew.

My hair is officially too damn long.

There had been hints and portents of this earlier. For instance, there's the whole problem of giving blow jobs with long hair. I don't mind my partner's nether topiary wrapping around my tongue while I'm busy down there, but for some reason I get really annoyed when my own hair decides to try and muscle in on the action. And I don't know about you, but my first thought when I'm about to perform oral sex isn't, "Gosh, I should tie up my hair."

Additionally, the bloke remarked upon the nests he was finding in his bed while we were in Vienna. "I could cut it," I offered. "Well, it's up to you," he said, "but I like it when it's long." Since he's English, what this actually means is, "OMG NO PLEASE DON'T CUT YOUR HAIR."

Although I don't believe a partner's preferences should dictate the length of my hair, it's taken forever (okay, one year) to grow to my shoulder blades after two years of being kept cropped short. And the increased time I have to spend maintaining it is nothing compared to caring for waist-length dreadlocks. And I have to admit, it's gotten past the awkward stage and is rather flowy and wavy. So it stays. For now.

But if it tries any more freaky stuff, it might get a fringe hacked into it.

[User Picture]From: victorine
2008-10-14 21:48 (UTC)
OMG! I have the same problem. For some reason, my own saliva in my hair doesn't thrill me. I've long debated the long hair/short hair with wig option, but I'm fundamentally lazy when it comes to my hair, so it has stayed long. Plus my face is too round to cut it short anymore.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-15 15:44 (UTC)
The wig thing would be cool, but I'm lazy too. My goal is to learn to French-braid my own hair before I get pissed off and chop it off again. :-P
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2008-10-14 23:05 (UTC)
personally, i love finding long hairs left behind by Jam in my bed and various other locations; they form a nice reminder that i didn't just imagine her presence. the joys of long distance...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-15 15:43 (UTC)
That's true; I also don't think he meant the comment in a negative sense. We've been long-distance for the entirety of our relationship, so things like little notes through the post and left-behind jumpers still have lots of significance.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-15 15:41 (UTC)
Ah, but that's okay if you're drinking whisky, right?
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[User Picture]From: slutbunwalla
2008-10-15 11:50 (UTC)
I used to have really long hair. It was heavy and almost always up in a bun, but my boyfriend at the time would protest about me cutting it...and then I realized that I was only keeping it long only because boys liked it, so I chopped it off.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-15 15:47 (UTC)
If we're going to make gross generalizations: I think a lot of guys who've tried to wear long hair understand what a pain it is to maintain and are a bit more flexible in their attitudes towards hair lengths on their partners. Also, I've noticed that many (straight) guys seem to be strongly polarized in favour of either the pixie look or the Rapunzel tresses.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2008-10-15 13:34 (UTC)
Actually, some times the first or maybe the second thought is "I need a hair tie" - which I think means my hair has been long for too long.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-15 15:38 (UTC)
Yes, I can see eventually conditioning myself to remember. Otherwise, the the hindbrain will continue to kick in and knock out rational thought.
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[User Picture]From: kittenhotep
2008-10-15 19:31 (UTC)
Perhaps he could hold your hair out of your face for you. And if that fails, might I suggest... hee! ;)

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-16 10:44 (UTC)
Sometimes I employ that strategy.

Ooh. I wonder how cornrows would look on me? Must experiment!

Edited at 2008-10-16 10:45 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2008-10-16 14:59 (UTC)


My hair looks ridiculous when its any shorter than shoulder length mainly because it then curls up and out. *shudder*.

As for hair and BJs , I agree 100% I can't stand hairs in my mouth...gagsville
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-10-16 20:07 (UTC)
As for hair and BJs , I agree 100% I can't stand hairs in my mouth...gagsville

It appears we're not alone. I wonder why that is? It can't be a hygiene hangup, otherwise we'd be bothered by pubic hair.
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From: alice_mccoy
2008-10-17 21:18 (UTC)
Simply the fear of the hair getting caught at the back of the throat or making you chuck.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2008-10-16 15:33 (UTC)
From my perspective, I don't mind any aspect of a partner's long hair in the least. I enjoy it- even the action of moving it or holding it out of the way. Then there's the sense of its anchoring in my hand or tenting over me and framing her body, or the little reminders left as connecting spells.
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