Video: Woman says growing a beard has made her feel sexy
After years of shaving and trying to get rid of her facial hair, Rose Geil decided to just let it go and now she loves the way her beard makes her feel.
The 39-year-old from Oregon in the US began to get facial hair at the age of 13 and spent years shaving and using other methods to remove the hair.
But after years of shaving, plucking and expensive laser removal procedures, Rose has now decided to accept her whiskers – and couldn’t be happier.
“It was exhausting trying to keep it hidden,” she said.
“I was emotionally drained from trying to hide my beard every day and feeling like I was failing miserably,” Geil said.
Eight Months ago she stopped trying and within six weeks had a beard.
“I definitely feel womanly, sexy and sensuous,” she told Barcroft Media. “I feel more feminine and it has very little to do with my appearance it comes from my attitude and giving myself the freedom to be who I am.”
“People on the street do look at me and do a double take, but their reactions are either positive or neutral,” she said. “I have had people approach me in public and wanted to meet me and shake my hand and tell me I’m brave and courageous and even an inspiration.”
Now she also wears tops to show off her hairy chest and she has had men propose to her.
“I feel pretty with my beard and I never felt pretty before,” Geil said. “Growing my beard has made me more confident.”