I guess I am a "girl", but a smart one. Better grip on the boom, less arm fatigue, never a blister, and I have great feel on the boom. Not everyone likes gloves and if you have been bare handed for some time, gloves will feel unnatural and will feel bulky. However, if you stick with it, they become unnoticeable and comfortable.
With age comes wisdom.
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.