It amazes me the current attitude to body hair. For both males and females alike it has become a crime to have pubic hair. How did this happen? The hoards of teens and young adults waxing and shaving and lasering their bodies is astounding.
“Full bush! Can’t stay! Need ride! Come on bro!”
“and pubic hair rears it’s ugly head again”
“I feel as if its time to shave my pubes but I should wait until before the party. Nobody likes a sloppy drunk girl with a stubble-crotch”
“Why can’t I find a man that likes bush instead of a vagina that looks like it belongs to a prepubescent child!”
These humorous text messages are from Texts From Last Night. It seems some young men would rather run and hide in the bathroom waiting for a friend to pick him up than touch a woman who has the audacity to have hair “down there”. I thought the idea of hooking up with someone like that was to have meaningless sex? Surely a bit of fluff with a bit of fluff is still ok right? Apparently not.
Having tried the full Brazilian, I can honestly say I don’t understand the appeal. To say it hurts is a bit of an understatement. Yes – it hurts. Lots. Once the torture is over, there is an element of excitement. And then the novelty wears off. Fast. Clothing doesn’t feel right. Bits that are normally toasty warm suddenly feel cold. And then the dreaded regrowth begins.
I don’t know why there aren’t crowds of young people standing around scratching their prickling genitals. Regrowth is a bitch. And it starts almost immediately. Just when the irritation of having your hair pulled out by the roots subsides, the short and curlies start their inevitable return to the surface. Nobody warned me about ingrown hairs. What a delight they are.
We’ve all heard it said “trim the bush – make the tree look bigger”. Is this why guys want to strip it all away? I’m all for a bit of manscaping, but a full sack and crack wax makes me cringe.
Young women getting their forearms waxed surely indicates how far this has gone. I’ve seen teens with no visible hair on their arms paying to have the nonexistent hairs waxed away. I just don’t understand where this comes from. Is it a poor body image thing? Is it peer pressure to conform?
All humour aside, I wonder how we went from a quick tidy up around the edges to completely bald? And who decides what is beautiful anyway? When does it cease to be a fashion trend and start bordering on Pedophilia?