Filed under: Art, Feminism, Porn, Sex | Tags: hairy porn, pubic hair, shaving, waxing
I don’t shave “down there”. I did once, for a couple of months in 2007, it was fun to have a change. However, despite my best efforts and care, my skin was simply too soft and sensitive. Shaving rash and ingrown hairs were a constant battle and the stubble I always had by the second day seemed harsh and unattractive to me. Waxing doesn’t interest me, so I decided to go back to being natural. Luckily, I like a bit of fluff with my muff.
That said, I am sick to death of the “hair or no hair” debate. I’ve heard a lot of people on one side say that pubic hair is disgusting and unattractive, I’ve heard people on the other side say that without pubic hair, one looks prepubescent.
They’re both ridiculous arguments, positing personal preference as fact. It’s not fact. Some people like it with, some people like it without. Neither way is “disgusting” or “wrong”, it’s just fashion, it’s just what people are used to, it’s just individual taste. Why is that so hard for people to understand?
If I have yet another woman advise me that I should shave for the sake of my boyfriend (um, thanks, he actually likes me this way) or if I hear another person exclaim “Women should never shave! Why do they want to look like 9 year old girls?” I will scream and explode in a fiery ball of annoyance.
Seriously, can we stop this ridiculous war of the genitals that turns our personal grooming habits into a moral decision that may just cause the downfall of mankind? Please?
Oh yeah, and I wish we’d stop referring to women who don’t shave in porn as “hairy”. It makes them sound like werewolves.
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