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Old 11-18-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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Reading all 7 pages with such amusement. I'm a female 36 years old and have been waxing (BIG difference between waxing and shaving btw) since around 18 years. I would never ever take a razor and shave any part of my body. Itches like crazy and the hairs do grow back thicker.

Just recently started full Brazilian waxing after discovering the new painless lycon wax and am loving it! Nothing to do with pre pubescent nonsense... Just a feeling of being clean and fresh! When you wax, also remember that the hair does grow back finer or rather in stages so you only need to go to the salon once every 4-5 weeks. Just use emla cream if you are scared for the pain. Btw I wax my upper lip and chin and have my eyebrows threaded (that's another ancient form of hair removal). so basically I fall into the category that removes hair from every part of my body! And yes it does feel sexy to be completely hair free.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, TN
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I can't see why anyone would get bent out of shape over this topic or start breaking out accusations of pedophilia in men who prefer shaved women.

Me personally, I prefer some degree of grooming down there. Makes oral sex so much more enjoyable...no wild hairs up my nose or down my throat. Smooth contact. She doesn't have to be shaved clean, but at the very least trim down the bush so I don't need a machete to get at it. Hair is okl, but her honey-biscuit shouldn't look like she's growing tomatoes down there.

For myself, I have been trimming and grooming down there long before it became the trendy thing to do. I just prefer it for reasons of hygiene and comfort. Since I don't walk around with my boogey-nights out on public display it shouldn't be a problem for anyone.
I'm glad you take fashion & beauty and honey biscuits so serious
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I will never understand or find the whole bare hooha thing attractive. That's just sick to me. And it's sick to me that it's expected and almost demanded that women do this now. Sorry...that's just not a place I want folliculitis or any kooky skin infections/irritation.

I do believe people should shape and groom and clip and keep their body hair neat.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:07 PM
 
Location: CA
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The thing that disturbs me about this is that it's less & less a personal, private preference and increasingly a cultural standard & expectation for women. All of a sudden, something normal & natural for adult women is pegged as ugly, unhygienic and even "strange".

Make a thread on armpit hair on women and watch all the horrified "eww!" comments. But really, there is little difference. It is natural for an adult woman to have hair under her arms, just as pubic hair is natural. No one thinks it makes a woman look prepubescent to shave her underarms. The objections to shaving underarms are few because it is ingrained as the "norm", and this is the same attitude people are forming towards pubic hair. Supposedly it's more hygeniec and aesthetically pleasing, but no one stops to think about maintenance, cost, skin irritation, etc. Not to mention, what is so inherently unpleasant about body hair anyway? Where do these ideas form? Removing underarm hair was the result of aggressive advertising campaigns to get women to buy shavers. It's great for the beauty industry of course, just as removal of pubic hair is one more thing they can cash in on. We can probably thank porn for the hairless pubic region trend also.

I understand grooming the area so as not to have visible hair in a bikini, but unlike underarms, the entire area is not fully exposed in public. Hygiene has nothing to do with it either, IMO; a shower every day takes care of that. It introduces entirely new problems anyway, such as hair follicle infection, chafing, and other skin irritations. As for the aesthetic experience...maybe it looks better to some, but waxing can reduce sensivity as the skin toughens over time. Is that really an area you want to lose feeling in, to get "tougher"? It's not an improvement at all; it's simply becoming a cultural preference, the way shaving underarms & legs are. And I think that is NOT a good thing.

I'm not advocating any one side, only that it should be a personal choice, not something society bullies women into doing because they'll be mocked if they don't choose to remove all of their body hair.

And as for the claim it's about hygiene & appearance? Few expect the same of men....
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:43 PM
 
Location: earth?
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I agree that this trend was probably started by the porn industry, AND that it was probably initiated by men who like little girls . . .the females, as usual, are pressured into conforming, and before you know it, they think it is their idea (internalized sexism, in my opinion).

You can get as angry as you want but only little girls are naturally hairless "down there."

Like other posters said, are you going to continue this chore all of your life? It might get ridiculous at some point.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: middleboro, ma
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nobody seems to have an issue with women continuing the chore of shaving their legs or armpits all their lives. why would shaving off pubic hair be any more likely to get ridiculous?
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: California
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I am 33yrs old and totally agree with shaving and waxing that area.. I have been doing it since I was 18 and cant stand hair in that particular area. I feel cleaner and fresher, because I'm an outdoor enthusiest in the summer it feels better. When hiking or backpacking in 90 degree heat and no showers it definitly feels cooler and cleaner. My husband was deployed to Iraq and all the military men shaved to keep from chafing so bad. So it really does come down to hygenic reasons.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:10 PM
 
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I agree that this trend was probably started by the porn industry, AND that it was probably initiated by men who like little girls . . .the females, as usual, are pressured into conforming, and before you know it, they think it is their idea (internalized sexism, in my opinion).

You can get as angry as you want but only little girls are naturally hairless "down there."

Like other posters said, are you going to continue this chore all of your life? It might get ridiculous at some point.
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nobody seems to have an issue with women continuing the chore of shaving their legs or armpits all their lives. why would shaving off pubic hair be any more likely to get ridiculous?
Why wouldn't you just get laser hair removal if you're going to do it all your life (to any part of your body)? Many women get it on their legs.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:19 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Why wouldn't you just get laser hair removal if you're going to do it all your life (to any part of your body)? Many women get it on their legs.

Laser hair removal has a higher upfront cost compared to waxing. I don't know about legs, but the bikini area can cost from $800 to $1500+ depending on packages offered/# of treatments needed.


I'm considering having the bikini area lasered because I have no desire to be 85+ with a big bush.
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