The bane of many a woman's existence. Sometimes, it's just easier to let it all grow out especially in the winter. Who's really looking?
Some people are convinced that the bald Brazilian look comes directly from porn actors, whose nether regions are hairless for better viewing purposes. But now, no less of a publication than the New York Times has pronounced it: Hairy bush is back. With American Apparel adding merkins to their mannequins, it makes us wonder about the history of pubic hairstyles in the United States.
Ruskin died inbut our own repulsion at and fascination with female pubic hair continues to mirror his. The human body holds myriad uncanny sites, but few are as contested or as overdetermined as the female mons. Like Frodo, like Morrison, like Che, Ruskin breathes life long after his expiration date.
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With all the talk of women being shamed for their body hair, it's truly a gift when celebs actually get candid about their personal grooming rituals. Not just because we're unabashedly curious, but because we're baffled that the subject is still considered taboo. Here, we celebrate the stars who go on the record about their hair maintenance—from waxing tales to reclaiming the bush.
Almost two decades after the hairless Hollywood wax became the only acceptable state for the genitalia of women - and to a lesser extent men - is pubic hair finally making a comeback? It sparked an intense debate proving how controversial a few tendrils of hair can still be. And, as Vice recently reported, pubes are even back in porn, which has long been blamed for women having to go hairless in the first place.
A nationally representative study out of the University of California, San Francisco found that nearly 84 percent of the 3, women surveyed had groomed their pubic hair, and 62 percent had removed it all at least once. Shaving with a nonelectric razor was the most popular method of grooming, followed by trimming with scissors and shaving with an electric razor. Even the current natural-is-beautiful, pro-body-hair movement is a cultural product and one that tends to focus on the hair of cis white womenat that.
Some people have called the image 'vile, coarse and degrading to women'. The Advertising Standards Authority in the UK, which has the power to ban offensive material, said it was investigating after receiving a number of complaints. Gucci boss Tom Ford is used to this kind of attention, he was behind the controversial images of model Sophie Dahl in the Yves St Laurent Opium perfume campaign two years ago. It became the most complained about ad in the ASA's history.
They gathered data from 1, college-student participants self-reported women, and self-reported menanalyzed the responses, and published their findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study doesn't reflect how all people in the United States treat their pubes, but the findings are still pretty interesting. Especially the findings about men's pubic hair removal a fairly new topic of studyand what people preferred in their partners, which hadn't been extensively covered before, according to one of the study authors, Debby Herbenick, Ph.