When your year-old screams from the bathroom that they need your help right now, you moan and grumble to yourself that you thought potty training was supposed to free you from these particular shackles. The docs say younger girls are being pushed to go bare because of social media, peer pressure and even internet porn. A new survey shows that 62 percent of women prefer to completely remove their pubic hair, while 84 percent say they do at least some grooming. I fall into camp two, someone who has trimmed the bush for years. Her hair had been filling in slowly for more than a year and had now reached a point where it was poking out all sides of her underwear.
Most Women Prefer Having Bald Pubes, New Study Confirms
By Andrew M. Over 80 percent of U. Increasingly, women are requesting genital cosmetic surgery, they point out, and in most cases, the women are motivated by aesthetics rather than functionality. In a nationally representative survey of 3, women, ages 18 to 65, about 60 percent said they groomed for hygiene and cleanliness. About 46 percent said it was part of their routine and about 32 percent said they thought it made their vagina look nicer. About 56 percent said they groomed for sex.
Plus, why some have never used a razor below the belt. Do you remember the first time you shaved your pubes? When you were awkwardly bent over in the shower yelling at your parents to stop knocking on the door and asking why you've been in there for so long OK, even if you can't relate, everyone has a preference when it comes to how they maintain their pubic hair.
The body hair debate has been going on for a rather long time, and quite often it's paired with the seemingly simple question: Should women have to shave? Most people would likely argue that the conversation began in the s, due to the rise of second-wave feminism, the hippie renaissance, and the consequent beauty trend of going au naturale. The Chicago Tribune even featured an article titled, " Shaving and Fashion: A Storied History ," which reported how Jennifer Scanlon, professor of gender and women's studies at Bowdoin College, wrote in her book Inarticulate Longings: The Ladies' Home Journal, Gender, and the Promises of Consumer Culture that disengaging with practices such as shaving in the '70s and '80s was the "litmus test of feminism.