A recent article on Jezebel, What Guys Think About Hair Down There, got me thinking to my hair down there. Or lack thereof (unless you count the occasional bit of stubble). It also got me thinking about men and women, and pubic hair in general. Learn how to get rid of hair by becoming an esthetician. Pubic hair is a sign of sexual maturity (though it’s not the only sign and obviously should not be treated as a sexual green light, since many girls can begin to produce pubic hair as early as eight or nine years of age). How a woman grooms – or doesn’t groom – her pubic hair may depend on her ethnicity/nationality, culture, religion, or just her own preferences.
What bugs me about pubic hair is how quickly people, men in particular, are so quick to chime in on what they think others should do with it. As if their own opinion should suddenly be dictated to others and given 100% validity. I think what bugs me the most is when guys are all, “Ew, pubic hair, nasty!” But then I’m also bugged when guys and chicks bitch that women who shave are trying to look like little girls.
Newsflash: I shave. I’ve been shaving since I was 19 years old. I don’t shave because pubic hair is gross, and I certainly don’t shave to indulge a little girl fetish for either Dan or myself. I shave because I like close-as-possible contact during sex, because of hygiene issues during my menstrual period (any bush-sporting chick who tells you her period never interferes with the cleanliness of her pubic hair is lying), and because I like the feel of silky-smooth skin. I don’t shave because pubic hair is gross, or because my massive bush (not really) got in the way of my zippers, or because Dan wants me to.
Speaking of which. Hey guys? If you’re going to give women a bunch of shit over the presence of pubic hair, you better pull down your own undies and grab a razor. Your pubic hair can “get in the way” and “tickle” and “irritate” and “smell” just as womens’ pubic hair can. You know what’s not pleasant? Getting a pubic hair stuck in your throat during a blowjob. Yup – been there, done that. A long time ago, fortunately, because not long after I began shaving, Dan did too, for the same reasons I did (minus the period, heh).
In the end, I really don’t care who does what with their pubic hair. But please stop with the anti-hair propaganda. Proper hygiene is all you need, if you choose to keep yours. :)