Women are now expected not least by themselves to maintain their pudenda in the plump, smooth, hairless condition that only naturally occurs in pre-pubescent children. With things like the internet at our fingertips, we've become skeptical of accepting what we're told is "OK" or "attractive. So, to shave or not to shave? They also probably saw, weeks earlier, when Hannah played by Lena Dunham exposed her crotch to her boss and shortly thereafter said, "It also helped that my bush was at full capacity right now. The Oxford English Dictionary dates the first written use of the term to Hairy legs are fine for a man but revolting on a woman.
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Sixty-one percent currently did so and half of this sample said that they routinely removed all traces of their pubic hair. The makers of Bodyform ran a campaign last year called Viva the Vulva, much praised for its feminist message of self-acceptance. Yes, claiming that a body part is "in" or "out" of fashion is still inherently problematic, yet many have noted that a fuller-bodied pubic hairstyle is being celebrated in the public eye in in a way it hasn't been for quite some time. In the two decades since Ensler wrote her play, the vulva has undergone a radical change of appearance. It also, wonderfully, helps get rid of the myth that women are concerned about what men think about it.
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It was, alas, ever thus. Another woman who's been quite vocal about making choices in regard to her own body is Molly Soda. They were expensive, painful and inconvenient, so when her salon introduced a laser it made sense to go permanently bare. It featured a singing, dancing chorus of symbolic vulvas — more than 30 of them, including oysters, silk purses and all manner of suggestive fruit. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Certainly Instagram's not the only catalyst for this conversation. So WHY is a trend for going naked down below - but only for women - a thing right now?
Channing Tatum reacts to Jenna Dewan's engagement. But regardless of all that, the only people I wanted to impress even more desperately than girls my own age were boys my own age. None of which is a terrible thing in theory. Remember, behind our beauty work sits an entire industry that profits from our insecurities. Originally Published by:. For articles published prior to September 29, , click here: older Bering in Mind columns.