Thanks to warped beauty standards, female body hair often comes attached to a stigma. More than 99 percent of American women reportedly remove their body hair, spending tens of thousands of dollars over the course of their lifetimes to wax, pluck, shave, epilate, thread, or laser unwanted fuzz off their bodies. Kim Kardashian. So in high school, I would wax it off because there was just so much hair, and then I would laser it off a little bit. If you Google or , I had the craziest, hairiest hairline, so I did laser it.
A recent Cosmopolitan. While most women surveyed 70 percent hope their partner will sport a low-maintenance "trim," the majority of men surveyed 46 percent want their partners to be completely bare. And it appears that's exactly what's happening — 57 percent of women reported removing all their pubic hair. But what about the women who don't? Here, a sampling of the 6 percent of women who let their pubic hair grow in naturally explain why they stopped removing it and what they hope others will understand about their choice. When you're very young, there just seems to be an expectation that that's what you do. I stopped because I got tired of doing it. I also stopped because once, after my hair got a little wild down there, my boyfriend at the time suggested that I go back to keeping up with it. I didn't really appreciate that he thought he should have any input on how I kept my lady parts. That's when I entirely boycotted any grooming of my pubes, and it was so much less annoying, expensive, and itchy that I never really bothered again except to trim it a tiny bit once in a while.
A recent study published in JAMA Dermatology reported that 62 percent of women of the roughly 3, they surveyed go totally bare when it comes to pubic hair , but I was 23 years old before I realized that pubic hair maintenance was A Thing Women Do. Yes, I know how weird that sounds. I was raised by hippies and had hairy girl friends growing up, I guess. Oh and the internet was pretty much just blinking pink text on black backgrounds, back then. But I vividly remember the day I came to that all-important discovery.
Make them feel special. I find myself oscillating between empathy, pity, and rage, but lately, it's been mostly rage. Ignore the busy-bodies who want to condemn your significant other.