Is the hairless revolution coming to an end?
Maybe the trend of having all your pubic hair ripped off/shaved off/lasered off to reveal all is finally experiencing a bit of kick-back?
Behold the mannequins the American Apparel store in downtown New York.
There is a distinct 70s vibe going on here. A little OTT perhaps, but American Apparel likes to push the envelop to make a point.
The last time they hit the news it was for a t-shirt that showed artwork of a vulva flowing with blood. It copped a lot of flak, natch.
But maybe this trend provides good impetus (at last!) to bring the pubic hair trend back to sanity?
American Apparel’s District Visual Manager Dee Myles believes it is “important to have instances spark up curiosity and conversation about what we deem beautiful and sexy.”
Photo by Jen Chung via Gothamist
Actress Cameron Diaz hit the news recently with her thoughts on nether hair. In her new release Body Book – Feed, Move, Understand And Love Your Amazing Body, she has a chapter entitled In Praise of Pubes, in which she writes:
“Pubic hair serves as a pretty draping that makes it a little mysterious to the one who might be courting your sexiness. Pubes keep the goods private, which can entice a lover to come and take a closer look at what you have to offer.
“Also, let’s be honest: just like every other part of your body, your labia majora is not immune to gravity. Do you really want a hairless vagina for the rest of your life?
“It’s a personal decision but I’m just putting it out there: consider leaving your vagina fully dressed, ladies. Twenty years from now, you will still want to be presenting it to someone special, and it would be nice to let him or her unwrap it like the gift that it is.”
When interviewed about the subject (which naturally got the most attention out of her 232 page book on the workings of the whole body), Diaz said: “I didn’t say what I prefer, I just said pubic hair has a purpose. You can do what you want with it, I don’t care – you can shave it off every day, wax it off every day, turn it into a bonsai – I don’t care.
“I just said consider maybe not removing it permanently and forever with laser treatment. Forever is forever and when we make those choices for our body we have to live with them forever.”
An online pharmacy poll of British women in November last year showed that 51 per cent of the 1,870 women who answered do not “style or groom their pubic hair” with 45 per cent of us admitting that they can “no longer be bothered to keep up the grooming” and 62 per cent revealing that their partner “prefers the natural look”.
As The Wire notes in a story entitled The Pubic Hair Renaissance Is Here:
“Women who haven’t even been born yet will be able to read these words in libraries decades from now, and remember January 2014 as the special time everyone agreed Brazilian waxes are dumb. The culture has, as it were, moved on.”
Amen to that.
What do you think, Hooplarians. Hair down there, or bare down there?
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