Monday, May 11, 2009

Is Our Collective Lack Of Pubes Symptomatic?


About two years ago, back when I was a young and carefree 26, I met a woman who after a pleasurable date, was nice enough to invite me in for coffee.

An hour later, in the sanctity of her room she disrobed.

And what stared me right in the face was what we in the business (the business of watching entirely too much porn), like to call Seventies Bush.

It startled me in that up to that point, after being sexual active for nearly ten years, I had never seen a female au naturale, outside of, of course, seventies porn. And I've been with girls who like to think of themselves as hippies.

The truth is that the overwhelming majority of the crotches I encounter are bald. The rest are groomed like topiary, mostly runways, diamonds, and triangles. Yes, I did know a girl with a heart.
And as much as I would like to lie, these weren't strippers and porn stars. I stopped dating “party chicks” when I was 20 so they don't account for huge percentage of bald pussies. These are for the most part librarians, baristas, grad students, and an folk musician from Iran. For the most part women, who if you undressed with your eyes you would not expect to turn up with bald pussies.

Miss Beaver, I will call her, was the exception that made me question what I had taken for granted. Just how long have women been taking Southern grooming so seriously?

This recollection brought to mind a Naomi Wolf article where she claims that the ubiquity of porn today has made it so that ordinary women have to compete with the porn standard to get men's attention.

Were women this concerned about pubic grooming 10-15 years ago? Anecdotal Evidence: I'd never heard of a Brazilian wax till about 7 years ago.

If it's the disappearance of pubic hair now, what will be the next manifestation of women's keeping up with the Porns?

When will be the next time I encounter free range pussy?

1 comment:

  1. I have just downloaded iStripper, so I can watch the sexiest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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