Monday, April 7, 2008


J-Dogg's roommate, Jed (don't worry, this doesn't mean I'm hanging out with J-Dogg), recently recited an original monologue called “it’s manly to have chest and back hair, why should I have to wax or shave it?” Although a reasonable amount of chest hair doesn't bother me at all, I found this spiel particularly interesting since this performance was merely minutes after Jed had regaled our group with a tale of a woman who had a “gnarly bush.” Now, I’m in favor maintaining a well-groomed area, but I’m curious why women are suddenly (within the past five years or so) expected to get rid of ALL of our pubic hair simply because our boyfriends and/or husbands grew up on Internet porn. Guys are so used to seeing women without pubic hair that it has become the gold standard of personal grooming. While I'm generally supportive of the inventions in the realm of waxing and hair removal - especially if it opens the door to more oral sex - I feel like I'm beginning to resemble a Chihuahua. Uncool. I can NOT be the only one who notices that pubic hair definitely prevents chaffing. Call me crazy, but could it be that the hair is there for a reason?

1 comment:

Alex said...

umm yes this. You've heard of the Vagina Monologues, I'm sure. There is one, I believe, called "Hair" about this exact issue. I also think it's ridiculous to shave it all off. I don't like looking like an 11 year old and I don't like the thought of my boyfriend liking it. Do you know who Vanessa Hudgens is? Well she's a Disney teen star and some nude pics of hers came out a while ago. They were photos she had taken herself to send to a boyfriend, and she was fully nude. She could not have been more than 16 years old at the time. I have heard a bunch of comments to the effect of "whoa, can't she shave that off??" She was 16!! At what age are girls expected to go hairless? I'm so sick of the ridiculous things that we girls will do just to please the guys.