#HeyItsOkay … to shave your bush.

Or not shave your bush, your topiary habits are your own. You own exclusive rights to the cultivation of your pubic hair.

Speaking as someone who spent years trimming and strimming (Never waxing – ouch!)  I got to a point where I felt I was a failure to the sisterhood. I am a modern, forward thinking feminist, the kind that thinks blokes are awesome and girls are just as awesome and should be represented as such.However, some feminists would say that shaving our bits to almost obliteration is a modern reflection of how men expect us to look and a product of years of subliminal negative imagery through the media and porn.

I don’t necessarily disagree, I’ve definitely dabbled with Brazillians and Barbie doll smooth…. That was a mistake on my part and probably influenced by surroundings, but I was just trying it out and that’s okay. I didn’t like it, I didn’t do it again. These are my bad hair choices, at least they could be covered up and there are no photos to haunt me. Partly because I am a normal human being who doesn't take nude photos, partly because I didn't have a camera phone when I was a teenager.... thank God. 

So then I went the other way and set those puppies free (By puppies I mean pubes and now I've created a weird image in my head). I wanted to love it, it was okay, but it wasn’t great. I did enjoy having a bit more hair and less upkeep was great but I was never religious about it anyway so I saved myself about 30 seconds per day. I kept it up even though I didn’t like it because I felt like I was sticking two fingers up to the man! (Although the actual man wouldn't have realised if I'd had them straightened and died pink to be honest.) Then the bombshell dropped. This was exactly the same as when I was doing the Brazilians – I’m being influenced and doing what I think I should be doing, not doing what I want to do.

                                                Burgon & Ball Topiray Shears trimming large area

 

                                                photo source

I don't think it's just ladies anymore. I see more and more guys who have no pubes - by see I mean Twitter and Instagram and stuff - I'm not running up to random men and peeking down their shorts... that's not okay. Again, if that's what they want to do then fine but no one should feel that's what you have to do. Ultimately no one's going to care. Yes it's nice manners to clear a bit of a path for people to find their way but it's not the end of the world if you don't. There are more important things to worry about and quite frankly, if you've got to the point with someone where they want to see your pubes, they're not going to be turned off by any situation down there and if they are, then you've had a lucky escape. 

So there we go ladies and gentlemen do what you want down there! Dreadlocks, dye it green, do what you want because ultimately the only person that cares about your pubes..... is you! 

What are your thoughts?

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12 August, 2015 1 tags (show)

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