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In being surprised that apparently 98% of UK women under 25 have no pubic hair at all?

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Longstocking2 Tue 04-Jan-11 23:52:45

Is that true?

A friend who is a practice nurse says she presumes it's just a fashion. None of her women under 25 who come for smear tests have any pubic hair.. all shaved, shorn, waxed to nada.

Obviously that's fine but it seems a little universal to me. Aren't there any rebels out there?
Is it just for the boys they do it?
Does the image not come from porn originally?

would love to be enlightened!
Clearly I'm over 25 grin

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Tue 04-Jan-11 23:55:10

I presume that's because of the "tidying up" that I often read about on pregnancy threads on here. People setting out on some bizarre mission to make themselves look "neat and tidy" before they have a baby (Actually I think I've seen people mentioning it before a smear too???) having a baby is a nice clean and tidy thing to do grin

BoysAreLikeDogs Tue 04-Jan-11 23:56:42

hah public hair, corking typo OP

made my night actually

NewYearNewKnickersOnMyHead Tue 04-Jan-11 23:57:03

Have to keep the winter plumage at this time of year.

MadamDeathstare Tue 04-Jan-11 23:57:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

llareggub Tue 04-Jan-11 23:57:46

I've noticed this at the gym. All of the women who are over around 35 or so are, like me, hairy and pretty much as nature intended. The younger ones are not.

I take the view that it is there for a reason.

Longstocking2 Tue 04-Jan-11 23:58:41

But I want to know when it started, is it post feminist freedom of choice thing? Is it just fashion? Where did it come from?
When I was in my late teens early twenties we never saw much porn and if we did all the women had pubic hair. Having a shaven haven was seen as a 'specialist position' if you like and more for a woman whose man was a bit of an appreciater of the book Lolita if you get my drift!

Longstocking2 Tue 04-Jan-11 23:59:52

Oh GOD, typo in THREAD TITLE, very embarrassing!

Clunge Wed 05-Jan-11 00:00:10

I can't even remember the last time I shaved my legs, nevermind my lady garden.

TheCrackFox Wed 05-Jan-11 00:00:44

I think we should insist that the Govt include this on their next Census

a Do you have any pubic hair?
<if yes go to question C, if not answer question B>

b How do you remove it - tick each one that applies

c Why can't you be arsed to trim your minge?

This type of question could really help the government plan for the future.

Longstocking2 Wed 05-Jan-11 00:02:06

It's been too long how are you?
I forgot who I was when we used to chat the night away.

Why doesn't anyone care about the anthropological roots of my bald-monsed sisters!!!!

Longstocking2 Wed 05-Jan-11 00:03:13

clunge very appropriate use of the term lady garden

Clunge Wed 05-Jan-11 00:03:47


BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Wed 05-Jan-11 00:05:12

someone will come on in a minute and give you one word


Longstocking2 Wed 05-Jan-11 00:06:03

need to go to bed not much the wiser now.
All Hail to you Crack Fox Loving Your Work as always.

Longstocking2 Wed 05-Jan-11 00:06:45

(Baroquin, has to be - doesn't it?)

notanumber Wed 05-Jan-11 00:08:21

I am well over 25. I used to have a landing strip when I were a young 'un but it's such a monumental pain in the arse (quite literally - can't neglect the old bum hole - you do the front then you do the back when you get on the dipilation bus, sister) to maintain.

These days you can plait my pubes. It's like deforestation on the odd occasion I hack a bit off so that my swimming cossie will not make me look like I am a gentleman. I have to shoo all the woodland creatures out first before I get the scissors near it. Ah well, that's what you get for prioritising watching box sets over personal grooming.

BaroqinAroundTheChristmasTree Wed 05-Jan-11 00:09:09

dunno - I did go through a phase when younger when thinking that shaving it off would be a good idea.......never actually did it though as I used to hack my legs half to death so was a bit scared of a razor round those parts grin

And I'd not seen any porn at that stage - or any clean shaven LG's.

CointreauVersial Wed 05-Jan-11 00:09:27

Public hair! grin

Now that you mention it, mine is prone to appear in public every time I visit a swimming pool. Keep tucking those spider legs back in the bikini......

Longstocking2 Wed 05-Jan-11 00:09:27

grin I hear and know well where you are coming from!

backwardpossom Wed 05-Jan-11 00:09:44

Crikey! I do trim, but I've only once gone completely hairless and it was horrid - it looked awful. I felt like a pre-pubescent girl. NEVER AGAIN! I'm under 35, must be in the 2%..

aPixieInMyCaramelLatte Wed 05-Jan-11 00:10:13

Well, I'm under 25 and do fit that description but that's because I'm crap at 'haircuts' and it's just so much easier and quicker for me to get rid of It all. By the time I'm done trimming a bit more here and a bit more there to try get it even there's nothing there anyway. grin blush

backwardpossom Wed 05-Jan-11 00:10:29

Oh arse, it was under 25. Oh definitely not in that bracket! grin

huddspur Wed 05-Jan-11 00:13:43

I'm 24 and I meet the criteria

Firawla Wed 05-Jan-11 00:13:52

im under 25 fitting that description too, i do think its normal among most people

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