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It's up to mums to teach their boys that pubic hair on women is normal!?

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Uppatreecuppatea Mon 04-Feb-13 21:55:09

I've read countless surveys and reports over the last few months that state that young men would be 'grossed out' if they went to bed with a woman and found that she had pubic hair.

They seem to think that all women either come hair free or should wax it all off.

I think a lot of this attitude comes down to them viewing porn where it's normal for a woman to have zero pubic hair and a neat little pudenda.

It's a worry. I quizzed the local boys who work in our pub and they all wax their chest and think pubic hair is disgusting on both men and women.

So glad I am married to a man who appreciates the 70's!

But what is in store for our young girls?

apostropheuse Mon 04-Feb-13 22:34:16

Chest hair is very attractive. That is all.

(On a man of course wink )

rollmopses Mon 04-Feb-13 22:35:15

Very much down to social class I'm afraid.

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Feb-13 22:35:28

Yes porn is a pube free area as that is the 'in phase' right now just as the '80's bush' was once a phase.

But do you not think teenage girls watch porn? confused

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 04-Feb-13 22:36:04

I am told by friends in the US that girls there are grossed out by men's with foreskins. Who knew?

Makes a Veet strip wax seem like a walk in the park.

<Thinks of the poor DS's foreskins> sad

andubelievedthat Mon 04-Feb-13 22:36:33

and i expect all boys with long/dyed hair are to be avoided/girls with shaved heads likewise?

WorriedMummy73 Mon 04-Feb-13 22:36:42

80s bush? Love that phrase! Sounds like something Magnum PI would have had...

CloudsAndTrees Mon 04-Feb-13 22:37:26

Porn has been around for as long as people have. And it will stand the test of time far longer than any fashion phase ever will.

I don't know why you are blaming this on porn. I have seen very little porn, and I have been having Brazilian bikini waxes for nearly 20 years.

ItsAFuckingVase Mon 04-Feb-13 22:38:17

Christ on a bike!

Why is your ideal of a hairy minge better than somebody else's of a hairless one? Surely it's each to their own and all?

FWIW I hate pubic hair. I hate it on me as I don't want a sweaty minge, and hair feels unhygienic to me. I hate it on other people because, well, who wants a mouthful of pubes when they give head?! When I was at school, the fashion was for lads to defuzz their genitals because they thought it made their tackle look bigger. It goes in circles...

EnjoyResponsibly Mon 04-Feb-13 22:38:28

You lead Clouds others follow grin

Darkesteyes Mon 04-Feb-13 22:39:04

Its not just young men. This actor seems to expect it too and hes 45.

whateveritakes Mon 04-Feb-13 22:39:15

CloudsAndTrees - how much money do you reckon that is then....

...hope you get it out enough to make it cost effective

WorraLiberty Mon 04-Feb-13 22:39:44

OMG Magnum would probably have had the entire bodily rug grin

<< Boak >>

And yes to foreskins and American women (well not every American woman obvs)

It's not really the done thing over there it would seem.

SirIronBottom Mon 04-Feb-13 22:40:16

I'm the opposite: I'm a bloke. I'm pretty young. And I grew up thinking the opposite. The first naked woman I ever saw other than my mother was, ahem, extremely hairy down there. So when I later saw a woman who had shaved it all off I was mildly shocked.

Our DD will be told that it's normal and it's up to her to do whatever she wants with it.

mercibucket Mon 04-Feb-13 22:40:20

Can't believe posters are getting applauded for calling other posters fuckwits

Aibu - home of the lowest common denominator

Uppatreecuppatea Mon 04-Feb-13 22:40:33

Access to porn has changed.

BeerTricksPotter Mon 04-Feb-13 22:40:37

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CloudsAndTrees Mon 04-Feb-13 22:41:06

Back then they were just called bikini waxes though Enjoy! I liken it to the whole baby led weaning thing. Going on for years before anyone actually gave it a name grin

HollyBerryBush Mon 04-Feb-13 22:42:14

I think a lot of this attitude comes down to them viewing porn

Theres a sweeping judgement that all the young men in Ops local are furiously beating their meat every night tp online fantasy instead of hooking up IRL.

sad world

Binkyridesagain Mon 04-Feb-13 22:42:18

What is this obsession with other people's pubic hair?

BeerTricksPotter Mon 04-Feb-13 22:42:39

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Uppatreecuppatea Mon 04-Feb-13 22:43:12

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Uppatreecuppatea Mon 04-Feb-13 22:43:38

A hair-free one at that, no doubt!

BeerTricksPotter Mon 04-Feb-13 22:44:51

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WorraLiberty Mon 04-Feb-13 22:45:18

Our DD will be told that it's normal and it's up to her to do whatever she wants with it

Well exactly.

That's the most sensible thing any parent of a DD or a DS can teach their kids.

What makes me a teensy bit annoyed with MN is that for some reason some parents think the whole 'pube free' fad/phase only affects girls? confused

There are lots of young boys who don't know whether to keep it/trim it/shave it/wax it.

Why on earth some people can only see it through the eyes of a girl is beyond me totally?

larks35 Mon 04-Feb-13 22:46:04

This has reminded me of when my DS(2yo at the time) saw me come out of the shower, he had recently taken interest in his own winky and noted that daddy had a winky, he saw my hairy bush and cried out "Mummy, winky broken!". I think I might have put him off for life!

I think that leaving it to mums to teach their boys about pubic hair might have the opposite effect. "Mum thinks pubic hair is okay, which means it is most definitely uncool".

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