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Mrsemcgregor Wed 12-Oct-16 16:36:37

I am talking pubic hair. What does everyone do with it? I hate mine (especially as I get older it's getting wilder!) but what I hate more is bumpy itchy red skin whenever I try to tackle it. However I seem to be under the impression that most women are smooth and basically hairless down there and I must seem like some sort of cave woman or 70s porn star in comparison.

My husband hasn't mentioned that he minds at all...but maybe he does?

And if everyone is hairless and neat down there please please tell me how to do it without hideous rashes!!!

lovelybangers Wed 12-Oct-16 16:38:01

Umm I don't do anything unless am going to be wearing a bikini.

seminakedinsomebodyelsesroom Wed 12-Oct-16 16:40:03

Waxing done in a salon.

SporkLife Wed 12-Oct-16 16:40:03

Once in a blue moon when I can be bothered I trim it with a bikini trimmer or steal his beard trimmer and strim it down! I never shave/veet/wax it all off though as I just end up with horrendous ingrown hairs

seminakedinsomebodyelsesroom Wed 12-Oct-16 16:40:08

Waxing done in a salon.

myownprivateidaho Wed 12-Oct-16 16:40:11

A visit to any gym or swimming pool will tell you that most women are not hairless! I think that there's a tiny minority of women who actually remove their pubic hair entirely or who get bikini waxes on a regular basis. I know lots of alpha female city types who go for regular beauty treatments and don't know anyone who gets a bikini wax. Maybe it's rich sahms who are doing it but I think it's vastly exaggerated by the media.

PotteringAlong Wed 12-Oct-16 16:40:35

Nothing at all

Nocabbageinmyeye Wed 12-Oct-16 16:40:39

Not hairless but I trim so nice and short and tweeze everything else so just a neat small triangle area left, if you get what I mean. I wouldn't have the time to keep it waxed plus I hate the regrowth and I hate hair removal creams so tweezing works best for me

FortyFacedFuckers Wed 12-Oct-16 16:41:10

I get waxed in a salon.

Mrsemcgregor Wed 12-Oct-16 16:42:39

Nocabbage, isn't tweezing eyewateringly painful?! Youch!

Phew I am glad to hear I am not alone, thanks ladies!

ChickyDuck Wed 12-Oct-16 16:43:06

I use an electric trimmer thingy all over. I think it trims to 5mm long. It's quick and easy, and I just use it sporadically when it feels like it's getting uncomfortably long - more so in summer when it's warm. When I go on a beach holiday, I get my bikini line waxed professionally.

SheldonsSpot Wed 12-Oct-16 16:43:29

I vary from sporting a full bush to having it all removed. Depends on a number of factors - whether I can be arsed, holidays, swimming, etc.

At the moment, I get waxed. I go to a beauty therapist that uses hot peelable wax, not strips. It's slightly stingy/uncomfortable for a few seconds while she's removing the wax but it's over in about 20 minutes. No rashes and it lasts about 4 weeks.

I think it's a myth that most women are hairless. I'd say that among my friends we range from 50% who do absolutely nothing up to some basic trimming - and the other 50% that have a basic bikini wax, up to the full lot off.

RiverTam Wed 12-Oct-16 16:43:59

I do as little as possible, which is to say on the rare occasions I go swimming I do my bikini line, but that's it. And I'm very hairy grin. I get rashes too, and as for trimming it (ie cutting the hair shorter) I ended up with blunt hairs that caught in my pants and were itchy as fuck. No thanks.

MrsNuckyThompson Wed 12-Oct-16 16:44:31

I used to wax and found it uncomfortable, embarrassing and it looked awful most of the time. I now trim the hair with scissors or a bikini trimmer and if needed shave round the bikini line. If you don't do it too often the regrowth is not crazy and it doesn't irritate the skin.

flirtygirl Wed 12-Oct-16 16:44:41

I use nair, no ingrowns and no rashes, once month for 10 years or so.
Have burnt myself a couple of times by leaving it on too long but discomfort went after a couple of days so not life threatening. Dont mind hair there but it does get more musty and just seems more sweaty on me and its only once a month so doable.

TwentyCups Wed 12-Oct-16 16:44:48

All gone here!

HughLauriesStubble Wed 12-Oct-16 16:45:45

Trim occasionally with a nail scissors blush blush

I've asked dh numerous times and he doesn't care if it's wild and bushy, as long as I'm not completely bald down there.

eatsleephockeyrepeat Wed 12-Oct-16 16:46:52

If mine wasn't creeping down my thighs I probably wouldn't bother with it at all these days, but seeing as I have to wear a team sports kit which rides a little higher than is decent, I shave off the low-lying inside leg carpets stragglers.

Nocabbageinmyeye Wed 12-Oct-16 16:47:15

Mrsemcgregor it's really not, maybe it was the first time or two but after the first hair or two is gone it's fine. As the hair grows back at different rates you are always very tidy, but I just leave tweezers in my en suite and everytime I go to the loo I take a few hairs while I'm at it 😂 blush

Katedotness1963 Wed 12-Oct-16 16:47:42

Bit of a trim and a shave round the edges. When I can be bothered...

eatsleephockeyrepeat Wed 12-Oct-16 16:48:12

Oh yeah, and nail scissors for the volume!

MyGiddyUncle Wed 12-Oct-16 16:48:59

I shave the sides and trim the rest so it's short and neat...I have a 'wide' triangle (not a strip). I never have any issues with itching or soreness from shaving, just like I never do when I shave my legs. A good, expensive razor is a must though.

Mrsemcgregor Wed 12-Oct-16 16:49:00

This is very encouraging! What got me thinking about it was I went to the dr today and had a iud fitted (fun) and afterwards came home for a hot bath because of the cramping. It dawned on me in the bath that I was a wee bit wild down there and suddenly felt really embarrassed about exposing all to the dr! I wondered if I was the hairiest woman she had seen all day!

GladAllOver Wed 12-Oct-16 16:49:50

Au naturel here. A nice soft cushion is far more comfortable than sore skin or short bristles.
It's a very recent thing to take it all off, and I think it's just a passing fashion.

Wrinklytights Wed 12-Oct-16 16:50:17 One of these kind of things. No itching because it doesn't shave it right off. I'm guilty of leaving it wild most of the time. I hate the fully shaved look on men or women. Bald genitalia are just not that aesthetically pleasing! Personal preference I guess.

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