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To think the no pubes thing is a trend....

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inmyshoos Wed 10-Jan-18 07:55:03

My previous career had me seeing people's genitals on a daily basis. Most had full pubic hair. Now I can see (mostly on naked attraction) that fully shaved is the fashion.
But was slightly surprised when a 50 something friend of mine said he prefers shaven as I assumed he would be less 'trendy' like me with my 80s stylefanny
Is it just a personal preference?? In my day at work it was defo rare to see fully shaved. Out of 20 people you'd be lucky if 2 were bald!

elQuintoConyo Wed 10-Jan-18 08:00:09

Shave it/don't shave it. Meh.

juliesaway Wed 10-Jan-18 08:00:28

So let’s all pile on and talk about whether our fannys are shaved or not and why. Errr,no.

Babycham1979 Wed 10-Jan-18 08:15:04

Well, stubbly chins and beards are back in. So, swings and roundabouts...

Before anyone suggests it's some paedo/porn thing!

GlitterUnicornsAndAllThatJazz Wed 10-Jan-18 08:16:49

I think live and let live, but I think it's also yet another pressure for women to bear.

It used to be just diet, trim down there, shave your legs, blow dry your hair and put on some makeup.

Now its fitness for a sculpted body as well as clean eating, full body wax, hair extensions as well as styling, and lash extensions/fillers as well as makeup.

I dont judge and do some of the aforementioned myself.

But I do think its interesting that as feminism has apparently strengthened, the pressures on women physically have increased.

Just look at video footage from the 80s or 90s and compare to today. It all seemed pretty low key back then in comparison.

I also worry about teenage girls these days.

Im in my 30s so pretty impervious to this shit, but I go on FB and every other segment is a hot fitness vlogger or hair straightening brush ad etc. I think if I were 15 today I would be feeling pretty insecure.

Sorry rambling post. All this to say: I think the fully bare look is definitely more omnipresent today, and I think its symptomatic of a more perfection-oriented society - despite arguments that it feels cleaner or just more pleasant. I mean, even with the "it feels cleaner" statements - just how dirty do you think your vag can feel? Don't even get me started on "intimate hygiene" soaps and lotions. Still waiting for a "scented foreskin cleanser", until then im sceptical.

inmyshoos Wed 10-Jan-18 08:17:19

I don't care if you shave yours or not juliesaway it's just a bit of your body. I'm not looking for shared intimate details just wondering if other people also think this is more of a trend rather than a personal preference.

Bookaboo Wed 10-Jan-18 08:19:04

*Today 08:00 juliesaway

So let’s all pile on and talk about whether our fannys are shaved or not and why. Errr,no.

"Piling in and talking" about ANYTHING is generally the whole point of mumsnet!!

It does concern me that it's beginning to be seen as the norm when it's not really very healthy.
I know someone who uses Nair, which I didn't think you were supposed to use around there.

MoistCantaloupe Wed 10-Jan-18 08:21:12

Someone uses Nair? Even reading that makes me shudder.

TrinitySquirrel Wed 10-Jan-18 08:22:22

It's a 20yr trend so far then...

MrsWhirly Wed 10-Jan-18 08:23:37

Not in the Middle-East. My grandmother had a Hollywood until the day she died smile

juliesaway Wed 10-Jan-18 08:24:03

Of course it’s a trend. I was feeling slightly irritated that it was seeking personal details and was a wank fodder thread for a perv. Sorry if I misunderstood.

inmyshoos Wed 10-Jan-18 08:24:08

Great post glitterunicorns well written.
I too agree that it's added pressure on women. I have similar feeling about anal sex but that is another thread. And again from previously having a career in sexual health I know that this has definitely been 'normalised' in recent years probably due to porn

damekindness Wed 10-Jan-18 08:24:37

My adult DD considers unshaven lady pubes as something that's actually nauseating whilst I consider the alternative as deeply suspect. Generational thing that I really don't understand

ShakeShakeTheMuffin Wed 10-Jan-18 08:26:23

GlitterUnicorns said

Still waiting for a "scented foreskin cleanser", until then im sceptical.

^ this. grin

SheSparkles Wed 10-Jan-18 08:30:33

Possibly started as a trend then became personal preference ?

womblinglove Wed 10-Jan-18 08:30:41

Its not, in my opinion generational.
I am 50 odd. Fully bare. Why? Because sex, especially oral, is incomparably, off the scale better.

End. Of.

inmyshoos Wed 10-Jan-18 08:31:26

I'm going to patent some of the scented foreskin cleaner..... you'll get a cut don't worry glitter

womblinglove Wed 10-Jan-18 08:31:33

To add, as are his bits bare .

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Wed 10-Jan-18 08:33:22

I thought no pubes had been and gone and the bush was back? I'm late 20s and have always had varying degrees of full bush with a bikini line wax so as not to scare other swimmers.

DSHathawayGivesMeFannyGallops Wed 10-Jan-18 08:34:23

DP keeps everything v short down there but never judges me for a fuller bush!

inmyshoos Wed 10-Jan-18 08:34:40

wombling better for you or your partner? I just find it so incredibly itchy but then I am very dark haired.

claraschu Wed 10-Jan-18 08:37:35

It is certainly a trend, and a huge pressure on women. There are plenty of reasons not to do it- health, comfort, time, and money. www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11087771/Pubic-hair-8-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-shave.html

I also think there is something creepy about finding a child-like pubic area attractive.

womblinglove Wed 10-Jan-18 08:40:49

Certainly for me, Immy. Presume for him too! Oral certainly.

SheSparkles Wed 10-Jan-18 08:41:17

@clarashu I can assure you that having had 2 kids, there’s nothing remotely childlike about my bald pubic area 😂
Pubic hair naturally thins out as we age, she why is the reference always to being child like-surely it should be OAP like?

womblinglove Wed 10-Jan-18 08:41:47

Oh here we go with the creepy and childlike comments.

Live and let live, eh?

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