So, we’ve had different variations on sex this week, but what about the decoration? I’m all for bare is better, but my good friend Michelle Smart disagrees. She’s been lovely enough to come share her opinion on the matter and she almost swayed me. Almost, but not quite ;o). Take it away Chellebelle…
Pubic hair. Pubes. Something every adult human on the planet grows a nice thatch of (medical exemptions permitted). Indeed, for most adolescents, the appearance of pubic hair is as much a right-of-passage as the development of breasts and whatever it is that happens to men’s testicles that turns them into dangly things.
But a strange thing is afoot. When I was a teenager, it was normal to shave (or wax depending on personal pain thresholds and bravery) the bikini line. But time moves on. Just like the massive bushes that were beloved of seventies porn stars became passé, now it appears that any public hair is considered gross. Perfectly normal body hair is now something to be shaved/waxed/plucked off the second it appears. * Apparently it is normal to want to keep the vagina one had as a child. Hmmm.
And it’s not just the females who are docily removing the evidence that they are adults; men are catching on to it too. I swear, if I ever become ruler of the world, I will make it illegal for men to shave their chests or go anywhere near their cocks with a razor. Take Artem from Strictly Come Dancing. Now, that man has one heck of a manly chest – or he would have if he didn’t keep shaving/waxing it off (and yes, I do know this for a fact because at the beginning of the last series he had his chest out and you could see all the lovely dark hair growing through – within weeks it had gone). Pah!
Is this a permanent trend I wonder? Will humans eventually evolve into hairless wonders (after all, if we can’t be arsed to keep it, why should nature bother?)? Or will we go the other way? Will we go back to our seventies hey-day and grow pubes long enough to plait or create fabulous topiary out of? Will we ever return to the days when a woman thought twice about wearing a white bikini?
And will Artem ever grow his chest hair back for my delectation?
*One good thing about this pubeless trend is that, according to medical experts, cases of pubic lice are at their lowest levels ever.
So guys, what do you think?
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