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To Shave Or Not To Shave
To Shave Or Not To Shave
***This was a response I (Jeanette) made to a Magazine article written by secret_hunger. She sent me a wonderful email, advising that I make my response into an actual article itself. However, I decided to make it into a blog. I have included the text of her original article so that you may follow the thought line.
Enjoy, and Happy Hunting!
What do people have against pubic hair?
"I let mine grow. Why? Cause I think it looks nice. But all I ever see is women as bald as eagles down there! When I see pornos from the 70's I see full, sexy bushes, and I love that. When I see ones today, I see nothing except ikky red pimples.
I don't shave my pubes, and I'm proud!"
Aaahhh ... to shave, or not to shave. I cannot help but wonder what the next trend will be. By the mid-15th century, Anglo-Saxons thought it fashionable to have plucked eyebrows and a very
high, shaved forehead.
This continued to be the fashion through Elizabethan times. If a woman didn't have a high forehead, she plucked her front hair and her eyebrows to get one ... it was supposed to be a sign of intelligence and wit. (So what is the sign for shaving your pubes?)
But concerning pubic hair ... tweezers were found in the tombs of ancient Egyptians, for in the Middle East you were considered “clean” if you were devoid of all body hair (sound familiar?) ... except eyelashes, eyebrows, and the hair on your head (the one with ears!). Concubines in the Ottoman Empire either plucked or waxed their pubes, but then used henna (ironically, a hair-dye) to stain the area. Nowadays, tattooing the shaven area is now all the rage. (I think I would prefer the henna.)
I have read that it was the Brazilians for whom we have to thank for the ever-shrinking size of pubic hair on women in the 20th century. With the invention of the “tanga” in the '70's (a.k.a., the string bikini), the hair in front had to be trimmed so as not to appear that you had a rat stuffed in your drawers. Then came the invention of the diminutive Brazilian bikini, which is simply butt-floss; and voila the “landing strip,” and then the famous “Brazilian wax” became the norm. (NO thank you! This is one fad that I will do without.)
The important step into puberty, for most cultures, is heralded by the growth of pubic hair, for it signals one's entrance into adult fun. One friend of mine stated that, “Pubic hair acts as nature's signpost when two naked people get together. It telegraphs the way to the closest adult entertainment center.”
As for my husband and myself, we prefer some hair ... just not long enough to braid! Trimmed is good, because we believe that it can make for nicer hygiene for oral sex (assuming one does not shower every time right before sex); that is, fewer smells, and fewer hairs in the mouth.
However, many people must have been able to keep their longer pubes clean without having to shave ... the increasing population of the earth is a testament to the fact that some are enjoying sex with unshaven pubes. So the idea that having shaven pubic hair somehow enhances sex is clearly unsubstantiated; although, it does make it easier to avoid the potential uncomfortable smells with unplanned oral sex.
Although, I personally tend to think that a shaved pubic area looks way too much like a little girl’s and little boy’s, which is not something I prefer (at least for us).
I don't mind that everyone has a preference ... diversity is, after all, the spice of life ... however, when society pressures you to do something that, in the long run, is REALLY insignificant and trivial because it is merely a cosmetic fad, then I say "To HELL with them!" If you and your man like it, no laws are being broken, and no animals are harmed in the process, then more power to you! Grow On!
11/13/2005 4:26 pm
When I first heard my husband ask me to shave my bush, I said 'Are you nuts???', thinking of the uncomfortable itchiness and redness and bumps that I get when I just shave the bikini line. But, one drunken night in a moment of stupidity, I humored my husband and shaved it all. Let me tell you, when your pussy is being sucked and licked and caressed by someone and you are cleanly shaven, it takes pleasure to another level! I can only do it every once in a while, again because it can be uncomfortable, but it's well worth it! Thought I'd offer my two cents |
11/18/2005 10:47 pm
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11/21/2005 10:39 am
Interesting...I think both ways have their pluses. A bald pussy is a very diferent look and much easier to eat. A hairy one is more natural and more mysterious. Maybe the day will come when I have so much pussy available I have to make a choice, until then I'll take whichever is available.|