Bare or Bushy: Two Women Take Sides
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Bare or Bushy: Two Women Take Sides

Posted In Beauty,Blog,Society,Vanity

by Nathalie Moody

Trimming, plucking, waxing, shaving. Painful laser procedures to destroy hair follicles. Expensive toxic ritual of cutting, dying, straightening our luscious head hair! Women go through a lot of work to maintain their hair growth. All these techniques are part of an expensive and high maintenance hair management routine, all for the sake of attracting a mate. Guys are not immune to societal pressure to be hairless. Bare chests, bald heads, hairless legs images surround us. The amount of hair a man possesses, along with where it is located, seems to indicate where he will fall on the attraction scale.



Now I embrace the movement away from au naturel days of the 70‘s when way too much hair was everywhere. With all that acid-induced dancing and twirling to the Led or the Dead, I can imagine that intimate times involved a lot tolerance for certain smells and hair in the teeth. (I know..a little vomit came up in my mouth too).

Sitting with my lesbian friend, Carrie, we began discussing all the effort some gals put into this movement towards a hair free-existence. She expresses annoyance at this seemingly ludicrous amount of energy spent on maintaining the hair to stay sexy where women look “pre-pubescent” from the waist down.

Carrie -“Why not keep it natural, Sista? I understand the need to trim it up or shave some off here and there. But if women never shaved that leg hair in the first place, it would be soft and lovely like the fuzz on a peach!”

Nat – “Can you honestly enjoy kissing and loving on a bunch of scratchy, stinky pubic hair? Come on, be honest! There is nothing nicer than smoothly waxed lady!”

Carrie -”No argument there. But honestly, all this pressure to look like that hairless porn star with the ridiculously long fake nails is just wrong and doesn’t do a thing for me. It’s so unrealistic. Most of us will never look like or hook up with that girl or guy. I prefer spending my time making love to a real person. I’m not freaking out about the amount of hair on my body, or the size of my big hips and small tits”.

Nat – “Definitely. Some people spend way too much time on their appearance. But…I love someone that takes care of their business and wants to accentuate their sexy. A freshly shaved, waxed, and bathed body is such a turn-on!”

Carrie – “Of course I might prefer some bareness to the funky hair designs that some woman come up with. You have the stripe, the patch, the triangle and some unnecessary designs like a heart or a lightning bolt! Hilarious”.

So we agree that it just comes down to personal preference. Respect yourself enough to either trim, shave, wax to our heart’s content, let it go, or find a middle ground. To each its own. Of course neither of us are suggesting that we should go hair-free or revert to the hair- infested days of the our hippie predecessors, where the site of hair creeping out of panties and shirts run wild. It just seems the focus should really be about embracing “what cha Momma gave ya” and making it work for you.