I feel like we can never talk enough about body hair. We talk about shaving and waxing like it’s our day job (well it IS our day job), and we talk about whether or not it matters if you shave or wax. The truth is, no it doesn’t matter. But we never stop talking about it.
This morning, I read an article about how pubic hair is back “in” but was unaware that it was ever really out. According to a new study, most men don’t care and most women don’t have the time to wax or shave down yonder. 62% of men even said they prefer the natural look on their partners while 45% of women admitted they just couldn’t keep up with it anymore.
I’m glad that people aren’t losing their minds about pubes anymore because if you want hair, then by golly, have hair! I never understood why this was such a pointed issue, but now that pubic hair is “back in style” we can all stop freaking out about it. Shaving or waxing down there, or anywhere actually, is a personal preference. Period. That’s it.
Sorry, but it doesn’t really matter what your partner wants you to do. It doesn’t matter what trends are telling you to do. What matters is what you want to do with your body hair.
And that’s why I’m never going to stop shaving or waxing. I started shaving my legs when I was in fifth grade. I’m a dark-haired Italian so, naturally, I have dark hair. I was teased mercilessly when I was young for having dark hair on my arms and legs. I started shaving. I bought myself a little electric razor and eventually moved up to a real one in sixth grade. I was pretty cool for about a week because I was the first girl to start shaving.
But that soon turned into a habit that I couldn’t break. I was so self conscious about my arm hair that I bleached it, but had a horrible reaction that taught me I have sensitive skin. So I started shaving my arms too. And eventually I started shaving everything, including my pubic hair, to the point where it was weird for me NOT to shave. Such has been my life for the past thirteen or so years.
I started getting Brazilian waxes a few years ago because I was sick of shaving down there, and I loved it. I haven’t stopped, and I won’t. I don’t like having body hair. At all. When I have it, I’m immediately transported back to the fifth grade when I was bullied for having dark hair, for being too skinny and for having a nose that I hadn’t grown into yet. Having body hair gives me so much anxiety that I’d rather just shave it or wax it all off, and I’m okay with that.
I don’t shave or wax for anyone except myself. I never have and never will. And neither should you. If you want to shave or wax anything, then do it. If you don’t want to, then don’t. Do what makes you feel the best about yourself.
What do you think about shaving and waxing? Do you shave or wax? Will you stop now that hair is back in style?Tell us in the comments!