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March 15, 2010 | by  | in Opinion | [ssba]

Ladies, please

Ladies, please

Shave or wax? These seemingly simple options can cause quite a stir among the female community. Is shaving too harsh? What about the rash? Doesn’t it hurt getting wax ripped off? And don’t even get me started on the possibility of ingrown hairs. For the slower thinkers out there, I’m talking about vaginas. In particular, the hair on and surrounding, and how much is too much?

An article was published on last Tuesday with the headline ‘Driver crashes while shaving bikini line’. She was driving to see her boyfriend (with her ex husband) and realised she was a little unkempt ‘down there’. Instead of, say, pulling over and having a shave, this lady decided to whip out a razor, hitch a leg up and get to business. Needless to say, she crashed.

Along the same vein, I heard of a girl who lived in Palmy (where it’s cheap to live and Brazilian waxes are affordable) who had it all ripped out religiously every 4 weeks. Alas, she moved to Wellington, where it’s expensive to live and as a student, waxes are but a luxury. Having been with her boyfriend for 3 years, it was assumed that nothing would change but *gaspshockhorror* he stopped eating puss. All because of a bit of muff.

Do most guys care? I took a small sample (my friends at Mount Street Bar) and general consensus seemed to be that as long as it is kept neat, there’s not a problem. As one friend put it, no one wants to feel like it is illegal because there’s no pubic hair. Hayden, our lovely bar manager, likes a tiny bit of a racing strip. Just so you know.

What about the girls? HELLZ YEAH. It would seem that we females place higher expectations on our own bush bonsai than males could ever fathom.

DISCLAIMER: This all seems very hetero-normative, and it is to some extent, but those sexually deviant (they know I’m joking… kinda) queers have the same opinion on their muff mound—neat so as not to be intrusive.

Just because my extensive research into the matter has come to the conclusion that neat pubic hair is good pubic hair, it doesn’t mean my opinion is gospel. Grow it out ladies or rip it all off, whatever makes you happy. But don’t do it for someone who wouldn’t do the same for you.


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  1. Ems says:

    Loved it. Waxes should be cheaper though.

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