Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. Perhaps you've already heard: The bush is back. Yes, claiming that a body part is "in" or "out" of fashion is still inherently problematic, yet many have noted that a fuller-bodied pubic hairstyle is being celebrated in the public eye in in a way it hasn't been for quite some time. In , photographer Petra Collins' picture showing her pubic hair was deleted from Instagram , causing uproar and igniting debate.
To shave or not to shave down there? I won't let porn trends decide
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It can be challenging for girls and women to learn how to relate to their bodies because there are so few resources available to adequately guide us. Before we get any further, I want to clarify that pubic hair grows on and around your vulva, not the vagina. The vagina is internal. So, to shave or not to shave?
While in the past pubic hair was something to be ashamed of, thanks to celebrities owning their body hair and brands finally representing realistic grooming habits , it's becoming more and more normalized. But still, it begs the question: Does having hair down there make any difference other than the visual aesthetics? Is it merely decorative? Or are there benefits to your health?
The resurgence of female pubic hair in porn has nothing to do with feminism, but with fashion and profit. Their teasing made me feel bestial. Soon my friends and I all went to liberal colleges, where we read Simone de Beauvoir and plastered posters of Frida Kahlo to our dorm walls, her unibrow and facial mustache a symbol for her hairy resistance of the white patriarchy. But if my leg hair was a statement, it was only a statement of my laziness. I like the feeling of a smooth, glistening, clean, leg like I like the smell of fresh cut grass after it rains.