For at least the last 6 years, I hadn’t really strayed from a somewhat rigorous grooming campaign against the pubes. As far as I knew, all of my friends were doing the same thing: obsessively shaving down to completely bare. If you were at the pool and you saw someone’s pubic hair, it was just about the end of the world. You could hear the collective “Ewww” from a mile away.
On the anti-bare side, you’ll often hear, “It looks prepubescent. It’s just not natural. It’s a societal pressure that stems from pornography.” On the pro-bare side, “It looks better this way. I started shaving (or waxing) so now I can’t stop. I just like it.” From both sides, you’ll hear people for whom this isn’t so much a matter of personal preference as it is a matter of their partner(s) preference(s), their adult entertainer job requirements, or just the idea that it’s how things should look.
Full disclosure: This discussion does stem from a semi-recent decision to let the gardens grow freely, so to speak. It was partly laziness, and partly partner preference. For the first week, it was awful. Now that it’s been a month or so, I’m actually kind of finding that I like it. I’ll admit, it doesn’t go quite as well with my pretty delicate panty collection (in my opinion, a bare canvas lets the underwear do the talking), but it’s kind of fun being fluffy.
I’m legitimately curious, do you feel like there’s a taboo about women in their 20s having pubic hair? If you’re dating or in an open relationship, does it seem like it’s expected of you to shave? If you were totally unconcerned with maintaining for someone else’s sake, what would you do with your hair?
On the topic of hair, what about your legs, underarms, “mustache”, or arm hair? Do you actually like the look or feel of bare skin, or do you feel like you should? Personally, I don’t care whether or not I’m shaved, but I’ll freely admit that I care about people not judging me for it. Nobody’s perfect.