With peak bikini season just a couple of months away, many concerns that I'd begun to let go of during the winter have creeped up again. I'm not worried about showing off my glorious stretch marks or my belly fat. My concerns lie further south. I've been rocking a full bush since high school, when my pubes grew out enough to flaunt a generous head of hair down there — an aesthetic that I've always found appealing.
The Struggles Of Rocking A Full Bush Come Bikini Season
After 10 years of constant shaving, I decided to let my bush grow freely, and realized some things in the process. It had never occurred to me that I was supposed to groom my pubic hair until fooling around in the back of a Ford Focus with a particularly unwoke boyfriend at age Before that, Dr. My mother, who carefully instructed me on the art of shaving my legs, never explicitly told me it was something I needed to do elsewhere.
Women Are Still Grooming Their Bikini Lines — But Why?
I am 13 years old and I am finding that my pubic hair is a bit embarrassing. I don't want to begin shaving it, because I only want it gone around the edges where it can stick out of my bathing suit. Also, shaving makes the hairs come back thicker and darker. Is there a way to remove it painlessly and with the least downsides? What is safe for my body?
Beauty standards about pubic hair have come a long way in the last few years. Once viewed as taboo, having anything other than a Brazilian is finally losing its stigma. To wit: Just last month, a razor brand debuted ads that actually show female body hair in them, a first for the industry. Its normalization is in no small part helped by the celebrities who aren't afraid to open up about their grooming habits in interviews and on social media. Shave your pubic hair , wax, trim, do nothing—the point is, the choice is yours.