The Pubic Problem
A few weeks ago, CollegeCandy posted a piece on How to Have the Best Vaginia in Town, a post that featured a number of ridiculous, but real vajazzling techniques (which, by the way, was not supposed to be taken as serious suggestions). But even with so many crazy options to choose from, the issue that really took over the comments was the idea of waxing at all.
The opinions were strong and varied and led to an eighty comment debate on the appropriate way to wax your pubic area, if there even is an appropriate way to do that. So with all that backlash, we thought it might be a good idea to create a post that attempts to dive into some of these issues as well as attempt to determine why such a personal choice has become such a public issue at all.
So really, we’re not answering any of your questions, we’re just trying to understand them. This post is not trying to sway you one way or the other. I’m just laying out some differing opinions and creating a forum for discussion. And I thought the best way to do that would be to go straight to your comments. So why is this such a big issue? Why do women have such differing opinions on it? And should we even be attempting to justify something that we ourselves have called medieval torture? Let’s find out.
Comment # 1: Shaving down there is no worse than shaving ur legs or ur arm pits for that matter. It’s all in what u (as a woman) like.
Can it be that simple? Can it be as easy as girls, to do what you want to do because you want to do it, whether that means living with an entire forest or going bare. Be comfortable and confident in your decision and just go with it. Don’t worry about what other men or women think. It’s a nice thought, but that’s easier said than done, especially after reading comments like the one below.
Comment #2: Shaven is the best. Anyone who says anything else is lying. men love it and if women do it, the men will be better men.
The question every woman asks herself about pretty much everything. Am I doing this because I want to or because I know it’s what someone else wants and I’ve convinced myself it’s what I want to? Is that what something like this comes down to? A secret voice telling you that this is what the guy wants? Or for some women is that voice less secret. They openly hate it, but choose to do it anyway. Is that okay? Or should we be saying…
Comment # 3: Any man who will be a “better man” if his girlfriend shaves down there is a total douche.
This comment raises a good point. If that’s what it takes to get the guy is it worth it? Aren’t we always saying if a man doesn’t like you for you who are then he’s not the man for you. Is this the same sort of situation? Should women really feel pressured to wax their pubic hair? I mean with comments like the above how can women not feel pressured to do so, and if that’s the case, how can we stand for it?
And finally, one last issue to address.
Comment # 4: Why are women being advised to go hairless like a child? That is really gross and nasty. I understand no one wants a wild forest but hairless is too much like a pedophile’s dream.
Is it the Brazilian bikini wax that’s giving all waxing a bad name? And is that bad name justified? Does going bare make women seem childlike? Is it indulging pedophilia? And if one gets a normal wax instead of a Brazilian does that take this issue off the table?
This is obviously a very complicated issue that requires we take a lot of different things into consideration. But I doubt most of you spend you time contemplating the question: to wax or not to wax, and if you wax how much should you wax.
So here’s your chance. Leave a comment and let us know what you think and why you feel that way