What has morality got to do with pubic hair?
Well, rather a lot actually. For those of us exposed to western media depictions and representations of women over the years, it comes as no surprise that the bush has all but disappeared. Various theories abound including: the rise of easily accessible internet porn where genitals are waxed for lighting purposes (and it makes the male genitalia look a little larger so they say), the rise of moral conservatism including creation theory (we are NOT evolved from or related to beasts or apes, we are a supreme, white, male God’s creation), censorship and Photoshop have also had a part to play (see http://www.sexylabia.com/articles/playboy-labia.htm)
So it seems the current norm for young women is to go “full Brazilian” to emulate what they and their partners see repeated over and over in porn clips and images on the internet. Now we are also seeing a rise in the “designer vagina” as women compare their vaginas to the Photoshopped vulvas that will pass the censors’ standards. At The International Lady Garden Society on FB we have been surprised at the number of young women who say “we don’t like hair down there” and their reasoning? “It’s much nicer to be “clean”, it’s much nicer for their partner when they get oral sex, it looks nicer…in fact we got a lot of “nice” in the young women’s explanations for why they were disgusted by our page celebrating the female bush. So we decided to do a bit of research and discovered that young women feel the need to wax so that they can have the pleasure of oral sex. In fact, many young women seem to ration the receiving of oral pleasure to every 4-6 weeks when they get freshly waxed. It’s a “treat” for their partner.
It seems that sexual pleasure for these women has become something to be prepared for, worked for and paid for, before young women feel entitled to have it. A young woman has to be a “nice girl”, pretty and “clean”; which it seems can only be achieved after a visit to the waxers. In between waxing, there is a regime of shaving, applying balms and anti in-grown follicle treatments and shame for a vulva that shows any signs of sexual maturity.
So what is the thinking underpinning this shame for our true state of being? I believe it has something to do with the notion that an ungroomed woman is perceived as being dirty, bestial and simply not nice. This may go some way in explaining why conservative Christian women are increasingly sporting bald vulvas to demonstrate that there is nothing bestial in their natures. They are a part of the Kingdom of God, not the animal kingdom, and, their Brazilian wax is evidence of that, even if it means that they are undistinguishable from a porn star when they are nekkid. That’s what God wants.
Being a porn star is a job. Despite the fact it looks like the stars are having a ball it’s just work, a job, for pay. Being “nice down there” is a lot of work too but in this case it’s the nice girl who pays quite a lot of money to look like a porn star, only she’s “nicer” because she pays, instead of being paid for it. God forbid if all women behaved like strumpets, ready to have sex and pleasure at the drop of a hat. That would make us like animals right? Animals are DIRTY and strumpets are the type of women that have animal instincts, or the morals of an alley cat. Strumpets are morally “dirty” women who enjoy all kinds of sex whenever it’s available without all the prep work of waxing and slipping into itchy, lacy, polyester teddies and G Strings. All this work and repression of any signs of animal instincts is done in order to please, in a culture where “hard-core” porn is no longer just a bit of jizz in the face, or some occasional anal sex. Hard-core porn is now an anything goes world, where violent anal sex is something hairless, inner lipless women are gagging for. Forget oral sex. It’s all about being penetrated, the rougher and the harder, the better. Is that what sexual pleasure is for women now? Perhaps some poor lambs (lambs of God?) know no better.
So here we are, in a strange world where we must erase the evidence of any kind of wildness and repress animal instincts such as sexual desire. Repressing desire is something Freud and other analysts have pointed out leads to an equal and opposite reaction. So we have an explosion in hard-core porn, Brazilians, labial surgery, rationed oral pleasure and nice girls who shame their ungroomed friends for being “dirty”, “gross” or unattractive. So the choice is up to you. Are you one of God’s police ready to shame and punish a woman for rocking a bush or are you a pleasure-seeking strumpet? I know what I am, and I like it.