Bushy beaver or prepubescent pube?

There’s a disturbing trend going on in the female body hair department and this is towards less hair down there. Women go to a salon where they spread their legs for a stranger who smears hot wax nail-bitingly close to important bits, strips of cloth are applied and then the whole lot gets ripped off. These women even pay money to have this done. But because I am disinclined to pay someone money for excruciating pain, this is not something I have ever done. So if I’ve got any aspects of the actual process wrong, feel free to correct me.  But the question I want to ask is why do they do it?

There’s something almost pedophilic about hair-free genitals which I find a little repulsive.  The appearance of pubic hair when we are teenagers signals our readiness for sex, and sex is one of life’s true pleasures so, to my mind, pubic hair is cause for celebration. Returning pubes to their prebuscent baldness is a disturbing celebration of non-sexuality. I have even heard it said that a preference for hairless genitals is a form of latent pedophilia. The Victorian poet/artist/architect, John Ruskin, is reported to have failed to consummate his marriage to Effie Gray because he was repelled by her pubic hair. Some argue that he was a pedophile and his subsequent infatuation with the 9-year-old Rose La Touche does seem to confirm this.

In the 1930s, Henry Miller wrote the book, The Tropic of Cancer. In it he discusses hairless twats as a repulsive almost comical thing.

“The other night I took her on-out of pity-and what do you think the crazy bitch had done to herself? She had shaved it clean … not a speck of hair on it. Did you ever have a woman who shaved her twat? It’s repulsive, ain’t it? And it’s funny, too. Sort of mad like. It doesn’t look like a twat any more: it’s like a dead clam or something.” He describes to me how, his curiosity aroused, he got out of bed and searched for his flashlight. “I made her hold it open and I trained the flashlight on it. You should have seen me … it was comical. I got so worked up about it that I forgot all about her. I never in my life looked at a cunt so seriously.”

When I have asked women I know who have hairless genitals why they do it, they say because it feels cleaner. So the sexual revolution of the 60s and 70s removed the “sex is dirty” label only for subsequent generations to introduce the new “bushy beavers are dirty” label. And isn’t soap and water the best weapon against dirt?

Are men to blame? I don’t think so. I am the proud owner of a bushy beaver (it does get pruned and tidied up though) and I have never had any complaints or requests.

Some people blame pornography. Apparently now, if people want bush in their porn, they have to specifically search for it.

There is an entire generation of young men who have never seen pubic hair. I found this from a recent article in The Independent:

My 19-year-old nephew told his mother that he had never seen a girl with pubic hair.

Shaving it all off does not offer any benefit to sexual satisfaction. It is even implicated in the spread of warts, although the study was very small and I can’t find any other supporting evidence. There was just one benefit to pubic baldness and that is in the fight against crabs. But who wants to admit, “I shaved it all off to get rid of the lice”?

The reason I’m writing about this now is because tomorrow, Mother London is launching Project Bush, which is a

…call to action for women to stand up to the pressures of modern society and present their bushes in all their glory. Whether waxed or never tended, young, old, black, brown or white, we want to display London’s lady gardens in all their variety, and demonstrate the choice that many young women – particularly – may not realise they have when it comes to waxing.

It’s my view that the primary reason women remove their pubic hair is because they are concerned about their appearance. But there’s nothing more attractive than self-assurance and confidence in oneself and by submitting to expectations of what they think other people like, they reveal a lack of self-worth which is just not sexy. Bring back the bushy beaver!