I grew up in the ’burbs on the outskirts of town “where all the trees were cut down and streets named after them.” It was the 1970s, early ’80s, and there was a population boom, I guess you could say. There was a lot of construction going on and eventually, we didn’t live in the sticks anymore.
As a result, there were a lot of construction sites. Me and my friends would often play on these sites (remember, this was before the Nanny Patrol) and two of my friends always seemed to have a knack of finding the porn mags the workers left behind.
It didn’t take too long to figure out their M.O. since they were almost always found in or around the portable toilets. I didn’t think about it at the time, but looking back, I should have worn gloves before I touched those “water” stained pages.
We would look at these discarded Playboy and Penthouse and Hustler mags and know they were “bad” because they had “dirty” pictures of butt-naked women. Not only could you see their boobs, you could see the hair…down there…
It wasn’t something you saw every day—unless you caught your mother coming out of the shower or something. The resulting shouting made you know that you did/saw something bad. Mothers had hair…down there…but you and your girlfriends did not.
Pubic hair was the difference between being a girl and being a woman. Between being a kid and being an adult. It was a biological rite of passage. These days, there’s nothing like it because the “beauty” industry and the “fashion” industry do everything they can to prevent, halt, or reverse any signs of aging and maturity.
I had a good friend once tell me, “You know you’re old when you get your first gray pubic hair.” I never noticed anything until the idea was brought to my attention.
I’ve seen wildly unkempt bushes, neatly trimmed gardens, and totally bare skin. Frankly, I’d rather see a little hair than none at all. Hairless pubic areas make me think of children—and that’s a complete turn off.
And why is it mostly an issue among women? Men don’t care. Perhaps it’s a thing with metrosexual males, but it’s not like I’ve taken a survey…yet.
I’ve also wondered why so many men like women with no shape, no hips, no chest, and no hair “down there.” Some people are turned on by the androgynous look or androgynous people, and I can appreciate it too—when the clothes are on—but when the clothes come off…
Is there such a war against pubic hair because it gets in the way of other things? I would strongly suggest you remove any rings and trim your fingernails (and toenails) before you start playing around down there. And if your hair tends to run wild, tame it a bit.
Have you heard the old joke:
“What’s the last thing a pubic hair hears? Pfft!”
Do you prefer hair or bare? State your case “down below” and/or take my totally scientific and official:
Public Pubic Poll