By the way: There are a number of other reasons for shaving pubic hair.
1. Women don’t trap urine in the hair if there’s none there. This is probably the #1 reason I’ve heard in favour of it rather than “fashion”. Obviously it’s not a problem for guys because unless you’re really unlucky, the penis clears the pubic hair tuft anyway.
2. It makes it a lot easier to wear a bikini.
3. It reduces “feminine odours”, in the same way that shaving armpit hair reduces body odour.
4. If you have long and straight hair, it can get tangled and matted if not trimmed. This is why a lot of women (and quite a few men) choose to simply trim rather than go the whole brazilian.
5. It feels good.
6. It allows for easier cunnilingus.
7. If you are a muslim, it is compulsory (for both sexes).
Yes, hmmm, such an important reason, and one surely important enough for biological adaptation.
Feels good to who? You, women, people who make pornography? What’s wrong with feminine odours? They also exist for a reason, and that is meant to be a good thing, not a bad thing. People should stop pathologising the female body.
I don’t have enough hair under my armpits to worry about it. It’s not an issue. Besides the armpits are not directly sexual like the vagina.
I’m not a Muslim, and neither I presume are you. From what I understand – I know someone who works with many Muslim women at a refugee advocacy centre – Muslim women take off all their hair, often using a sugar solution. That’s a cultural thing, and cultural things can be challenged. Indeed, they should be questioned. Certainly there has been no shortage of questioning of the beliefs of Muslims on the blogosphere before.
Tangled pubic hair? What?
Buy a brush.
I appreciate your response, but I find your analysis rather shallow.
Cheers, Yobbo. skeptilawyer thinks you are a spunk, by the way.
This reminds me of the time an otherwise very respectable friend dared me to start a conversation with a girl (or group of) in Claremont by dropping the words “feminine hygiene” into my first sentence…
That is to say, I think y’gotta be drunk to discuss such matters openly. But pray, continue.
My question was particularly aimed at Darlene as she seems incredulous to the reason why women wax/shave/trim – as if such a practice is out of the mainstream. Any young person would know that it’s practically the norm.
I am a Muslim (woman) and yes it is true for us to shave our pubic hair as it is for men. Circumcision for men is a tradition (sunnah) of the Prophet (P.B.U.H.), while for ladies it is a mark of honour. However, some do not, some prefer to just trim.
Also people may also think it is compulsory for us to wear a head scarf but it’s not but most muslim women do however cover up there, what they think are there adornments.
It is compulsory for men to go into the army in Turkey for a minimum of 15 months and whilst in the army they have to shave their pubic hair for a hygiene reason and they are checked 3 times a week with a simple order of “PANTS DOWN!” lol
I have to say, Zoltan’s saying did make me laugh lol, nicely put i must say.