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    Okay okay.
    So from what I know (which may wrong) women started to shave when clothes got shorter, and everyone seems to understand that.
    However I still don't get it?
    Why would women want to stop being hairy all of a sudden?
    Has it always been seen as unsightly for women? Was there ever a time when it wasn't?
    Why would we evolve with something if it unappealing for the opposite sex?
    However I would of thought that hair was never unsightly as it shows puberty has occurred, thus fertility?
    Looking younger and hairless surely is a sign of being too young to mate with?

    Please can someone explain this to me?
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    Any thoughts at all?
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    Maybe it has something to do with the perception of women in society today and the image that has been given to us, by that I mean what society now seems to expect of women, especially as the role of women has changed dramatically, at least in the western world that is anyway.
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    It goes in and out of fashion - If you've read How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran, she goes into it in some depth. The prevalence of "bare" women in pornography is so that you get to see the action better. I think the fashion for pubic hair removal is thanks to the impact of pornography - obviously it's down to personal choice, but I've got a lot of stick from previous sexual partners for going au naturele.

    The Romans removed all their body hair, both men and women; the Egyptians would shave their heads and wear wigs. In the 1970s it was all about the bush.

    I hope that women's bodily hair will come back into fashion, at least to the extent that 12 year olds stop getting bikini waxes and some individuals stop thinking that body hair on women is a disgusting abomination. That just makes me sad.
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    (Original post by edithwashere)
    It goes in and out of fashion - If you've read How To Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran, she goes into it in some depth. The prevalence of "bare" women in pornography is so that you get to see the action better. I think the fashion for pubic hair removal is thanks to the impact of pornography - obviously it's down to personal choice, but I've got a lot of stick from previous sexual partners for going au naturele.

    The Romans removed all their body hair, both men and women; the Egyptians would shave their heads and wear wigs. In the 1970s it was all about the bush.

    I hope that women's bodily hair will come back into fashion, at least to the extent that 12 year olds stop getting bikini waxes and some individuals stop thinking that body hair on women is a disgusting abomination. That just makes me sad.
    I wonder why then in the early/mid 1900s (right?)
    It became custom for women only?
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    I wonder why then in the early/mid 1900s (right?)
    It became custom for women only?
    It probably has to do with the ideal that women need to make themselves more beautiful for men, whereas men do not have to do the same thing for women (lately they have done with "metrosexuality", but I'm talking about earlier than that). Much like why women wear makeup and do their hair elaborately but men don't, generally.
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    (Original post by edithwashere)
    It probably has to do with the ideal that women need to make themselves more beautiful for men, whereas men do not have to do the same thing for women (lately they have done with "metrosexuality", but I'm talking about earlier than that). Much like why women wear makeup and do their hair elaborately but men don't, generally.
    But yea why is it beautiful? That's what I do not get?
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    But yea why is it beautiful? That's what I do not get?
    Don't ask me, I shun makeup and rock the body hair!

    Edit: lol, 2 negs. haven't you douchebags got better things to do than judge women who don't fit into typical beauty stereotypes? My body, my business. Get over yourselves.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    But yea why is it beautiful? That's what I do not get?
    Ask a guy.
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    (Original post by xvFIRESTORMvx)
    Ask a guy.
    I asked my boyfriend,
    He said it makes me look like a real woman, not a pre-pubescent girl????
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    As has been said it goes in an out of fashion, back in the 70's and 80's it was all about the porno bush. Legs was probably when things got shorter.

    Body hair in general is seen today as a kind of negative thing. Most guys I know do some kind of manscaping.
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    (Original post by doggyfizzel)
    As has been said it goes in an out of fashion, back in the 70's and 80's it was all about the porno bush. Legs was probably when things got shorter.

    Body hair in general is seen today as a kind of negative thing. Most guys I know do some kind of manscaping.
    Why when things got shorter? Why does that lead to shaving? Is it too sexual to be seen?
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    Why when things got shorter? Why does that lead to shaving? Is it too sexual to be seen?
    I'm guessing the point of short skirt and such is showing off your legs. You want to show off shapely legs, hairless or less hairy legs are going to looks more shapely, I guess.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    I asked my boyfriend,
    He said it makes me look like a real woman, not a pre-pubescent girl????
    Pre-pubescent girls don't tend to have very noticeable body hair and especially not pubic hair so wouldn't removing body hair make you look more like a pre-pubescent girl rather than less like one? :confused:
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    (Original post by victoriajackson)
    Pre-pubescent girls don't tend to have very noticeable body hair and especially not pubic hair so wouldn't removing body hair make you look more like a pre-pubescent girl rather than less like one? :confused:
    Wait I didn't point out that I am hairy, like I don't shave.
    That's why I look like a woman, not a pre-pubescent girl
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    I've always wondered this because it's certainly not as new as people assume it to be, hence:
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    Wait I didn't point out that I am hairy, like I don't shave.
    That's why I look like a woman, not a pre-pubescent girl
    Sorry I'm not being deliberately dumb! So you shave and that makes you look like a woman? OR you don't shave and that makes you look like a woman? I can't make any sense of anything I think I must have misread something somewhere haha
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    (Original post by therisenmitten)
    I've always wondered this because it's certainly not as new as people assume it to be, hence:
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    Yes this triggered my wondering too!
    Though men are also painted quite hairless though in this era.
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    (Original post by victoriajackson)
    Sorry I'm not being deliberately dumb! So you shave and that makes you look like a woman? OR you don't shave and that makes you look like a woman? I can't make any sense of anything I think I must have misread something somewhere haha
    haha okay,
    I do not shave and my boyfriend says that makes me look like a woman.
    If I did shave he said I would look like a pre-pubescent girl.
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    (Original post by LittleMissNoface)
    haha okay,
    I do not shave and my boyfriend says that makes me look like a woman.
    If I did shave he said I would look like a pre-pubescent girl.
    Right ok I get it now! Yeah I think shaving everything but you're head looks pre-pubescent and weird if I'm honest haha. Glad my boyfriend agrees! Also I think because of things like pornography men think that they should find body hair repulsive rather than it being their actual opinion. More men than I thought don't like the brazillian look (the share the pre-pubescent opinion) so I think it's more a case of what most people expect people to think. I Don't know whether any of that makes any sense my mid is really muddled today
 
 
 
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