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How do I put this? Whatever happened to pubic hair?

 
MikeFairbanks
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Mar 25, 2011 18:06 |  #91

I don't see any reason to whine about it. Pubic hair has lost its purpose. It's as pleasing as armpit hair and leg hair.

That's just my opinion.


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Mar 25, 2011 18:22 |  #92

I would likento add. Women can set whatever standard they want. Men will stillnkeep calling.


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Mar 25, 2011 19:06 |  #93

From a photographic standpoint- it doesn't matter when it comes to nude photography unless your client specifies a certain look.

When it comes to fashion, given the current trends in bikinis and lingerie, it is a necessity to trim/ shave so as to highlight the garment and/or the detailing of said garment. A model w/ dark full pubic hair will not be the best choice for featuring white lacey panties or panties w/ a see-through mesh/lace detailing. From a pure product photography standpoint, it just doesn't make sense. Despite the efforts of 2nd wave feminism, fashion still dictates grooming habits.

From a cultural standpoint- this is simply the trend among certain segments of the population. There's aesthetics in that no one wants to have pubic hairs growing out of bikinis at any of today's beaches. There are also the oral sex benefits of grooming. Not part of the photographic discussion but just making a note for consideration of the OP's since he's wondering why the 'trend' exists and seems to think that it's done simply for one reason.

Biologically - While body hair serves to protect and and wick away sweat, pubic hair functions to retain odor and pheromones. Society today ...since we are fully clothed and don't go around sniffing each others' butts, simply doesn't have the biological/evolutionar​y need for pubic hair.

As for why there seems to be, at least within POTN, a dominance of hairless lady parts, it's simply a cultural trend much like the american preference for larger breasts, the 1970's preference for models like Twiggy, or the renaissance preference for curvy women in paintings.




  
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Mar 25, 2011 19:18 |  #94

lost canadian wrote in post #12093370 (external link)
From a photographic standpoint- it doesn't matter when it comes to nude photography unless your client specifies a certain look.

When it comes to fashion, given the current trends in bikinis and lingerie, it is a necessity to trim/ shave so as to highlight the garment and/or the detailing of said garment. A model w/ dark full pubic hair will not be the best choice for featuring white lacey panties or panties w/ a see-through mesh/lace detailing. From a pure product photography standpoint, it just doesn't make sense. Despite the efforts of 2nd wave feminism, fashion still dictates grooming habits.

From a cultural standpoint- this is simply the trend among certain segments of the population. There's aesthetics in that no one wants to have pubic hairs growing out of bikinis at any of today's beaches. There are also the oral sex benefits of grooming. Not part of the photographic discussion but just making a note for consideration of the OP's since he's wondering why the 'trend' exists and seems to think that it's done simply for one reason.

Biologically - While body hair serves to protect and and wick away sweat, pubic hair functions to retain odor and pheromones. Society today ...since we are fully clothed and don't go around sniffing each others' butts, simply doesn't have the biological/evolutionar​y need for pubic hair.

As for why there seems to be, at least within POTN, a dominance of hairless lady parts, it's simply a cultural trend much like the american preference for larger breasts, the 1970's preference for models like Twiggy, or the renaissance preference for curvy women in paintings.

Very good points.


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Mar 26, 2011 04:25 |  #95

MikeFairbanks wrote in post #12093073 (external link)
I don't see any reason to whine about it. Pubic hair has lost its purpose. It's as pleasing as armpit hair and leg hair.

That's just my opinion.

I agree with you Mike - but I doubt the OP will - similar arguments were already brought up.


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Mar 26, 2011 19:46 as a reply to  @ post 12018835 |  #96

Well mr BTTR

The origin of shaving the pubic area is not the porn industry.

The practice of pubic hair removal can be dated back to 3,000 BC in India and Egypt, and according to Islam some extent of pubic hair removal is considered to be hygienic and necessary for both sexes. Please Google on "origin of pubic shaving" for more information.

My personal views:

I think a full grown third armpit down there looks ridiculous. I really prefer a woman to be cleanshaven or with a tidy landing-strip. In my mind it does not make her look like a young girl, but it makes her look well-groomed.

I'm 50 and I have shaven everything below my scalp.
That includes my pubic area.
I prefer it that way and the women I date prefer it that way.
To me it feels more hygienic and it feels well groomed, just like shaving my jaw.

It is not just young girls either.
The last 3 women I have dated were 42, 48, 51 and they all are cleanshaven down there.
That is the trend in the year 2011. Pubic hair is outdated, just as beards and moustaches are outdated in my country. Not that I follow every stupid fashion fad (designed to make me spend more money), mind you, but this particular trend I feel very comfortable with.

There is an other trend that does annoy me though: navel piercings... why the heck does 90% of the female models have a navel piercing ????
It must be fashion ;-)a

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Mar 31, 2011 02:26 as a reply to  @ DutchVince's post |  #97

It is said that the purpose of man is to make life possible, while the purpose of the woman is to make life worth living. If man wants larger breast, the woman will provide them one way or another, beit silicone, push up bras, or eventually evolution. Smaller bikinis ? You got it, but that requires some shaving for Aesthetics, hence the current trend in the nether region.

Trust me, if man wanted woman to be as hairy as a gorilla, they (woman) would find a way to be warm and fuzzy all over.:D.




  
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Apr 02, 2011 12:26 |  #98

It's all "Airbrushed".
Back, before I was allowed to look at this type of thing, the girls had no hair except on the head, and, of course, no nipples.
Airbrushed.


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Apr 02, 2011 17:52 |  #99

Young models are more than likely to go bare because as others mentioned, its the trend nowadays. But the more you get away from models, I think you will find more and more, especially the older they get, will have some sort of hair. A woman with a full bush now is hard to find. I did see one young model on model mayhem that had a really thick and full bush as if she has only trimmed the part on her legs, but that has been only one. And she is probably seeked out alot because of being different.

My wife who is almost 43, had a bush 12 years ago when we met. But she wasn't dating anyone at the moment either. She normally has some sort of landing strip and rarely shaves as much of it off as she can. Winter time, she will have a little more than summer time, due to bikini season.


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Apr 06, 2011 19:33 as a reply to  @ woodsters's post |  #100

If not nude mostly are doing shapes. The old "natural" is no longer natural. :lol:




  
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Apr 07, 2011 13:42 |  #101

Interestly enough some models I have worked with who model for adult sites (Twisty's, Danni.com, Penthouse) have told me that the trend is now reverting back to having some pubic hair.




  
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Apr 11, 2011 14:39 |  #102

sdsanta wrote in post #12177543 (external link)
Interestly enough some models I have worked with who model for adult sites (Twisty's, Danni.com, Penthouse) have told me that the trend is now reverting back to having some pubic hair.

I have heard that same thing from some of my girl friends. A few of them told me that it is becoming prevalent in Europe with younger woman.


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Apr 14, 2011 01:14 as a reply to  @ wheelinArcher's post |  #103

Lets hope never fully (pun: grows) back as it was or 'can be' as the days before the late 80's.

But even then it was going away... I've gotten used to it, as shaved pits, legs, and for some the darkness of the upper-lips being taken care of.

I've often joked the only hair on a woman I love is on her head. :D


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