(Closed) "War on pubic hair"

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you...
    Shave : (272 votes)
    48 %
    Wax : (65 votes)
    11 %
    Trim : (157 votes)
    28 %
    All natural! : (49 votes)
    9 %
    Laser : (20 votes)
    4 %
    Hair removal cream : (5 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 47
    314 posts
    Helper bee

    @Laurenskii:  Lol I’m in a commited relationship too. I wasn’t thinking of it as a positive thing for myself, but as a positive thing for the population. 

    ETA: And I certainly wasn’t saying that everyone should ditch their pubic hair. To each their own. I was just mentioning what I thought was a neat factoid.

    Post # 51
    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Laurenskii:  Can you add an “Other” section? I remove mine with Veet (the cream), but don’t do it that often.

    ETA: Veet is actually way better for sensitive skin than Nair. I burned my legs with Nair before. Veet goes on and off like a dream.

    Post # 52
    1430 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    @taraelisabeth:  I use the Veet 3 minute hair removal cream for dry skin. Shaving makes me itchy and break out since I have really sensitive skin. I haven’t tried waxing yet, but might go for it before our wedding.

    Post # 54
    8440 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @MsMeow:  I’ve actually got black hair, but I’m asian, and it’s definitely something I take for granted (but seriously yay for not having to shave!).  I’ve never had a brazilian, but I’d definitely be too embarassed to get one since I know I’d end up bawling lol (I’m a big wuss). 

    Post # 55
    1226 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Laurenskii:  this is what I do as well. I trim it real short. I am prone to I ingrowns and my skin is very sensitive down there, so I prefer not to shave or wax…. I wish I could afford laser lol. 

    The summer months is when it’s tough for me to take care of my bikini line without getting it irritates :/


    Post # 56
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I can’t shave because I get ingrown hairs and it’s irritating to my skin. I do sugaring which is like the new waxing. It barely even hurts, and it doesn’t irritate the skin the way waxing does. It only attaches to the hair and not the skin. If you put it on a hairless area you can just remove it without it sticking to you. It’s pretty awesome. I go compltely bare. I feel more comfortable that way. Darling Husband likes it like that, too, so that’s a bonus. I don’t have tons of hair anyway, and since I’ve been waxing/sugaring for about 2 years, I have even less hair. It really makes the growth that comes back so much less. 

    Post # 57
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I do a little bit of everything really. I shave, trim, and wax depending on my mood and the occasion. Most of the time I just trim though. I feel that the hair is there for a reason and it doesnt bother me or gross me out in the slightest. On special occasions I’ll go get a wax. I always leave a landing strip though. I don’t like it all bald, as it looks a little childlike to me when there is no hair at all.

    Post # 58
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m 39 – I’ve started shaving down there since I was 21.  I haven’t had a yeast infection or bacterial infection since I was 21.  I am a firm believer that it’s because I shave.  I don’t really care what anyone says or what their opinion is.  I shave down there every other day – keep it clean. I’ve never had an infection since.  

    Post # 59
    488 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I always used to shave, then 2 months before my wedding I went to get my first brazilian….big mistake..I went to a highly reputable salon and ended up getting a very bad case of folliculitis (infection of the hair follicles) and was put on antibiotics for 3x a day for a week…it was absolutely horrible. My dr told me my skin down there is too sensitive for waxes and I can’t do it. I think now I am just going to do trimming…shaving just gets too damn uncomfortable! 

    @Laurenskii:  Thanks OP for the recommendation on your trimmer! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 60
    4698 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I think the article is kind of ridiculous. Its less a ‘war on pubic hair’ than it is people wanting to keep it tidy down there. Grooming, for both males and females, is an absolute must in my books. War or no war, I could not imagine leaving it be.

    I’ve been a religious waxer for most of my adult life, before that I always shaved. Now I’m onto laser and very pleased with the results.

    Post # 61
    1998 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Tarheelgurl:  That’s interesting that you have sensitive skin but are okay with Veet! I don’t consider my skin sensitive at all but when I tried that stuff on my legs my skin was completely burnt but my (very few and far in between, baby-fine) hair was all still there! 

    @housebee:  Oh that makes sense! I have some Japanese ancestors on my mother’s side too. My black-haired mother lost all of her body hair when pregnant with me (about 30 years ago) and it never grew back ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess those Asian genes are the culprit – not that she complains! lol

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