Body hair on women is a contentious subject in the media. The other players? Lest you forget, before the kerfuffle about armpit hair, there was pubic hair. And leg hair.
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This was never an issue just a few years back as every woman you'd see naked in any pornographic magazine would have pubic hair. No one blinked an eyelid if a woman had a full bush and was rocking it out there loud and proud. Nowadays, every woman you see in Pornograpy has no pubic hair or at the very most, a landing strip. Yet, when you look at guys, often they will have all their pubic hair, and, although many men do trim and take care of themselves, many men do not and will happily expect you to put a hairy penis in your mouth with an excess of long pubic hair. Yet you are expected to
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Acceptance is all the rage these days. Everywhere you look, social norms, beauty standards, and 'taboos' are being challenged. Especially in regards to body image and cultural expectations about the ways beautiful women present themselves in public. After all, we live in a free, individualistic society, and there should be no pressure to conform to unnatural or unrealistic 'standards' that were consolidated under an outdated patriarchal system. However, for the more conservative among us, these changes and challenges are happening so quickly that it can become disorienting. Perhaps there are more pressing issues than body hair we should all be focusing on?