Is it normal, or expected for women to shave their pubic hair?
I'm writing an article about feminism and all that good stuff and it just dawned on me that I am not sure what is socially expected in this area. How many women actually do shave their pubic hair, and if you're a guy and you are becoming intimate with a woman, is it surprising if they have not shaved? Mature answers only please
I keep things tidy, but I don't remove everything. I tried shaving it all off a couple of times, and it just wasn't something I was willing to maintain. I haven't heard any complaints.
It's fine as long as it doesn't show outside of your bathing suit.
It has been nigh an eternity since I have been down to Happyland, so I can't really say what is typical to find there, but I can say a bit about expectation. Honestly, I don't expect to find anyone shaved. From my own perspective, putting a sharp object anywhere near Big Daddy Slappy is terrifying. Not to mention the shear amount of time spent de-hairing oneself which could be spent elsewhere. If a lady has 10 minutes of time to spend shaving, then she has 10 minutes of time that we could spend having fun. Personally, that goes for all hair. Bring a jungle on your legs or armpits, for all I care, it will go well with the hair on my back and we can spend that time instead playing Tarzan and Jane.
I know that doesn't help much, just wanted to express my dismay that we seem to spend so much time and effort on image versus content. And just for the record, I think women should do whatever they please with their body hair. I'll like them just the same.
I think it is completely fine, may be better because it will keep it more healthy.
Everything (pubic, under arms, legs, all of it) should always be manicured in my opinion. It just seems basic hygiene. Does it mean shave it all off of every person? Well that's up to them, but in my opinion, if they expect anyone near it, they should take the time to manicure it in some way. If it is just for them, well, they can grow a forest if they like, however if anyone is asked over to play in that forest, people should hope their guest can get through it.
In this day and age, I don't think there is any particular expectation other than general hygiene, which does not necessarily include trimming or shaving down there.
The shaving part depends on each person and their partner (or potential partner). Some partners will refuse anything except vanilla exploits unless their partner has shaved and groomed down there, while others couldn't care less. Personally, I prefer to maintain easy access by doing simple trimming here and there, but outside of that, it grows as it wants to. There is an occasional time that I'll shave a fun shape or something, and sometimes my partner will do the same with his, but neither one of us expect anything in particular when it comes to that.
Hope this helps with your research
I believe a lot of it depends on the country and culture the woman lives in.
In the U.S. women tend to trim down or remove all body hair with the exception of what is on their head. It's not uncommon in some parts of Europe to see women with underarm hair or hair on their legs. People tend to follow the lead of their culture. Normal generally means "the vast majority".
New bikini styles and the popularity of thong underwear have also made it more fashionable for women to shave or trim pubic hair.
As a male in the U.S. I would be caught off guard (these days) if I saw a woman wearing a full mane down there.
I did for years,as I used to do some modeling and loved to sunbathe. But my husband spent a lot of time in Europe and likes that particular "garden", so I stopped shaving once we got together. (However I do still shave my legs and under arms.) If you're looking for an instructional way on how to shave the pubic area, I think there are a few How-To Hubs here.
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