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Digital Photography, the Internet and Pubic Hair Removal

As many of you know, I have always preferred women with shaved or otherwise depilated genitals. In my opinion, the scalp and eyebrows are the only areas on a woman’s body where hair looks good. While there are men who prefer some hair on the pussy or a full bush, most of them are old and increasingly in the minority. However many older women still express surprise, genuine or not, that most men prefer hairless pussies on women. They are even more shocked that younger women almost without exception are willing to comply. At the beginning of this change (mid-1990s) many old-school feminists tried to shame men who preferred hairless pussies as creepy men who secretly lusted for sexually immature girls; when it is well-known that the hairless genitals of a sexually mature girl look rather different from those of one who has not yet matured.

But have you ever wondered why this change in pubic grooming habits occurred so fast? And why does it show no sign of abating? What changed?

While other ‘pundits’ have offered many explanations for this change ranging from evolutionary psychobabble to herd behavior- I believe the explanation is a bit more mundane. It begins with a few technological changes that occurred in the mid-1990s to early 2000s.

The first change was linked to how people viewed pornography and who created it. Prior to the rise of the internet, most porn was created by corporations and sold in the form of magazines or VCR tapes. The high cost of producing and distributing porn in the pre-internet days meant that a few people could have a disproportionate influence on what was available and what was not. The internet changed not only the ease and cost of viewing porn but also who could publish it. The result was that the amount and variety of porn accessible to the average person increased very substantially. An increase in competition resulted in the content become progressively more enticing.

Which brings us the next change- the technology used to shoot pornographic images and videos. Prior to the late 1990s, most people used photographic film or magnetic tape to capture photographs or videos. These older methods of image capture put two very interesting constraints on how things were done.

Using film to take photos or videos costs a not-insignificant amount of money and affects your willingness to take lots of pictures to find the best ones. Consequently taking decent quality pictures of naked chicks and sharing them was somewhat expensive and usually done by the more ‘established’ (traditionally minded) photographers. It is therefore no surprise that the number of photographers (amateur and professional) who shot porn really took of with the advent of digital cameras and Photoshop. It also resulted in porn becoming even more explicit and better lit, and stuff that looked OK in artsy porn now increasingly appeared disgusting.

We also cannot forget that analog VCR tapes had pretty low resolution and image quality. In the late 1990s the media for distributing video porn rapidly transitioned from VCR tapes to DVD and other digital formats. Once again, stuff that looked OK in low resolution and poorly illuminated scenes was now unacceptable. In combination with easier access and the increasingly explicit nature of the scenes- pubic hair on women porn stars became a liability. Few men want to see a curly and often soggy mat of unruly hair obscuring their view of the real action.

But why did porn star style pubic grooming become the norm among almost young women?

The answer to that question is linked to the changing self-image of women. In previous generations, even as late as the middle of Gen-X, women were able to exploit older social expectations about what women should be like to get the best of both worlds with the minimum of effort. However those born towards the end of Gen-X or later grew up in a world where they could no longer play both on both sides. Most chose to become fully liberated and independent girls who chased higher status cock rather than become the more traditional duplicitous cunt who settled down rather quickly but hated the guy.

The ability to give a decent blowjob and look good with their ankles behind their heads became more important than pretending to enjoy housework and raising children. It was therefore natural that most younger women would begin to start comparing themselves to porn stars. The advent of ubiquitous and high-resolution pornography also meant that their preferred male partners demanded that depilated look. Given that there are basically no significant downsides to going hairless down there, most of them just went along. In any case the two most common modes of removing pubic hair, shaving and waxing, were already being used by women to get rid of leg and armpit hair.

At this point, some of you are probably wondering if female pubic hair will ever come back in style. After all, we have seen trend-setting hipsters make retro-styled clothing cool again. So why wouldn’t something similar happen with female pubic grooming? I believe that such a change is unlikely to happen for one simple and often overlooked reason. There is really no downside to having a hairless pussy. Everything being equal, most men will prefer a woman with negligible to no hair on her genitals. Moreover, we live in an age where shaving is very easy and waxing is widely available. Both common methods are also exceptionally safe and quite inexpensive. It simply does not make much sense to go for a choice that has a downside than one which has basically none.

What do you think? Comments?

  1. P Ray
    April 8, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Women are complaining about the loss of pubic hair as “victimising women” because they have to work harder to snag an “alpha” (in quotes since an alpha would never settle down with the kind of woman who needed badgering to remove her pubic hair).
    In other words, they want concessions from men … simply because they are women.
    Newsflash, women don’t give concessions to everyday Joes.

    It’s good to know more people becoming aware of the 2 real goals of feminism:
    1. To give women the license to have sex and dictate what men are allowed to do so that they can both have sex without repercussions and
    2. Give the women of step 1. the ability to ruin relationships between older men and younger women, so that the women of step 1. have a cohort of sex-starved men to treat with contempt and as an ATM.

  2. Ted
    April 8, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Seems fair – after all, with channels like HGTV or the Real Housewives series increasingly showing women the material goods of an upperclass lifestyle – many men work long hours or take on debt to provide those material goods. Chris Rock jokes that men cannot move backwards sexually (once he gets used to hairless women, he’s not going back), so women cannot go backwards in material comfort – one one boyfriend takes her on an overseas vacation, every successive boyfriend will be expected to do the same.

  3. April 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    My wife, now nearing 40, has stated she has always hated pubic hair. However, wearing a brazillian in college (she was on an athletic scholarship) she was flagged as a kinky girl. How things have changed. Now with the financial means necessary, she paid for laser hair removal of her armpits and pubic hair. I’m not complaining, that’s for sure, and she was wearing that style for years prior anyway. Now it’s permanent.

  4. April 8, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    hahaha…

    ever notice how those feminist hypocrites say men like shaved cootchies because they’re secret pedophiles but they HATE men with facial hair-because don’chya know patriarchy and masculinity is evilllle….

    diablopoopsie, you should grow out your facial hair, maybe the WN guys will think you are a taliban guy about to blow them up, it would be funny……

  5. April 9, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Since the late 60’s women have been ’empowered’ to believe they were the Gatekeepers of sexual access. As commercialization of sex compounded through the 80’s, 90’s to now they’ve come to discover that competitive liability isn’t dependent upon men, but rather the escalation of their sisters.

    https://rationalmale.wordpress.com/2012/01/30/the-gatekeepers/

  6. Just Saying
    April 9, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Women should be shaved with tits that don’t quit, and gravity hasn’t pulled them down to their knees. I know what I like, and the price of riding my E-ticket ride doesn’t vary. I don’t require that all women look that way – only those that are going to share my bed. The others, I really couldn’t care less about…

  7. April 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    AD,

    How are your finances and sex life doing now?

    OK, I guess. Could be better..

  8. April 14, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I read someone where that current methods of removing hair, such as waxing and shaving create small microscopic tears, which do not fully heal, because the skin down there is thin and sensitive. The theory went that, because current methods of removing hair, the mico tears left the person defenseless against catching STDs.

    If this theory gets more play in public space, I imagine the pendulum may swing back.

  9. Danistan
    April 14, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    You are correct, it is the porn. We are told what we want/like without realizing it. And we are shamed if we don’t go along. Everything that is natural/normal becomes disgusting. Now male body hair trimmers are being advertised by Gillette (or some other major brand). They’ve always been around to some extent, but never saw a commercial specifically advertising these things to men on mainstream television. It was inevitable though: men want to fuck female pornstars, now females want to be fucked by male pornstars, and everything’s got to be clean. I don’t think we realize how much porn has impacted our personal lives. Now relationships are becoming more like porn movies: stilted, awkward conversation between two people who aren’t really able to connect, and sterile, clean fucking without any intimacy. And just like a porno, if you see a stray hair out of place or something to remind you you’re with a real person- totally ruins the movie.

    • P Ray
      April 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      Now relationships are becoming more like porn movies: stilted, awkward conversation between two people who aren’t really able to connect, and sterile, clean fucking without any intimacy.
      That sounds like a situation where the woman is not attracted to the guy.
      Some of the most unpleasant examples of deranged humanity (Ted Bundy, Richard Ramirez) …
      have had women throw themselves at them. Despite what they’ve done.
      On the other hand, the average Joe has to do without, and is even considered more dangerous to the mental well-being of the average Jane … if he speaks up about such a weird situation.

  10. MaMu1977
    April 20, 2013 at 6:42 am

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: the trend towards shaved genitalia in porn was/is based on the blonde fetish. Grab a brunette, dye her head hair, shave the rest of her body and voila, “New hot blonde!”

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