To Trim or Not to Trim?
We all have different preferences when it comes to our body hair. Some enjoy a full bush while others like it neatly trimmed.There are also those who like their hair shaped. Basically, we all have different preferences which make us unique.
So many young women and men feel pressured to remove their body hair. Modern media and the porn industry depict sexuality with hairlessness, but this wasn’t always the case.
Body hair is a symbol of maturity and a new life. Biologically, our body hair collects and releases pheromones.These are the chemicals that signal sexual readiness and evoke powerful responses in our partners. Society has an obsession with having a hairless vagina because public opinion states that this is the sexier option.And this doesn’t just go for women.
Men are also now being pressured to be hairless.We all know how society loves to shift what we deem as sexy and unsexy. But, if you enjoy the feel of your body without hair, then you should continue doing that without making others feel inferior for their decision to be hairy.
So I want you to think about this.Are you grooming your body the way you like or the way you expect others to like it?
Do you enjoy your body the way it is currently? How do you like to feel? Is your regimen regarding body hair based upon what you want or what society deems as acceptable? I can go on and on with questions, but ultimately it’s important that people feel comfortable in the skin they’re in.
When it comes down to it, personal grooming is a personal choice. It should be something you like.You have every right to groom yourself to fit the way that you like to feel.There are no laws governing your hair.
Just about everything has a myth or two surrounding it and our body hair is no different. The clean-shaven vulva is neither sexier nor more hygienic than the glorious full bush. Both are beautiful, as is anything in between. As
I’ve previously stated, it all comes down to personal preference. This also applies to men. Removing our pubic hair can offer a sleek, smooth finish, but it also removes one of the most tangible signs of masculinity and virility. However, removing hair can clear the path
for anal play or other sexual acts. But practical concerns aside, our body hair is one of the most intimate aspects of our appearance. Everything we do is a reflection of our most personal choices.These choices make us unique. And there is no one outside of ourselves who can tell us what is right for us.
When it comes right down to it, we want to be accepted for who we are and the decisions we make. Without masks or games, without expectations or roles.And this extends to even the most personal aspects of how we present ourselves to one another and to the world.While we all want someone who understands us without limit, it’s important that we first understand ourselves.
So I ask this question again, what do you prefer? If you love to shave or wax, that’s amazing. Keep doing what you feel is right for you. If you’re only going through these waxing and hairless challenges to appease a man or fit in with some cultural image, dig deeper.
One of the simplest and most eloquent ways for us to take back our power is to determine what we like and how we want to implement this image into our lives. Anyone who is worth keeping around will both respect and love us for exactly what we like.
If you’re having challenges with societal pressures and want to truly find what you like for yourself, I invite you to practise relaxation and kindness. Sometimes we’re too hard on ourselves. So today, be kind not only to others but to yourself in your journey of finding what you truly enjoy.