A Pubic Hair PSA: What’s The Deal with Upkeep?

A Pubic Hair PSA: What's The Deal with Upkeep? NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Personal care, Sexual Education, Sex Ed, Sex Heath, Pubic Hair, Brazilian, What do guys like pubic hair, Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw, Girls HBO, Lena Dunham, Hannah Horvath.In the height of Sex and the City it only took Carrie Bradshaw proclaiming that Brazilian waxes were a thing to change the terrain of pubic hair forever (this proclamation was so impactful it literally diminished the problem of pubic lice). However, that was back in 2000 and now we’re a little curious? What is the norm for your hair-down-there seventeen years later? We believe that pubic hair shouldn’t necessarily be a trend but a personal preference that makes you feel sexiest and most comfortable — that being said we know these topics can be skimmed over leaving you wondering “am I only cool if a vagazzle?” So we thought we would hit up our girl gang once again for a good ol’ pubic hair poll.

Let’s start off with one femme of Vérité we questioned, who for all intents and purposes, we will call Charlotte. Upon a sms interrogation of her current situation she candidly shares “I’ve been into bikini waxes for a while (not total Brazilian) but as of late I’m just going full 70s bush. I literally haven’t done anything in months and months and months…” When asked is her partner get’s a say she shares that he is strongly opposed to the Brazilian.A Pubic Hair PSA: What's The Deal with Upkeep? NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Personal care, Sexual Education, Sex Ed, Sex Heath, Pubic Hair, Brazilian, What do guys like pubic hair, Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw, Girls HBO, Lena Dunham, Hannah Horvath.

Our second poll participant, who we will call Miranda, says she goes full Brazilian all the way. Does her significant other get to weigh in? “I let him weigh in but it’s convenient that we both prefer the same thing. Not that I always upkeep, that shit’s hard.” Agreed.

It does feel like there’s a shift away from the Brazilian since that fateful episode that aired with the coming of the millenium. This could be due to its high expense, annoying maintenance, or just the fact that it’s possibly the most painful thing your vagina may endure aside from giving birth. Our investigations continue…

We asked yet another girl gang member her preferences. Let’s call her Samantha. “Personally, I feel much cleaner, and comfortable when I’n fully bare — but I don’t mind letting it grow to well kept French girl bush either. The one thing I cannot handle is shaving. Don’t know how anyone deals with the act of doing it or the stubble. I don’t think girls should ever worry about someone’s expectations though. I think your partner is just happy to be there.”

This sentiment was seconded on our favorite place on the web (aside from right here) Reddit where a nice gentleman with the username Kellerkadooogan said this on the matter: “As long as she down to get down I don’t give a fuck about the hair as long as is not full bore unkept; no I don’t mean shaved, trimmed is fine.”

Seems to us that while the Brazilian is far from finished having its day in the sun, we are embracing our natural roots more and more without fear of judgement. But that’s not to say some strange trend may not arise in the future… that we haven’t even thought up yet… iVag?

We really can’t have this conversation though without touching on the fact that what may be trending has directly been affected by what the world has garnered from the porn industry. Just think of the above statements from the ladies we surveyed — references like 70s and French girl bush come directly from erotica be it imagery or film, whether we realize or not! It’s almost impossible not to be influenced even second-hand by what is trending in these videos, to which we quote Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) in the final season of Girls, “For your information, this is what adult women look like when they’re using their pubic hair the way that, like, whatever, the lord intended. Which is to protect their vaginas. So thank you for pointing that out.”

 

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5 PODCASTS, FOR GIRLS WHO GET SH*T DONE

5 PODCASTS, FOR GIRLS WHO GET SH*T DONE -- VERITE PUBLISHED

If you’re like us, you are a ’til death multi-tasker. That’s why we praise the invention of the podcast (basically just radio for Millenials, but everything comes back around, yadda-yadda). We’ve narrowed down a handful of our very favorite picks, for those that inspire the career focused woman who knows knowledge is power, and never stops seeking it.

  1. OH BOY by MAN REPELLER
    We’ve called out OH BOY before for being one of our all-time favorite podcasts. It’s candid, real, and often reminds us that all female creatives, no matter at what level still face the same hurdles of self-cross-examining, and impersonator syndrome. Knowing we’re not alone, that’s what makes it inspiring to push forward.
  2. HER MONEY by JEAN CHATZKY
    This new podcast has proven to turn an often cringe-worthy topic into one that is relevant for the modern femme-trepeneur (just made that term up, kind of into it, might make it a thing) — because it is. Jean Chatzky talks to a multitude of glass-ceiling-shattering women about finances, how to deal with them, how to keep them, etc. As a woman running your own shit, ya just need to know.
  3. WOMEN OF THE HOUR by LENA DUNHAM
    Another all-time favorite, this podcast is never a bore. From essays read by Dunham and friends, to tidbits from running your own business, or owning your own shit as a lady (with bragging rights).
  4. GIRLBOSS by SOPHIA AMARUSO
    We will admit, this one took us a while to get into. It didn’t seem to have the immediate charm of OH BOY, yet the inspiring career tips were still very much there. We gave it a few more tries, and think it’s definitely worth a mention. Also, just b/c how can you not be touched by the work of Sophia Amaruso.
  5. TED RADIO HOUR by TED TALKS & THIS AMERICAN LIFE
    This podcast is just a great listen for any human (actually all the above are). It has tons of anecdotes from all veins of the TED verticals. It influences us career wise in a different way, a more subtle way of educating us about the human race, thus allowing us to interact with others in professional settings on a more seamless level.

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