In an informal poll of WH staffers, 58 percent say they do that, too. Another interesting tidbit from the survey: The researchers also found that about 60 percent of respondents prefer to go totally bare down there, and more than half of them say they do so for hygiene reasons. But we suspect there's a larger cultural influence at play, too. Experts have said that our obsession with youth contributes to the pressure women feel to stay smooth.
Skip navigation! Story from The Latest. It had its heyday in the '60s and '70s, but natural female pubic hair has since fallen out of favor. So much so that, apparently, there are now sexually-active hetero men who say they've never seen it. To celebrate the neglected bush, artist Marilyn Minter spent six months photographing it, asking "all kinds of women, [with] different hair colors, different textures, different skin colors" to grow out their natural hair down there and bare it for her camera.
Beauty standards about pubic hair have come a long way in the last few years. Once viewed as taboo, having anything other than a Brazilian is finally losing its stigma. To wit: Just last month, a razor brand debuted ads that actually show female body hair in them, a first for the industry. Its normalization is in no small part helped by the celebrities who aren't afraid to open up about their grooming habits in interviews and on social media.
A Hollywood wax is not recommended for a wax virgin as it involves removing all the pubic hair around the pubis and anal area to leave behind a completely blank canvas. The treatment was first offered in a New York salon set up by seven Brazilian sisters in the early s. Some women love the way having no hair down there feels and say that it increases sensitivity and can make oral sex feel better. The widely popular Brazilian wax is similar to a Hollywood, but with a little bit of hair left at the front of the pubic mound.