Is it true or it’s just a myth?

I think the reason why many men preferred shaved pubes is because of porn.
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  • Porn is the reason why WOMEN started shaving/waxing so often, but it wasn't why men preferred it. I was doing my best to convince my girlfriends to shave in the 80s, back when porn had to be rented from video stores and you had to be 18 (and I wasn't yet, and neither were the girls), so it wasn't common for kids to have access to anything but some old Playboys.

    But there were two reasons that it became popular for women to do: smaller bikinis and porn in the mid-90s. Starting in the mid-80s or so, fitness magazines started to take off as a genre - they largely didn't exist before then - and it was popular for them to go to beaches around the world for photoshoots. Soon these magazines were bringing back pictures from Brazil, which long had a trend of micro-bikinis, which had really started the trend of shaving and especially waxing, as the bikini bottoms were often much smaller than would be enough to cover pubic hair. These pictures could be seen all over, including doctors offices and other waiting rooms, and women started buying smaller bikinis as a result - and started getting "bikini waxes" and "full Brazilians" - only a few at first, and mostly out of Los Angeles and Europe, but it spread from there.

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    Also in the early 90s, French-cut lingerie became the style, with their very high-cut leg holes, which resulted in narrow crotch panels. Porn stars began wearing these (every porn star in the 90s wore tons of lingerie - it was the thing at the time), and so they needed to get bikini waxes so pubic hair wasn't spilling out the sides. Of course, regular women also started buying lingerie in this style, because it was popular, and they also needed to get waxed to wear it.

    In the mid-90s, a handful of porn stars went completely bare, and saw their sales and popularity increase. Porn, like any other performance-based industry, is extremely competitive, and when the girl next to you starts getting more bookings and makes more money because their videos sell better than yours, then the girls are going to do what she was doing, and so by the early 2000s, waxing bare was becoming common in porn - but by then, it was already very common in major vacation places like Los Angeles and Miami and Hawaii because of bikini styles, so while porn perhaps helped the trend spread to the middle of the US, the trend had already been solidly established, by women, on the coasts.

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  • They wouldn't have thought of it if not for porn. But once they saw it, they found it appealing, similar to when women started shaving their legs and underarms. When people saw it, both men and women realized that it looked very feminine.

    Given women's smooth faces and that fact that their bodies are mostly devoid of hair, pubes almost seem incongruous.

    I, personally, am attracted to naturally glabrous women. Yes I love silky smooth skin, including legs and underarms.

    An untrimmed bush can be adorable as long as it is confined to a fluffy patch, and especially if she has light-colored hair. I've had girlfriends like that. But I'll admit that I don't like pubes growing all the way down her labia. It doesn't look attractive and it's no fun to lick. And pubes in her groin pits and ass crack are gross.

    A fully bearded vulva just isn't attractive. I love the sight of a woman's labia and cleft.

    Fully shaved or, better yet, waxed, is beautiful. It has nothing to do with some fetish for prepubescence. It's about loving the sight of her vulva. And smooth looks more tender and sensual. Plus, I imagine that women enjoy the feeling of a tongue on their bare skin.

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  • It's very true. Porn makes pedophilia normalized. Shaved pussy, teen girl, tiny boobs. Shit like that is popular cause of porn and is not natural

    • Agree.

    • We live in a in a concrete jungle, eat lunch made of foods from all around the world, order dates from a virtual cataloge, speed around in our boxes, socialise alone etc etc. None of this shit is natural. Nothing to do with pedophilia. Men like younger women, with evolution about 14 and up. Of course we know it's fucked up now, not because of the body but the brain not developing, taking advantage and all that etc. It's not like they aren't banging eachother like rabbits.

    • @cookiecrusher age doesn't matter. These guys that demand hairless pussy are just creeps. Real woman have hair and thats just how it is

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  • I'm a woman and I shave mine sometimes. I think it's sexy compared to hair. Having lots of hair down there itches.

    • So you remove it all because you have lots of it?

    • @Beerluvr Lots of girls have hair down there. The reason I shave it is because it's itchy when it's long. No itchy when it's nice and smooth. lol

    • Aww ok.

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What Girls & Guys Said

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  • Nope, men prefer shaved pubes because it more sexy, hygienic and attractive. Sure every guy has their own kinks and some get into the natural look. And yes I would agree to some extent that porn give guys a better perspective on what out there... so sure when they see and know that women actually do really shave their pubes and it not just for porn they develop a preference.

    But even without porn I would still like shaved pubes, for hygiene reasons. I know when I get all bushy that I sweat more and it smells different and I would not like to have a women have to experience that.

  • Not just porn, but VHS tapes. Once upon a time only strippers and a handful of porn stars were shaved. The only porn was magazines of films in adult theaters where a Viginia appearing on the big screen was 5 feet long! Think that the guys here on GAG are creepy? Don't walk into an adult theater!

    Enter VHS and your 19-inch color TV. You not only couldn't see anything, but the quality of the tape was also 240p at best. How did porn distributors solve this problem? Simple: they have the actress's shave. Now, viewers can see everything on their TV.

    That is how it was explained to me, and unless there is a guy here older than I am with a different story, I'm sticking to it.

  • Does it matter WHY?

  • I'm sure it influenced it, and thank goodness for that. I prefer shaved (I also shave), mostly because I hate picking pubes out the back of my throat.

  • Maybe but I know when I was 18, girls were shaving or trimming

    I prefer it as prefer not having hair up my nose when giving oral.

  • No. I don't watch porn at all. I just don't want to be dealing with gross crotch Afros and any potential lice/crabs involved. And I don't need her to be bare, but at least neatly trimmed and nice looking would be appreciated. I don't go for the "natural" look.

  • I do t know about that one
    To be honest I don't really have the say in it it's up to the girl what she wants and most girls keep it shaved to keep it clean I've gone out with a lot of girls with it being shaved and I have always said please just one time let it grow LOL let it become the biggest Bush ever because I take that as hot and sexy being bald it just gets old I want to feel like I'm with a full grown woman I think there's just something sexy and hot about it a big bush as long as she keeps it clean that's all I care about

  • Porn doesn’t influence my own likes and dislikes.

  • I prefer a trimmed or shaved pussy because of oral, I did my time picking pubes out of ny mouth thanks.

  • Myth for me!
    I got tired of getting my sperm in my pubic hair when I was masturbating! I also only wear thongs or go commando! So one day I tried trimming my pubic hair well that didn’t do it for me! So just shaved all my pubic hair off including my balls. So I have been shaving my pubic hair for over 30 years now & I love it!
    One time I was with some guys in a sauna they all had all there pubic hair I was the only bald one I was kinda freaking out when they saw me. They didn’t say anything. I really want to have my pubic hair Lazard off I really don’t like my pubic hair.

    • I've only been with one guy that shaved down there, and it was awesome!

    • @Ghen30 I just love having no pubic hair! I wish I could tell everyone that I am bald down there & that I only wear thongs or go commando! I am happy you understand this!!

  • I think it is because of culture pressure for youth and slimness for women. Porn and presence followed.

  • No I would say its become a societal stander3d there are plenty of women that feel the need to shave regardless of having a partner or not my girl for example shaved religiously even before we was together and when she was nit dating because thats what she saw as normal

  • In the 70s most women and porn had little hair trimming. Only enough to keep the bush inside a swimsuit.

  • I think a smoothly shaved or waxed vulva looks both incomplete and underage.
    I much prefer a neatly cropped and edged full bush. To me, it looks sexy, mature and feminine.

  • Porn certainly popularised it, but I wonder if there isn't some hint of paedophilia involved, at least with young women. Why do some want their 18-20+ year old girlfriend to look 13?

  • Not at all. It just looks better in general. Even without porn, if you showed me a hairless pussy vs a hairy one, the hairless one would look much better. They also feel better.

    Many girls don't watch porn and they prefer a man to be shaven as well.

  • I think, it's just a present trend.
    In my late teens you mentioned that ''she is SHAVED'' with a raised eyebrow :D
    (not without positive anticipation, though)
    The good girls were all expected to have some hair 'down there'.

    Myself, I have of course never watched porn - but you find as many ''hairy'' clips as there are ''bald'' clips :D

  • myth, a lot of dudes I know who love shaved pussy claim they do because of hygiene. which doesn't make sense to me because pubic hair's main purpose is to shield off germs, bacteria, viruses and other demons that can cause STD/STIs

    I also been a porn addict all my life and I prefer hair down there any day

  • Getting a hair stuck in my throat when giving oral is not preferred.
    But shaving is all her choice.

  • I enjoy it because it’s easier to go down when it’s shaven! No one wants a hair in the back of the mouth!

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