But although the concept of "manscaping" has become popular enough to spawn its own catchy name, a new survey found that men still expect more from their partners when it comes to grooming down below. The survey of 4, respondents ages 18 to 35, drawn from Cosmopolitan. According to the survey, 40 percent of men have asked their partners to change their pubic hair, compared to only 23 percent of women.
Important pube stats ahead! They gathered data from 1, college-student participants self-reported women, and self-reported menanalyzed the responses, and published their findings in a recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. The study doesn't reflect how all people in the United States treat their pubes, but the findings are still pretty interesting.
Verified by Psychology Today. All About Sex. For thousands of years, women and some men have altered what nature has provided between their legs.
I remember biking to the Korean nail salon every three weeks in high school so that a woman could sear off my film of mustache and thick eyebrows, chastising me if I waited too long. Their teasing made me feel bestial. Soon my friends and I all went to liberal colleges, where we read Simone de Beauvoir and plastered posters of Frida Kahlo to our dorm walls, her unibrow and facial mustache a symbol for her hairy resistance of the white patriarchy.
Increasingly, women are requesting genital cosmetic surgery, they point out, and in most cases, the women are motivated by aesthetics rather than functionality. In a nationally representative survey of 3, women, ages 18 to 65, about 60 percent said they groomed for hygiene and cleanliness. About 46 percent said it was part of their routine and about 32 percent said they thought it made their vagina look nicer.
In fact, in a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine that asked over 1, university students women and men about their down-there grooming habits, 95 percent of people said they removed it at least once in the last four weeks. Shaving was the most popular—with half of women going totally bald to feel clean, comfortable, and sexy. But not everyone is all about the hair removal.
The age-old question of whether women prefer their snatch to be perfectly groomed continues to be a source of intrigue among researchers. The latest study suggests most women, particularly those with access to such luxuries as regular waxes, like to go hairless. Bald pubes.
Today in stats that make you go 'ooh, really? None of which is a terrible thing in theory. If it makes you feel amazing to shave everything off, you go right ahead. It's not our place to tell you how your hair should be.
I have a serious question, and you have to swear not to judge me: What the heck are women doing with their pubic hair these days? No really, I'm genuinely asking, because we've come so far, and I'm confused. To go bare, bushy, or something in between has been a personal decision women have weighed since the s when people first started caring about that sort of thing.