Shaving, waxing, lasering, perfuming, even freakin' bedazzling: Many of us go to startling lengths to artificially style the thatch or the lack thereof between our legs. But the skin there is the most delicate on the body, and if we're not careful we can put ourselves at risk for bacterial infections, chronic burning and itching, or worse. Some women avoid extreme hair removal altogether: In certain circles, fuller styles are being embraced. Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz reportedly prefer it. Read on to learn the right ways to landscape your nether regions.
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. When asked why they prefer a partner with little or no pubic hair, most men said they just like the way it looks.
Women seem to be on a never-ending quest for the perfect method of bikini line hair removal. One of the most popular and oldest methods is waxing, in which a layer of the sticky stuff is applied to the skin and pulled away, removing hair at its root. But with a newer and more permanent laser hair removal treatment to hit the scene, many wonder whether this is a better option. The answer depends on a number of factors. Laser hair removal comes with a stinging sensation, similar to having a rubber band snapped against the skin.
These days, the vast majority of women in porn have smooth-shaven vulvas, or close to it. What's shaved always looks very smooth. Silky smooth. Baby smooth. And if you've ever tried to duplicate that "porn smooth" look, impossibly smooth.