Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Shaven Pussies Make Me Sad


 'Jesus Hates Bald Pussy' 
- Hunter S. Thompson

I started writing this as a response to a recent Hooking-Up Smart post where the talk turned to the current preference amongst college-age boys for the shaven punani.

It's kind of interesting looking at the 100 or so years of nude photography & also the developments in pornography & seeing how sometime in the late 1980s/early 1990s the female body, which had been worshipped in its natural state as the wonder that it is for a hundred thousand years or more was for the very first time suddenly judged as wanting. Plastic, artificial bodies - silicone & botox & genitals scraped free of hair became seemingly commonplace pretty much overnight. Compare any Playboy pic from before 1984 to one from 1994, & then again to one from 2004 & beyond & you can see the whole sorry downward slide played out in pictures. The sad thing is that a whole generation has grown up with that being the norm, & of course it's hard for any of us to see outside our societal conditioning (cf. Feminism, for example, just to try keep this site on topic).
Shaving for women did not become popular until 1915 when the May edition of Harper's Bazaar was published with an ad showing a model in a sleeveless summer dress and bare armpits. This was supplemented by the Wilkinson Sword Company, who ran an ad campaign in 1920, whose purpose was to convince the public that feminine body hair was both unladylike and unhygienic. This ad campaign was successful and in two years the sales of razors doubled. Now, this way of thinking has become so engrained in our society, through generations of daughters following their mothers, that most women never question the fact that they shave themselves. - A History Of Shaving
A shaven pussy always seems a little sad, to me, like a laboratory animal, all interfered with & wrong, somehow. It's like when you see a beautiful wild moor ripped up & turned into a golf course for visiting Japanese businessmen. These are symptoms that have accompanied the growth of capitalism, consumerism & the advertising industry. Fear is the best way to make people buy stuff they don't need, so making people question & distrust their own bodies is a great way to make people spend money on waxing strips & deodorant, ladyshaves & aftershave, pancake makeup & anal bleach. The message being: Your Body Is Wrong Unless You Fix It (With Our Product).

The natural world is being made to seem unacceptable & natural processes are increasingly obscured by the artificial things we create. We are divorced from what our food is, how it is grown & where it comes from, we don't see what happens to the plastic shit we throw away, don't see it being buried in the ground in landfill sites, the battery acid seeping into the rivers. Our human relationships are carried out through glowing rectangular screens, & even our own bodies are becoming foreign to us. It's batshit crazy & thankfully a blip in human history which cannot last, but try telling that to a 19 year old. Does it even matter to them it never used to be this way?

We've had a little excitement at the Bal Nègre and Joe's mind has slipped back to the eternal preoccupation: cunt. It's at this hour, when his night off is almost concluded, that his restlessness mounts to a fever pitch. He thinks of the women he passed up earlier in the evening and of the steady ones he might have had for the asking, if it weren't that he was fed up with them. He is reminded inevitably of his Georgia cunt.. What gripes him most about her is that she doesn't put on any flesh. "It's like taking a skeleton to bed with you", he says. "The other night I took her on--out of pity--and what do you think the crazy bitch had done to herself? She had shaved it clean ... not a speck of hair on it. Did you ever have a woman who shaved her twat? It's repulsive ain't it? And it's funny, too. Sort of mad like. It doesn't look like a twat anymore: it's like a dead clam or something." He describes to me how, his curiosity aroused, he got out of bed and searched for his flashlight. "I made her hold it open and I trained the flashlight on it. You should have seen me ... it was comical. I got so worked up about it that I forgot all about her. I never in my life looked at a cunt so seriously. You'd imagine I'd never seen one before. And the more I looked at it the less interesting it became. It only goes to show you there's nothing to it after all, especially when it's shaved. It's the hair that makes it mysterious. That's why a statue leaves you cold."
- Henry Miller, Tropic Of Cancer 1934

11 comments:

  1. Once they reach their puberty, women in their natural state are not any prettier than men are. Without their make-up and their hair done up, it's only the male sex drive that makes them attractive at all. And by the time most of them are in their forties, naked and undone they are far more hideous than we men.

    Feminine beauty is 90% illusion. And the trick to making women attractive is to make them as unlike men as possible. Men are hairy, which is why MOST men prefer unhairy women.

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  2. Eeesh. That's a pretty grim outlook. I've always found the women I have loved & desired in my life haven't needed make-up or hairspray or any other illusion to make them beautiful. Women are in their natural state different enough from men to attract me just fine.

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  3. Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta17 August 2011 at 18:30

    Thanks for the link to the Blog.

    Looking forward to checking out the archives.

    I'm probably not as radical or militant as you on this issue but common interests can make uncommon alliances.

    I still recall moving to the Netherlands in the early nineties as a young man and being surprised by the hair under the arms left by some of the young ladies on the swim team with me. At first I was shocked, but eventually I became fascinated by the healthy "naturalness" that they had no problem with. To be clear, the Dutch are quite fair and not very hairy so this probably can't be compared with ladies who hail from swarthier folk.

    Shaving it all off is an aesthetic disappointment for me. It makes me sad too. :(

    Ok, to trim it to keep it inside a swimsuit is one thing, but totally bald? How sad that makes me.

    I'm not interested in a stripper or a porn star. I don't want a pussy styled like one either. Some claim that the fetish for bald pussies is an unhealthy affinity to immature juvenile females. On the contrary, nowadays the only ones left I suspect with a bush of any kind are the pubescent teens who probably haven't yet made their sexual début. Ironic isn't it, if a lady wants to seem innocent and youthful, she should let that hair grow.

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  4. Thank you, Byron. I agree, but then I'm a 43 year old woman. I wear make up a couple times a week when I go out with my husband. I have a very simple regimen of caring for myself.

    Hubby tells me I have a natural beauty - still. But then he loves me, and probably sees the young bride he married. I don't have a lot of wrinkles. I wouldn't mind a tummy tuck from the time I spent having his babies but am not brave enough and the thought of scars bothers me.

    I find the female and male form at many ages to be beautiful. I don't think that one has to want to "hit it" to approve, but then I try to find the beauty in most people and things.

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  5. Lainey & TSMB, welcome & nice to hear from you both!

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  6. Anonymous is either a narcissist or a homosexual.

    I tend to find women on the whole more beautiful than men. It isn't that men aren't attractive. It's that women are prettier.

    The problem today is that a lot of women are either overweight from eating too much or boxy from doing too many sports. And if a 0.7 WHR were truly ideal, magazines wouldn't be photoshopping women like Jessica Alba to give them smaller waists in proportion to their hips. (thereby making her photographic WHR closer to the 0.6 of the 50's).

    In addition, women overtan and overuse makeup. They also don't eat well. I have long nails and long eyelashes from getting enough vitamin D and calcium and not using mascara. More women should care for their skin and watch what they put in their bodies, but they don't. In addition, the girls I know with the best skin don't use skin products (b/c they are allergic). Their skin is beautiful.

    Just my two cents.

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    1. Try being a dude and trying to fuck a chick with hairy armpits. I don't really care about the pussy hair that much,but it's pretty much the opposite of homosexual to want women to at least shave their armpits.Female armpit hair is gross as fuck.

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  7. Stephenie Rowling19 August 2011 at 06:51

    This is a very interesting view. My guess is that the artificial is the new standard of status, a very made up woman is a woman that has money to spent on it and the man that has has to be a wealthy man or a man so "dominant" that doesn't need money to attract one of this ladies.
    I think once things get better we will be back at admiring natural bodies, after all art always had being inspired by societal changes.

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  8. Hi Steph,

    it's also that the body is more on display now than ever before (in western history at least). There weren't G-strings & bikinis a hundred years ago. The body was not being scrutinized & commodified the way it is now. It was of little interest to anyone that no woman shaved under her arms or took a razor to the holiest of holies: why would it be? Your body was a secret you shared only with your lover.

    That is the story of the entire human race, up until this recent blip. But we are so disconnected from both nature & our past that pointing that out now makes no difference to most people.

    What is most troubling about recent developments is that they are not driven by the human thirst for novelty or curiosity but by industry: what people think are their own tastes & choices aren't, & were put there simply to make money. That's very, very scary.

    The bubble of artificiality will only last as long as there is disposable income & cheap oil (15, 20 years?). When times are hard what is essential becomes very clear. And also what isn't.

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  9. Stephenie Rowling22 August 2011 at 22:42

    "The bubble of artificiality will only last as long as there is disposable income & cheap oil (15, 20 years?). When times are hard what is essential becomes very clear. And also what isn't."

    This indeed will be an interesting phenomena indeed as I mentioned at Dalrock is easy to be a feminist when you don't have a harsh life to yell equality for. Once things get harder then we will see how many women decide to start building houses and roads under the harsh sun. Not very many, IMO.

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  10. Nicely done. Love the quotes. I must now go back to the bookshelf and pull down TROPIC OF CANCER.

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