A 'brazilian wax' is the removal of pubic hair from a woman's vagina and anus by hot wax.
Ouch! No I have never had one, but it is amazing what pain women will go through in the name of beauty. Is it really beautiful though? Why in western societies do we think hair on a woman is not attractive? Too much a reminder of our primitive past? Now that we are 'enlightened' hairless humans?
Hair and hair removal is very interesting from an evolutionary perspective. It is hard to know how much of the current trend of 'brazilian waxing' (and shaving) of a woman's pubic hair is related to customs and culture (fashion) vs. a natural instinct (predominantly in males) to find this more attractive (with the possibility that this relates to pedophilia). A hairless vagina is obviously infantile.
Health and youth are characteristics attractive to both sexes. From an evolutionary perspective, (which is based upon sex and survival of offspring) it makes sense to find a mate who can produce healthy offspring and help to protect them in life. A youthful woman can have more offspring than a middle aged woman. A strong, fit, dominant man offers better survival of offspring than a sickly, weak man.
We are just beginning our research, but these ideas are interesting to
From the website: "There is some confusion as to exactly what the Brazilian is and isn't. Technically speaking there are four types of bikini waxes.
1. The Bikini Wax - hair is removed from outside the panty line.
2. The Brazilian Bikini - leaves a vertical strip in front (landing strip), two to three fingers in width just above the vaginal area. Hair is not removed from the labia. Hair is removed from the tush. Hair may be removed from the buttock or peri-anal area.
3. The Playboy Bikini Wax - all hair is removed from the labia, all hair is removed from the tush, including the peri-anal area, and only a very narrow strip is left in the front. Named after the Playboy models.
4. The Sphinx (or the Full Bikini Wax) - It's all taken off. Everywhere. Everything."
From the website: "With Brazilians, people love that every bit of hair is gone, they want their money's worth, they want it to be very clean looking, so we keep on waxing until every hair is gone. It takes about half an hour and costs $40. It needs to be maintained about once every four weeks.
If it's a client's first time they can get embarrassed and very scared, so we reassure them that there's only two peaks that really hurt and that's at the top of the vulva. Those parts sting, but it goes away very quickly. Most of it doesn't hurt at all. Most people are more worried about the pain the first time rather than the embarrassment.
My clients range from school girls to 60-year-old ladies. Brazilians would be 60% of our business now. I think that girls in their 20s have Brazilians because that's what's expected of them in their generation; just like shaving your legs. My younger clients say that men of their age just expect it, and they think it's not right if the girl does have pubic hair. It doesn't even mean that these girls are sexually active, the schoolgirls who come in, are usually just there because their girlfriends are doing it."
From the essay: "Every year over 2 million hectares of pubic hair
are clear cut or torn out by the roots, much of it in virgin and "old
* Fact: As recently as 650,000 years ago, 97% of the human "landmass" was a rich pampa of gently swaying pubic hair, with herds of grazing buffalo as far as the eye could see.
* Fact: In modern times, pubic forestlands have shrunk to a few out-of-the-way musky cracks, crevices, and lowland areas. Now, these precious areas too are under attack.
*Fact: Pubic hair is on the run."
Read More: The Crisis in Pubic Hair
Page Title: 'Female Health & Beauty: Brazilian Waxing. Evolution,
Culture & Feminism of No Hair, Childlike Vaginas '.
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