So I read a little article the other day that piqued my attention. A subject that I had decided to keep to myself. Just for once, I thought I’d keep quiet. It’s been killing me, but seeing the topic in question is very much a beauty issue I shall proceed.
I have to admit, finding out that it was commonplace for young women to go bald down there, you know, your Mound of Venus, okay, your Mon Pubis, okay, okay, your pubes, was a bit of a revelation and to be honest, it was a bit of a shock. Of course, I knew there were many women that liked to go triple X, I just didn’t realise keeping your hair down there was becoming the unusual rather than the norm. At the time, I felt a little bit out of touch. Is this really the way women think these days? Not to mention the demands they were putting on the men in their lives to go nude as well. I felt a little disappointed, all the efforts of the feminists of the mid 20th century seemed lost on this generation.
So, when I heard that Cameron Diaz, who I have just recently (after watching my newly favourite Christmas movie The Holiday for the umpteenth time) developed a bit of a girl crush on, announce her view on this very subject in her newly released book aptly titled The Body Book, I was rather pleased and delighted.
In her book, Cameron says:
I just want to give you a few facts about the lovely curtain of pubic hair that surrounds that glorious, delicate flower of yours.
Nicely put Cameron. Diaz goes on to reference medical considerations as being the main reason why going bald may not be the best idea, which was followed by this:
Pubic hair also serves as a pretty draping that makes it a little mysterious to the one who might be courting your sexiness.
And on it goes.
Hallelujah, I thought.
The Genie is out of the proverbial bottle and we (me) have permission to express our (my) thoughts on the subject.
Personally, I agree with Cameron and if you venture to read her book you may too. But there is something else that Cameron doesn’t mention and that is; What does going back to a more prepubescent look, or leaving things as nature intended raise? Is this a feminist issue?
I guess my point is if you choose to make your pubes magically vanish, then do it for YOU. Not because you feel pressured to do so, whether that be following a trend, and all your girlfriends are going nude or you feel your partner will love you more or enjoy you more if you do. These are not good reasons.
Making decisions for you alone, that empowers you to be gloriously and uniquely YOU is a good thing. Abandoning your own truth for that of another male or female is saying yes to you and not settling for anything or anyone that does not allow you to live your life as a powerful wonderful woman.
Now, there is nothing like a controversial subject to get a bit of media frenzy, whether Cameron intended this, who knows, no doubt her publicist grabbed this little chestnut of wisdom from Cameron with great gusto. It certainly helped create a buzz around the launch of her boo. But, with all that to one side, is the book any good? I think it is. Cameron covers nutrition, fitness, loving your body, ageing, mindfulness, good habits, your femaleness, your sexuality, your hormones and your beautiful mind. It’s worth a peek, you’ll find well-researched information written in a way that only kooky Cameron can. I loved it. My girl crush is in full swing.
See you next time.