History of shaved pubic hair

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Was she really doing it for herself or for the pleasure of others? Why should women feel compelled to go bare? Why did we feel so compelled to DO something about such a natural part of us? This debate, and practice, are far from new.

How Hair Removal Became a Beauty Standard

Pubic hair - Wikipedia

Think again. Copper razors have been found that date back to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, which means humans have been shaving since before Biblical times. The Ancient Greeks revered youthful, immortal bodies, so they painted and sculpted women without pubic hair to indicate their beauty. In any case, at least some Greek courtesans plucked their pubic hair to extinction, or even burned it off. Upper class Roman women followed the hairless pubic trend, with some men even joining in on hair removal. After the fall of Rome, the pendulum swung the other way. While some women in the Middle Ages removed their pubic hair to please their husbands, most women who removed their pubic hair did so to remove or prevent pubic lice.

Pubic hair

Pubic hair is terminal body hair that is found in the genital area of adolescent and adult humans. The hair is located on and around the sex organs and sometimes at the top of the inside of the thighs. In the pubic region around the pubis bone , it is known as a pubic patch. Pubic hair is found on the scrotum in the male and on the vulva in the female.
The Egyptians may have been the forerunners of many beauty rituals, but they invested the most time into hair removal. Women of ancient Egypt removed all of their body hair, including that on their heads, with tweezers made from seashells , pumice stones, or early beeswax and sugar based waxes. During the Roman Empire, the lack of body hair was considered a sign of the classes. Wealthy women and men used razors made from flints, tweezers, creams, and stones to remove excess hair. In fact, even pubic hair was considered uncivilized which is why many famous statues and paintings of Grecian women are depicted hairless.