Pubic hair trends are… arbitrary, to say the least. For example, in 2015 the Full Bush Brazilian was in vogue. For those who don’t know, this pubic hair trend combined the full bush with a totally waxed labia and butt—the best of both worlds, if you will. Having your cake, and eating it, too. This year, however, has been all about the bush, which leads me to wonder: what’s in store for 2017?
If you know anything about the history of chicks’ pubes (and I do), then you know that this dates back to ancient Egyptian customs. We credit the Egyptians for plenty of innovations, including the history of the bj, among others such as cosmetics and grooming. You see, they were—for hygienic and practical reasons (i.e. the heat)—a hairless bunch. Women only kept their eyelashes and eyebrows, and men kept their beards.
Since then, the pubic region has gone from completely shorn to wild and fully grown many times over. In the 1800s, for example, people dug serious bush. Pubic hair, believe it or not, was actually exchanged by lovers as a kind of erotic gift… yeah, I know. To this day, you can see the shorn muff of one of King George IV’s beloved mistresses in the museum of St. Andrew’s University. Sounds like some hot fap fodder, to be sure.
By comparison, the Victorian era that came just after frowned upon the overgrown bush, pre-dating the distaste which followed in the twentieth century—well, with the exception of the era of free love— for female body hair. The turn of the century brought with it depilatory powders and the first Gillette razor for women. Smooth, hairless skin was—and to some extent, still is—associated with beauty, youth, and femininity.
Even the rule of hairlessness that predominated the past century had a few noteworthy exceptions. That era of free love that I was talking about—they loved pubic hair. Women had armpit hair and going au natural wasn’t exactly frowned upon and the golden age of porn, the seventies and eighties, showcased some of the finest bushes you’re liable to ever see (early Traci Lords, for example, or John Holmes). This brings us to the new millennium, which has been as changeable as the last century.
The Brazillian was huge in the naughts. Some women claimed that hairlessness led to better sex, while some men claimed that hair was… disgusting. Now there’s plenty of variation in female grooming, from pubic hearts to narrow landing strips. That said, since 2016 has been the year of increasingly renewed interest in bush, I’m going to make a big prediction for 2017: it too, will be the year of bush—mark my words.
Scientists have corroborated a long-held suspicion: that going ‘au natural’ is actually healthier for humans. It protects delicate tissue and can prevent infections… So, gents, if you’ve got a thing against a chick who’s all woman, better pony up—2017 is going to be even hairier than 2016. Remember though, we live in a world of varied tastes where diversity seems to reign supreme, so whatever your preferences, there are plenty out there who’ll fit them.
Are you a bush lover? or hater?