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Are you shaved, "down there"?

Asked by JackAdams (6479points) September 25th, 2008

From what I have read online, many folks shave their pubic hairs off, making themselves super slippery-smooth around their genitalia, probably to make oral sex more enjoyable for their S/Os, and themselves.

If you keep yourself shaved like that, do you do it yourself, or does your S/O do it for you?

My S/O and I shave each other, then shower together, afterwards.

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richardhenry's avatar

Absolutely I do, for all of the reasons you mentioned. Depending on the month of the year (at random), I’ll either opt for going short shaven or shaving everything clean.

Interestingly, and on the topic, my design portfolio actually includes a project called Shave Yours. :p

JackAdams's avatar

Terrific! I’ve got it bookmarked. Thanks for sharing!

lefteh's avatar

Yep. Same as richardhenry…any given day it will either be shaven or heavily trimmed.

AstroChuck's avatar

Are you kidding?

richardhenry's avatar

@AstroChuck: Hell no. It looks much neater.

JackAdams's avatar

Women performing oral sex, do NOT want a mouthful of hair, that they have to keep spitting out…

sundayBastard's avatar

Thanks to my 25% American Indian blood. i’m not hairy, but I am rocking this crazy beard at the moment. haha

AstroChuck's avatar

I meant- JackAdams, are you kidding? Me?

richardhenry's avatar

@sunday: Is that what we see in your inverted avatar? :D

JackAdams's avatar

@AstroChuck: Why would I do that?

Just because YOU don’t do something, doesn’t mean nobody else does.

sundayBastard's avatar

yes it is and all of it’s itchy goodness

lefteh's avatar

I don’t like hair. On me. Anywhere but my head.
I don’t think I will ever grow out my facial hair.

sundayBastard's avatar

this is my first time growing a beard but I have always shaven my head(Army shiza!)

JackAdams's avatar

If I could get an electrolysis done on my pubic hairs, I would.

The problem is, many people who do that are women, and most of them refuse to work on men.

trudacia's avatar

Girl response: Yes, totally. Not for the reasons mentioned…I just hate hair! I feel so much cleaner bald.

Knotmyday's avatar

Richard- I laughed so hard at that page, awesome. Unfortunately, my SO prefers that I rock it seventies style. I prefer that she doesn’t. It’s a compromise I can live with…

Signed, Sasquatch.

deaddolly's avatar

i trim…don’t shave. i HATE any type of body hair, except on your head. It’s gross.

PupnTaco's avatar

Absolutely not. There’s nothing sexy about a six-year old, sorry.

Personally, I think this whole shaving thing is really neurotic and disturbing.

amandaafoote's avatar

don’t let it grow wild!!

delirium's avatar

Shaved/trimmed really close. I just like how it feels.

I HATE when men are shaved. Ugh.

babiturtle36's avatar

thank god ( or whoever) for trimmed/shaved men!! Hair down there is nasty, in my opinion. Just think of a hair getting in your mouth, and you’re ” in the moment” . You can feel it in the back of your mouth but you don’t want to stop and mess up the flow of things but damn that hair is there and you can’t stop thinking about it and it makes you want to gag. Uhhhhhggg gross.

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AstroChuck's avatar

I keep thinking I’m going to stop following this thread but I just can’t seem to stop coming back.

richardhenry's avatar

@sundayBastard: On-topic content only please, you already linked to that video from the question you just asked. ;)

augustlan's avatar

I have been in the past, and probably would be more often now if I wasn’t so damn lazy. I hardly ever even get around to shaving my legs. At least the leg hair is blonde!

delirium's avatar

When I don’t shave it completely, I leave a landing strip and dye it a fun color.

MrItty's avatar

Why people want their partners to look pre-pubescent is beyond me. I think they all need counseling, personally.

AstroChuck's avatar

I’m thinking dreads might be a good look for me. Whaddya think?

amandaafoote's avatar

it’s not pre-pubescent, do you really want your face in their pub hair? haha

sundayBastard's avatar

sorry…..man these moderators are swift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JackAdams's avatar

And brutal!

Don’t let any of them marry your sister…

AstroChuck's avatar

To be fair, just how did that link relate to the thread subject? Just asking.

Bri_L's avatar

trim for tidy on me.

the wife is natural although I wish she trimmed at least for the “don’t like a mouth full of pubes ” reason.

AstroChuck's avatar

I once cut my Adam’s apple shaving. What a mess! Apple juice was everywhere!

Bri_L's avatar

Astro you crack me up

PupnTaco's avatar

@ amanda: actually I do.

iwamoto's avatar

i just trim it, but never bald, i don’t like the feel of it

jasonjackson's avatar

I manscape, trimming to about a quarter of an inch. I request complete hair removal from every long-term partner (although I’m actually also fine with a “landing strip”) – I’ve always preferred that look/feel, as long as I can remember. So far no partner has ever objected.

I think it’s interesting, though, how there are trends or fashions in mainstream nether-region hair maintenance. For instance, when I first got access to porn in my mid-teens a couple of decades ago, there were entire magazines dedicated to photo sets of women shaving themselves (ooh, so kinky!) – but these days, it’s pretty much de rigueur, at least in porn. It’s expected, not notable.

As another example, I found a Playboy from my birth month at an antiques-and-old-stuff store, and wow! was there a big ol’ bush on that centerfold. Heh. :) You never see that in Playboy these days, although they do seem to favor landing strips over complete shaves. Except in the college-girl layouts – in those, the girls are almost always totally hair free down there.

I wonder what causes such a trend.. Is it just the increasing pervasiveness of porn and porn-like images in our lives, slowly teaching us to collectively pay attention to the attractiveness of our genetalia? Or is it more like the up-and-down of hemlines, so that in another couple of decades I can expect hairiness to be back in vogue?

jca's avatar

i think to NOT be at least trimmed is gross.

jason: interesting point. being a history major i was wondering the same thing: i am guessing people didn’t do this 50 years ago, but who knows.

JackAdams's avatar

One of the advanatages of shaving yourself “bald” (and your partner), is that shaved folks never have to worry about getting/keeping crab lice, because without hair, they have no place to “reside.”

richardhenry's avatar

@JackAdams: Hey, Shave Yours reason #5. ;)

JackAdams's avatar

Thanks for the reminder, Sir.

In addition to reason #5, I also like Mambo #5

Sorry…

PupnTaco's avatar

@ Jack re: crab lice – I hear bathing works, too.

JackAdams's avatar

I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had them.

Sorry to read that you have…

PupnTaco's avatar

Actually, I didn’t say that. Check again. :)

richardhenry's avatar

Oh, give over. I’m sure that a combination of bathing, trimming and above all avoiding ‘the trampy ones’ is the best way to remain crab free.

* shudder *

aneedleinthehayy's avatar

I agree with pupntaco and mritty. Not a big fan of the children crotches.
I do trim every now and then, just for my own comfort.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Hooray for men shaving and manscaping. I totally feel like more guys should be into that.. I really want to say something specific but I feel like maybe it’s too vulgar. Ha.

On women, I hate that prepubsecent look, though I do admit to enjoying the feel and other benefits on occasion (either on myself and partner). I actually like the look and feel of pubic hair on women, but I prefer that the area be at least somewhat maintained. Trimmed, at the very least. Myself, I have overly sensitive skin and get like nuclear razor burn in most of that area, so the shaving is very limited and “Area A” is kept neat and tidy.

stratman37's avatar

“Controlled” for me, “Hollywood” for my wife.

scamp's avatar

At least trimmed short. My dental insurance doesn’t cover haircuts.

Fieryspoon's avatar

A nurse practioner I know had to give physicals to the local police force. Every one of them was completely shorn.

PupnTaco's avatar

That’s creepy.

aneedleinthehayy's avatar

I’m starting to think about this more now.
In fact, just tonight I was hanging out with some guy friends watching an American Pie movie, something about a Naked Mile…anyways…One of my friends, upon seeing a naked chick, says, “Aren’t they supposed to be completely shaved?” No one responded, probably because we were all too busy staring at the naked girls lol, but it made me wonder and get kind of self concious.

girlofscience's avatar

@PupnTaco and MrItty: I find it really offensive when people consider those who shave their genitalia to be “pre-pubescent.” Any time this topic has come up in any type of discussion, there’s always the person who chimes in and says they don’t want to feel like they’re having sex with a little girl. I found that argument ignorant and insulting to those of us who prefer the smoother feeling on our parts…

Preferring shaved genitalia has absolutely nothing to do with pedophilia. The appeal is in the sleek, smooth, and modern look, complete with breasts, which are certainly womanly! Pubic hair is an unattractive byproduct of puberty, as is underarm hair. (I know there is the group of people who support underarm hair on women, but the majority do not, so let’s stick with the majority right now.) To those of you who claim that “there’s nothing attractive about a six year old,” do you think it looks prepubescent when a woman who shaves her underarms lifts her arms in a tank top?

I do not understand why this ridiculous argument for pubic hair is always played when the “shaving” topic comes up. Those who prefer a shaved vagina do not need counseling; they simply have sexual preferences for smooth, clean genitals.

richardhenry's avatar

Hooray girlofscience. Completely agree.

JackAdams's avatar

I agree, also.

jasonjackson's avatar

@girlofscience: well stated!

stratman37's avatar

Dang! Look at all the GAs girlofscience received. I’m gonna cut and paste that answer to the next ten questions I answer and see my lurve score soar!

j/k, I’m partly responsible for “all the GAs” : )

PupnTaco's avatar

@ GOS: we’ll have to agree to disagree.

Armpits ≠ genitalia.

girlofscience's avatar

@PupnTaco: Why should they be any different in such a regard, though? I think you view them differently because you are so accustomed to seeing shaven armpits in your everyday life, and so you understand them as an acceptable part of a woman and thus not indicative of childhood. Maybe if you saw shaven vaginas everyday, you’d be able to make the same association.

JackAdams's avatar

Another terrific answer!

girlofscience's avatar

Thanks, Jack!

PupnTaco's avatar

Maybe if we all shaved our eyebrows off it would look normal too?

tiffyandthewall's avatar

@PupnTaco if we all did it, it would!

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