Trim Or Shave: Lesbian Maintenance
I'm not going to beat around the bush here. I'm just going to come right out and ask. Girls, how do you handle the hair down there?
I am a fastidious trimmer, although I let it grow wild in my college days. I was going through an "I'm proud of my pubic hair" phase in college, and I thought it was best to go au naturel. Looking back, I feel like I owe a few girls who dared to go down on me back then a big apology—it couldn't have been easy find your way through that mess!
Like me, a lot of the lesbians in my circle these days are trimmers. "I got it entirely waxed once years ago for my girlfriend at the time, and I would never, ever do that again," my friend Jess says. "It hurts so bad!"
"You get a Brazilian if you work in a strip club," my friend Carole says. "Otherwise, regular trimming—and a quick shave of the bikini line during the summer when you're wearing a bathing suit—is fine."
Trimming is out of the question for my friend Tanner. She is a complete waxer, and so is her girlfriend. "Ugh. I can't imagine not waxing it off," she says, maintaining that it looks better and enhances sensation.
I do wonder if there is a generational difference when it comes to bush maintenance. Tanner and her girlfriend are in their early 20s, while my friends who are trimmers are in their 30s and 40s.
During an interview with Howard Stern, Rosie O'Donnell said all of the lesbians she knows just trim but noted that younger women seem to shave it all off, although she wasn't sure about younger lesbians specifically.
Given that neither Rosie nor I are pubic hair experts (if such a thing even exists), I'm curious as to what all of you have to say.
So let's hear it: Are you complete waxers? Are you trimmers? Or do you just let your pubic hair grow free?
And when it comes to your partner, do you have any preferences as to how she maintains her pubic region?
Believe it or not, there are some girls who make designs—think hearts and lightning bolts—in their pubic hair. I can't imagine have the time or patience to do such a thing, but good for those of you who are that creative!
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