Looking Through the Bushes: The Disappearance of Pubic Hair

Did pubic hair go extinct while I wasn't looking?" a confused viewer recently asked when watching the dating gameshow Naked Attraction on Channel 4. “What's so wrong about pubes?” chimed another. Almost two decades after the hairless Hollywood wax became the only acceptable state for the genitalia. In the sweep of Western art history of the nude, female pubic hair could not be shown. Bosch, Titian and Michelangeo each painted hairless vaginas. Even Manet, when he painted the famous prostitute, Olympia, in , couldn't bring himself to show it. Pubic hair marked a woman's sexual desire, her.



We have to say, we love it when celebs get real about pubic hair, not just because we're unabashedly curious, but because we're baffled that the subject is There are some nude scenes on the show and I'd say, well you'll have to put a merkin on me— that's a pubic hair wig —'cause if we see full body. In the sweep of Western art history of the nude, female pubic hair could not be shown. Bosch, Titian and Michelangeo each painted hairless vaginas. Even Manet, when he painted the famous prostitute, Olympia, in , couldn't bring himself to show it. Pubic hair marked a woman's sexual desire, her.


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