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Bare or hair down there why should I care?

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Warning this post contains images of shaved pubic areas and takes a semi serious look at the ongoing debate about pubic and other hair removal in the clothes free community. Do not continue if such images or conversation are troubling to you. Otherwise read on.

20140121-160149.jpgLet me say at the outset I believe that this is a personal choice. That being said I thought I would comment on a common and ongoing conversation in the clothes free community whether it is natural, expected or irrelevant to have or shave ones pubic hair.
A couple recent posts online have suggested based on a celebrity comment that the trend of shaving, waxing or otherwise removing pubic hair is coming to a end.

In the clothes free community the practice of removing pubic hair seems to have followed a general social trend in that direction. Older (vintage) images of clothes free living seem to suggest that the clothes free community used to fall squarely in the hair down there camp. This has led some purists to simply that modern clothes free folks who remove their pubic hair have drifted away from their naturist roots, no pun intended. After all it naturism is about being natural and reconnecting with nature, and what’s more natural that letting that “bush” grow out. Some have even made the case that removing hair down there is cause for great concern as the practice can cause health problems by removing hair that was meant for a protective purpose.

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While there may be some truth to that claim I think it is overblown by those who prefer a more natural state of hair. The have been historical instances where the removal of body hair was practiced without any great if any detriment to physical health. Some athletes like body builders practice hair removal as a part of their sport also with any great physical harm. If the case for keeping hair is so dire then all men should give up shaving facial hair for fear of the related health concerns. Finally while I suspect it is a chore woman have been shaving their legs in modern western culture for years without experiencing great physical harm. I think the extra attention paid to personal hygiene by those who go bare done there usually makes up most health concerns. That being said it means that each individual needs to know and understand how their own body their own skin works and be aware of any negative consequences to hair removal.

On the other end of the spectrum are the extreme hair removal smooths who have what almost seems to be a fetishizes view of hair removal. These folks seems to enjoy debating what makes a “true” smoothy, whether you can call yourself a smoothy if you only remove pubic hair and not hair from the whole body. Consider this post from a nudist forum redacted to protect the innocent.

the meaning of being a smooth nudist! … too many people consider themselves being ” a smooth nudist” by simply shaving their pubic hair … I disagree. A smooth nudist should be someone who enjoys having its entire body silky smooth from nose
to toes. … A true smooth nudist and proud of it

In these conversations the virtues of waxing and laser hair removal are extolled while expressing an undercurrent of disdain for those who prefer to let their hair grow out. Pubic hair trimmers are sometimes tolerated but often must endure regular calls for them to just take the plunge and go hair free.

All this feels to me to be a bit of a tempest in a tea cup. As I stated earlier it really should be a matter of personal preference. But human being that we are, some have found another way to create separation among clothes free enthusiasts through this debate. This is totally unnecessary in my opinion and has the potential to scare of newbies venturing into the clothes free life, as they may perceive acceptance being based on siding with one camp or it he other. For me I come back to one simple question.

Bare or hair down there why should I care? Two words I don’t. Do you?

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