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A Woman Looks Best When She's Absolutely Naked: the Bajingo Thread
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Jun 16th 2009

Is that really such a universal thing?

How to put this without going into details. Um . . . let's see. Assuming my experience is representative, uh . . . I'd put it at something less than 50%, but higher than 30%.

Jun 16th 2009

Yeah, but you're from the Pacific Northwest, where shaving in general is less common than in the country at large, n'est c'est pas?

Jun 16th 2009

By the way, when did women start removing most/all of their pubic hair?

When we started getting shamed at an early age for not removing most/all of our pubic hair.

Jun 16th 2009

A lot of that experience was in California, and some in DC, just for the record.

Republicans are more likely to shave than Democrats. In my experience. But I've only ever been with one Republican, so . . . paradox.

Jun 16th 2009

When we started getting shamed at an early age for not removing most/all of our pubic hair.

Who, exactly, does this shaming? And how does the...errr...topic even come up?

Forgive the personal nature of these questions, everyone, and my apparent cluelessness on the topic, but a major cultural shift seems to have taken place while my back was turned, and I'm trying to get to the bottom of it.

Jun 16th 2009

Well. In a general sense I suppose the media. In a less general sense, stupid teenage boys who think porn is reality.

Jun 16th 2009

As a general rule of thumb it's best to ignore anything a teenage boy says. Wait until they're 25 or so and the stupid has worn off.

Jun 16th 2009

I'm 29 and still waiting for the stupid to wear off.

Jun 16th 2009

it's best to ignore anything a teenage boy says.

Too late.

Jun 17th 2009

Wait until they're 25 or so and the stupid has worn off.

And still take it with a huge grain of salt, because of still stupid.

I never got shaving legs or armpits, so the deeper questions are beyond me. If no woman ever shaved her legs or pits, it would seem normal. Shaving "down there" seems like a way for creepy guys to pretend they're with little girls.

Jun 17th 2009

I can see the allure of it from a non-sexual female perspective. Some of us have great hair growth genes which can provide quite a bit of a problem in the genital area if not properly contained and maintained. Problems of the pinching, rubbing, getting caught in your underwear/bathing suit variety. Not to mention how unsightly escaping pubic hair looks in an otherwise slimming bathing suit. Many women do it for the same reason that they get pedicures and manicures. It's a form of pampering. They feel cleaner and more together when they can control the 'out-of-control' parts. Also, not to get too gross, but too much hair can cause friction during sexual activities. The bad kind of friction.

Jun 17th 2009

That makes sense. It is weird that we have these ingrained practices of removing hair where it grows naturally and coveting it where it used to grow and doesn't any more. It's like we know better than our DNA where our hair should grow.

Jun 17th 2009

Also, not to get too gross, but too much hair can cause friction during sexual activities.

But if that was a true reason, then men should shave too. And most don't.

Jun 17th 2009

But if that was a true reason, then men should shave too. And most don't.

Without getting too technical, I think it's far more likely for the proximity of the hair on female genitalia to 'get in the way of' the friction-y area than where I have noticed that most male hair grows, which is not necessarily on the skin which is doing the friction-y work.

Was that enough info without being really blunt about it?

Jun 17th 2009

I think it's far more likely for the proximity of the hair on female genitalia to 'get in the way of' the friction-y area than where I have noticed that most male hair grows, which is not necessarily on the skin which is doing the friction-y work.

God must be a man.

Jun 17th 2009

Seeing this thread light up is like a Christmas morning when you run down stairs and see all the presents under the tree. But then, filled with huge expectations, you rip open the gifts, only to find that all you got were instruction manuals and excyclopedias. Then you feel really, really let down because Christmas was not as good as you were hoping it would be.

Jun 17th 2009

Aw, come on, D. We're talking about friction and bajingos in here. What could get better than that without crossing the R/X rated line?

Jun 17th 2009 edited

While not disputing the very practical reasons mentioned by Anque, I still have to wonder if - deep down - our cultural preference for the shaving of feminine legs, armpits and (now) bajingos is connected to a denial of the "animal nature" of women. They are encouraged to make themselves as antiseptic and non-mammalian as possible because we want to imagine them as these pure, ethereal beings.

Which, when you come right down to it, isn't very sexy.

Jun 17th 2009

What could get better than that without crossing the R/X rated line?

Crossing it.

Jun 17th 2009

Dowstie, you make me laugh.

I'm just guessing but I'd bet the shaving phenomenon came from the fashion industry promoting Brazilians in magazines and with the young boy-girl models that walk hairlessly down the runway in tiny swimsuits. The shaver companies also run adverts that make shaving look like a youthful, fun thing to do that must be a part of a daily beauty regimen if you want to be considered remotely attractive. By the time you don't fall for that so much anymore, it's become a habit. Marketer's job done. I agree with mtt and CB, but now it just feels weird to be hairy.

OK, back to bajingoes.

Jun 17th 2009

OK, back to bajingoes.

This is good advice.

The other stuff you said was good too.

Jun 17th 2009

OK, back to bajingoes.

This is good advice.

Indeed. These are words by which to live.

Jun 18th 2009

Shaving "down there" seems like a way for creepy guys to pretend they're with little girls.

There's an interesting monologue in "The Vagina Monologues" about that same thing, which can definitely be creepy.

Many women do it for the same reason that they get pedicures and manicures. It's a form of pampering. They feel cleaner and more together when they can control the 'out-of-control' parts.

Well said.

Jun 19th 2009

I just found this quote on another site and thought it appropriate for this thread.

The best engine in the world is the vagina, it takes any size piston, its self lubricating, starts with 1 finger, and every 4 weeks does its own oil change. It's just a pity the management system is so fucking temperamental.

Jun 19th 2009 edited

Oh wow, MB.

Aug 18th 2009 edited

Funny or Die.

You do the rest, but preferably not at work.

Aug 19th 2009

Alright, kids. I'm here till 9. It's Cyber Campus time again and I'm not going to be bored to tears like I was last night. Monday was fun. Tonight better be, too. So had better be every Mon, Tues, and Wed this semester. So - Bajingos? Bajingoes?

Let's talk pluralization.

Aug 19th 2009 edited

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Aug 20th 2009

Bajingii?

Aug 20th 2009

Pluralization of bajingoes?

Awesome?

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