Body Hair: You're Doing It Wrong

If there are two things I know about body hair, they're that 1) it's hair and it grows out of your body; and 2) no matter what you're doing with it, you're a terrible person. That's pretty much where my knowledge ends. Our culture's messaging on body hair is so convoluted and politicized and contradictory at this point … » 7/17/13 1:00pm 7/17/13 1:00pm

This Is What We Talk About When We Talk About Pubes

We'll probably be discussing pubic hair until there's a nuclear apocalypse and all the hair burns off our bodies. And with our skin frying in the sun, one woman will turn to another and say, "Well, I'm dying — but at least I look tan." At least that's how it feels to read yet another article about pubic hair, how much… » 6/14/13 6:00pm 6/14/13 6:00pm

France’s First Lady Wins Suit Against French Celebrity Magazine for…

France's brand-new first lady and well-known journalist Valérie Trierweiler recently won damages of 2,000 euros from the French celebrity weekly VSD for breaching her privacy and image rights by publishing a cover photo of her sunbathing, building sandcastle scale models of the Châtaeu d'If, bodyboarding, and whatever… » 9/05/12 10:25pm 9/05/12 10:25pm

Men Are Getting Bikini Waxes. Our Work Here Is Done.

Since the dawn of metrosexuality and the entrance of manscaping as a legitimate term in our language, this moment has been inevitable. Guys getting waxed "down there" has finally become a trend, and business is booming as men discover the joys of having hot wax swabbed all over your genitals and the subsequent rush of… » 4/11/12 10:40am 4/11/12 10:40am

We See London, We See France, We See Kate Upton's Vulva, Practically.

The cover of this year's famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue has leaked, and it is, well, revealing. Model Kate Upton is showing a great deal of sideboob, but more worrisome is what's happening down below. Isn't that suit—it's really more of an eyepatch, actually—so disturbingly small and low that some of her "crack" … » 2/13/12 9:00pm 2/13/12 9:00pm

There Is No Such Thing As A Bikini Body

If you read tabloids or ladymags, pay attention to advertising campaigns, or happen to live on planet Earth, you know that the one thing women are supposed to strive for — more than a functioning body, a healthy body, or a strong body — is a bikini body. » 5/26/11 2:30pm 5/26/11 2:30pm