Around the time you reached adolescence, someone likely introduced you to the idea that shaving unwelcome body hair will just make it grow back harder, better, faster, stronger. Well, just in case you were worried, that really has precious little basis in fact.
Women in China are bombarding social media with pictures of their unshaven armpits.
The Fifty Shades of Grey trailer is upon us, and while it doesn't reveal much from the Red Room of Pain, it does come wih the startling discovery that Jamie Dornan's been stripped of his hair and turned into a sanitized, shaved, waxed version of himself.
This video asks an age-old question that I'm sure lots of us have asked ourselves every time we nick our skin on accident—why do women shave their legs?
Harnaam Kaur is a 23-year-old teaching assistant from the U.K. And it so happens that she proudly sports a beard. "It's the way that God made me, and I'm happy with it," according to Harnaam. In the words of Beyonce: ***Flawless.
I keep saying I'm done writing or reading or thinking about the politics of body hair. I don't think the conversation should be retired — it still has merit in a feminist academic sense, and it certainly takes a financial and emotional toll on a lot of women (a burden that is not equally applied to men). But I just…
In our time, uncertainty over What Should Be Done With Our Pubes has launched one thousand feminist think pieces (and, recently, a fleet of attention-seeking merkins to an American Apparel near you). In theory, I think the aestheticization of the hairless female body is interesting and quite telling. In practice,…
He wins, right? Unless you can show me something more amazing than a full cat portrait, this dude is taking home the prize.
Grab your exorcism kits, fellow women: some sort of terrible deamon has found its way into the heart of at least five British men, who are now shaving their legs because they think it looks nice and feels nice and is a pretty okay thing to do.
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…
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…
Body hair removal is a waste of time and money. Shaving is a Sisyphean task. (Is that too hyperbolic? I get really bored in the shower.) Waxing is torturous. I can't complain about electrolysis firsthand, because I can't afford it.
Schick Quattro for Women (tagline: "Trim Style") hopes women will use its razors to shave their pubes into pretty shapes. That's why the company asked fashion bloggers to pick a "topiary theme" — for their vaginas — and create summer-inspired Pinterest boards.
A mustache is a man's best friend, at least according to the ironic novelty holiday gift table at Urban Outfitters that's always surrounded by giggling unsupervised tweens and mothers who don't know what to buy their adolescents for Christmas. While in the US the 'stache currently appeals to hipsters and Ron Swanson…
Can a congressman survive once people on the Internet have seen his apparently waxed balls? It's a whole new level of exposure, made all the barer by the congressman's grooming habits.
Household almanac Youman's Dictionary of Every-day Wants: Containing Twenty Thousand Receipts in Nearly Every Department of Human Effort offered some handy tips for at-home hair removal in 1872. You, too, can make "those substances which act upon the bulbous roots of the hairs, and destroy their vitality," provided…
The issue here, for us, is not that the woman has a stache; it's that she has a weird, manicured Mr. Belvedere stache. Well, that and the entire message of the ad, that is. (Thanks, BeautySchooled!)
My wife recently bought me an electric razor. After years of shaving my feminine legs with Gillette Venus disposables, I gaze upon this emblem of our technologically advanced society with awe and wonder.
If you watched Mo'Nique make her way to the stage last night to accept her SAG award, you probably admired how amazing she looked in that dress. But she has a secret under there, and she's not afraid to share.