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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,763
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


P I X I E wrote:
My point being that prepubescent boys do not have facial hair, and prepubescent girls do not have armpit and pubic hair. But sure.

that works both ways. prepubescent boys have higher voices. and smaller genitals. you prefer that in a guy too?

I don't really associate armpits or calves with sex. I do associate vulva's and labia's with sex.

Dec 11 12 11:38 am  Link  Quote 
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Miroslava Svoboda
Posts: 555
Seattle, Washington, US


Do what you want to do, feel like doing and let the other people work around that. Any debate further than that makes me raise questions sometimes, like how do people even come up with such thoughts. lol

Waxing is the best method all around unless you got funds for laser and it does get less painful with each time you do it.
Dec 11 12 11:47 am  Link  Quote 
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Kens Lens
Posts: 804
Aurora, Colorado, US


S W I N S K E Y wrote:

Kens Lens wrote:
To those that view shaved pubic hair as adolescent, do you view shaved underarms and legs as sign of immaturity as well.

I think everyone would be in agreement that a man that shaves his face, does appear younger...not prepubescent, but younger..

Good point Doug, I agree with you there.
I think typically men are more hairy than women and so women that shave legs and underarms separate themselves farther from the male sex by removing body hair, in this way it does not make them look younger just more feminine. Women that want to remove pubic hair just takes it one step farther. In the end it's personal preference.

Dec 11 12 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Azimuth Arts
Posts: 1,489
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Anna Adrielle wrote:

that works both ways. prepubescent boys have higher voices. and smaller genitals. you prefer that in a guy too?

I don't really associate armpits or calves with sex. I do associate vulva's and labia's with sex.

Quite being all logical  - this is a Model Mayhem forum there are rules about posting this kind of thing.

OP - do whatever makes you comfortable.  If your boyfriend really can't get past your personal decision you probably have bigger issues to consider.

As long as you are groomed properly for any lingerie or swim jobs you want to take on then it really shouldn't matter.  If you want to shoot glamour nudes then a full Brazilian is likely the way to go, for art nude or "fashion nude" keep some hair.  Whatever you choose there will be some photographers who won't like it.

Just my $0.02

Dec 11 12 12:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Isis22
Posts: 2,519
Muncie, Indiana, US


I have never waxed. I prefer to be shaved. Sometimes I trim. I have tried a full on bush and that is, as someone else said, too much like 70s porn. My boyfriends have had preferences but they take what they get or they don't get it;) If a photographer has a clear preference I take that into consideration.
Dec 11 12 12:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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SwissJon
Posts: 4
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland


Shaved.. All gone.. Anything more than that gets caugt in your teeth and feels rough on the tongue.. But for photography, a little hair keeps down the glare ha ha.. wink
Dec 11 12 12:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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IDiivil
Posts: 4,071
Los Angeles, California, US


I shave entirely because...

1. My pubic hair is like cactus spikes. It goes through any kind of fabric and is just... not nice to touch.

2. My boyfriend prefers I shave.
Dec 11 12 12:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


I'm a little older (Mid-40's) and I like a bit of a trimmed triangle above. wink Or, at least a little landing strip. Thanks.

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/24478052 18+
http://www.modelmayhem.com/contests/pot … view/57994 18+

But, it's so much more about the shape and the curves below. The "frame" IS important, but not as important as the "picture".
Each is beautiful in it's own way.

IDiivil wrote:
My pubic hair is like cactus spikes.

LOL! smile What's a flower without a few thorns?

Dec 11 12 12:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Melodye Joy
Posts: 542
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


Megan Camille wrote:
Hello girls! And boys as well.
Do you girls wax or shave? and why?
And boys, do you like the brazilian wax?

i have many questions regarding this and i want to hear different opinions. My boyfriend says that shaving everything makes me look like a baby and he doesnt like it. what about you?

I personally shave my legs, arms (under and full), and personal areas. I also Nair or wax to be certain it is all gone.

1. Saves for photoshop time for many reasons

2. Is less a hassle when bathing/showering

3. Its MY personal preference

4. So far, my bf/any guy I am with doesn't seem to care either way...unless we are in a long-term relationship and he is comfortable asking me to/not to shave something.

Just my opinion tho smile To each their own!

Dec 11 12 02:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Megan Camille wrote:
Hello girls! And boys as well.
Do you girls wax or shave? and why?
And boys, do you like the brazilian wax?

i have many questions regarding this and i want to hear different opinions. My boyfriend says that shaving everything makes me look like a baby and he doesnt like it. what about you?

I had a bf that preferred no shaving, not even trimming for the same reason your bf mentioned, but I think there was a bit of "control freak" and "that way you can't sleep around" thing to it...he was insane, I have the restraining order to prove it. Haha.

Now, I shave, which my hubby prefers as do I. Personally I think it's more hygienic and it doesn't get in the way of our extracurricular activities, lol.

Personal opinion? What do YOU prefer? I know that you should try to appease your bf, but if you prefer brazilian or close trim, it's something he should understand, it's your vjj afterall. Besides...why would he think you look like a baby when you're obviously not? tongue

Dec 11 12 04:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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ArtisticGlamour
Posts: 3,846
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Anna Adrielle wrote:
I don't really associate armpits or calves with sex.

Then you're missing out on the whole package! lol LOL!








I mean "visually", of course! wink It ALL makes a difference.

Dec 11 12 04:55 pm  Link  Quote 
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udor
Posts: 22,160
New York, New York, US


Black Sunshine wrote:
I haven't shot nudes, but I can personally say that clean shaven is the best, and landing strip is fine, but full on 70s style is not my cup of tea at all.

It's not my cup of furball-tea either! big_smile

Dec 11 12 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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LLOYD WRIGHT
Posts: 664
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom


nicely trimmed hair is so sensual! also more photogenic!

cheers ears
lloyd.
Dec 11 12 05:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Charger Photography
Posts: 1,717
San Antonio, Texas, US


Shaved !!! I don't like to floss while I'm eating. smile
Dec 11 12 05:02 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brett Fish
Posts: 426
Seattle, Washington, US


+1 for the landing strip.
Dec 11 12 05:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


Charger Photography wrote:
Shaved !!! I don't like to floss while I'm eating. smile

LOL

Dec 11 12 05:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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E e v a
Posts: 1,724
Nashville, Tennessee, US


I do shave. For one I am not really hairy anyway, so nothing plus one bush would be a little odd.

So I go bare, and my husband prefers it.
Dec 11 12 05:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Avonelle
Posts: 167
Toledo, Ohio, US


I shave mine completely. I have never been a fan of body hair (on myself) - nothing makes me feel less attractive than when I have fur (cuz that's what it feels like to me!). I've never had a boyfriend or girllover who had a problem with my shaving, or request that I change that. I feel more sensual when my skin is smooth, and I think that shows. If I were to let hair grow out, I would not feel comfortable having anyone see me, let alone romp around in between the sheets or be immortalized with a camera. I've thought about waxing, but having to let it all grow out again in between waxes? I don't think I could do it. And my wallet agrees. ^_^

And in the years that I've been doing artnudes, I've only had one shutterbug request that I grow it out (and he wanted a full bush)! I declined the shoot! It's worked out for me so far.

*shrugs* It's a personal preference. I do what makes me most comfortable, and people pick up on that vibe and don't complain.
Dec 11 12 05:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dekilah
Posts: 4,883
Detroit, Michigan, US


I used to have a "full bush" and I loved it. But on me a full bush is not that thick and the hair does not go up very far (just a couple inches, and stops well below my belly button).

Since then I have gone back to shaving the labia and leaving the top natural, or for a while I had a heart on top or a wide strip/patch. Works out for my personal life and I get to have my pubic hair to play with (which I like).

I did shave it all off for a while. I did not mind it as much as I thought I would. I kind of felt indifferent to it whereas I like having pubic hair. Several people told me I would book more work shaved but I did not. The only thing I did not like was that it did something to my body lines so that I looked a bit... chubby in my lower belly area at times and certain angles. Also... I was having to use a brand new razor each time and that stuff grows fast on me, so it was a razor a week and I would have stubble for about half that time, plus some razor burn and some bleeding occasionally (little spots of it).

If I know I have an art type shoot coming up, or sometimes for self portraits, I will actually let the hair grow on the labia as well for a few days and it blends a bit better than the fully shaved labia.

Yes... this is a science to me ^_~
Dec 11 12 06:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Herb Way
Posts: 1,483
Black Mountain, North Carolina, US


This is part of the information that I provide to models in advance of artistic nude shoots:

"If you don't have a Brazilian bikini wax, your pubic area should be neatly trimmed with hair not extending out toward your thighs or up toward your navel."

I definitely prefer bare, waxed instead of shaved. Trimmed hair that closely resembles the natural lines is OK, but I think the landing strip looks kind of silly.
Dec 11 12 06:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fotografica Gregor
Posts: 4,106
Alexandria, Virginia, US


Personally, I like it every which way smile  so I'm easy to to please -   well maybe not that easy..... but at least as far as this decision goes I'm eclectic.....

for photographic art (where it is an aesthetic choice of mine)  and fashion work (where I may not want to show too much detail through sheer knickers)  my preference is for very nicely groomed.....
Dec 11 12 06:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Natural Body Photo
Posts: 303
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Kens Lens wrote:
For lovemaking clean shaven, but for photos it all depends on the shot. Clean shaven is the more exposed, more vulnerable with nothing left to hide behind. It definitely is not adolescent to me it is  an unabashedly  acceptance of the beauty of your female parts.

Totally agree at all points.  I love it when my wife is smooth; sometimes I shave her and at other times, she goes to a pro and waxes.  For myself I stick to shaving. TMI?

Dec 11 12 06:53 pm  Link  Quote 
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


In my opinion, natural body hair (on both males and females) that is neatly trimmed, is most attractive.

But then again, I find shaving very unpleasant, so maybe I'm biased.
Dec 11 12 07:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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SPierce Photography
Posts: 19,698
Amherst, Massachusetts, US


I go half and half- I shave my legs, between my legs and under my arms- but keep my full bush of awesomeness. :Borat:
Dec 11 12 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Meadows
Posts: 147
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Nothing like a freshly smoothed surface.
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Christopher Meadows
Posts: 147
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Megan Camille wrote:
Hello girls! And boys as well.
Do you girls wax or shave? and why?
And boys, do you like the brazilian wax?

i have many questions regarding this and i want to hear different opinions. My boyfriend says that shaving everything makes me look like a baby and he doesnt like it. what about you?

I don't understand him.

Dec 11 12 08:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dark Shadows
Posts: 2,269
Miami, Florida, US


No hair is my preference.
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Two Pears Studio
Posts: 3,349
Wilmington, Delaware, US


I like it all... all except stubble. it burns my face!

So grow it... shave it... wax it... zap it... trim it...

it all works for me!

My wife currently goes with the grown in trimmed look.
Dec 11 12 08:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Doug Jantz
Posts: 4,025
Tulsa, Oklahoma, US


Megan Camille wrote:
Hello girls! And boys as well.
Do you girls wax or shave? and why?
And boys, do you like the brazilian wax?

i have many questions regarding this and i want to hear different opinions. My boyfriend says that shaving everything makes me look like a baby and he doesnt like it. what about you?

I like shaven

Dec 11 12 08:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jenny Lovely
Posts: 8
New York, New York, US


Personally.. I shave myself clean. Why? Because I hate hair down there. Emphasis on "I".. I say.. Stop giving 2 fucks about him and what he thinks and let HIM start going through all kinds of bull shit to please you instead. Nuff said smile

There's my 2 sense. Carry on :p
Dec 11 12 08:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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John Horwitz
Posts: 2,655
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


Megan Camille wrote:
My boyfriend says

it's YOUR body - what do YOU say?

Dec 11 12 08:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Rowen
Posts: 616
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, US


Megan Camille wrote:
i have many questions regarding this and i want to hear different opinions. My boyfriend says that shaving everything makes me look like a baby and he doesnt like it. what about you?

Personally, I'm totally with your boyfriend. To each his/her own but for me I'd never make a good pedophile. I prefer my partners and llamas with at least some hair. Make's them look mature. Just saying.

-Ro

Dec 11 12 08:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Matt Forma
Posts: 373
Denver, Colorado, US


Women letting men dictate their trim jobs? Say it isn't so...

Poon is poon, I'll enjoy my lady no matter the haircut. If you've got a man who is finnicky about this, he just doesn't like pussy enough. That's it. He's whiney. What else doesn't he like? Uh huh, thought so. Find a man that loves your pussy, it's important ladies. Don't settle for that bullshit. DTMFA!
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Anna Adrielle
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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


Matt Forma wrote:
Women letting men dictate their trim jobs? Say it isn't so...

It works both ways smile. I love my partner, that doesn't mean I don't have certain preferences regarding his look downunder. Would I break up with him if he didn't take my preference into consideration? ofcourse not. Do I prefer it and do I find him even more attractive when he does? Yes.
Would I date him if his preferences were the complete opposite of what I like? Probably not (for instance, men that are completely shaven, not only in the pubic area but also armpits, legs, chesthair, face... freak me out a little bit.)

There's a difference between letting a man dictate your "trim job", and asking him what he likes and seeing how and if that works with what you like yourself.

Dec 12 12 12:50 am  Link  Quote 
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Rob Photosby
Posts: 2,821
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia


Best - neatly trimmed Map of Tasmania

2nd best - forest demolished by lasers

2nd worst - razor burn or feminine 5 o'clock shadow

Worst - landing strips, because they look too much like Adolf Hitler's facial decoration!
Dec 12 12 07:39 am  Link  Quote 
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Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


It's a bit freaky...men that will confuse their women with children if they're fully shaven, I'm quite sure there's many other things that set aside a woman from a child. My psych degree is trying to break loose here, and Freud is definitely spinning in his grave, lol.

Anywho...it's your vjj, do with it what YOU please. Bf doesn't like your choice, then ask him to WAX his pubic area for you, and let's see how willing he is to appease you. smile
Dec 12 12 07:57 am  Link  Quote 
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Charger Photography
Posts: 1,717
San Antonio, Texas, US


Jojo West wrote:
It's a bit freaky...men that will confuse their women with children if they're fully shaven, I'm quite sure there's many other things that set aside a woman from a child. My psych degree is trying to break loose here, and Freud is definitely spinning in his grave, lol.

Anywho...it's your vjj, do with it what YOU please. Bf doesn't like your choice, then ask him to WAX his pubic area for you, and let's see how willing he is to appease you. smile

+1000 smile

Dec 12 12 08:58 am  Link  Quote 
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cameryn coxxx
Posts: 369
Delray Beach, Florida, US


my man doesn't like hair at all, i shave
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Koryn
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Boston, Massachusetts, US


Matt Forma wrote:
Women letting men dictate their trim jobs? Say it isn't so...

Poon is poon, I'll enjoy my lady no matter the haircut. If you've got a man who is finnicky about this, he just doesn't like pussy enough. That's it. He's whiney. What else doesn't he like? Uh huh, thought so. Find a man that loves your pussy, it's important ladies. Don't settle for that bullshit. DTMFA!

This is pretty much my opinion too.


wrote:
If you've got a man who is finnicky about this, he just doesn't like pussy enough.

I just had to re-quote this, because it is so awesome.

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D0127H
Posts: 1,135
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


What you want would seem to be the important thing.
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