I'm 26, and I was talking to my sister who's 16 about this male pubic shaving trend. She told me that girls are very upfront with guys on this issue: shave it! She said that young girls and young guys have this understanding now. Young girls think it looks cleaner, and the guys are in agreement, much as how women began shaving their pubic hair decades ago. I asked her if they even have to tell the guys that this is what they prefer. She said that it wasn't. It's just the norm. She wasn't talking about older teen guys, mind you. We're talking about young teenagers.
I was Googling the male pubic shaving obsession, and came across a bunch of teen advice forums. The straight teen guys using the forum said that they liked shaving, and the majority of the girls thought hair was gross.
It's really a sign of just how much society has changed in sexual norms. I thought guys shaved because it made their dicks look bigger. I also thought that it may be just a "gay thing". It isn't. It's as simple as deliberate grooming. It's an expectation, thrust upon young boys by society.
It's too adolescent look-wise to me, but it's how the kids are today. Look at women who shave their bushes completely. Nobody calls guys who like this, pedophiles, or the women who do it as having daddy issues.
I think sports also has something to do with it. Body builders shave a lot of their body, and kids are just as body obsessed as the girls. Metrosexuality probably has a lot to add to this too. Swimmers are also expected to shave. It's not a leap for kids to keep shaving southward.
Everything that used to be branded "gay", is now the acceptable norm for boys who are still obsessed with not "looking gay".
I guess pubic shaving is just going to continue into the future as these kids get older and become adults, since they were raised on the notion of shaving.
Sir Shaves A Lot!
It''s true. At the gym, the ones who are shaved are inevitably straight.
Hopefully this trend in the straight community--if it is one--will eventually fade just as it has in the gay community.
I loathe shaved men. I mean I don''t want a sasquatch, but I love treasure trails.
As a straight woman I like it all shaved or trimmed down as much as possible, it''s always been that way for me. \
I don''t see this as a gay trend setting type thing, most gay men I know like their body hair just fine.
Good lord, we''re turning into Germany.
The perp is a total pussyhound, big bush supporter. I mean come on, they share the same interests.
My raped goat
"...much as how women began shaving their pubic hair decades ago."%0D\
LOL. You forgot the last part of the sentence, "much as how women began shaving their pubic hair decades ago IN PORN."
Shaved off pubes look bad on almost every guy. It''s sexy to see pubic hair above a man''s meaty appendage.
You mean Egypt.
If women/girls hate male sexual characteristics so much, they should just be lesbians. Men look STUPID with completely shaved crotches, and shaved chests and pits and everything else is just ridiculous as well (god, I hate chest/butt stubble!)%0D\
Men are absolutely wasted on women. Heterosexuality is just unnatural.%0D
Since when do Teen Girls know anything?%0D
[quote] I don''t see this as a gay trend setting type thing, most gay men I know like their body hair just fine.%0D\
R4. Dear straight woman: The gays have "been there, done that"--trimming and shaving years and years ago. If you didn''t notice this as a gay trend, well then, you were just unaware. Recently, the gays have been slowly going back to a more naturally hairy body--or at least not a shaved, smooth body and pubes.%0D\
Straights trimming and shaving were quite late to the table on this issue. I guess you just hadn''t noticed.
I''m a bisexual woman and I''m amazed at the amount of heterosexual guys who go to the Salons and permanent hair removal places.%0D\
One guy was even taken by his girlfriend to have his back and other places waxed.
[italic]LOL. You forgot the last part of the sentence, "much as how women began shaving their pubic hair decades ago IN PORN."[/italic]\
No, Mary! Modern women go for waxing.\
[italic]If women/girls hate male sexual characteristics so much, they should just be lesbians. Men look STUPID with completely shaved crotches, and shaved chests and pits and everything else is just ridiculous as well (god, I hate chest/butt stubble!)[/italic]\
Women are dictated by nature to have hairy bushes, taints, armpits, and legs. That''s just not what society deems as appropriate for women. The same goes for men now. Styles change. If men aren''t into women being hairy, they should latch onto other men then (I know you''ll say ''good'').
Why do guys want to look femme? It''s that simple. It has nothing to do with hygiene. Total nonsense--if hygiene were the case, then my generation lacked hygiene? Trimming and shaving is just one more example of how a gay fad becomes a straight one. Disco. Earrings. Jewelry. %0D\
What is so laughable about the shaving and trimming is that these are the same straight guys who do the towel dance, refuse to wear briefs because "that''s gay," and who have no problem with the word "faggot." These are also the same guys who will not use a public urinal (they piss in a closed stall)but they take photos of their cocks and send the pics to their girlfriends.%0D\
RIGHT ON, R10!!! %0D\
You know, lesbians don''t have any particular feeling one way or another about men''s sexual characteristics the way straight women do. %0D\
I''m still laughing at OP, and now r14. You are a gay male commenting on something you''ve only seen in porn. Most real women wax/shave at the bikini line, not all the way up.
Agree w/R15, all this strange modesty, except when it comes to sending dick photos all around.\
Sometimes, the photos aren''t even anonymous.
Teen Boys To Teen Girls: Shut up and keep sucking!
This must have been the most awesome Easter dinner catch-up chat ever
I live in the south and we have few seasonal changes here, the heat and humidity are your daily companions, so being nice and smooth by shaving and trimming are the norm here for women and lots of men shave just to make jogs bearable. \
Maybe this has caught on recently in other parts of the U.S. but not where I''m from, we shave and wear flip flops.
I never realized pubic hair increases your body''s heat level. It seems to cover such a tiny proportion of your skin.
The shaving of women''s public hair started in the US with strippers and porn and has migrated like many porn-norms into the mainstream, so that now women think they are supposed to look like pre teens. And make no mistake about it, men who have become accustom to the look in porn expect their women to look like porn stars.\
The influence of porn is also very prevalent in some sectors of the gay world.
This is actually a fascinating conversation. Not the fact that we're discussing sexual genetalia, but because, like r15 points out, the homophobic part of the straight world really takes to heart the old gay fads. While at the very same time not letting go of homophobia. What is that all about? Do they secretly love us and then hate us because they love us? and hate themselves too?? it's just fear.
Also, I agree that the full shave for women trend was first started by porn which are fantasies that some men have about women. so the shaved pussy really was a man's idea that women subconsciously agreed to take on because they were in collusion with these straight men. so...here we have the reverse of my first paragraph: some gay women take on selective straight women trends. some straight male fantasy makes it into our lesbian community.
so that's how trends are. it pretty much depends on the generation, though. so then the trend becomes an age marker. if you like a certain thing, then you're old. or that thing becomes a "classic;" i.e., it stands the test of time.
Anyone else thinks the OP is spending a little too much time thinking about the genital grooming habits of teenagers?
Din k flamingo makes the boys he has shave their cracks and poles and they seem to like it. They are all nearly 19 or twenty so I presume this is more comfortable with this young set.
I prefer hairy men
Women began waxing it all off when the Brazilian wax became popular. It wasn''t because of porn. It was the "new thing".
Porn stars and strippers were the early adopters of the Brazilian wax job. Lots of "fads" these day come from porn, whether the followers of the fad know it or not.
Well let''s hope it stays a straight thing. Hairless men are depressing.
Shave it! Shave it! Shave it!
What''s good for the goose is good for the gander.
Im with r20. Pubic hair is a non issue for me. I couldn''t care less if a guy is shaved. It will always grow back when you want it, and it also grows faster than any other hair on your body.\
I never keep a full bush in these brutal Florida summers. A shaved crotch is like heaven.
I'm a straight woman and I, for one, can't wait for the whole genital shaving thing to be OVAH. It's a time consuming pain for me and I hate the day after stubble more than I hate just having hair. Also - and I wish more straight guys would think about this, it might cause them to change their standards - it limits sexual spontaneity among the heteros. There's been plenty of spur of the moment times where I wanted to fool around but put the brakes on it because I hadn't shaved and would have been embarrassed. The shaving requirement pretty much dictates that women have to plan all their sexual activity in advance, which means less action for everyone. Thanks straight guys who demand we look like porn stars!
I do NOT want straight guys to start shaving either. Having hair down there is masculine, for fuck's sake! I'm 23 so I'm not extremely far removed from high school, but this was definitely not a thing when I was a teen, nor is it a thing among my cohorts now. If this is really that prevalent among young teens then I'm glad I missed this bullshit trend by a few years.
Unwanted Straight Girl on DL
The keyword is "Trim." Norelco found a hook for both gay and straight guys alike in promising an "extra optical inch." The videos are hilarious.
I have an 18-year old son. He and his friends are always running around shirtless or with their shorts low and it is very obvious that none of them shave anything. My son would laugh at the thought of some girl telling him to shave his crotch, and he has tons of girls hanging around. I can''t believe many teen boys would be doing that.
I think most straight guys still have pubic bushes
Hair is a female sexual characteristic as well, but that doesn''t stop boys/men from expecting girls/women to shave it off.
R34. Trust me--many males of all ages and sexual orientations are trimming, shaving. Good for your son if he''s not.
r34, are you male or female? Is your son hot? What about his friends? C''mon, give us some stories!
Shaving is the most unsexy thing a guy can do. Even trimming too much isn''t very attractive. It just tells me the dude is too focused on his crotch, trying to make his dick look bigger. Go natural, guys! Nothing wrong with a little floss.
r38: GO. AWAY.
Fuck off, r40, what''s wrong with asking for more hot tales of the exposed bushes of r34''s son and his friends? They''re 18, why WOULDN''T we want to hear about it?
Depends on your situation too. It''s crazy how long some of my hairs can get. They can surpass the longest I''ve ever let the hair on my head grow.
r41, can''t you just go to a porn site for that? most of us don''t want to be your money shot.
I am a female escort and I still have pubic hair. It is trimmed. Bare beavers gross me out.
[italic]I am a female escort[/italic]\
Which means you''re a dirty, STD-ridden whore.
R45 isn''t reflexively judgmental or anything.
not at all, r46. and he probably blew a couple tricks last night.\
in the park or steam house, r45? where is your favorite glory hole? or do you just go for online hookups now?
or do you just settle for watching?
Shaving the face - fine, shaving pubes - disgusting on both sexes unless you want your bikini link
[quote]As a straight woman I like it all shaved or trimmed down as much as possible\
R4, thank you for your input. You''re the target audience we''re trying to please.\
Why do we care what teen girls or the creatures they turn into demand of the fools who want to fuck them? \
The idiocy of teenage girls is famous, and the discomfort of American women with their bodies is equally famous. Their recoiling at the way men look and their demands on men represent cases of Munchausen by proxy. If men want to cater to them it''s just an indication of how far they''ll go for pussy, bald or not.\
And if straight guys are shaving themselves without coercion from their female "partners," they''re doing it for the men who are going to see them in the gym.
Anyone watch Head Case? Shaved pudendum is a running gag and it keeps making me laugh when women''s habits get mentioned in this thread.
Sounds like your sister has gone to the rodeo many times...
"if straight guys are shaving themselves without coercion from their female "partners," they''re doing it for the men who are going to see them in the gym."\
Why would straight guys shave for other guys?
Why do you all believe the OP?\
How do you know he is not making it up?\
I know there is an old fat 40 on here who shaves and is dying to relate to the young straight crowd.
I think the amount of eye brow shaping that young gay guys now do is more worthy of discussion. Instant turn off. Add the shag hair and they all look so emasculated it''s depressing. Like suburban drag queens on their day off.
Genital stubble hurts everyone!
While I trim down there(to emphasize size), I personally find a completely hairless groin on a man hugely repulsive. Talk about kiddy-crotches. People are becoming more and more conditioned to be squeamish about their bodies, to the extent they now have to neutralize many of it''s natural characteristics such as smell and hair. Don''t those people realise that removing all your hair from pits and pubes makes it harder for your body to exude the pheromones we produce to attract mates.
Breeders are weird!%0D\
Their world is strange & depraved.
Are there any blogs, videos, or websites dedicated to this unusual teenage craze?\
As I always say, "Seeing is believing!
Auntie Salacious, n%EF%BF%BDe Voyeur
It probably has a lot to do with the fact that the age of becoming sexually active is constantly lowered, so teenagers (and way too often preteens) are socially obliged to have sex or to be presented to other in some kind of sexual context way before they really are able to come to terms with the physical changes there bodies are going through, so in a way maintaining the kind of body image one is familiar with is a reassuring mechanism.
those grrls need to shave those pussies to the BONE!!
As the mom of an almost 15 year old, I can confirm that these kids (boys and girls) are most definitely shaving. Not just pubes, but all their body hair.%0D\
Unfortunately I found out because my 14 year old left a tub full of hair (disgusting). I asked him why and he said the girls like boys to be clean. They tease him because he has hairy pits and legs. %0D\
Of course, I didn''t want to hear additional information, but it''s definitely happening in NYC middle and high schools.
I wish they were r63.
Both genders are whacked on this issue. But for "young girls" to want clean-shaven males is completely bizarre almost to the point of disturbing, re: future "standards."
Exactly, r7. And today, very many young women aspire to look like porn actresses.
[quote]And if straight guys are shaving themselves without coercion from their female "partners," they''re doing it for the men who are going to see them in the gym.\
I have seen precious few who do it at the gym but they are always older fat queens who look like freaks.
I can''t get past "I''m a 26 years old and I''m talking to a 16-year old...."
Countdown to NYT trendpiece on the sex lives of creepily-articulate Stuyvesant kids in 3...2...
Teen boys should keep their bushes.
I dont see why people are surprised by this. Straight boys will do pretty much ANYTHING if it increased their chances of getting a blowjob from a girl, even if the chances increase by just one percent.
R71, Exactly! This is not rocket science...
I can''t get past "I''m a 26 years old and I''m talking to a 16-year old...." and, even worse, over the weekend I saw a grandmother talking to her 5-year-old grandchild. Shocking beyond belief!!!!!!
r68 pearl clutcher
The Gilette razor company is thrilled with all the shaving that is taking place.
If you want to shave your balls, then okay. But keep your bush even if you ever so slightly trim it--and I mean nothing more than an ever so slight trim--and nothing more.
Young teens need to learn to shave each other. It is hygienic and developes a spirit of teamwork amongst the younger set.
William Higgins, filming as I type this
I wonder what is worse for a parent, to catch their sons masturbating or shaving his crotch area?\
I imagine guys having sleepovers like girls where they groom their bodies and play some shoot''em up console game afterwards and gossip about how far the girls go with them (Cindy? total whore, she grabbed my junk in math yesterday!)
When I was 15, the idea of a girl telling you what was masculine was unheard of--and the idea of having a hairless body was just freakish.
Jeez, when I was a kid even the thought of pubes were a huge turn on. If you for some reason caught even a glimpse, like seeing Burt Reynolds in the Cosmo layout, it seemed so taboo.
I''d tell a girl to go diddle her own stench trench if she told me to shave anything.
I''m a Lesbian and love women to still have pubic hair, hate when it''s all shaved, I hope this fad goes quickly.
[quote]There''s been plenty of spur of the moment times where I wanted to fool around but put the brakes on it because I hadn''t shaved and would have been embarrassed. \
Maybe you should shave more often, honey.\
The solution to walking around with stubble is to REMOVE TEH STUBBLE.
It''s just a fashion, just as enormous, sprawling Victorian bushes will be again soon.
Same here, r82. I hate the prepubescent look and the infantilization of women. Hair is just as natural for women as it is for men.
r52 had the guts to say that OP''s little sis is a big whore.
Never in the history of man that men found their own body hair repulsive.Men were men and happy to look masculine.%0D\
What the hell are men doing shaving their arm pits, arm hair, legs, pubes,balls.I find this a very disturbing trend.%0D\
Men have become very femine and girly men.%0D\
Growing up you wanted body hair,and thick pubes you felt and looked more masculine.%0D\
You men now and days look very femine if you are trimming and shaving your pubes.%0D\
Why in the world would a man want to look prepubesent? They must have pedofile disires.%0D\
A thick bush and hairy nut sack is a real man!!!!!!! %0D\
Guys... don''t let your girlfriend tell you she won''t blow you off unless you trim or shave it off.%0D\
They are trying to control you...don''t listen to that shit, you''ll see.
[quote]Never in the history of man that men found their own body hair repulsive.Men were men and happy to look masculine. %0D\
That''s not true. Many cultures in history went to great lengths to remove hair.%0D\
However, I like a nice hairy chest, pits and pubes. I am for some judicious trimming depending on the length and distribution.
Well, some guys enjoy seeing a nice clean crack!
I prefer not to shave, the hair makes me look like the man I am, BUT I shave! Why? Because the hair on my dick and balls gets think and,long. It is do comfortable, and cuts down on sensation when having sex or getting a blow job.
need my hairy bush and hairy hole on my jock fuck
Well, I feel sorry for you if you have hair growing on your dick!
Lesbians' who don't shave their legs - surprisingly uncommon!
There's a fine difference between looking like an overgrown baby and a guy who trims his pubic hair.
The only guy I would completely shave off my trimmed pubic hair would be Taylor Lautner if he asks me to.
I've had sex with a ton of male escorts/porn stars, and they pretty much all shave their body hair. It's not my favorite thing, but the sex makes it worth it. Hopefully it's a trend that will just fade away.
The subreddit ladybonersgw features cock shots by presumably straight guys for presumably straight girls.
Most of them shave and it does worry me that I'm potentially slobbering over meat that hasn't aged at least 18 years.
I can't say anything in the comments section because then I come off as some pervy uncle.
BTW, none of them, NONE keeps a clean room. They're flashing johnson next to piles of clothing and filth. Disgusting!
Fuck girls! No, really, if you want to shave your pubic hair completely off, stick with idiot women and just call yourself straight (and whipped).
I'm a guy who likes men, and men have pubic hair. If I wanted a little boy or a Barbie doll I'd be into that, but I'm not. I like grown men with secondary sex characteristics.
[quote]I'm a guy who likes men, and men have pubic hair.
And beards. And they don't go for silly styling of hair on the head, too. R97 will also give serious consideration to a male gorilla in the zoo.
"The only guy I would completely shave off my trimmed pubic hair would be Taylor Lautner if he asks me to."
You don't need to worry, r94, Taylor is way into guys with hairy cocks.
Are the girls taking (without knowing) a "fair's fair" equality position?
Why do girls have to shave their legs and armpits?
I have only had sex with one shaved guy, and he was a professional athlete. He had his entire body waxed, and it was nice and soft....like a woman, which I actually prefer. I'm not sure why straight women would like this.
Teen girls are trying immasculate boys, which is pretty sad. Guys should never shave, but trimming is okay.
I simply have to much hair to shave. I'm a Yeti.
If teen girls like that, then fine, but they get to do the shaving.
Don't shave ! The pubescent looks sux.... Down with the fad! Let it grow! How can something natural be disgusting... Pubic hair is sexy and arousing
These expectations of shaving all the hair off of your body until you resemble a prepubescent child is a predilection women have suffered with for several decades now. Suck it up and deal with it or refuse the media's/society's bias and stay celibate.
R16 is bang on btw. The 100% shaving of female genitalia originated in porn, fools.
Jesus, when I was that age I was so excited to have a hairy man cock. Fuck that, I hate shaved and it really doesn't keep you cooler, in fact a bald pubic region probably contributes more to chafing.
Body shaving would be a COMPLETE deal breaker for me -- YUK!
Teen girls also want faux males Robert Pattinson and Justin Bieber as their boyfriends and drink sugary cocktails because they haven't developed adult tastes. They'll grow up.
Teen Boys to Teen Girls: Shut up Bitch!
Remember, Teen Girls like Ken dolls.
I'm surprised that there are any straight women left since so many straight men are pussies.
indeed, after those straight "studs' shave themselves they should just go ahead and fuck themselves considering that they are now pussies.
I hate stubble anywhere but on a guy's face. Crotch stubble hurts and chest and back stubble is just repulsive. Leave the hair.
Swimmers and track runners shave their body hair. So do wrestlers. A lot of male gymnasts do as well.
There is nothing quite as painful as getting a pube caught in your jock.
Straight men will do anything for sex. Even butchering their bodies. Not all shaved crotches look like an angels behind. The ones with ingrown hair and pimples are absolutely disgusting. Whats worst is a hairy guy and a big ugly shaved patch that looks like he just had an accident with the razor.
Females are sexist, how would you like a man telling you to shave your eyebrows because its sexier and cleaner looking. I would kick someone out of bed if they told me I didn't look a certain way. Hets are pathetic.
This is nothing different than what is expected of women. I hate the mentality that it's ok to ask women to do these things but not ok to ask the same of men.
I've got big news for women: You don't have to shave any part of your body, and you don't have to wear the latest fashions, and you don't have to wear make-up to have plenty of men wanting to eat your pussy or fuck you. As long as you have a pussy, plenty of men are going to want it. I think most of what women do in the areas of clothing and grooming are to please other women. Other females will tease you or bully you if you don't conform to every little trend. But men are still going to be trying to get into your pants.
This is gross & reminds me of fucking a kid. Leave the hair. Period.
Well, I was going to do what these pubescent girls unknown to me insisted, but Anonymous at r15's opinion carries even more authority than theirs.
[quote]You don't have to shave any part of your body, and you don't have to wear the latest fashions, and you don't have to wear make-up to have plenty of men wanting to eat your pussy or fuck you. As long as you have a pussy, plenty of men are going to want it.
Can this really be true? I keep hoping!
[quote]Teen girls are trying immasculate boys, which is pretty sad.
I can think of even sadder things...
I'm bi and have always thought a little bit of hair is sexy on both. I'm in my 20s as well.
I know many straight women my age absolutely MUST wax themselves because most guys find pubes disgusting, but they don't care what their male partner does. So I don't think this just a "teen girls bossing around teen guys" issue.
With teens, it might give them a pseudo-sense of hygiene that they're just manifesting as another trend.