Attention ladies of the world! The time has come to start using that hot wax for aromatherapy candles and those razors for Sweeney Todd productions! Pubic hair removal is a thing of the past! At least that's what a new study from British pharmaceutical group UK Medix is telling me. 

According to their statistics, 51% of women (out of 1,870 surveyed) "do not style or groom their pubic hair." 45% of these women attribute ditching the Sally Hansen to the simple fact that they can "no longer be bothered" with the annoyances of grooming. 

I've gotta admit, it's pretty wacky that these statistics are even news! When did we arrive in an age where hair-free nether regions are standard procedure? Have we really watched that many Sex and the City re-runs?!

It goes without saying that the style and shape of one's pubic hair is a highly personal choice. There are many a-lady who schedule that monthly waxing appointment purely for their own satisfaction. But it's also fair to say that many women give in to the shaving/waxing/laser-beaming in order to satisfy supposed desires of a partner. So here's just an extra sprinkle of surprise: 62% of women in the aforementioned survey say their partners "prefer the natural look." And if they don't? Who cares! 

If you're in that 49% who likes a lil' groomin' here and there, keep doing your thing! If you're in the 51% who can't be bothered, know you're most definitely not a leper. Do what you want with your body, my friends--as long as you're doing it for you!

 

Thanks to the Telegraph

Original image via University of Minnesota 

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