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Why Are So Many Women Showing Off Their Privates?

Some people are taking the overshare to the next level. Ice-T's wife Coco decided to tweet her Brazilian (Twitpic removed the picture, but if you must, the NSFW nakedness is here). Last week, Kathy Griffin had a pap smear done live poolside—for a good cause, but still. And vajazzling videos galore are popping up on YouTube. (Thanks, Jennifer Love Hewitt.) It's not just celebrities who seem to be eager to make their ladybits subject to public scrutiny, though. There's a lot going on here, so to see more about it, just keep reading.

 

The bikini line industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years. There's an increasing number of bizarre and cringe-inducing products out there designed to make your area more "fun" and attention-grabbing. Never before have so many women wanted to show their private parts to strangers. I'm definitely for vulva pride, but it's a little odd that most of the crotches we see are uniformly bare or sparkly ones. Having fun with your hair — all your hair — is to be encouraged, but I'm not convinced that's what's actually happening. Instead, it seems like the obsession with "perfecting" the area just reduces us to one part instead of celebrating our beauty as whole people. What do you think? Do you want to see more diversity in Down Unders all over, or would you just prefer to see less of them in general?

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Veronica15272568 Veronica15272568 2 years
Female nudity is beautiful! We ladies should be allowed to show our "ladyparts" in public!
Veronica15272568 Veronica15272568 2 years
As a woman, I enjoy showing my private area to men. This is what makes a woman sexy! I think all women should appreciate their private area and feel comfortable showing it to whomever they please!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
Truthfully, I don't mind either way. Personally speaking, I treat my private area like the way I do the rest of my body -- cleaned and groomed.
Venus1 Venus1 5 years
Surely the article was illustrated by a bare one because that is what the article was about. Personally I have been shaved smooth for years. To me it feels cleaner, more hygienic and it increases sensitivity. I don't do this for someone else I do it for me! In fact some lovers along the way have not liked it. I agree with the above post about so called "perfection". This is often false! Part of the problem is caused by airbrushing which, when people see pictures of the vulva show it different from reality. See more here http://sex-101.tressugar.com/Unnecessary-Labia-Surgery-Proud-Your-Vulva-7729270 We should be proud of our bodies not ashamed and we should equally realise that they are not all to a set standard but can vary dramatically and that is not wrong.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
There's nothing wrong with loving your lady bits, but there is something wrong with making a beauty standard for them. When we start being insecure about our freaking vaginas not meeting standards of "perfection", something is very wrong in my opinion. It's degrading and ridiculous.
bellavita214 bellavita214 5 years
I really don't know how I feel about this. I do think that vajazzling is absurd and somewhat degrading, though I haven't yet put my finger on why I feel that way. I just hope these women showing everyone their lady parts aren't turning around and talking badly about strippers or anything like that, that's be pretty hypocritical.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Attention - that's it. No one worth a dime would do such a thing except to be edgy, over the top, look at me I'm so hot I can't touch myself. I'm way over the so called celeb thing - well I was 1/2 a century ago. TMI Next week it'll be cool to be modest, just be patient everything recycles in due time.
jill10014 jill10014 5 years
I'm all for getting the Brazilian wax but NO ONE needs to see pictures of that. Coco did it as a publicity stunt. At least Kathy Griffin was trying to bring attention to a good cause. Maybe she did it in a weird way - but that is her nature. I don't understand the vajazzling thing at all. My bf would not like that crap scratching his forehead or his pubic region. My bf may not care that the lawn is perfectly manicured - but he does mind getting scratched up. Telling the world that you got vajazzled and / or waxed just calls all the wrong attention to yourself. Some things are better left private.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 5 years
some women can be insecure and feel that they have nothing to offer(like the Kardashians, except they all have nothing to offer or a modicum of talent). So what do they do? resort to doing anything for attention, not realizing that these things wont compensate for what you're lacking. It's incredibly annoying.
Pistil Pistil 5 years
There must be a middle ground somewhere between shame and shameless?
ahles ahles 5 years
Can you use antique postcard images? There are tons of great nude postcards around from Edwardian era France...
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Because that's all that are available :(
ahles ahles 5 years
"I'm definitely for vulva pride, but it's a little odd that most of the crotches we see are uniformly bare or sparkly ones" Out of curiosity, why use a stock photo of a bare one for this article then?
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Good catch, Lemmonex! Thanks! Sorry about that. Kathy had a pap smear done poolside, not a wax, and although she was exposing as much as other celebs, it was for a much better cause.
weffie weffie 5 years
I don't understand the point of sharing it with the world (and wouldn't do so myself) but in Coco's case it doesn't really matter because she always wears the grossest camel-toe-inducing tights that leave very, very little to the imagination anyway... like, even when she's fully clothed her pics are nsfw :)
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
Notice that the number of women who are sharing their lady-bits to the world are D-list at best. When you don't have any discernible talents, you need to pull all stops to get folks to notice you.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 5 years
I think a lot of it is well intentioned. Many people still feel like vagina is a bad word. I think in their own ways they are just trying to show that there is nothing gross or wrong when it comes to the vagina. However, you won't see me throwing my vagina around my Facebook or letting it hang out.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 5 years
Ugh. I love vaginas and all, but I'm sick of all of this in-your-face madness. Although, the writer was correct with that Coco picture - I think I've seen more of her clothed. I just don't understand the rampant need to overshare. Some things should just be kept to private. You may love your vajazzling, but chances are not everyone wants to see it. Keep it classy ladies.
Ayu Ayu 5 years
I like my private parts be kept private. They're sensitive and I wouldn't have procedures done (wax, tests, whatever) just anywhere. I don't mind nudity, but I'm quite scared about yeast and urinary tract infections. If others want to expose themselves, it's fine with me. But I don't like the notion that all vulvas must look the same (same shape, pink, shiny, smooth).
mommahello mommahello 5 years
Mutual respect is needed in this country. If this continues, those who are modest will be disregarded and run over with "in your face" attitudes.
ajkenyon ajkenyon 5 years
honestly, I think it's just another way of objectifying women and concentrating entirely too much on sex. Who is the real intended audience for all these public ladyparts? Not other ladies, that's for sure.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
i take allll my hair off, but only two people get to see it (my waxer and my bf) - and i plan to keep it that way
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