This week, Psychology Today examined how the Brazilian wax trend impacts sexuality. The article accepts that each generation produces its own trends (with the help of the porn industry), but also wonders if the new expectation makes young women feel obliged to wax and shave. The whole process is timely, costly, and painful, and it's troubling to think that women must alter their bodies just to please their partners' aesthetic preferences. But there's another side of the debate. One study found that women who wax report more sexual satisfaction and better "genital self-image." Couldn't that confidence come from knowing you're meeting the expectation?
Perhaps the key is groom yourself according to your own preference, not someone else's. What's yours?