Me and my vulva: 100 women reveal all

Here’s a long and intimate article in the Guardian online profiling photographer Laura Dodsworth’s “Womanhood” project, in which she took portraits of 100 women’s vulvas. The article features some of the photographs, and interviews with some of the subjects.

From the article: “The stories told in Womanhood are vast (even if there are few people of colour included, which Dodsworth puts down, in part, to cultural taboos, as participants self-selected). The pages are filled with people of all ages and sexual orientations, speaking honestly about key life experiences. “The vulva is often seen just as a site of sexual activity,” she says. “But we talked about so many areas that aren’t ‘sexy’ – periods, menopause, infertility, miscarriage, abortion, pregnancy, birth, cancer.” In this sense, she saw herself as a “kind of midwife, helping women to birth their own stories”.

Famous pubic hair

Here’s an article from Glamour magazine that highlights 10 female celebs who have been in the news about their pubes. The article is weirdly titled “10 Celebrities Who Are All About Their Bush” Really, Gwyneth Paltrow is all about her bush? Ok, she mentioned it once, and it’s nice to know she ‘works a 70s vibe’, but ‘all about her bush’ seems pushing it a little.

Anyway, here she is in the dress she apparently once had to trim her pubes for!

Gwyneth's Iron Man 3 premier dress reveals no pubes

Pubic grooming has a high injury rate, survey reveals

An article in the UK’s Guardian discussed the results of a survey into injuries caused by pubic grooming. The article is full of fascinating details. For example, “the (survey) results reveal that 5,674 out of 7,456 participants reported that they had, at some point, groomed their pubic hair, with almost 67% of men and just over 85% of women saying they had done so… But the study also found that 27% of women and almost 24% of men came a cropper while tidying up their pubic hair, with 1.4% of groomers saying they had had to seek medical attention as a result. ” Yeouch!

Play safe, people!

Celebrity Pubic Hairstyles – How Celebs Style Their Pubic Hair

Here’s an article from Marie Claire; 18 Times Celebrities Got Totally Candid About Pubic Hair in which it is revealed that Emma Watson uses special oil to soften her pubes.

Some celebs

There are men who have never seen pubic hair on women

Here’s an article from an Australian news website about how widespread complete bush removal has become ‘down under’, and how for some guys, seeing pubes is a rare and exciting discovery.

Bush, now rare down under

Korean women turning to transplants to thicken their bushes

According to an article in the UK’s Daily Mail, rising numbers of Asian women having pubic hair transplants to combat a hair loss condition called pubic atrichosis, which causes women to lack pubic hair.

Pubic transplant clinic advert

Pubic transplant clinic advert

The article quotes from this blog post, which states that in Korea, pubic hair is seen as a sign of sexual health and fertility.

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A look at pubic hairstyles around the world

The Pubicstyle blog has been featured in an interesting article on pubic styles around the world over on travel culture website Matador Network.

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