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OptionVotes
I am male and I do a little manscaping 29
I am male and I let my garden grow 26
I am female and I trim and shape 9
I am male and I shave/wax my balls 5
I am female with a full 70s bush 4
I am male and I shave/wax everything 1
I am female and I do the landing strip thing 0
I am female and I shave/wax the lot 0


tmi_friday, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 03:00 (twelve years ago) link

This has been done. But...

I am male and I shave my balls, but I don't shave *everything*. An in-between option is quite common, actually. Trim, shave your shaft, create a nice line like you would with a beard, but for chrissakes don't take it all off. This seems to me a missing option.

kenan, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 04:33 (twelve years ago) link

Ok, so she shaved her out-of-control bush, it took on a terrifying life of its own, and now she keeps a gun around to kill it if it threatens her child?

kenan, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 04:56 (twelve years ago) link

bwahahaha

Implied Nazarene (latebloomer), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 05:05 (twelve years ago) link

classic kenan <3

I am female and I trim and shape

I think one of my earliest posts was about the horrific bikini waxing experience that left me scared for life.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

well scarred but scared too tbh

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:20 (twelve years ago) link

ah yes

I want to be ok with bikini waxing, I really do. I've only had one experience with it though and I think it has left me scarred for life. I am not sure what I was expecting but it certainly didn't involve winding up on my hands and knees, holding my cheeks apart while a small Brazillian woman got closer to my bits than any gynaecologist ever has. Did I mention that the room had mirrors on all the walls? The whole situation resembled something out of a medical fetish porno. *shudders* That said, the results were fantastic. Until I get over that particular waxing experience, I'm sticking with shaving/trimming.

still not over it

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:24 (twelve years ago) link

Thinking of being "scarred for life" in that area... :|

lexicons of loaf (corey), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

yeah was not literally scarred

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:28 (twelve years ago) link

the annoying thing about waxing (esp full brazilian) is that you never know what 'method' any particular place uses before you go in. i've heard horror stories like yours from friends, but the one place i used to go to in nz was fantastic - nice room, soft lighting, towels in appropriate places so you didn't feel totally naked, and a not-embarrassing method of waxing certain places. and no wall-to-wall mirrors.

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:30 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah the mirrors were definitely the worst part.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:31 (twelve years ago) link

oh, the other thing to make sure of before booking is how ~fast~ they do it, e.g. some places do tiny little areas so that the wax takes like an hour to do, and is more painful, while other places do large areas so it's all over in about 10mins.

just1n3, Wednesday, 7 July 2010 15:32 (twelve years ago) link

ok huge delayed lol @ whiney's pic

do people have any reasons other than aesthetics/visuals for doing this? I remain a little weirded out by how over the course of my life the practice of shaving the pubes has gone from something pretty rare to something that's if not expected then at least not even a little surprising.

les yeux sans aerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:30 (twelve years ago) link

Oh it's totally weird. I was shocked to find out how many of my friends are always completely bare. I'm pretty sure I've talked about how/why I find that whole trend disturbing on other threads.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:35 (twelve years ago) link

i trim, have ever since i was a teenager -- shaved once and hated it, will never do it again

altered scones (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

OK I'll come out and admit that I find it a little weird that some straight guys would shave and or wax. It seems less strange for a gay man to do either but I'd have some serious questions about a straight guy who was that into grooming his pubes. Maybe that's stupid of me but I can't help it.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

lol at hall of mirrors gina waxing

let it grow, most prob could trim but get worried about putting anything sharp down there w/ my hereditory shakes.

fuque santa cruz (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

To clarify, I guess I mean a more dude type straight guy. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that, say, The Situation is a waxer but I do have some serious questions about those types in general.

I'm not generally weirded out by body hair but I know that for a lot of people it's a thing. The only time I can remember being truly weirded out by it, was upon seeing the mother of some kids I used to babysit for wearing a bathing suit. Her bush came out that suit in full force and spread - no lie - halfway down her inner thighs. It was truly out of control and she didn't seem to give a shit. I wasn't sure whether I should be horrified or impressed by the size of her figurative balls.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

maybe some people hate bearded privates as much as bearded faces

like a ◴ ◷ ◶ (dyao), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 18:55 (twelve years ago) link

I once dated a guy, and on our first date he took me to see American Pie 3 at the dollar theater (I had not seen the first two). There was some stuff about how now that main curly-haired guy is hitched, he better start trimming his pubes & all, a running theme through the movie. After the movie, my date asked my opinion on the whole issue: do guys need to trim their pubes? This is not the kind of conversation to initiate on the first date, is the take home here.

Mr & Mrs The Devil (Abbott), Friday, 9 July 2010 00:23 (twelve years ago) link

"Hey, you haven't seen my genital region, but do you think I should alter it?"

Mr & Mrs The Devil (Abbott), Friday, 9 July 2010 00:24 (twelve years ago) link

xp to Kenan's first...

SHAVE YOUR SHAFT?????

a cross between lily allen and fetal alcohol syndrome (milo z), Friday, 9 July 2010 01:51 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah was wondering that too but didn't really know if I wanted to hear the explanation. I've never been with a dude and thought, "Damn that's some hairy balls/shaft." Seems unnecessary imo.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:17 (twelve years ago) link

"Damn that's some hairy balls-slash-shaft"

rum, so-damn-mainey, and the lash (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:19 (twelve years ago) link

you know how sometimes you see some graffiti on a bathroom wall somewhere that's just the right combination of seemingly tossed-off and willfully malicious about trying to burrow its little obscene wording into your brain that it never, ever leaves you? even if you only saw it once? well, that was me and the all-caps "I <3 SHAVED COCK" graffiti I saw at some points in my life

les yeux sans aerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:44 (twelve years ago) link

my equivalent of that would be the wisdom etched onto the underside of a classmate's shelf at school -

"I WILL MASTURBATE
IN THE GALLERY OF YOUR BUTTOCKS"

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:46 (twelve years ago) link

at cambridge isn't that just called a freshmen mixer?

altered scones (J0rdan S.), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:47 (twelve years ago) link

lollllllllllllllllllllllllllll

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:48 (twelve years ago) link

dying @ Jordan

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:48 (twelve years ago) link

my dear fellow

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:49 (twelve years ago) link

this is boarding school we're talking about

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 July 2010 02:49 (twelve years ago) link

SHAVE YOUR SHAFT?????

It's not that crazy, you guys. Just the most proximal 1/4 inch or so. My habit of doing this goes back to the days (oh, the olden days, those halcyon days) when I wore condoms, and unrolling them could sometimes cause the kind of yank that you do not want on your penis. Specifically, you'd yank hair out of the base of your cock every time you unrolled a condom. Since then, I've incorporated the shaving of that region into my overall regimen.

Also, there's a good bit of shaft that grows hair. Some of those little curlies are downright tenacious. They'll end up an inch or more from the base of what one would call "dick," especially on the underside. There's this whole penis/scrotum grey area going on there that normal ball hair doesn't understand the boundaries of. You gotta show it who's boss.

Mostly now it's just a vanity thing, though. Evan if I had five-inch wiry hairs sprouting from halfway up my dick, I don't think that would stop her from fucking me. But maybe she would, I have no idea. I'm sure it would bother her if that were sprouting out of my chin or ears or nose or whatnot.

kenan, Friday, 9 July 2010 05:54 (twelve years ago) link

when you say "shave" is that a euphemism or are you literally putting a razor on the shaft of your cock

altered scones (J0rdan S.), Friday, 9 July 2010 05:56 (twelve years ago) link

No, you're right. "Shave" is a euphemism for the nanobots that live in my underwear that destroy the hair while I sleep.

kenan, Friday, 9 July 2010 05:58 (twelve years ago) link

Razors are not that tricky, guys. You put one on your face every morning, right?

kenan, Friday, 9 July 2010 05:59 (twelve years ago) link

Frankly, I have a lot more trouble with the region right beneath my nose than I do with any part of my dick.

kenan, Friday, 9 July 2010 06:05 (twelve years ago) link

what about your taint

how much trouble do you have with that

jeff, Friday, 9 July 2010 06:43 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think I'm especially hairy there anyway. But maybe I should go get a mirror.

kenan, Friday, 9 July 2010 07:02 (twelve years ago) link

I remain a little weirded out by how over the course of my life the practice of shaving the pubes has gone from something pretty rare to something that's if not expected then at least not even a little surprising.

In Finland at least this happened in an even shorter time: I've noticed the same change during the 13 years I've been sexually active. These days it's not uncommon to come across a fully shaved porcelain pussy even on hippie or feminist girls, who you wouldn't expect to shave it. The only proper explanation I can think of is that porn and porn imagery has become more mainstream, and obviously shaved pussies are very common in porn. Personally I much prefer hairy vaginas, I've always found fully shaved ones a bit weird. It's not like I'm gonna run away from a shaved pussy, but I think they have a sort of a preteen vibe which makes them a bit awkward. Also, if the hair has been allowed to grow a bit after the last shave, the resulting pussy stubble can give you the same sort of red face that you get from kissing a man with a stubble.

Tuomas, Friday, 9 July 2010 08:32 (twelve years ago) link

kudos

jeff, Friday, 9 July 2010 08:39 (twelve years ago) link

officer, fully shaved porcelain pussy is the name of my dog!

like a ◴ ◷ ◶ (dyao), Friday, 9 July 2010 10:14 (twelve years ago) link

Oops, sorry - in Finnish "porcelain" is a slang term for a completely shaved pussy, but I guess it doesn't make much sense in English.

Tuomas, Friday, 9 July 2010 10:29 (twelve years ago) link

haah okay I'm gonna check all my porcelain mugs to see if they've started growing hairs

like a ◴ ◷ ◶ (dyao), Friday, 9 July 2010 10:31 (twelve years ago) link

in Finnish "porcelain" is a slang term for a completely shaved pussy

And a damn fine one, at that.

kenan, Friday, 9 July 2010 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

so basically you were saying "a fully shaved completely shaved pussy"?

btw I think I deserve kudos for not immediately GISing "porcelain pussy"

"Don't forget to bring a juggalo towel!" (HI DERE), Friday, 9 July 2010 15:58 (twelve years ago) link

ok can we change the name of this board to I Always Think I Love TMI But Then I Just End Up Convulsing With Grief

les yeux sans aerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Friday, 9 July 2010 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

I Love Convulsions is the best compromise.

Grisly Addams (WmC), Friday, 9 July 2010 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

"grief" is the weirdest slang term for orgasm I've encountered so far

"Don't forget to bring a juggalo towel!" (HI DERE), Friday, 9 July 2010 16:03 (twelve years ago) link

la petite mort ;_;

so you want Mark Ronson to cry into your ass (acoleuthic), Friday, 9 July 2010 16:04 (twelve years ago) link

If anything is shit-soaked, I'm out.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:00 (twelve years ago) link

My wife uses "labs" all the time, often in the phrase "slurp my labs" or simply "slurp 'em". She coined this as a female version of "eat my balls".

Also a big fan of "pissflaps".

koch-o brovaz (joygoat), Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:17 (twelve years ago) link

That is a little too close to "meat curtains" imo.

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:28 (twelve years ago) link

that reminds me of the time i was at a pub called the j0hn curt1n hotel and they had burgers called 'curt1n beef burgers' and i was briefly amused in a puerile sort of way at the missed opportunity

do you know sixty (electricsound), Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:31 (twelve years ago) link

often in the phrase "slurp my labs"

Hmmm... black or yellow?

blood and organs, cruelty and decay (kenan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:42 (twelve years ago) link

Chocolate?

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:44 (twelve years ago) link

(I guess a Shit-Soaked Cuntbird's beak will work.)

You get two more guesses.

blood and organs, cruelty and decay (kenan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 05:44 (twelve years ago) link

I read this as "You get two more wishes" and thought, "I wasted one on a bird?" (It's probably a nice bird and all that if you could get the shit washed off of it, but....)

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Thursday, 2 September 2010 11:21 (twelve years ago) link

I thought it was on this thread but I guess not. I hate vajayjay so so much. A girl I was in grad school with used it all the time in class and we were studying women's health. It used to piss me off so much and I can't believe none of the professors ever called her out on it although you could see some of them cringe. It also doesn't help that when I read it I hear it inside my head in an Oprah voice. That said, her "My vajayjay is paining me" thing was pretty funny at the time.

o sh!t a ˁ˚ᴥ˚ˀ (ENBB), Thursday, 2 September 2010 11:30 (twelve years ago) link

"I'm just going to Tar-jay..."
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b8/HyacinthBucket.jpg

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Thursday, 2 September 2010 11:36 (twelve years ago) link

Being in the upper midwest, we've had Target since I was a small child and a number of Target stores, nicknamed by side of town:

Tar-jay
Targhetto
Targentino

Now there are a few Super Target stores in the suburbs and I have no idea wtf to call them

mh, Thursday, 2 September 2010 13:42 (twelve years ago) link

That said, her "My vajayjay is paining me" thing was pretty funny at the time.

this is why the word "vajayjay" will be funny to me for the rest of my life

feel free to answer my Korn Kuestion (HI DERE), Thursday, 2 September 2010 13:46 (twelve years ago) link

"I'm stopping at the Super Va-Jay-Jay on my way home from work. Anyone need anything?"

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:30 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVxm-SO6Vdo

FOREVER

feel free to answer my Korn Kuestion (HI DERE), Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:31 (twelve years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO89J6ouwgE

kind of undeniable once it gets going

feel free to answer my Korn Kuestion (HI DERE), Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:34 (twelve years ago) link

Super Va-Jay-Jay

Sounds like a 16 bit games console.

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

Or a video game, 'Super Va-Jay-Jay Bros.'

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:36 (twelve years ago) link

Martha Quinn: Groundbreaking Va-Jay-Jay

A Chart Hit of Some Sort (Eazy), Thursday, 2 September 2010 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

that must hurt

feel free to answer my Korn Kuestion (HI DERE), Thursday, 2 September 2010 15:17 (twelve years ago) link

"Stuffin' Martha's Va-Jay-Jay"

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Thursday, 2 September 2010 16:19 (twelve years ago) link

kind of undeniable once it gets going

otm

blood and organs, cruelty and decay (kenan), Thursday, 2 September 2010 18:01 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/physician-calls-for-an-end-to-bikini-waxing-8008628.html

“It is time to declare a truce in the war on pubic hair and allow it to stay right where it belongs.”

dell (del), Monday, 6 August 2012 01:09 (ten years ago) link

that is not actually a truce tbh

mookieproof, Monday, 6 August 2012 01:35 (ten years ago) link

truce would be shaving one side

your native bacon (mh), Monday, 6 August 2012 01:36 (ten years ago) link

that article is hair-raising!

the late great, Monday, 6 August 2012 02:23 (ten years ago) link

can't believe ilx user tmi_friday no longer exists in the database

buzza, Monday, 6 August 2012 03:09 (ten years ago) link

ten months pass...

I am female and I do the landing strip thing 0
I am female and I shave/wax the lot 0

http://25.media.tumblr.com/b38666fe18a651c629984706177def67/tumblr_mnm0u2PRia1rhua56o1_500.gif

Mr. Mojo Readin' (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 04:11 (nine years ago) link

3. If you have hair in your vagina, you should see a doctor. The word is “vulva.”

4. Stop trying to make “vulva” happen. “Vulva” is never going to happen.

how's life, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 12:18 (nine years ago) link

23. Oh, excuse me, I didn’t know there was a High Council Meeting about what I was allowed to do with my pubic hair. When do we get to take off our wigs and pointy shoes and learn how to poison children?

lmfao

big black nemesis, Puya chilensis (DJP), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 13:58 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

In the pubic interest, so that others can avoid my mistake:

DIY brazilian decidedly NOT a good idea.

quincie, Monday, 29 July 2013 21:56 (nine years ago) link

let's have a look.

dylannn, Monday, 29 July 2013 22:27 (nine years ago) link

tmi_friday is a great username

flopson, Monday, 29 July 2013 22:28 (nine years ago) link

xp dude!

how's life, Monday, 29 July 2013 22:29 (nine years ago) link

In about 75% unrelated news, I started shaving my head again this weekend and got to wondering whether it would be easier just to wax my scalp. Youtube has convinced me otherwise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EeOJzHj302Y

how's life, Monday, 29 July 2013 22:33 (nine years ago) link

the real answer is to never get a haircut

markers, Monday, 29 July 2013 22:42 (nine years ago) link

sorry about yr cookie xps

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:43 (nine years ago) link

this too shall pass. not without much hilarity from spouse, mind you.

quincie, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:48 (nine years ago) link

For the record I think a basic bikini wax is a reasonable DIY objective for the waxing-experienced, of which I am one. News flash: legs do not equal labia.

quincie, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:50 (nine years ago) link

too true

mookieproof, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 03:52 (nine years ago) link

Eeek.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 14:01 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Si2nJSFvzss

i too went to college (silby), Friday, 16 August 2013 04:54 (nine years ago) link

recently, I've let things go to a point that the thick dark hairs have reached down towards the testicles in a way I haven't experienced for 20 years. Looks good in the mirror.

I don't have a youtube like the one above, so you'll have to just imagine my protective groin wings.

Zachary Taylor, Friday, 16 August 2013 06:37 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...

I’m not sure if this is an appropriate tweet but In the sixties some of the models shaved their minges. I always thought it was a turn off I always liked women to look ‘au naturel’

— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) December 2, 2021

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 December 2021 23:40 (one year ago) link

I was talking about *what* upthread? In public?

And I'd do it all again. In public.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 3 December 2021 00:28 (eleven months ago) link

a huge ever growing pulsating vadge that rules from the centre of the undergrowth

― RIP la petite mort (acoleuthic), Wednesday, 14 July 2010 20:04 (eleven years ago) bookmarkflaglink

what was I. what were we all

imago, Friday, 3 December 2021 09:45 (eleven months ago) link

It was a hornier time.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Saturday, 4 December 2021 05:25 (eleven months ago) link

create 'i love pubes' board & make me tha mod

Cool Im An Situation (Neanderthal), Saturday, 4 December 2021 18:48 (eleven months ago) link


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