Each girl’s beauty regime is unique to her. Some spend hours applying make up, some (myself included) only spend a few minutes. Some just don’t bother.
In last night’s episode of ‘Cherry Healey: How to get a life’, she dedicated the episode to vanity and how different people’s lives are affected by their appearance.
It has long been argued that the good-looking have it made, whilst they themselves say that it can be a curse in disguise. But the topic she touched on which I’d never much dwelled on is women’s body hair.
It is generally accepted amongst women that as soon as hair grows, it’s gotten rid of. And that time-consuming cycle continues for the rest of your life. Not much other thought goes into it.
But is there really any reason to?
They explained that they think the accessibility of porn is partly to blame as to why so many think it hideously embarrassing to be a hairy lady.
There is probably some truth in that. Pornstars have become the hairless wonders that we get a lot of our ideas about sex from.
But rather than blaming men here, which is oh so easy, I reckon that women assume that men expect a clean-shaven girl.
In fact, I’ve myself have always presumed that this was the case. I was completely baffled when I heard one of my guy friends say that he liked a girl with a hairy bush.
I don’t even know quite why I shave my legs (or anywhere else for that matter), it’s just something I’ve always done, and probably always will.
A lot of girls would say that they feel ugly if they don’t shave and would never dream of daring to go out bare-legged or even go swimming if they hadn’t shaved recently enough for my liking.
It seems odd that so many of us are so bothered by it when in reality it’s completely natural.
I may be lazier than some and not too bothered by leg stubble, but I’d still never let it grow.
In the programme, Cherry went on to agree not to shave for a month just to see what it was like, and later said that whilst feeling self-conscious at first, she found it empowering in the end.
Whilst I don’t think I personally could go that far, I think that maybe we should all relax a little bit seeing as some even said that they’d rather break their leg than never shave again.
Maybe we should be embracing the hairies among us. What do you think?