Oh, I’m no au naturel myself but enough is enough. The trend now is that everyone look like a prepubescent boy or at least unisexual with men having breasts (ok pecs) and women having none due to emaciation and everyone absolutely hairless with a few thousand ingrown hairs to bother them. I sometimes wonder if our country went through some prolonged national crisis where salon treatments weren’t available, how would half the population look in a month or so? Imagine no botox, no waxing or dying—how many people would go into suicidal depression knowing it was just their natural selves coming into view finally?
As I said...a personal desire to do grooming is one thing...it’s the OBSESSION with it that bothers me.
The feeling that this trend (thanks, in part, to the gay culture and TV shows like Sluts and the City...er...I mean Sex and the City) has evolved from simply a cosmetic preference to a “need” to where if you don’t do it you’re some cavewoman/caveman hippie freak or something is what irks me about it. If you want to do it, great, go for it. It’s this societal attitude that you “must” do it or be shunned as “dirty” or “retro” or whatever.