#nsfw - Body preferences are not the same as requirements (pubic hair goes public)

Twice this week I've rather oddly been confronted with the statement that the majority of men prefer their lady partner to have very minimal hair around their lady area. Pubic hair has become rather public hair (see what I did there?).

Both sexes seem to have embraced the trend of pubic grooming these days (whether waxing, shaving, shaping, trimming) but it is still women who receive the message much louder than men. We are directly sold a myriad of products to help us in our hair free journey. Creams, mini razors, mini wax strips, electric shavers, often coloured in pastel shades, all await us in the aisles in Boots.

Am I allowed to include naked ladies? I'm not sure! 

Now, I believe the statement that current society prefers women with very little hair growing in their knickers. I also believe that trends come and go, and I've no doubt that this one will change again, like they always do. However, I think what we forget, when we're making choices about our own bodies.....

Preferences don't equal requirements.

If a man is asked whether he prefers a hair free pubic area, he may well say yes. However, we don't often hear the other alternatives; "Are you repulsed by pubic hair?" "Would you get turned off by pubic hair?" "Would you expect every woman you sleep with to all have the same body types and levels of body hair?".

       Do you know what? Given the choice of a preference, I'd prefer a guy with muscles. If I were able to draw up a dream husband, he'd definitely be a gym boy. Do I expect every man I date to have a six pack? Of course not. Do I still fancy men with other body types? Of course. Do I expect every man I see naked to look the same? No. Would I feel unsatisfied being with a man without bulky muscles? Of course not, no. 

Our bodies do not need to fit a cookie cutter version of acceptable. We need to be happy enough in our skins, to enjoy sharing our skins with someone else. Bodies, and the hair that grows from them, are there to be discovered, enjoyed and shared with the lucky people that we deem worthy. 

Our preferences are not requirements.