Denial of Our Animal Roots
May Spell Death for Pubic Hair

  By Jim Berlin

Except for a fleeting fascination at age 12 with “the gorilla woman” in a circus sideshow, I’ve always been more attracted to women who shave their legs, underarms and – when necessary – their backs.

The thing with people, however, is that we always go too far: Fully 50 percent of young women and young men said in a recent survey that they also remove or radically trim their pubic hair. (To limit damage to the gene pool I hope these men and women mate exclusively with one another.)

Humans may be at the top of the intellectual and food chains, but our animal roots are undeniable. We are going to have some hair, and our pubic area is as good a place as any to display it.

But did we stop with hair? Oh, hell no.

What began as an innocent and fairly ancient desire for whiter teeth has become an absurd obsession.

There are people, particularly in TV news and entertainment, who nearly blind us

when they open their mouths. It is as if the sun lives in their stomachs and rises in their throats, back-lighting and illuminating their choppers in an unearthly glow.

Their teeth have become cartoons.

We always go too far.


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May Spell Death for Pubic Hair

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