So I was out doing a bit of golf at the weekend and I ended up talking to a lovely couple who were there at the same time as me. We kind of just hit it off and before I knew it we were having all kinds of crazy conversations about this and that. One of which was about hair removal.
The lady in question kind of went on a little bit of a rant actually, telling me how awful it was that women these days felt an overwhelming pressure to be fuzz free and hairless in pretty much every area of their body. I just hadn’t thought about this before to be honest, but now that I did, I couldn’t think of a single lady bit of which my wife doesn’t try to remove every single trace of hair. Not a single one. Hair removal is apparently big news.
What could this mean? I asked my new friends. Who was putting this pressure on my dear wife to continually shave, pluck and wax every inch of her body?
Apparently it’s all down to the media and celebrity fashions. Oh, and of course our old friend, money. In that there is a lot of money to be made from women who feel liek there very health and happiness depends on hair removal products such as www.philipslumeareview.com
Well you can say my eyes were well and truly opened. Not only to these facts but also to the fact that I just hadn’t given it a second thought. Now, it’s true that every now and then I would teasingly laugh at my wife for her beauty efforts. I know that probably makes me seem mean, but it was only because I didn’t think she needed to do any of it. Little did I know that the pressure was not coming from her need to please me, or even herself. But out of the fear of being ostricised from society itself!
My friend at the golf club asked me how I would feel if I felt like I had to shave my face, arms, legs, private bits and arm pits everyday or I would be laughed at and considered ‘dirty’ or ‘backward thinking’. Well said I, I wouldn’t like it at all. Not one little bit.
Anyway, suffice to say that when I got home, I lavished care and attention on my wife and generally tried to make her feel beautiful and wanted and safe and all those other things it is well within our reach to do as partners. I didn’t mention the hair removal conversation though. I’m going to save that for another time.