The 5-foot-5 Minnesota native -- a sly, funny, year-old natural blonde who spends every summer bikini-clad on the shores of Lake Minnetonka -- works out five days a week. Her slim waist and megawatt smile hearken back to the polyvinyl glamour of the original Barbie doll. In fact, if Mattel were to redesign Barbie based on the new millennium's ideal woman, she would likely resemble Pinto. Healthy, athletic, alluring, and smart Pinto will graduate early this month from Northwestern University , she's both a role model and a sex symbol. And if you were to undress Pinto, you'd find she embodies yet another trademark characteristic of the plastic glamour girl-turned-careerwoman: Like Barbie, Pinto has no pubic hair. Every four to five weeks, the East Asian Studies major undergoes a cosmetic procedure known as a Brazilian wax. Half a minute later, she swiftly peels away the hardened wax -- and with it, a full crop of pubic hair, freshly ripped from the follicles.
What are the ways to style pubic hair?
While in the past pubic hair was something to be ashamed of, thanks to celebrities owning their body hair and brands finally representing realistic grooming habits , it's becoming more and more normalized. But still, it begs the question: Does having hair down there make any difference other than the visual aesthetics? Is it merely decorative? Or are there benefits to your health?
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Just look at all the advertisements, gadgets, and methods out there for wrangling pubes. Should you nix your monthly wax? Are there benefits to having a bush? So how do you decide what to do with your hair down there?
I have a serious question, and you have to swear not to judge me: What the heck are women doing with their pubic hair these days? No really, I'm genuinely asking, because we've come so far, and I'm confused. To go bare, bushy, or something in between has been a personal decision women have weighed since the s when people first started caring about that sort of thing.