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We Need To Discuss This: Cameron Diaz Tells Us What's Going On With Her Lady Business

Posted by Alexandra C. | Friday January 10, 201419 comments

I feel the need to tell you first hand, that I have weird feelings when it comes to Cameron Diaz. By that I mean, I think I kind of dislike her. When it comes to my feelings, she's on the same level as Gwyneth Paltrow. And DON'T get me started on her. So when I read that she had written a book focused on health called The Body Book, I was like: Ugh. Why? What does Cameron know about health? 

Well, apparently, a lot. Or so she seems to. Among the very TMI moments in the book (she delivers a golden piece of info about period stains), she gives her two cents on how we should be, er, um, dressing up (?) our downstairs stuffs. 

Here's what she had to say about the delicate area: "I hear that there’s a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bits. It's a personal decision, but I'm just putting it out there: Consider leaving your vagina fully dressed, ladies. Let's be honest: Just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity. I know you may think you’ll be wearing the same style of shoes forever and the same style of jeans forever, but you won’t. The idea that vaginas are preferable in a hairless state is a pretty recent phenomenon. All fads change, people.” (via torontosun.com

This brings up some interesting questions for me. As a recent Brazilian introducee, I don't have anything against hairlessness. As a lazy person, I don't have anything agianst letting it all go 70's style. No shame, ladies. While I'm never a fan of people telling others how to look, I can appreciate the fact that she's trying to open our eyes to a new idea. That being said, I don't know if there's any validity to her statement. 

Sidenote: Anyone surprised that Cameron rocks a jungle theme?

Now, I need to open this up to a group discussion. What do you make of this? Does Cameron have any authority on the subject? Are you pro-hair or pro-hairless? If you're brave, tell me what you try out in the downstairs department! Leave a comment and let me know! 
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on January 17, 2014  Racenhawk  2,704 said:

I think stuff like that should be private, I really don't want to know, thanks....

on January 16, 2014  jl13  2,919 said:

Okay prepare for TMI; I tidy and trim, but hell no way I'm going to shave or wax! I think it's creepy to think that some man would want me to look pre-pubescent. I learned my lesson from my shins and armpits. Should have never started shaving anything.

on January 16, 2014  Steffikah  9,295 said:

Eh, she's welcome to her opinion. People are going to do what they want anyhow

on January 16, 2014  TashaCat  6,762 said:

I remember when I didn't even consider stuff-scaping. I felt compeletly comfortable. Then suddenly it seemed a thing to do. Honestly I've tried both and could live with both - and understand both sides. Cameron is right - style and trends DO change. I've always been conscious of this so I don't get trend-trapped. What Cameron doesn't address where your hairline is. If it's hidden by a modest bikini, then who cares? If you are painting outside the lines, of course you want to do something about it.. and probably permanent! But inside the lines, I think trimmed & tidy is happy middle ground. Alex - good for you for daring to discuss this

on January 16, 2014  grannychanny said:

I grew up not touching it at all and as I got older I hated that they stuck out the sides of my bikini undies and would weave their way through and stick out so I started to shave just up the inside of my thigh and then straight up. It wasn't until I was asked by a boyfriend to trim because he flosses in the morning. Well I was embarrassed and he was not my boyfriend for long. I did take what he asked to heart cause I know I don't like when they are gorillas and I trimmed. I still keep it nice and tidy, my mother always said wear clean panties cause you never know what could happen, well this is just an extension of that. Cam and Gwen can do what they want but it shouldn't make or break a deal.

on January 15, 2014  imfeehily  8,865 said:

Live and let live?

on January 13, 2014  Charmheart16  3,985 said:

Anjanie777, you've brought up some very interesting points. I would also think it comes down to personal preference.

on January 13, 2014  Anjanie777  1,682 said:

Well, maybe its because I am currently in a group on sexuality at a medical institution, but to those women on the board who don't 'go bare' due to hygienic reasons - you are correct.

We discussed this with medical professionals and gynaecologists, who emphasize that the reason children get UTIs so often is due to the fact, they have not yet reached puberty.
It is apparently more hygienic to keep a certain amount of hair, to keep bacteria at bay, and infections from spreading. Not to mention some of the horror stories that are told by women who get full Brazilians, and have burns or infections.

While it is preference, I wonder how much of a preference it is for women. All fads seem to be dictated by what men like, and most of that can be traced to the porn industry.
And the women in the 50s-70s understood the need for the hair to prevent infections (STIs and UTIs), but did they keep it that way for their men?
We don't really know. Was it maybe because they didn't know it could be bare?

It also brings the question up about feeling like a girl. Most women do not want to admit it, but they do want to feel like a girl. They like being treated that way by their men, and they like when their men 'baby' them. If a man says, shave it off, I prefer that, it looks better ; what should we think? That he can find that in a pre-pubescent female? That he likes that, and wants us to look that way ?

Maybe its my negative experiences that make me ask these questions, or maybe just my knowledge on the women's movement and medical journals. But either way, it all comes down to choice.

on January 13, 2014  sheromin said:

I did the painful waxing thing and then decided to go with the lazer removal down there and don't regret it. Being from an ethnic background I felt I was maybe more hairy than normal. Now I feel cleaner and sexier and don't have to worry about curlies poking out when I wear a swimsuit. Whether its a trend or not I'm glad I did it. Not sure I believe that Cameron Diaz just lets it go jungle wild as she seems the type to flaunt it, especially in panties and bikinis.

on January 11, 2014  flower  4,433 said:

good for a laugh

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