body hair
"How do you bring up pubic trimming/shaving to a woman?" a guy I know asked me via Facebook message.
"You know, once you start, you can't stop."

Apr 10, 2013 at 1:00pm | 309 comments

body hair
The hair removal industry equates pubic hair neatness with femininity and cleanliness, when it’s actually maybe a breeding ground for what appears to be the plague.
In the spirit of hard-hitting journalism, here I am, ready to pull up a chair by the fireside with you and talk nipples. The hairy kind.
brazilian wax
There’s just something about holding your own butt cheeks open for a stranger to spread them with hot pink wax that lends itself to stories.
Who was I worrying about this body hair for? Not for any potential employer, and not for the friends that were probably too preoccupied with their own appearance issues to even notice mine.
By simply by refusing to shave, I’d become more dangerous. And I loved it.

Apr 18, 2012 at 11:00am | 107 comments

armpit hair
For some reason, I thought that getting my vajay waxed would make me feel less anxious about sleeping with a new dude. This was incorrect.
I wish I could say my aim was counterculture or feminist, but it’s not. I’m just lazy and razors are expensive.
The quick shot of pain coupled with the excitement of discovering that this product actually worked sent my adrenaline into overdrive and turned me into a waxing MACHINE! I was fearless!

Nov 7, 2012 at 1:00pm | 55 comments

body hair
Let me be perfectly clear: There is nothing inherently "gross" or "unclean" about body hair. That said, I hated this experiment.
body hair
We all have hair on our upper lips. Well, actually, I don't! Ever.

Jun 13, 2011 at 9:02am | 0 comments

body acceptance
While I imagined the girls around me to be growing shiny strips of Barbie hair or dense, chesnut 70's porn afros between their legs, my body did me the indignity of daubing the tiniest smear of strawberry on my otherwise ungarnished muffin.