Attention Young Women: This is either great news or horrible news.
Bill Maher made a joke about the graphic shown above. He said nobody in America under age fifty understood the ad.
But I digress.
Here’s the great news and horrible news: it’s fairly normal to lose your pubic hair in older age. Great news if, as with leg hair, you’re tired of depilation and are happy that cleaning up in later years will be easier.
Terrible news if you didn’t realize you’re getting rid of something rich and luxurious that you will miss.
Of course, it’s kind of flattering that young women are trying to imitate the post-menopausal demographic. In every other way, they don’t want to look “old.” So maybe this is progress?
It doesn’t happen to everyone, but it’s common. And it doesn’t happy when you’re ancient. It happens in midlife.
In the process of aging, the body undergoes a number of changes…For women, going through the process of menopause causes pubic hair loss due to the change in hormone levels. (Livestrong.com)
Yes, I AM embarrassed to be writing about this, but here’s what I care about more than my own red face: the way women are made to feel shameful about their natural, beautiful bodies. We tend to arrive at menopause furious to realize we were far more beautiful in our youth than we ever knew, and now it’s gone.
It’s your choice what to do with yourself, but I never heard about this until I was over fifty, and maybe you haven’t either.
Now that you know, you may decide to resist any and all ridiculous arguments or pressure or influence as to what you should do with your body. If you are so inclined, let your freak flag fly. Cancel your upcoming waxing appointments. Be proud of that lustrous thick mound of hair. Because you may not have it forever.