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Women’s Pubic Hair Removal Patterns (Infographic)

October 9, 2013 by Justin Lehmiller


Pubic hair removal is not a new practice among women. In fact, we have reason to believe that women have been removing at least some of their hair “down there” since the time of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. However, media portrayals suggest that this trend has escalated considerably in recent years and that most women are now opting for the “full Brazilian” or “Hollywood Wax” (i.e., total removal of all pubic hair, including the buttocks). But is this really the case? Check out the infographic below for a reality check on modern women’s pubic hair removal practices.

Infographic showing data on the frequency of women's pubic hair removal and methods used

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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