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  1. #1 Girls as young as 14 are getting Brazilian waxes 
    Fears that teen girls pressured to look like porn stars

    * Carly Hennessy, Sam Healy and Daryl Passmore
    * From: The Sunday Mail (Qld)
    * September 19, 2010 12:00AM

    GIRLS as young as 14 are getting Brazilian waxes, a trend experts have labelled ''pornification'' of teenagers.

    Intimate beauty treatments are becoming popular with girls as boyfriends demand they look like porn stars, the experts say.

    Leading child protection advocate Hetty Johnston said the trend was ''scary'' and called for legislation to stop it.

    While you must be 18 to get a tattoo in Queensland, as well as some types of intimate body piercings, there is no age limit on waxing, although many salons require parental permission for under-16s.

    With the formal season about to start and Schoolies just around the corner, beauticians are seeing an increase in girls grooming for the big events.

    Author Melinda Tankard-Reist said the ''pornification'' of youth culture was having a diabolical effect on young girls' body image.

    ''Their boyfriends are putting pressure on them to have the pre-pubescent porn star look,'' Ms Tankard-Reist said.

    ''They've come to despise their natural bodies,'' she said.

    Ms Johnston said it was impossible to not make the connection between young girls getting Brazilians and the increased sexualisation of children.

    ''Everything they are watching, seeing, doing is about sex. They're growing up in an R-rated society,'' she said.
    I don't really know what to say. I've been to a few weddings recently where the bride has completely denuded herself in anticipation of the "party" (I say party because the sex, living together, and in some cases, children, have already happened).

    I mean these women have no down on their arms, let alone hair below the waist. I thought this was excessive but allowing 14 year olds to do it seems almost abusive. :(

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    My experience on the topic, has been that the women that I know who do it, do it for themselves. Not for the sexual aspect of it. They just prefer the hairlessness. I don't see a problem with it personally.
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    My mom originally told me I couldn't shave my legs until I was 14, but I wanted to do it anyways, so I used her razor one night when I was about 11 and did it dry. She bought me razors after that and told me to do it in the shower to avoid getting that rash again. I can't imagine ever needing to shave that part of my body, though. I'm just not that hairy.

    My sister told her 10 year old she can't shave her legs until she gets her period. I asked my niece in private if she understood that she should never do it dry if she's sneaking around behind her mother's back about it. She does. I also have another secret with her-she watches South Park at a friend's house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    My experience on the topic, has been that the women that I know who do it, do it for themselves. Not for the sexual aspect of it. They just prefer the hairlessness. I don't see a problem with it personally.
    My experience is just the opposite (although women will say they do it for personal vanity). It's pretty common for a woman to forgo any waxing procedures (aside from facial ones) when she's ended a relationship and has no intention of getting naked in front of a sexual partner for some months. These women make an appointment when they've met a new guy with potential.

    If they really just did it for personal aesthetic reasons, they'd keep it up regardless of the sexual scorecard just like they do with hair coloring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    My experience is just the opposite (although women will say they do it for personal vanity). It's pretty common for a woman to forgo any waxing procedures (aside from facial ones) when she's ended a relationship and has no intention of getting naked in front of a sexual partner for some months. These women make an appointment when they've met a new guy with potential.

    If they really just did it for personal aesthetic reasons, they'd keep it up regardless of the sexual scorecard just like they do with hair coloring.
    Well maybe people are just backwards in Colorado. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I don't really know what to say. I've been to a few weddings recently where the bride has completely denuded herself in anticipation of the "party" (I say party because the sex, living together, and in some cases, children, have already happened).

    I mean these women have no down on their arms, let alone hair below the waist. I thought this was excessive but allowing 14 year olds to do it seems almost abusive. :(

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    Exactly how do you know that the bride has denuded herself--other than the areas you can readily see? That's nothing I've ever been privy to when attending a wedding. TMI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I don't really know what to say. I've been to a few weddings recently where the bride has completely denuded herself in anticipation of the "party" (I say party because the sex, living together, and in some cases, children, have already happened).

    I mean these women have no down on their arms, let alone hair below the waist. I thought this was excessive but allowing 14 year olds to do it seems almost abusive. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaintLouieWoman View Post
    Exactly how do you know that the bride has denuded herself--other than the areas you can readily see? That's nothing I've ever been privy to when attending a wedding. TMI.
    Because they tell me - how else?

    Your girlfriends don't talk to you about going to the salon or getting waxed or manicured? Heck, I've had some invite me along because they didn't want to go alone.

    People are fairly forthcoming about all this stuff today.
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    Phallocentric sexuality (with women being sex-objects) is taught from the very start of socialization. This is not that surprising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Phallocentric sexuality (with women being sex-objects) is taught from the very start of socialization. This is not that surprising.
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