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First, it was all about Martha Stewart and keeping things crafty. Then, came Gwyneth Paltrow with her stylish, high-end guides for fashion, travel and cleanses. Now, Cameron Diaz is taking a turn as a lifestyle guru, with her newly released tome, The Body Book, which features the subtitle, “The law of hunger, the science of strength, and other ways to love your amazing body.”
One of those ways? Letting your pubic hair grow. According to Hollywood Life, Diaz’s book features an entire chapter devoted to the topic.
“I hear that there’s a big fad these days of young women undergoing laser hair removal on all of their lady bits,” Diaz, 41, writes in The Body Book. “Personally, I think permanent laser hair removal sounds like a crazy idea. Forever? 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, and all fads change, people.”
Diaz continues that, besides lending some mystery to your nether regions, pubic hair serves a purpose.
“Pubes keep the goods private, which can entice a lover to come and take a closer look at what you have to offer,” she continues. “Also, let’s be honest: just like every other part of your body, your labia major is not immune to gravity. Do you really want a hairless vagina for the rest of your life? It’s a personal decision, but I’m just putting it out there: Consider leaving your vagina fully dressed, ladies. Twenty years from now, you will still want to be presenting it to someone special, and it would be nice to let him or her unwrap it like the gift that it is.”
Now, we’re pretty sure Diaz’s pal, Paltrow, is with the Charlie’s Angels actress on this point. After all, she once told Ellen DeGeneres she likes to rock a “’70s vibe” down there. And a recent U.K. poll found 62 percent of women say their partners like the pubic hair look.
But, here’s the burning question: What would Martha say? One guess: Diaz’s advice is a “good thing.”