"You'd think that depilation would lend a youthful look to the genitals but it has the opposite effect instead, making the girls look older and slightly jaded."
-- a review of Playboy centerfolds, quoted by Ann Althouse
I hadn't seen a Playboy magazine in a long time until a couple years ago when, by happenstance, I encountered someone's collection of recent issues and was stunned to discover that deforestation of the pubic delta had become de rigeur. Ditto breast augmentation -- it being possible to discern the real from the fake by the gravity-defying globular quality of the latter variety.
Admitting there may be a limited market for the flat-chested Sasquatch, I was struck by the extreme artificiality of these latter-day Miss Aprils and Miss Mays with their depilated-and-silicone-implanted physiques. There is something bizarre (and arguably wrong) about glorifying an "ideal" that has no naturally-occurring example.
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