Should I wax before my period?

Doit-on s'épiler pendant avant les règles ?

To wax or not to wax?

For many of us, two months of confinement without contact with the outside world was an opportunity to let our hair grow without waxing. An opportunity for some to question our society's relationship with hair removal, and to free themselves from this injunction, which is still very present today. In fact, 38% of women and 27% of men admit that they waxed less during the confinement period, and 18% of French people did not wax at all during this period.

This reconsideration of hair removal is part of a growing movement advocating a return to naturalness in the face of societal pressures. Movements such as #Januhairy have sprung up on Instagram: a contraction of january and hairy, the challenge was to let your hair grow for the whole month of January, giving way to numerous photos on the networks of people proudly showing off their hair to challenge this enduring social pressure. Many female influencers are also taking part in this challenge, as are numerous instagram accounts such as lesensdupoil and payetonpoil.

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#PayeTonPoil ⠀ "In the midst of confinement, so I was in shorts at home, when my mother decides, after some very insistent glances at my legs to tell me: "You should wax, at least out of respect for others" Waxing out of 'respect for others', already I don't do it for myself, because I've learned to realize that hair is as natural for Ia woman as it is for Ia man, so to do it for others Knowing that this isn't the first time my mother has reproached me for my hairiness, the I felt humiliated, and I'd like to warn other young girls who might have to deal with this kind of comment, to ignore it and choose for themselves what to do with their bodies.yourself what to do with your body" ⠀ #maipoils #januhairy #epilation #poil #lesprincessesontdespoils #pilophobie #moncorpsmonchoix #témoignage #bodypositivity #bodyhair #lesensdupoil #hair #feminism #feminism #emancipation #bodypositive #allwomenarebeautiful #futureisfemale #thefutureisfeminist #bodyhairdontcare #noshavenoshame #normalizebodyhair

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According to psychologists, hair is associated with virility and animality, while depilation is seen as a sign of purity and hygiene. This is one of the reasons why hair is so enduring today, even if depilation is above all a cultural practice that varies from one society to another. Nevertheless, not shaving or plucking hair has a number of benefits, not least for our health. Apart from the fact that not waxing saves us time and money, keeping hair means protecting our skin. Indeed, if hair is there, it's because it serves a purpose: on the body as a whole, it keeps the skin well moisturized; on the bikini line, it acts as a barrier to bacteria. Rest assured, hair is not dirty, even during your period, no matter what sanitary protection you choose! Some studies even show that waxing the pubic area can promote STDs. Not shaving or waxing also helps prevent cuts, irritations and infections. Studies have also shown that hair has aphrodisiac powers! In fact, pheromones secreted by the body (particularly the armpits and pubic area) attach themselves to the hair, which gives off a scent and promotes sexual attraction. Keeping hair is also, and above all, a way of celebrating your body in its natural state and learning to accept yourself more fully.

In any case, it's up to each individual to choose whether or not to wax. Some people prefer to be depilated, others don't yet dare to take the plunge, while others are proud of their hair. The important thing is to listen to each other, because it's not easy for everyone to face the gaze of others in a society where the sight of hair is still too little accepted. Keep in mind that everyone is free to do what they want with their body - waxed or unwaxed, the decision is yours! A little gentleness during your period? Take care of yourself with our collection of pretty menstrual panties!

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