There was a site dedicated to the 1970s and 80s UK magazine Mayfair, which I can't seem to Google just now. May have disappeared, but well worth tracking down by avid cyber-detectives.
Mayfair was my favourite magazine, featuring natural British girl-next-door types. Several photographers for the mag came up with a stream of full-bushed babes; one such photographer was John Allum.
I was in my twenties and thirties in the golden era of 1972 - 1985. I can vouch for the fact that British (especially Scottish) girls were (and still are) renowned for their natural beauty. Even some young ladies in their twenties in Britain retain their bushes, but the chances of my verifying that these days are sadly fairly slim.
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What a great web site. The Playboy playmates through the 90's seemed to have it right. As a woman in her late 30's, I cannot understand that. A bush was something to be proud of - I am of mine. In my health club locker room, I like to show off my bush. Although I am not overly hairy, I am compared to the trends these days. Many times I am the only one walking around with any hair between my legs. I have a good attorney friend who I do kick boxing with that is very conservative and even she is completely bald! She likes to tease me about my bush, however I tell her she is the one that looks ridiculous. For all the woman out there, do you notice the same? Besides Playboy these days, my husband went out of town for work and sent to a strip club. He told me not one woman dancer had any pubes - has the trend become that widespread?
florida123, I'm so impressed! You are proud in the locker room, and you don't try to hide it. You dish
it right back to your attorney friend; she is
the one who looks ridiculous! And yes, what are other
female users seeing? I'd like to hear about that,
although, sadly, I think I know how those reports would read.
btw, not surprised that your husband didn't see any
pubic hair in that place. I actually stopped going
to any places like that a few years back - what do I
want to see shaved girls for?
Yes, I walk around very proud. My attorney friend used to have a nice bush. She is very attractive, petite, 38 year old mother of two. However, over the last several years, I have noticed her pubic area get smaller and smaller. And now it is completely bald. In the locker room, I like to walk around naked in front of thes trendy middle age Mom types. I think they think they are all that with waxed pubic areas until they see me, and then they seem to get a bit intimidated. I actually get aroused by it to the point I like to stand in front of the mirror and blow dry mair pubic area in front of all these woman that do not have one hair between their legs! You should see the looks on their faces.
From my observation with playboy & penthouse magazines, it was mid to late 80s when shaved pussy started started emerging as an acceptable trait on the models.
Penthouse is probably more to blame initially; their publication "Black Label" took explicity further with full leg spreads shots....I suspect Penthouse felt with less hair their readers could see more flesh and would give them market advantage. As far back as 1988, Black Label featured shaven pussy models reguarly. I believe it was originally for the explicit value only....in particular their lesbian photo sets nearly always featured heavily groomed pussy on both women. Sometimes when one of the women was hairy, her pussy would seldom gain much attention by the photographer compared to her prickly counterpart
Playboy being more conservative with their photography; the bush probably served as a barrier to keep their images tame in comparison to Penthouse...any playboy reader will attest to the fact that they rarely showed vaginal flesh.
They had to retain their public image of being an upper class adult magazine and to still cater for the professional man pretending to read it "for the articles".
Of course, I'm only speculating here with the motives behind either magazines.
There were still plenty of models throughout the 90s that retained their hair, but majority were heavily trimmed and increasingly shaved.....by around year 2000 the full bush was nearly extinct from adult films & magazines, and since then it has bled out into the social spotlight as a grooming norm for the 21st century modern woman.
And so, the last 20 years has seen the minority group hairless fetish telescope into a worldwide standard....and you can bet if it wasn't for the very Porn industry that we all indulge in....it probably never would have happened
I just came across this post with the link, and I must say these girls are EXACTLY my type! The playmates between about 1975 and 1990 or so are perfect in every way. In my opinion they blow any "ATK" girl out of the water. They have looks AND amazing natural bodies with no nasty plastic boobs. They are the girl next door type to the letter, and it confuses the hell out of me why this look ever went "out" for todays plastic , porn , trashy looking girl.
Even the girls who are supposes to be the "hairy models" of today do not even hold a freakin' candle to the playmates of those decades. Grant it some might have nice boobs, others a nice bush, but very few have both. And even fewer are as absolutly gorgeous in the face as the playmates. Most of todays "full bush" models have hair down their as part of what has become a fetish. You can tell they just grew it out to make a buck, by how uneven and "stringy" their bushes look. Only a select few have a nice thick full bush.
The women of previous decades had nice FULL bushes. Just because shaving your bush wasnt the "look" back then. Whoever in porn/ society introduced shaving in that area for women should be shot It just isnt sexy. Now in 2008 I would venture to say most women shave/trim for cultural reasons, or because it has become a style so adopted that I dont think we can ever really go back. Its too bad that we cannot find any current models that capture what the playmates of the 70's and 80s did. Just my opinion, but all of the young models of today just have a sort of "skankiness" about them that those playmates just didnt have.
Sorry I havent posted in such a long time. Anyway, for those of you who dont know me..I am a bisexual married woman in my early 30s. I would say I look more like an 80 playmate than one of the more "modern" porn types you find on the net today. I have a VERY full thick bush, that I havent touched with a razor, since I was about sixteen or so. I go back and forth with shaving my legs. Currently, I have more hair on my legs than my husband.. ( He likes it that way) Anyway, came across this post of playmates and wanted to say BRAVO!!!! To hte poster. I think these girls are what most of us like.