The History Behind The Painful Routines of Body Grooming
May 26, 20151 min read
Staying bare down there is a chore. For decades, women have been putting themselves through the painful routines of body grooming for a very long time. However, past methods of body grooming were less high-tech than the lasers we have today. Women's grooming trends have changed drastically thanks to cultural changes, modern technology and new trends.
Where did body grooming all begin? Pubic shaving actually originated in Egypt and Greece when prostitutes had to shave for both hygienic reasons and as a clear sign of their profession. Evidently, pubic hair was considered uncivilized in ancient Greece. We've all seen those hairless Greek statues. Women wanted to resemble the look by plucking or singing off all their pubic hair . Crazy, right?
Pubic beauty standards are fluctuating all the time. Women are looking for other alternatives to keep the hair off.
Let me walk you through some of the major body-waxing trends of the last century.
The now famous brand Gillette introduced the first safety razor for men in 1904 and the first ever women's razor in 1915. Plus, this was the start of The First great Anti-Underarm-Hair Campaign. Ads told women to clean up their hair!
During World War 11, there was a nylon shortage. Advertisers encouraged women to shave their legs.
Bikinis were introduced to the US. Women tweezed or shaved their pubic hair outside the panty line.
Getting rid of unwanted fuzz was easier than ever thanks to the introduction of waxing strips.
As you can see, body grooming is constantly changing. Today, women have the choice of waxing, threading and laser removal.
What's your hair removal preference?
Sign up to get articles like these delivered right to your inbox.
Become a Bodyrocker
Be the first to know about free workouts, promotions, fitness and health advice!
Thank you for signing up!
Shipping & Delivery
Fast, 2 Day Shipping. We want you to start your fitness journey with us as quickly as possible, that’s why we send every package to the USA via 2 day expedited shipping with our partners at FEDEX. Once your order is received and processed, it’s just 2 days to get to you once it leaves our warehouse. That’s our commitment and we stand by it.
We ship within Canada and the United States via FedEx with expedited 2-Day shipping.
For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International, which is usually in transit for 5-7 business days, depending on location.
We ship all of our physical products with FedEx, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Signatures are required on all orders.
Returns & Exchanges
We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.
We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.
All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.