yet, you know the one with the wanton sex? I don't
mean women's lib. Only a country that is unavoidably
stiff would do such idiotic things (see below) in public
to rid themselves of the pussy trolls that are "ruining
their sex lives".
That's why so many women are baring their slash
in public. Whatever turns your crank, weirdos.
Why not try to figure out what good sex is?
or what confidence is.
oh, that would be too difficult, I suppose.
Where I come from, we've figured out how to
enjoy life, so we don't think we need to flash
our biscuits or wear budgie-smuggler speedos.
It smacks of desperation, or date-less-ness.
Chicks going Audubon. pfffft!
from our less furry friends:
If this is British birds getting in touch with their
furry bushes, I wonder how long it'll be until they can
differentiate their anus from a hole in the ground.
check the reasons they give for flashing their nethers!
checkit: Guardian (I think)
[I thought this title was a plot to assassinate GWB43.]
Project Bush: the day I had my vagina photographed by an ad agency
I want to help break down taboos about women's bodies – having anything other than a Brazilian should not be a source of shame
Project Bush logo
Project Bush, developed by ad agency Mother, invites women to have their pubic regions photographed. Photograph: Mother
A trip to east London to get my vagina photographed was something I never imagined doing – until a few weeks ago.
Before Twitter started discussing the motives of Mother, the creative agency behind Project Bush, which is sold as a way of celebrating the diversity of women's nether regions, my sister had sent me a tongue-in-cheek email about it. The press release was enough to convince me that I wanted to experience it and write about it. I'm a big fan of gonzo journalism and I may not get another chance to do something so bizarre. More importantly, I fully support what Project Bush is trying to achieve.
Alex Holder, one of the people behind the campaign, summed up its purpose perfectly when she told me: "Women are expected to have Brazilians and men are not expected to do anything. If Project Bush can make just one young girl realise 'we don't have to do that', and help to take away the shame that many women seem to feel about that area of their bodies – because no one seems to like it or be proud of it – it will be worthwhile."
[it's not going to erase a lifetime of geeky-ness- Cos67]
So off I went to get my pubic region snapped for an exhibition. At Mother's London headquarters in Shoreditch, I was escorted up a wide staircase to a studio where, behind a black curtain, photographer Alisa Connan was waiting for me. One corner of the fabric tent was set up to offer participants some privacy to take off their clothes, which I'm sure Alanis Morissette, and probably a lot of you reading this, would consider ironic. I undressed and, feeling a little self-conscious, I walked to the feet marks facing the camera to take my position in the spotlight. Tucking my top into my bra, I stretched my arms up over my head [it's getting good- Cos67] for one pose and then Connan asked me to stay forward but arch my body for the second. [ya.ya.] A few snaps and we were done, leaving me with a natural high, that "I'm glad I did that" buzz. [imagine what will happen when she meets Mr Dildo-Cos67]
I asked Connan if women had been sharing their reasons for taking part. "Mothers saying they don't want their children growing up thinking they only had one option," she started. [relax.your kids will think you're nuts-Cos67] "A girl saying she was the only one in her social group with a full bush and she wanted to show it off, and another woman said her boyfriend really wanted her to do it. I don't know why, maybe he just really likes her bush and wants everyone to see it." With Connan witnessing the 97 participating women of all ages, sizes and backgrounds up-close-and-personal, I was keen to know: was there a majority preference? "It's been very varied," she said. "From nothing to full bush and everything in between."
[it's a pre-sapien bush monologue-Cos67]
When I stepped outside the studio, I spoke to Sophie Cook, a 20-year-old radio production student at the University of Westminster, who had originally only come to cover the story for her degree but ended up standing in front of the lens too. "I was really nervous but it wasn't as scary as I thought it would be," she told me. "I'm glad I did it. It's something you wouldn't normally do so it feels very inspirational."
I went on to ask Cook if she considered herself a feminist. "I think I am," she said. "I do care about equal rights for women. And when it comes to this, a lot of women think a certain way due to the pressure of men or porn but I think you should be able to have it the way you want it. Project Bush has definitely got people talking on Twitter so it's helping to break the taboo of discussing the subject. Once we break down the barrier of talking about boobs, bums and vaginas, [are you even listening to yourself, talking like that?- Cos67] it will be a lot better for everyone." I couldn't agree more. [I'm supposing you'll still seek legal redress if a guy makes a comment-Cos67]
Project Bush will be exhibiting at Downstairs at Mother from 6-8 November. Admission is free. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• This article was amended on 15 October 2013 after the first sentence was found to be too similar to an earlier article on the same project. While we believe this to have been an inadvertent error we have decided to change it to avoid any duplication.