And I learned a great lesson from the whole experience: If you change your body for someone else in a way that doesn't feel good to you, sex (or, you know, heavy petting) is difficult to enjoy. I feel lucky to have learned this over a decade ago, before I even started having sex. And to today's teenage girls, who are growing up in an even more porn-saturated world than I did, this is in no way an attempt to convince you not to wax. If you like to be hairless, take it all off, baby, and relish feeling empowered to groom yourself exactly the way you choose to. If letting your pubic hair grow wild and free makes you feel sexy, then do that and celebrate your body in all its glorious naturalness. Want to experiment with brightly dyed, colorful tufts? Go for it, girl. But whatever you do, don't do any of it because someone else tells you that you should.