Joshua Williams Interviews Bare to Bush tumblr blogger about pubic hair on the Naturist Living Show Podcast

Note from Felicity: This month’s episode of the Naturist Living Show podcast covered a matter that never gets old in the nudie world (and arguably in the non-nudie world, too): pubic hair! As part of the show, our buddy Joshua Williamscontributed an interview with the girl who started a wonderful body image blog called Naked to Bush.
I enjoyed the interview so much I decided to see about printing the transcript on our website, so here it is below! You may also scroll to the base and listen to the whole show (Naked to Bush interview begins at around minute 29:00).
Naked to Bush Interview on the Naturist Living Show [Pubic Hair Image courtesy of Baretobush.com]
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Introduction from Joshua Williams: It’s amazing to be on the Naturist Living Show today, in the function of an interviewer. I have valued my many conversations with Stephaneon and off this podcast. A few months ago, I came across a very intriguing tumblr blog called Naked to Bush, which describes the job perfectly.
On September 16th, 2013, a woman decides to shave off all of her pubic hair, then follow its regrowth through words and pictures, online. And while it seems totally sophomoric, the reality is that the journey, if you will, has been rather deep. It turned into a chance to consider her own body and open up a dialogue with other girls and men about bodies in general, the good and the bad.
I am pleased to have had a conversation with the creator and writer of the blog and now the web site, baretobush.com. However, as the site is composed anonymously, we selected to have to have the dialog via chat and then use the transcript to record an interview with another woman’s voice.
Needless to say, we discuss the reason for this anonymity in the interview, but also delve into discussions associated with nudity, sexuality, body acceptance and obviously, body hair.
Joshua: What was the genesis for this rather exceptional job?
BtoB: Honestly, I was bored one day so I shaved my pubic hair. I ‘ve always believed it’s funny how people have Tumblr sites about silly things that seem like no one would care, so I got it in my head to create a site where I followed the re-increase of my pubic hair only out of pure boredom and to amuse myself.
Sort of like how people say, “it is as boring as watching paint dry,” I figured it would be a interesting, boring photograph diary of hair growing back.
And naturally, Tumblr enables you to do something like that, unlike other social media platforms! Did you feel like there was something you could show by doing it, for yourself or others?
BtoB: Not really. I mean, I wish I could say that it was all this pre meditated stage from which to reach out and talk to people about http://nudistsplace.com/first-time-nudist-stories/ever-since-i-was-a-kid-i-was-interested-in-the-naked-body/ , but that’s completely not what I intended. I actually only did it for pleasure and figured I Had have only a couple folks following it who also believed it was amusing or who only wanted to see images of a girl’s crotch.
And I’m sure t here are those that visited the site for that very reason! At what point do you think it took on an alternative dimension?
BtoB: I think the first time I really realized that it was having an impact was when I made a post about the reality of nude photography. I had no thought it’d burst the manner that it did, I just had it in my brain which I desired to show folks that all of the “self shot” pictures they see are still presented and carefully placed and the body can be so different depending on how it is modeled.
I made that post, believed nothing of it except possibly being happy that it turned out so nicely, and 4 hours after it had already reached well over 2 thousand folks. Right now I think it’s something like 103 thousand “notes” on it. That made me recognize that I had accidentally began saying things that folks genuinely related to.
And with the popularity of the “selfie” and self-awareness it seemed to actually connect with readers on numerous levels.
BtoB: Definitely.The net is so full of “self” these days, but so many people do not recognize that those individuals posting photos still just post their finest graphics, their best “self.” Folks think that because something is not “commercial” it’s somehow more natural, but that is not really the situation lots of times.
I would say that most folks who post all of those self shots – even something like a Facebook profile photo – post only their absolute best angles, which are not actually indicative of how they appear in real life.

There’s an “artifice” to these images then. And all the while, do you believe that women, even guys, crave something more real, even when they create these “best angle” shots for Facebook?

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