If you asked any woman if they have ever had a ‘Brazilian’, I am sure most of them would not be thinking about a tall dark handsome man who speaks Portuguese.
The term ‘Brazilian’ to most women means to remove or mostly remove your pubic hair. There has been a lot of debate and speculation around whether hair or no hair is best and why women have Brazilian laser hair removal done.
Gwyneth Paltrow, claims Brazilians “changed her life”, and Eva Longoria said to Famous magazine, “It makes sex better,I love it, I swear by it. Every woman should try a Brazilian once. And the sex they have afterwards will make them keep coming back.”
At Clearskincare Clinics we wanted the facts around what was driving the ‘Brazilian’ phenomenon, so Dr Philippa McCaffery completed a study for the Cosmetic Physician society that aimed to understand why the “Brazilian” has become, in less than a decade, such a broadly requested pubic hair reduction method for women.
Dr McCaffery surveyed 90 clients from various clinics around Sydney asking them what were the main reasons women were seeking the ‘Brazilian’ as the preferred pubic hair removal. Was it for cultural or religious reasons, aesthetic reasons or simply a fashion trend?
Other questions included do women feel “ cleaner” removing all their pubic hair and, does removing pubic hair enhance sexual pleasure.