April 5, at By memory i remember h ave to look that in witches images paintings engravings etc around they have pubic hairsbut i have to look. Thanks Hasan, I think there is a long history of body hair removal, which must have gone on through the middle ages too — but not a great deal of written evidence for it. I've never seen such a fleece between a woman's legs in my life. You are commenting using your WordPress. Joining the party late here, Jill, but I have an early eighteenth century reference that might be of interest to you on this subject.
Removal of pubes and all traces of menstrual blood mitigated these dangers.
Landysh’s Black Pubes
There is quite a lot of interest in the subject across disciplines and periods, in my experience. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. Thanks Oliver — this is just a taster for a chapter in my forthcoming book which deals with these issues in more depth. I too have had similar obstacles thrown at my in a Terry Eagleton style but have shook them off. While researching another topic, I came across an image of the naked Lucretia with noticeable body hair: