It’s Just Sheer Loss Of Time

From Tropic Of Cancer

“The other night I took her on—out of pity—and what do you think the crazy bitch had done to herself? She had shaved it clean… not a spec of hair on it. Did you ever have a woman who shaved her twat? It’s repulsive, ain’t it? And it’s funny, too. Sort of mad like. It doesn’t look like a twat any more: it’s like a dead clam or something.” He describes to me how, his curiosity aroused, he got out of bed and searched for a flashlight. “I made her hold it open and I trained the flashlight on it. You should have seen me… it was comical. I got so worked up about it that I forgot all about her. I never in my life looked at a cunt so seriously. You’d imagine I’d never seen one before. And the more I looked at it the less interesting it became. It only goes to show you there’s nothing to it after all, especially when it’s shaved. It’s the hair that makes it mysterious. That’s why a statue leaves you cold. Only once I saw a real cunt on a statue—that was by Rodin. You ought to see it some time… she has her legs spread wide apart… I don’t think there was any head on it. Just a cunt you might say. Jesus, it looked ghastly. The thing is this—they all look alike. When you look at them with their clothes on you imagine all sorts of things; you give them an individuality like, which they haven’t got, of course. There’s just a crack there between the legs and you get all steamed up about it—you don’t even look at it half the time. You know it’s there and all you think about is getting your ramrod inside: it’s as though your penis did the thinking for you. It’s an illusion. You get all burned up about nothing… about a crack with hair on it, or without hair. It’s so absolutely meaningless that it fascinated me to look at it. I must have studied it for ten minutes or more. When you look at it that way, sort of detached like, you get funny notions in your head. All that mystery about sex and then you discover that it’s nothing—just a blank. Wouldn’t it be funny if you found a harmonica inside… or a calendar? But there’s nothing there… nothing at all. It’s disgusting. It almost drove me mad… Listen, do you know what I did afterwards? I gave her a quick lay and then I turned my back on her. Yeah, I picked up a book and I read. You can get something out of a book, even a bad book… but a cunt, it’s just sheer loss of time…”

But it feels so damn good.

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Jack Goes Forth
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A great book, isn’t it?

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That’s so random – I just started reading that book last week and I read that part maybe yesterday.. an amazing book. I am going to have to read all of his other ones now too! Still hard to believe it was written something like 70 years ago…

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I know Peter will like that one……………

All kidding aside, there is something a bit more interesting when a woman doesn’t shave it. If her bush matches her hair its……..interesting. It sort of gives “it” a bit of a personality, if that makes any sense. There is something almost pedophile about shaved genitalia. Im not saying its cool for a woman to be utterly ungroomed down there, but having some pubic hair seems more “adult” to me.

“That’s why a statue leaves you cold” —Indeed.

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oh man, I sure hope the pendulum isn’t swinging back the 70s bush…I hope I am retired from gaming when that occurs.

Peter
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Truer words have never been written. Henry Miller is my hero.

I sure hope the pendulum isn’t swinging back the 70s bush

I would very happily sell my soul and burn in Hell for all eternity, for that to happen.
Though I’ve already sold my soul so many times it probably wouldn’t accomplish much.

virgle kent
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No respectable woman born after 1980 should have hair on it…. true story

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I have mixed feelings about bush… if im with a girl who is shaved bald for awhile i start wanting some hair… if im with a girl who has a little muff.. i’m begging her to trim it.

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Does Peter have a beard?

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The quote by Henry Miller largely sums up my feelings on the situation. Pubic hair can be sexy. A wild mess of hair that starts creeping down the inner thigh or up past the waistband towards the belly button is not.

I blame the Pam and Tommy Lee sex tape for the trend of clean shaving. It’s all part of that 90s, bleached blonde, stick thin, fake tits, no pubes era of generic women.

Some women look good with no pubes. Others look great with a near full bush. It’s like any other haircut, it just depends on the person.

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Wow.

I’m pretty sure that is the first time I’ve ever seen books compared favorably to (the pursuit of) women.

Peter
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Does Peter have a beard?

No, I’m clean-shaven.

My face, I mean. God forbid.

Benedict Smith
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reading Tropic of Cancer now oddly enough…..each page is sheer truth and just….amazery (i know it’s not a word)

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“But it feels so damn good.”

Fuck hairy pussy, man!

She at least trim the shit!

Oh yeah a “shave pussy” really, really feels good!