When did our body hair, hair we have all got, hair that is supposed to be there, elicit the same levels of disgust as a matted hairball bunging up the plughole? Why have we become so anti-fuzz? To the point its regarded as un-natural or 'gross'? Kate Lister is here to get to the root of the issue and trace pubic hair styles throughout history. From Roman 'pickatrixes' to medieval merkins and the infamous Brazilian wax, no pube will be left unturned in this talk on the history of the silent beard.
- Duration: 60 mins
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Kate Lister is intellectually slutty. She spends most of her time peeping up the skirts of history and reporting what she finds to over 171,000 follows on Twitter as @WhoresofYore. Kate has been fascinated by sex ever since she found a stash of porn mags in a hedge, on the way to school and Stewart Riley gave her two sherbet dib-dabs and a glitter pen to be allowed to look at them. Had she not been able to channel this interest into an academic discipline, she may very well have wound up a porn baron. Thankfully, she is now a lecturer at Leeds Trinity University, where she researches the history of sexuality and curates the online research project Whores of Yore. Kate won the Sexual Freedom award for writer of the year 2017.