What is Depilation?
Depilation in BDSM culture is the practice in which visible body hair is deliberately and forcibly removed. It can be done by pulling the hair, plucking, shaving, or waxing. The pubic hair is the most common area for depilation.
Depilation plays are commonly done using shaving cream and a razor. The application of shaving cream can provide tactile stimulation to the area. There are also varieties of shaving cream that gives a warm or cooling sensation to the applied region. Letting another individual shave the pubic hair involves a great amount of trust. Pubic hair is in the proximity of the genitals. One wrong move with the razor or blade can lead to serious injuries.
Dos and Don’ts
Shaving the head of a female submissive can signify subservience, surrender, obedience, and humiliation. Moreover, popular literature and movies depict prisoners or slaves having a bald head. This may be the reason why Depilation is often a part of Guard/prisoner and Master/slave roleplays. Depilation can also be a form of torture. Plucking and waxing the hair can be an uncomfortable and painful experience. The dominant may perform waxing to the submissive as a form of punishment or discipline.
Depilation should be done with the consent of all the parties involved. The method and intensity of Depilation depend on the pain tolerance of the submissive of the preference of the dominant. A set of rules and limits, as well as a safeword or action, should be established first before doing the activity.
Related Fetishes and Practices
The practice of depilation is closely associated with hair bondage and hair fetish. Shaving the head of a female submissive is often seen as one of the most humiliating punishments one can inflict on them.