Do you understand how marketing works? As with all things there is no interest or demand for something until it actually exists, in concept or in reality. Prior to that it is solely in the purview of the dreamer.<quoted text>
Jolene, a few comments on this post as well. It seems incorrect to me to suggest that a preference for no pubic hair was something foisted on the public by any of the industries you cite. The fashion industry doesn't sell many garments that reveal the pubic region, and bikinis have been around for 40 or 50 years. I don't see how the fashion industry is involved in this at all. The adult entertainment industry, like any other, sells what the public wants. If hairy pubic areas were more popular with customers, that is what they would sell. And the cosmetics industry? I admit that as a man I don't see all the advertising directed at women, but I have never seen any product, either advertised or on the shelf, that removes pubic hair. Again, to me this all seems just a matter of personal preference, and if the guys you have been dealing with "often refuse to go down" on you unless you shave, then you are going out with the wrong guys. Even though I prefer a woman shaved, I would never think of imposing my preferences against her will, or refusing to go down on her.
The fashion industry creates concepts and puts feelers out to gauge interest, such as more revealing and skimpier bikinis/lingerie. When interest is shown mass production and advertising to into affect. Those buying into it do so knowing that certain body modifications have to be made and maintained to successfully wear them. That growing becomes habit out of necessity and the cosmetics industry recognizes an emerging need for products to accomplish such. As a man I have seen them out there.
Consider that no one shaved at one point: bushes, legs, arm pits. Someone happened upon or. Someone tried it. A favorable reaction encouraged the spreading of that new knowledge and experimentation results. From that trends and styles emerge, hand in hand with a capitalistic industry that siezes upon opportunities to take advantage of them financially.
When adult entertainers experiment with grooming and stumble upon a result that takes root through that industry by appeal or curiosity, that visual representation is put out for the world to see. These things take on a life of their own if what is new becomes popular. Entire new markets and cultural norms/trends emerge this way.