View Full Version : "treasure trails" on women--yea or nay?

easy e
04-18-2002, 06:29 PM
I was sitting around at work (standing, actually) and quite literally contemplating my navel. For those of you not in the know, a "treasure trail" is the darker hair that starts at the navel and goes southward. It's not as obvious on women--I have a slight one. What do some of the male Dopers think (the ladies, too, I shouldn't be sexist)? Personally, I think it's quite sexy, so I'm gonna keep it. I remember some girls in high school used to shave their stomachs, so some obviously don't like it.

04-18-2002, 06:57 PM
I vote yea. Dead sexy.

04-18-2002, 07:05 PM
I think I'd have to see yours to judge properly. :D Generally speaking I think it's fine, as long as it doesn't lead to a totally unkempt area.

04-18-2002, 07:11 PM
<looks at navel, doesn't see anything> Um, what? I've never noticed this on a woman before, not that I spend a lot of time looking at nude women, but still. Is this more common in women with darker hair?

04-18-2002, 07:21 PM
Yes. (To elfkin and the OP)

04-18-2002, 07:22 PM
Definite yes vote! A beautiful feature, so full of promise...

Purd Werfect
04-18-2002, 07:35 PM
Yes. A thousand times Yes.

04-18-2002, 07:52 PM
check out:

Link to adult website removed. biker, consider yourself warned. Surely, you read the registration agreement when you signed up last month. - Coldfire

04-18-2002, 07:52 PM
AKA "landing strip" and "racing stripe". I especially enjoyed the brown pigment version I had while pregnant.
Go, Speed Racer! Go!

Soul Brother Number Two
04-18-2002, 07:57 PM
thems called crabladders where i come from

04-18-2002, 10:26 PM
My boyfriend calls his his Happy Trail. :D

As for myself, I only have a few random dark hairs that I pluck the second they start to come in.

04-19-2002, 12:14 AM
I vote nay, any day. I've never yet seen it look sexy (but then again, I obviously haven't seen yours).
Besides, to me, happy trail brings thoughts of a male's pubic-hair-covered area (rhomboid, as opposed to triangular).

04-19-2002, 02:27 AM
I have to agree with flyboy88 it's sexy as long as it doesn't lead to a totally unkept area. The last girl I was with had a very noticable happy trail which was fine until I realized that she only had it b/c she doesn't shave anything down there.

04-19-2002, 08:33 AM
I only realized a couple of WEEKS ago (yes, I'm hopelessly backward) that the women in "Playboy" and that type of thing don't have 'em. I have one. I'm not going to bother shaving it. If a person to whom I'm sexually attracted is going to let a little thing like a string of belly hair turn them off, they probably don't deserve to see that little trick I do with my tongue anyhow.


04-19-2002, 08:34 AM

04-19-2002, 08:50 AM
A light, downy line is sexy. If you can comb it, I'm not attracted.

04-19-2002, 03:34 PM
Women's body hair is fabulous, so "absolutely" to the OP.

I also want to chime in on the issue of "totally unkempt" pubic area just enough to remind women that many men really prefer the unmodified, stubble-free, go-where-it-will beauty of your body just the way it is.

04-19-2002, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Hamadryad
I have one. I'm not going to bother shaving it. If a person to whom I'm sexually attracted is going to let a little thing like a string of belly hair turn them off, they probably don't deserve to see that little trick I do with my tongue anyhow.



Now THAT is a healthy attitude. You should write a book.

04-19-2002, 04:52 PM
It gives me a temporary limp.

(no smartass, not "makes me").

04-19-2002, 05:18 PM
I generally prefer "natural", or only lightly trimmed anyway, and I think a downy stipe like that is sexy as all get out. Heavy, unkempt body hair usually turns me off, however, so I guess it depends, for me.

easy e
04-20-2002, 03:01 AM
This seems to follow a trend I've noticed before:

So many times, women are more worried about what other women will think of them then what the fellas' opinions are.

Granted it's a small sample size, and all that, but it's still something I believe.

04-20-2002, 04:08 AM
Only if a pirate put it there and I have to peer through her navel to see the excavation site where the booty be buried.

04-20-2002, 04:25 AM
I'm kind of uncommitted on this (I'm a guy). I like 'em with, and I like 'em without. Go figure. By the way, the Butthole Surfers (uh, that's a rock band) have named this particular physical feature the Hairway to Steven, and did a song by that name. In college I had many discussions involving me saying, "'Hairway to Steven'; GET IT?"

And yes, guys are far more tolerant of women's bodies than the latest Revlon [or insert other corporate monster here] ad would have you think. Geez, the only woman I've been with who had a body like Kate Moss turned out to be a coke fiend.

04-20-2002, 07:19 AM
If a woman prefers not to shave, and has a slight line of hair from the navel to the pubis, I'm not going to complain. That's a slight line of hair. If it looks like a weasel fell asleep on her belly, then I'm not interested. But some downy, soft hair is rather appealing. Especially when it catches the light just so....

04-20-2002, 08:01 AM
If it's light and fine, I can deal. Dark hair in that spot, it just don't do it for me. While we're at it, no dark hair on the:
upper lip
nipples <shudder>

Thank you.

04-20-2002, 05:42 PM
Women who have a TT: Yay!

Women who don't: Yay!

Having a woman in such a position and state of undress so I can personally ascertain this: THAT's what I'm talkin' about!

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