In The News: Department of Anthropology

American Sex Podcast
July 29, 2019

The societal messages we receive about our genital hair cause us a great deal of turmoil. Should we trim? Shave completely? Or let it grow free? What do our grooming preferences say about us and how do the people we’re intimate with feel about that? On this episode, we examine your personal stories, difficulties, and strategies for caring for your garden down below. We also speak with Lyndsey Craig, an anthropology doctoral candidate studying cross-cultural pubic hair grooming practices. They say that our modern preference for genital baldness is primarily influenced by pornography & the media. Will Lyndsey’s pubic detective work throughout history tell us otherwise? You may be surprised at what you learn!

Vice
July 15, 2019

When pubic hair became less fashionable, so did talking about crabs—but they're just as common as they've ever been.

Dirty History Podcast
July 9, 2019

On this episode, I was joined by Lyndsey Craig, a researcher and Ph.D. student of Anthropology at UNLV. She recently penned a paper titled, “Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective.”

The Hook Up Podcast
July 8, 2019

What do you do with your hair down there? Maybe you pluck it, maybe you wax it, maybe you’ve lasered it all off…But why are we so obsessed with removing our pubes, and has it always been this way? Host Nat Tencic tackles those questions and learns how everyone can embrace whatever landscaping they choose … and how to deal if a partner can't get around it.

The Great Courses Daily
June 24, 2019

If you live in the United States, you might be surprised to see a Stroopwafel McFlurry in McDonald’s, but in the Netherlands it’s a staple dessert item on the fast food chain’s menu. It might also seem strange to order a Baja Blast with Ketel One in it. But if the test market is successful, the cocktail may be coming to a Taco Bell near you. Despite the spread of most foods to all four corners of the Earth, humans still have wildly different diets owing to our diverse cultures.

Divany
June 13, 2019

Researchers at the University of Nevada (UNLV) have embarked on our hair removal habits: they have been studying how hair removal is developing from the 1890s onwards in about 200 different societies.

Newswise
June 5, 2019

As beachgoers scramble to trim their nether regions ahead of swim season, new UNLV research shows they aren't alone in their ambitions for a bare bikini line.

Phys.org
June 4, 2019

As beachgoers scramble to trim their nether regions ahead of swim season, new UNLV research shows they aren't alone in their ambitions for a bare bikini line.

LIVEKINDLY
June 3, 2019

Honey — it’s a popular “better-for-you” sweetener for tea and baked goods alike, but because it’s made by bees, the question of its vegan status is an on-going discussion in communities.

The List
April 26, 2019

Think back to your very first kiss. That big day will always be cemented in your mind, but it's likely that all the hype surrounding the event was better than the smooch itself. It's possible that you were one of the lucky ones who experienced fireworks or, maybe, you engaged in an awkward, sloppy exchange of saliva that made you question why you were even excited to accomplish this milestone. Good times, good times.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2019

The ancient Central American city of Caracol was abandoned by the Maya almost a thousand years ago, but Arlen and Diane Chase can’t seem to stay away from the place.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 8, 2019

The ancient Central American city of Caracol was abandoned by the Maya almost a thousand years ago, but Arlen and Diane Chase can’t seem to stay away from the place.