Bikini and The Bikini, Teresia K. Teaiwa
"The bikini exposes everything but the breasts and the pubic area. While the breasts are tantalisingly emphasized, pubic hair is considered fashionably deadly if not concealed: women are encouraged to shave or wax their bikini lines. The fetishistic aversion to real female genitals extends to female body hair - solidifying the relationship between the bikini-clad woman and the classical female nude, which is never portrayed with pubic hair. The classical fetishisation of the female body converges with contemporary fetishisation of the bikini-clad body."