a Merkin – pubic hair wig

Fascinating Fact: In Victorian times, whores wore pubic wigs

The pubic wig (called a “merkin“) has been around since the 1400s when it was originally worn by women who had shaved their pubic hair off to prevent lice. In the Victorian realm it was commonly worn by prostitutes who needed to hide the disgusting fact that they had STDs like syphilis.

In today’s society, merkins are also used in the film industry to conceal actors genitals in nude scenes. If you are a fan of HBO’s Entourage, remember that scene when porn star Sasha Grey came out full-frontal before going into the pool? Well … she was rockin’ a merkin fo’ sure!

sasha rockin' a merkin

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  1. Joe says:

    Sasha Grey was not wearing a Merkin. It was her natural pubic hair

     
  2. Katie West says:

    I know for a fact as I have seen Sasha in person nude and she had her own homegrown bush.