A razor down there is something all of us have tried. And why not? It feels great to have smooth skin in the nether regions. Not only does it look amazing but also makes our partners go wild with excitement!
In fact, shaving off your pubic hair is now extremely commonplace and completely acceptable. And even though it feels good and pro-pubic hair shavers will vociferously argue that it’s hygienic to do so, shaving hair down there is not actually the right thing to do.
Quite an earth-shattering revelation, isn’t it?
Well, there’s proof to back it up. According to a study, 60% of the women who shave off their pubic hair suffer from one or the other associated complication such as in-grown hair (1). According to another study, shaving vagina hair can also increase your chances of STIs or sexually transmitted diseases (2).
If that isn’t enough to convince you, here are additional reasons that perfectly show why those thick curlies need to stay!
1. Pubic Hair Helps In Body Temperature Regulation
The hair you have on your body (be it anywhere) has always helped in regulating your body temperature (3). Your pubic hair has pretty much the same function and the follicles in this region aid in the process of sweating. This happens as each hair follicle has a sebaceous gland underneath it. This gland is responsible for releasing the body’s naturally produced oils into hair strands. This oil then travels up to the skin surface with the help of the hair, where it gradually evaporates and thereby keeps the skin cool.
2. Pubic Hair Is Protective
Reason number 2 for not shaving your pubes is because they act as a protective shield between your genitals, disease-causing bacteria and other pathogens (4). By shaving them off, you basically expose yourself to potential health problems, and that’s not good.
3. Pubic Hair Is A Storehouse Of Pheromones
While your vagina helps in the secretion of pheromones, your pubes are the ones that help retain them so that they can work their magic on potential mates (5), (6). If you shave the pubic hair off, you actually eliminate this amazing storehouse of pheromones that make you more attractive, especially to the ones who matter. As your body sweats, it increases the production of pheromones, which remain trapped in your pubic hair. And that’s exactly why you should not shave it if you want that date to go wild.
4. Pubic Hair Reduces The Chances Of Genital Warts
As the name suggests, genital warts affect your private areas. They are a type of STD symptom that manifests itself in the form of growths or bumps on your skin. White in color, these can get quite uncomfortable and cause extreme itching. Although caused by HPV or the human papillomavirus, your chances of getting them increase considerably if you shave the hair on your nether regions, according to research (7).
5. Pubic Hair Prevents A Type Of Viral Infection
Moving on, I think we can already see that shaving off your pubes is more of a bane than a boon. This activity of ‘cleaning’ yourself can also increase your chances of a type of viral infection that is known as Molluscumcontagiosum (8). As you have already learned from this article, you are more susceptible to STIs if you use a razor down there. This makes you more susceptible to the rapidly spreading infection. Though this infection is painless, it can make the area look inflamed and red.
6. Pubic Hair Keeps Skin Problems In Check
Remember that heightened sensitivity and burning sensation you feel when you get rid of hair down there? Well, those are microscopic wounds. Every time you wax this area or pass a razor over it, you give rise to irritated skin that can also develop abscesses, boils and other similar skin infections. Plus it could get extremely painful. So maybe it’s time you stopped that.
7. Pubic Hair Is Especially Important For Overweight Women
No, this is not a rude, weight-istcomment; this is actually a pure scientific fact. According to a research published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, overweight women who shave off all their hair from their privates are twice as more likely to suffer from associated complications as their skin is always in very close contact with adjacent skin (9).
Now is the time, ladies!It’s time to forget what men find attractive and take matters into your own hands. Which means ditching those oddly designed razors for privates and finally goingau naturel. Meanwhile, as for the hygiene-nuts, you’ve already found out that keeping the hair is much more hygienic than not keeping it. So, save the pubic hair!