Shaving of the pubic hair to so many people, is nothing new. A few sociological theories have suggested that shaving of the pubic hair has to do with cultural trends spawned by certain hairless actors and actresses or even a misguided attempt at hygiene.
The most common body areas shaved are the underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows, and face for females; the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin, and legs for males. While some people prefer wax, shaving is the most common method used for the underarms, legs, and pubic area.
Here are 7 reasons why you should not shave your pubic hair:
1. Pubic hair contains pheromones
Apparently our pubes contain an interesting mix of pheromones that help make us more attractive to others.
These pheromones develop more as our body sweats and are also thought to increase sexual stimulation and arousal in potential se xual mates.
2. Having no pubes means you’re more likely to catch Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum Contagiosum is a viral skin infection that, although generally harmless, can look unsightly and lead to itching.
3. Hair removal can give you abscesses
Hair removal can lead to infected abscesses on the skin – these are caused by bacteria entering the body through the hair follicle.
These abscesses require treatment either by antibiotics or an operation, which always carries a danger risk.
4. The time
The sheer time and effort it takes to maintain a foliage-free environment down under may be enough to turn you off the practice.
Shockingly, a study revealed that the average woman spends a whopping two months of her life removing pubic hair – that’s a lot of hours you’re not going to get back.
5. Pubic hair helps control your body temperature
By removing your pubes, you could be messing up your body’s ability to cool itself down.
There is a sebaceous gland on each hair follicle which release oils onto the hair – when this oil evaporates, it cools the skin.
6. Increased chance of STDs
Those pesky short and curlies actually help to protect you from a variety of nasty STIs.
Removing them leaves you open to an increased risk of an array of conditions, including genital warts and herpes.
7. Friction burn
A hair-free lady garden leaves you open to experiencing a pretty painful dose of friction next time you get frisky.
Pubic hair acts as a cushion and can prevent both chafing and skin irritation.
Couple any bedroom antics with an equally hair-free partner and you’re asking for trouble – especially if either of you have any ‘re-growth’ going on.