Shaving your pubic hair is something we’ve all tried. Why wouldn’t we? It’s great when the skin in the pubic area is smooth. Not only does it look amazing, but it makes our partners go crazy with excitement!
In fact, shaving off pubic hair is an extremely common and perfectly acceptable practice today. And while it’s enjoyable and proponents of shaving pubic hair will vehemently argue that it’s hygienic, it’s actually not quite right to shave the hair below.
Pretty shattering revelation, isn’t it?
But there is evidence to back it up. According to one study, 60 percent of women who shave their pubic hair suffer from some sort of related complication, such as ingrown hairs. According to another study, shaving vaginal hair can also increase the likelihood of contracting an STI or sexually transmitted disease.
If that’s not enough to convince you, here are additional reasons that show perfectly why those thick locks should stay!
Pubic hair helps regulate body temperature
Body hair (wherever it is) has always helped regulate body temperature. Pubic hair serves almost the same function, and the follicles in that area help the sweating process.
This is because beneath each hair follicle is a sebaceous gland. This gland is responsible for releasing the natural oil produced by the body into the strands of hair. This oil then rises to the surface of the skin with the help of the hair, where it gradually evaporates and thus keeps the skin cool.
Pubic hair protects the skin
The number 2 reason not to shave your pubis is that pubic hair serves as a protective shield between the genitals, pathogenic bacteria and other pathogens.
By shaving them off, you’re essentially exposing yourself to potential health problems, and that’s not a good thing.
Pubic hair is a repository of pheromones
While your vagina helps release pheromones, your pubes help store them so they can affect potential partners. If you shave off your pubic hair, you are effectively destroying this amazing repository of pheromones that make you more attractive, especially to those who matter. When your body sweats, it increases the production of pheromones that remain in your pubic hair. That’s why you shouldn’t shave them if you want your date to go well.
Pubic hair reduces the likelihood of genital warts
As the name implies, genital warts affect your intimate areas. It is a type of STD symptom that manifests as growths or tubercles on the skin. White in color, they can cause discomfort and intense itching. Although they are caused by HPV or human papillomavirus, according to research, your chances of getting them increase significantly if you shave your pubic hair.
Pubic hair prevents one type of viral infection
Moving on, I think we can already see that shaving your pubis is more of a detriment than a boon. As you have already learned from this article, you are more susceptible to STIs if you use a razor. This makes you more susceptible to a rapidly spreading infection. Although this infection is painless, it can cause inflammation and redness of the skin.
Pubic hair keeps skin problems at bay
Remember that heightened sensitivity and burning sensation you experience when you get rid of your pubic hair? Well, those are microscopic wounds. Every time you wax or run a razor over that area, you irritate the skin, which can develop abscesses, boils and other such skin infections. It can also become extremely painful. So it may be time to stop it.
Pubic hair is especially important for overweight women
No, this is not a crude remark about being overweight, it’s pure scientific fact. According to a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, overweight women who shave off all their intimate hair are twice as likely to suffer from related complications because their skin is always in very close contact with the adjacent skin.
It’s time, ladies! It’s time to forget about what men find attractive and take matters into your own hands. That means giving up weirdly designed razors for intimate areas and finally moving on to natural shaving. Meanwhile, as far as hygiene is concerned, you’ve already learned that keeping your hair is far more hygienic than not keeping it. So, keep your pubic hair!