A hairy appearance feels quite Neanderthal-ish – agreed. But shaving the hair off everywhere, even on your genitals, isn’t a wise decision. Hair is one of the distinguishing characteristics of mammals, and it is there for a reason. Considering the advantages of body hair, precisely, pubic hair is important before you decide to take it off each time it grows. Understanding the purpose of hair down under will also help you take a stance in this Should Shave Vs Shouldn’t Shave dichotomy.
The hair down under protects you from various kinds of bacterial and viral infections
Your genitals are always moist, and this kind of environment can become a breeding ground for germs. That is exactly what pubes are for. They form a sheath and save your female part from unwanted pathogenic intervention. If you have been removing it off for “hygienic” reasons, this information should be an eye opener for you. It just needs some water and a mild soap to keep the area clean and not blades and wax strips. Plus, there’s this advantage of avoiding physical impact. Pubes tend to work as shock absorbers and protect your female part when you indulge in activities like cycling or even horse riding. It reduces the chances of injury down there.
Remember, women. You are using a BLADE on the skin. Though not apparent to the naked eye, every time you use the blade on your bush, you are naively causing microscopic cuts on the vaginal skin. These cuts get inflamed and increase the vulnerability of your already sensitive part. Also, the itch. Repeated use of razors irritates the skin up to the extent that it gets itchy and uncomfortable.
Don’t you think it is time you ditched the razor and the itch for good? Also, if you choose alternative hair removal techniques like waxing, there is still the same danger of irritation and injury.
Hair, apart from cushioning, also maintains a constant temperature. The glands in your pubic hair follicles secrete oily substances, which not only lubricate but also cool the area down. So, your takeaway here is that it simply regulates the temperature and maintains the much-needed homeostasis.
Although during puberty and the menstrual cycles, these wiry pubes cause slight discomfort, remember that in the long run, it is going to cause you more good than harm. It is time to break the taboos and the silence associated with pubic hair. Talk it off with your doctor if need be and also with your partner. Ask yourself, “why do I remove my pubic hair, is it for the aesthetics or does keeping them actually make me feel more comfortable and safe?” Have any of the above reasons urged you to stop shaving or waxing down there or have they at least set you thinking?