With puberty comes pubic hair — possibly the most shocking part about puberty besides getting your period. Why is it that color? Your first question is probably: Why do we even have pubic hair in the first place?
Your pubic hair has more power than you might think. It can protect you against infections and rashesward off STDs, and even help you get better access to your clitoris during a steamy sexual encounter. However, the world sends women a different message about pubic hair.
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. Perhaps you've already heard: The bush is back.
Removing pubic hair is a personal preference. In fact, there are no health benefits to removing pubic hair. In the meantime, your genital area can feel itchy and prickly because the skin in this area is very sensitive.
This article was originally written for self. It has been given minor edits before re-posting. When you think about it, pubic hair is one of those things that unites all of humanity.
Enter your email, then share with, email, or your own personal referral URL. Curly, straight, long, short, trimmed, wild, waxed, plucked, shaved, bedazzled, or left alone — there are a whole lot of things we can choose to do or not do with our pubic and body hair. Whether we wax it all off or let it grow out — people always seem to have an opinion about it, which is, when you think about it, kinda weird.
We talk about the hair on our heads with a great deal of openness. Pubic hair has long been a prickly subject. The media, our friends, and our romantic partners can sometimes give us mixed messages about what we should be doing with it.
Pubic hair is different for everyone. Some people have lots of it, some have little, and its patterns can be all over the place. Some people just let it grow and some like to remove it.
No matter which body part you're shavingthe process is pretty intuitive — except when it comes to your pubic hair. If you're wondering how to shave your pubic area, you're not alone. There's noticeably less info out there when it comes to things down there than there is about shaving, say, your underarms and legs.
Let's get this straight: There's no wrong choice when it comes to removing your pubes or not. From Barbie-doll hairless to full bush as celebrities have candidly begun talking abouthow you groom down there is a purely personal decision. But if totally bare is what you're after, there's no denying that a Brazilian wax is the fastest, least bump-inducing way to smooth things out below the waist.