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. According to another study, shaving vagina hair can also increase your chances of STIs or sexually transmitted diseases.
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. 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.