For the last two decades, shaving off all of one’s pubic hair has been all the rage – probably because people always want to emulate what they see as a “standard.” Such is the case with porn which has been showing fully shaven men and women, giving the public the idea that this is a condition to strive towards. It certainly makes it easier to see the action without all that hair in the way! But I am here to say, you may want to think twice about shaving it all off.
Pubic hair offers true biological benefits – but of course. Mother Nature is never wrong. Why else would the body keep it there? First, pubic hair offers a natural barrier to keep things clean, to decrease contact with viruses and bacteria, and to protect the tender skin of the area from being abraded. Sure, now we wear clothes, but sometimes even clothes can irritate the skin there. Next, pubic hair helps to control the moisture of the area by wicking it up and away from the skin. This decreases the chances of yeast infections and skin breakdown. Without it, you will notice that your sweat will have to be absorbed instead by your clothing. Pubic hair is like nature’s way of keeping things balanced.
My favorite reason for why we have pubic hair, though, is sensation. At the bottom of each little hair follicle, there is a nerve ending. When you brush across each hair, it sends a little sensation down the shaft to that nerve ending. These are different from other nerve endings that we have on our skin for pressure and temperature. All of these sensations are registered together in the brain, the result being the feeling of light touch. Pubic hair doesn’t keep you from feeling the skin underneath, which is stimulated with a firmer touch, so you can have both. Shaving completely, however, reduces your sensations to just the nerves on the surface of the skin and you miss out on a wider range of stimulation. Not to mention you can no longer enjoy when your partner might tug or even blow warm air across your bush.
Interestingly, pubic hair is part of what designates a person as having reached sexual maturity. It’s the flag that says “I’m an adult who is sexually ready” rather than the bareness that exists before puberty hits. Think about how your ideas about what is sexy and how they have been shaped by what you have seen. I am not opposed to cleaning up the area and being well-coiffed. Certainly clipping hair, shaving around the edges to give it definition and shape, or trimming the length can make things more comfortable both in an out of clothes. I just think it’s a shame to shave completely and miss out not only on the health benefits, but the sensual benefits as well.
The idea that pubic hair signals, that she is ready for sex, no longer makes any sense. Since many girls have pubic hair at the tender age of 11 years of age, and our society considers that at the age of 11, a very big mistake. Any man that has sex with a child, even one that has passed through puberty is a pedophile. So nature is sending very mixed signals, or is it time for society to catch up with nature. I prefer mixed signals.
Okay Anonymous – First let me say the start of hair growth and the final stage of full pubic hair are two different things. Although pubic hair growth may start at the beginning of puberty, this doesn’t mean that she is ready for sex. Full bush growth is not complete until Tanner stage V, which is after 15 years old. The body has a period of development that takes several years from the beginning of secondary sex characteristics to full expression of these. Please do not confuse the beginning of growth with the intended final stage of growth.
Hello.. I have heard that because of the food we are consuming nowadays… especially the fast foods.. our hormones have become less balanced and children are reaching puberty at earlier ages than in the past… how much is this true please? Thank you very much.
Yes, this is true. Puberty is arriving much sooner for many girls and this is in part attributed to chemicals in the environment that act on estrogen receptors (xenoestrogens, xeno=foreign). Also, dairy is contributor since dairy is very stimulating for growth (this includes cancer too) and hormones are used frequently to keep cows lactating long after they’ve birthed a calf. Also any pesticides or xenoestrogens that the cow is exposed to (like in their feed) can be concentrated in their milk. Plastics, fragrances (even in laundry detergent and room scented candles, sprays, or plugins), and dairy are the first things that should be eliminated.
Actually throughout history women didn’t begin puberty until around age 17. It’s now happening much earlier in the west because of growth hormones in our food. It’s quite sad really, 11 year olds aren’t yet mature enough to deal with sexual hormones so it wreaks havoc on their emotional state and mental health.
I don’t know of historical accounts of female puberty starting at 17 y/o. If you do know of a source, could you please give me the reference? Most would agree that 13-15 y/o was an average for menarche, and puberty begins before this. But you are correct that it is happening much earlier now. Please see my comment in reply to @Ida.
Anon, you are 100% incorrect on one of your statements. Regardless of what many would have us believe, the very definition of pedophilia is sexual attraction to PREpubescent children. Let’s be clear: sex with minors is wrong, but if those minors are developed it is not pedophilia.
I like the new information i get.
I think this article starts off with the right premise “for the last two decades……”. I tend to believe that complete shaving is perhaps a fad or trend as you stated is derived from porn which is so easy to access and has become more acceptable as guide for sex. ( I dont think it should be the guide but society seems to use it) Both my wife and I trim but do not completely shave our regions. I can say that in the summer it helps to stay a bit cooler. For some strange reason, us guys were talking about this very topic last week on the golf course
( women shaving down there) lol. It would seem odd that a group of middle age guys would have such discussion. However, one of the guys said his wife told him that in her gym locker room there is a definite difference between the ages in regards to women. Most women over 50 years old have hair but trimmed. Under 50; no hair. It is generational.
I like to know I’m with a woman and not a child…bald just looks like and feels like a baby and it’s gross.
It’s interesting that you said that Braommi, that you determine you’re partner to be a women instead of a girl or child by her pubic hairs and that a bald vagina looks and feels like a baby and is gross, although I assume you would not say the same thing to your partner if she chose not to remove the hairs on her legs or armpits. I personally am not saying that having no pubic hair on your vagina is “better” or “more attractive” I think that everyone is each to their own and no matter what benefits there may be for each a vagina with no pubic hair or a vagina with pubic hair or what the “standard” may be or what is considered “attractive” a women should do what is most comfortable and attractive to her self, in my opinion self confidence and comfort is more attractive or sexy if you will then doing what is considered more beneficial or attractive and not feeling good about your self or being uncomfortable.
It doesnt look and feel like a baby vagina it looks and feels like a shaved adult vagina.
Braommi, I totally agree! I like women, not little girls. Shaven down there is not attractive at all and screams pedophilia.
If you like shaved you have issues. Hair is for adult bald is for kids.
Most people are socialized to like particular things (shaved armpits, plucked unibrows, shaved legs, etc.) so this doesn’t mean that a person “has issues.” They have just learned to have that be their preference.
There’s something kind of creepy when a man likes it all shaved. And it’s called Pedophile tendencies. Not good.
Please see my comment to @Dude where’s my scar. It’s not necessarily tendencies towards pedophilia. In fact, more often than not, it isn’t tendency towards pedophilia. But because so many avenues of porn (print, video, etc.) have predominantly shown shaved mons over the last few decades, many people have become accustomed to this look. Along with this is then a dislike (even to the point of disgust) of pubic hair visible to varying degrees. Again – not a specific indication of pedophilia.
Mother nature is never wrong, period!
🙂 True. Some people like to do some grooming on mother nature however. For example, most people cut their hair before it gets below their waist, or else they find that it gets too tangled and they are constantly yanking on their head when they try to sit down. Also, we may trim our nails rather than have them grow into large curled claws that render our fingers unusable. I don’t think grooming is “wrong” it’s just that everyone has their particular tastes.
What is the best method of removing those hair?
Again – a matter of personal preference. Some shave, some wax, some do laser treatment (which is more lasting). Each method has it’s pros and cons.
It stimulates testicles/clitoris during intercourse for deeper feeling and peak climax at orgasm.
First of all hair does not do what they claim. Hair harbors bacteria. Why do you think they shave a large part of you when you have surgery. It is because the hair carries bacteria. All kinds of things cling to hair. It does not protect as hair will push away and still cause you to get abrasions just as if you did not have hair. It also causes odors when you sweat. Without the hair there is less odor. So you do not offend others. Just like shaving under arm hair will stop odor or cut it down a lot. Plus shaving the anal area is a must. No matter how much you wipe that area you can not get the bits off that smell unless you use a wet towel and that does not always work. SO unless you shower your back end you back end smells too. Who put hair back there needed to put removal kits there too. All hair in the pubic and anal area should be removed as it does help in many ways. If you cut yourself that hair can cause infection.
Hair does help trap bacteria, which is why it can protective. It also absorbs moisture, especially of sweat, so it keeps it off of the skin. Obviously, one would be expected to wash regularly in order to remove bacteria and sweat. Some people choose to wash after defecating, and in some cultures having a bidet is standard. Hair does not need to be removed unless that is your personal preference.
Braommi, i assume you dislike women shaving their arm pits BALD, like a child, or their legs BALD like a child.
A fully shaved vagina is only child like if you think about it that way.
Its all down to how you percieve it.
I like bald, trimmed, full bush, whatever she is happy with, I’m happy with.
I don’t think any girl I’ve slept with is a child because she shaves it all. I just think, that’s how she want to be!!