Do you shave your privates often? You need to read this NOW

Keeping it bare and beautiful down there has been the norm for a long time now. Most women feel removing pubic hair has a lot to do with personal hygiene and of course pleasing your partner. However, turns out that pubic hair actually has a lot of health benefits. So, before you go through all the hassle to keep your lady parts free of hair, consider these factors!

Keeps infections at bay

Firstly, if you thought having pubic hair down there is hygienic, you could be horribly wrong. Pubic hair acts as a barrier to the vagina’s mucus membrane, safeguarding it from bacteria, fungi, virus and other infections. And surprisingly, shaving or waxing also gives rise to infections, along with skin irritation. So think twice before you clean your lady parts.

Protects you from STDs

Shaving and waxing creates microscopic tears in your skin, making it easier for microbes to pass through, while you are having sexual intercourse. On the other hand, having pubic hair prevents these microbes from easily accessing your privates.

Regulates temperature

Regulating body temperature is one of the main functions of pubes. Pubic hair cools your body by letting you sweat when the oil released by the sebaceous glands evaporates. However, if you shaved it, you could just put your vagina under bad weather conditions.

Prevents folliculitis

Folliculitis happens when the hair curls back into the skin, causing a boil on the skin, which can be quite painful. Hampering the normal ecosystem of the skin can lead to these issues. So, it’s best when you don’t use a razor down there!

Avoids friction and irritation

Shaving and waxing can lead to some friction between the skin when you have intercourse. And your partner is definitely not going to like it. Keeping pubic hair as is avoids this friction, protecting the delicate skin from any further irritation. It goes unsaid that you are saving yourself from a lot of pain caused due to waxing or the burn and irritation due to shaving.

Makes you more desirable

According to a study, the apocrine glands present in the skin secretes an odorless substance, which mixes with the oil produced by the sebaceous gland. Together, they form a chemical that gets trapped in the pubic and underarm hair, which enhances the sexual awareness. This chemical makes one more desirable, taking sex to an all new level.

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