Shaving your pubic hair can affect your sexual health! Here’s what you need to know

Trimming pubic hair is an intimate choice but many experts feel that shaving pubic hair is simply a misleading attempt at personal hygiene. An increasing number of studies are now advocating against shaving the pubes. We explain it here.

Curated from thetimesofindia.com

They exist for a reason

Pubic hair are there for a reason. Being the most sensitive part of our body, it is much prone to rashes and itching. Lack of friction may trigger such reactions, making your pubes vulnerable to infections. Avoid razing or shaving them, and let your pubes serve the purpose they have. 

Protection against bacteria

Pubic hair acts as a barrier against unwanted bacteria and infections. Pubic hair also protects you against pathogenic bacteria and dust from getting in. So, it’s wise to leave a healthy amount down there and prevent your vagina from unwanted debris. 

No more itching

A fresh shave leaves a soft and clean feeling. But in a few days, as hair starts to grow, you get a bad itchy feeling. 

No more ingrown hair

Waxing or shaving often leaves ingrown hair into the skin. It’s difficult to remove them, especially from the most sensitive areas. And if not removed, they can actually turn into annoying blackheads and other skin problems. Leave them in a natural state and avoid the problem of ingrown hair. 

Maintains vaginal temperature

Like other parts of the body, pubic area also sweats. Pubic hair absorbs sweat and moisture from these areas and regulates vaginal temperature and controls unwanted dampness.

Reduces the risk of sexually transmitted disease

Though it is not a fool proof solution but pubic hair traps bacteria and other harmful infections up to a great extent. This way you can avoid direct contact of harmful bacteria with your skin. Also keeping them clean helps prevent many infections. 

Feature image source: Livestrong.com

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