Removing pubic hair is a cosmetic choice that may have health consequences for some women. Before we get started we need to get one fact straight — pubic hair is on your vulva the outside, where your clothes touch your skin not your vagina, which is internal or at the vaginal opening think of the places you touch when reaching inside for a rogue tampon. Pubic hair serves several biological purposes. It is a physical barrier protecting the skin; it traps discharge, dirt and debris; it also traps moisture, helping the vulvar skin maintain a higher moisture content relative to skin elsewhere on your body. As each pubic hair is attached to a nerve, tugging during sex may also increase sexual stimulation.
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Turns Out 84 Percent Of Women Groom Their Pubic Hair | SELF
After surveying just over 3, American women, its authors found some surprising statistics on the state of pubic hair. Eighty-four percent of respondents reported grooming theirs, while only 16 percent never do. Younger women are significantly more likely to groom than older women, and women who groom are more likely to be white. Rowen, M. But, says Dr. Having pubic hair is not unhygienic.
Turns Out 84 Percent Of Women Groom Their Pubic Hair
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. A recent study that surveyed a diverse group of women found that more than 80 percent of gals groom their pubes regularly. About 5 percent of ladies groom daily, but a monthly regimen is more common.
I remember biking to the Korean nail salon every three weeks in high school so that a woman could sear off my film of mustache and thick eyebrows, chastising me if I waited too long. Their teasing made me feel bestial. Soon my friends and I all went to liberal colleges, where we read Simone de Beauvoir and plastered posters of Frida Kahlo to our dorm walls, her unibrow and facial mustache a symbol for her hairy resistance of the white patriarchy.