should i shave before i have sex?

dear heather,

I am 16 now and have been going out with this boy for two years now. He says he’s ready for sex and asked if I was. I said yes and I feel I am ready, but there’s just one problem: I don’t know how much pubic hair I should shave off. I normally shave off everything, but I don’t know if that’s what boys like.

It doesn’t really matter what he likes. What matters is what you like. If you like to shave, do it. If you don’t feel like it, don’t. You said you usually shave everything off right now, so if you’re most comfortable going completely bare, make sure you’re doing it right. Your hair down there is a lot coarser than the hair on, say, your legs.

Read more about depilatories, men’s razors, and what to do about ingrown pubic hair (ouch!) here.

And one more thing, gURL… you said you think you’re ready for sex, but wait until you know you’re ready. There’s never any harm in waiting.

take care,

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  1. avatar nakkiemusic says:


  2. avatar Cherisse says:

    won't sexual intercourse right after shaving cause an irritation?

  3. avatar Rachel says:

    cut it off

  4. avatar Clare says:

    You know what I think? when it comes to sex, do what your heart tells you, and deal with watever consequences there may be. as for the shaving thats your choice, if u wanna go in bare, then do that, who cares. surely if ur boyfriend loves you he sure as hell won't care!!!!

  5. avatar ilaiza says:

    shave it off hun why would a boy want a forest

  6. avatar Kimberly says:

    My advise is dont have sex

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