Things are starting to change with big bushes being celebrated more, but an idea still exists where having pubes is considered gross or sometimes even shameful. We can thank porn for the hairless-like-a-newborn look — among others things — along with pop culture. It’s a shame because it makes people feel bad about their bodies and feel that they have to shave, wax, or do whatever to remove hair down below.
I want to remind you that it’s your choice about how to handle (or not) your body hair. No one should make you feel that you have to remove all or even part of your pubes. They’re normal and they’re perfectly fine the way they are. In fact, there are a lot of great things about having pubes. They’re sometimes forgotten about thanks to the focus on removing them, but I want to highlight them today. Here are eight positive things about not removing your pubic hair.
It Actually Protects Your VaginaHave you ever stopped to consider why we have pubes in the first place? It's not just for looks, they also help protect our vaginas. You can sort of think of them like a cushion that protects your vagina from different things that it comes in contact with. When you're hairless, it's easier for germs, bacteria, to go straight up there. Image source: Getty
Your Risk Of Infections Is ReducedPain isn't the only thing we can get from removing our pubes. Whether you shave at home or go to a salon, you could pick up an infection. Dirty salon tools can spread bacteria, plus a bad wax can lead to burns and even scarring. Shaving can cause cuts. Plus, hair removal methods open the skin and wounds up, which can be an open invitation for bacteria. Ick. Image source: Getty
You Will Not Have To Deal With Razor BurnJust think about that for a second. How many times have you wanted to avoid wearing anything down below because just the thought of it drove you crazy? When you're not removing the hair, you're obviously not picking up a razor which means no razor burn. Plus, no shaving and waxing equals less ingrown hairs. Woot. Image source: Getty
It Will Be Less Itchy Down ThereUgh. The itching. Removing your pubes might feel good for the first few minutes, but soon there will be razor burn. And then comes the itching when it's growing back. And that does not go away for a long time. When you keep your pubes, you'll likely only have to deal with itching if you have a yeast infection. Image source: Getty
It Celebrates You Being A WomanI know that this one might seem a bit cheesy, but it's true. Girls do not have boobs, periods, or pubes. Women have all of those. You've hopefully embraced your fuller chest, how about you embrace pubes next? Then we can all work on celebrating our periods a little. Image source: Getty
Pubes Can Make Sex More ComfortableBet you never thought of this one. If you've hooked up when you're cleanly shaven versus when you were rocking a natural look, you probably did notice a difference, but you might not have been able to pinpoint why. Pubes can act as a buffer which can reduce some of that awkward and sometimes even painful friction that happens during sex. Image source: Getty
It's Super Low MaintenanceIf you were to add up the amount of money you spend on razors, shaving cream, and waxing appointments, it will probably rival your daily latte fix. Nevermind the physical pain of removing the hair. When you leave your pubes alone, you'll have more time, less stress, and more money in the bank. If you do decide to do some maintenance, it will probably just be a quick and painless trim from time to time. Image source: Getty
It Can Even Make Clothing More ComfortableYup. You know what I said about how pubes can reduce the friction during sex? Well, they can do a similar thing with clothing. If you're someone who likes to wear tight clothing, pubes can help reduce your skinny jeans unnecessarily rubbing on your vagina. Just remember that to keep things healthy down there, it's best to stick with breathable fabrics like cotton Image source: Getty
What other reasons made you keep your pubic hair? Let us know in the comments!
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