Oh Really | Why Do We Have Pubic Hair?

Oh Really | Why Do We Have Pubic Hair?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Why do we have pubic hair?”

We’ve scoured the net and have lined up some of the most frequently asked questions about the down-under bush.

Why do we have pubic hair in the first place?

What is the purpose of pubic hair?

And are there any medical reasons to groom it?


Why and Where Do We Grow Pubic Hair?


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Growth of pubic hair starts around puberty and the amount varies per person. During puberty, your body is becoming sexually mature and hormone fluctuations result in physical changes like more body hair (armpit hair, facial hair, and pubic hair), as well as other changes like breast development or getting a period.


What is the purpose of pubic hair?

Like most hair on your body, pubic hair does have some protective benefits.

  • Protect against friction during sex or clothes

  • Keep bacteria and dirt from entering your vagina

  • Keep you nice and warm


Is pubic hair unhygienic?

Nope. Pubic hair is not unhygienic. Though hair in that area could generate more heat/sweat which could cause bacteria to grow. However, a daily shower, and regular soap wash can keep it clean. Having hair vs no hair shouldn’t make a difference. (Be careful with soap though, soap inside your vagina can burn and can quite easily irritate the skin)


Is there a thing called too much or too little hair?

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Pubic hair is normal, and the amount of hair in the pubic region varies from person to person. Some grow mini bushes, others grow luscious bushes and come in all different varieties. There is no standard.

Hormonal changes can influence hair growth. For example, a person may notice excessive pubic hair as a result of polycystic ovary syndrome, while others may notice pubic hair loss due to aging.


Why do people remove their pubic hair?
 Most women who trim and remove their magic carpet do it often out of aesthetic reasons. They may find it looks visually more appealing, more comfortable, and makes them feel cleaner. 
  • Personal preference: they find it aesthetically appealing
  • Their partner’s preference: There may have been an implied or explicit request to groom or remove the pubic hair. However, pubic hair removal should be an individual’s choice.
  • Preparation for sexual activity: beneficial for oral sex.
  • Peer or societal pressure: Some people may conform to the way that society believes grooming should occur.



Coming Up Next Week : How to Trim Your Pubic Hair


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