Pubic hair removal has become extremely popular and has grown into a multi-million dollar business. In fact, a study of 25-40 year-olds in America found that 96% of females and 87% of males had either partially or completely removed pubic hair within the past month.
But shaving or waxing your hair down there is actually less healthy for you than keeping your pubic hair. Here are five ways that show you the power of pubic hair. Here’s why:
It’s More Sanitary
Pubic hair offers a natural barrier to keep things clean, to decrease contact with viruses and bacteria, and to protect the tender skin of the area from being abraded. Sure, now we wear clothes, but sometimes even clothes can irritate the skin there.
Some clinicians are finding that freshly shaved pubic areas and genitals are also more vulnerable to herpes infections due to the microscopic wounds being exposed to viruses carried by mouth or genitals. It follows that there may be vulnerability to the spread of other STIs as well.
It’s A Natural Lubricant
Pubic hair helps to control the moisture of the area by wicking it up and away from the skin. This decreases the chances of yeast infections and skin breakdown. Without it, you will notice that your sweat will have to be absorbed instead by your clothing. Rubbing of the skin can irritate and hair helps to decrease this problem.
It helps to protect your sensitive areas from redness caused by skin rubbing. This could also provide protection against possible irritation during intercourse. Pubic hair is like nature’s way of keeping things balanced.
It Regulates Your Body Temperature
Hair follicles help with sweating. There is a sebaceous gland on each hair follicle that releases oils onto the hair, which allows the oils to go up to the skin’s surface. When this oil evaporates it cools the skin because of its latent heat.
It Heightens Sensation
At the bottom of each little hair follicle, there is a nerve ending. When you brush across each hair, it sends a little sensation down the shaft to that nerve ending.