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.
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 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.