The hair you have on your body (no matter where it is) has always helped regulate your body temperature. Your pubic hair has much the same function, and the follicles in this area help with the sweating process. It happens when each hair follicle has a sebaceous gland underneath. This gland is responsible for releasing oils produced naturally by the body in the strands of hair. This oil then rises to the surface of the skin with the help of the hair, where it gradually evaporates and thus keeps the skin cool.
- Pubic hair is protective
Reason number 2 for not shaving your pubic area is that they act as a protective shield between your genitals, pathogenic bacteria, and other pathogens (4). By shaving them, you’re essentially exposing yourself to potential health issues, and that’s not good.
- Pubic hair is a storehouse of pheromones
While your vagina helps in the secretion of pheromones, it’s your pubic area that helps hold them back so they can work their magic on potential mates (5), (6). If you shave pubic hair, you are actually eliminating that amazing reservoir of pheromones that make you more attractive, especially to those who matter. When your body sweats, it increases the production of pheromones, which get trapped in your pubic hair. And that’s exactly why you shouldn’t shave him if you want this date to go wild.
- Pubic hair reduces the risk of genital warts
As the name suggests, genital warts affect your private parts. They are a type of STD symptom that manifests as growths or bumps on your skin. White in color, these can become very uncomfortable and cause extreme itching. Although they are caused by HPV or the human papillomavirus, your chances of contracting them increase dramatically if you shave the hair in your lower areas, research shows.
- Pubic hair prevents a type of viral infection
To continue, I think we can already see that shaving your pubic area is more of a bane than a godsend. This activity of “cleaning” yourself may also increase your risk of a viral infection known as Molluscumcontagiosum. As you have already learned in this article, you are more susceptible to STIs if you use a razor there.
- Pubic hair controls skin problems
Remember that heightened sensitivity and burning sensation you feel when you get rid of your hair? Well, these are microscopic wounds. Anytime you wax this area or run a razor over it, you cause itchy skin which can also develop abscesses, boils, and other similar skin infections. In addition, it can become extremely painful. So maybe it’s time you stopped this.