Could be. Shaving can put you at a higher risk of genital warts as it can reduce skin on skin contact with someone who may have it. It also causes skin problems by irritating the skin and causing skin inflammation. It makes you prone to viral infections. Pubic hair also protects you from dust and bacteria entering your body. It controls your body temperature.
Pubic hair shaving originated in ancient Egypt and Greece for hygienic reasons. Pubic hair removal has a lot to do with cultural and society trends. The influence comes from cinematic trends, or just the desire to return to childhood. However, a lot of studies and research points out that shaving pubic hair is not very healthy. Let’s have a look at this practice and how it can affect your health.
Is Shaving Pubic Area Bad?
Pubic Hair Actually Protects You
Pubic hair is there for a reason, it protects you. It prevents foreign particles like dust and bacteria from entering your body. When you shave pubic hair, you tend to be more prone to infections. Shaving pubic hair makes you more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections as well.
Shaving Pubic Hair Puts You At Higher Risk For Genital Warts
Genital warts are warts located on and around the genital areas. They may appear or bumps or growths, may be few or multiple, raised or flat, whitish or skin coloured. Sometimes it may not even be visible. When you shave, you are at a higher risk at getting genital warts. Pubic hair might not completely prevent genital warts but it reduces skin on skin contact with someone who may have it.
Shaving Pubic Hair May Cause Skin Problems
When you shave your pubic hair, it may irritate the skin resulting in skin inflammation. This may leave microscopic open wounds. It may also cause boils and abscesses on your genitals. Frequent hair removal is required to keep your skin smooth, which may result in regular irritation. This region is moist, and when combined with irritation it becomes a culture medium for bacterial pathogens.
Pubic Hair Actually Controls Your Body Temperature
There is a sebaceous gland on each hair follicle which releases oils onto the hair, which allows the oils to go up to the skins surface. When the oil evaporates, it cools the skin. So, it can be really important in regulating your body temperature.
Shaving Pubic Hair Can Make You More Prone To Viral Infections
Shaving pubic hair can make you more prone to catching molluscum contagiosum. Molluscum contagiosum is spread easily, and the researchers suggested the virus may have spread primarily through self-infection caused by scratching skin irritated by shaving.
Of course it isn't healthy. Get a nick one time. I have lost most of my pubic hair thanks to menopause.
What a bullshit sorry.... Seriously ? Did anyone check how many bacterias are on hairless armpits and pubic area compared to hairy ? I think the smell can be the easiest indicator.... And why talk about shaving or wax? It's 21st century ppl, use lazer epilation and forget about hair and painful shaving forever. And after all, it's simple hygiene ... Come on...
Body temp is cotrol by the hypothalamus not the hair. Hair protects and makes you look funny when it grows in unexpected places. \U0001f61c
mines was shaved by my husband,now that he is in another country i just trim it.for hygienic reason.i hate it when i have the red flag and sometimes it get mess with the hair.so have to trim it.
Why is it that some people are hairy in and around pubic / armpits / chest.....area and some are not ? If it was natural then should have been present or absent in all humanbeing..... males or female.
I guess it depends on the person I personally like mine bare I hate to sweat ,I hate the hair ,plus I like clean
I think it's aesthetic... Never had a problem until I saw grey.. Then it started reminding me of my grandma... Naw chile,..gotta shave
I was told pubic hair keeps germs out of the vagina.. I shave it anyway.. but had an OB tell me that years ago
No it's not! It's not unclean nor unsanitary! As long as you bathe. Shaving that area has no merit other than personal preference.... Your hair was put there for a reason ....
I think most men likes women that is neat and clean looking down there. The jungle look seems unsanitary.
Yes shaving or waxing is healthy and hygienic, unless you want to smell down there. Remember every time your running around busy sweating away, or go loo you leave a smell on un shaven or un waxed pubic hair. Sorry just saying I mean clean the button half at least if not your pubic bone
Yes shaving pubic is a very healthy I have been doing it for the past 40 years without an hassles an infection it's worked for me
do i neet to tel yu again both man n woman has same issue so they both hve point of view to comment be broad minded
Farhana Syed thank u for answering question. So I've never dead karan think it was in a movie (not without my daughter) that they looked at American woman oddly because she bathed daily their response was "only bathe before sex" good to know that as only a movie line not reality. Live and learn, thanks.