Pubic Hair: Harmful Reasons Why You Should Not Fully Shave The Hair In Your Private Area

A few sociological theories suggest it has to do with cultural trends spawned by bikinis and thongs, certain hairless actors and actresses or a desire to return to childhood or even a misguided attempt at hygiene.

As a part of proper hygiene, mostly are shaving their underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows, and face for females; the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin, and legs for males. Others may choose waxing or going to salon.

It was ancient Egypt and Greece time originated pubic hair shaving, the reason for both hygienic reasons and as a clear sign of their profession particularly to those prostitutes.

In fact, female body shaving was established as the norm between 1915 and 1945, pubic hair removal did not actually gain a strong foothold until the 1980’s.

Long ago, surgeons figured out that shaving a body part prior to surgery actually increased, rather than decreased, surgical site infections.

No matter what expensive and complex weapons are used – razor blades, electric shavers, tweezers, waxing, depilatories, electrolysis – hair, like crab grass, always grows back and eventually wins. In the meantime, the skin suffers the effects of the scorched battlefield.

Here are the other reason why you need to avoid shaving the pubic hair:

1. It causes skin problems in your private area

Pubic hair removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, leaving microscopic open wounds. Rather than suffering a comparison to a bristle brush, frequent hair removal is necessary to stay smooth, causing regular irritation of the shaved or waxed area.

When that irritation is combined with the warm moist environment of the genitals, it becomes a happy culture medium for some of the nastiest of bacterial pathogens, namely Group A Streptococcus, Staphylococcus aureus and its recently mutated cousin methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

There is an increase in staph boils and abscesses, necessitating incisions to drain the infection, resulting in scarring that can be significant. It is not at all unusual to find pustules and other hair-follicle inflammation papules on shaved genitals.

2. You are more likely to catch molluscum contagiosum (viral infection)

Molluscum contagiosum it has been suggested that the virus may have spread primarily through self-infections caused by scratching skin irritated by shaving and spread easily.

Additionally, cellulitis (soft-tissue bacterial infection without abscess) of the scrotum, labia and penis as a result of spread of bacteria from shaving or from sexual contact with strep or staph bacteria from a partner's skin. 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.

3. Higher risk for genital warts

Genital warts are contagious, fleshy growths in the genital or anal area. They are one of the most common types of sexually transmitted infection. They are also known as venereal warts or condylomata acuminata. They are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and they are a symptom of HPV.

There will be a higher risk of having genital wax if you continually shave your pubic hair. Because your genital area has no protection from bacteria.

4. Pubic hair contains pheromones

Humans are the only mammals with thick, coarse pubic hair. Most of us don't like keeping our bush au naturel, so we resort to shaving or waxing. But there's a reason pubic hair stuck around as we evolved: Scientists believe it traps pheromones and attract mates. Plus, it prevents friction when we get it on. Pheromones purpose is to attack each other couple wherein as you sweat and those secretions are retained in the pubic hair regions.

5. Pubic hair actually protects you

Pubic hair does have a purpose, providing a cushion against friction that can cause skin abrasion and injury, protection from bacteria and other unwanted pathogens, and is the visible result of long-awaited adolescent hormones, certainly nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.

6. Pubic hair helps control your body temperature

In the same way pubic hair keep a guy’s testicles warm, it surrounds a woman’s genitals to help regulate temperature. And it also helps keep you warm when it gets cold outside.

An example is, you might not have thought about it, but you sweat between your legs just like you sweat elsewhere. Imagine a hot day where your pants are pressed up your crotch all day — you’re going to get sweaty.

But if you have pubic hair, you have a natural buffer between your pants and your genitals so you can breathe more and sweat less.