Should I Remove My Pubic Hair – Men and Women Weigh In
It comes to no surprise that both men and women trim their pubic hair. But is it alright? Is it hygienic? Let’s find out.
Survey says …
Myriads of women don’t hesitate to leave their mons pubis plucked. Why do you think so? As per a survey published on JAMA Dermatology which was participated 3,316 US women, almost 59% claimed they were doing it as part of their hygiene routine. All in all, nearly 84% of them insisted that they need to perform grooming. On the other side, roughly 62% told researchers that they shaved their public hair once in their life. Around 20% proudly insisted they trimmed it for their husbands. It makes them feel sexier than before.
Is it safe?
Researchers from JAMA Dermatology discovered that almost a quarter of individuals who shaved or trimmed their pubic hair experienced some injuries. Typically, these injuries were cuts accompanied by burns or even rashes. Moreover, this research proved that almost 1.5% of these groomers got injuries which seek medical attention.
Dr. Benjamin Brever, a well-known urologist from the University of California led the study. With that, they revealed that 3% of men and women confined in Accident and Emergency department of the hospital got grooming injuries as per Time.
The right way to shave
To shave pubic hair in a safer way while avoiding problems such as ingrown hairs and nicks, here is the step-by-step process that we can follow on how to do the task;
- Wisely choose shaving cream. For shaving such a sensitive zone in our body, we should not be using soap at all. What we need is a shaving gel or cream. It is our duty to ensure that we get a good one.
- Don’t skimp on the razor. The best razor to use to shave your pubic area is those razors that have multiple blades and pivoting heads. If we choose to use the cheap and straight ones especially those that are disposable, there might be nicks and cuts as a result.
- Give it a haircut. First, trim the hair down as short as it can be. Use a comb and place it flat on the skin then trim the hairs over the comb using a scissor.
- Take a bath or a warm shower. This will help in softening the skin and relaxing the hair follicle.
- Exfoliate. Use a mild exfoliator to ensure that the dead skin cells will be removed. As an alternative, you can also use a body wash with the Ayate washcloth.
- Dab the pre-shaving oil. This will serve as a barrier in our skin while we are shaving down there. It will moisturize the skin, allowing the razor to glide easier. This oil can also prevent ingrown hairs, razor burn, and general irritation.
- Apply the shaving cream. It is imperative to make sure that the skin is damp. However, it should not be overly wet as well.
- Shave. Use a fresh shave in this job. First, go in the same direction of the growth of the hair and follow in the opposite direction. Avoid going over the same area for many times.
- Rinse. Rinse the blade in between strokes. Even the best razor won’t work if it is clogged.
- Cleanse. Rinse the pubic area and use a towel to pat it dry.
- Moisturize. Get a lotion, preferably one that is unscented, and apply a light portion on the area.