Pubic hair is on everyone’s lips or maybe not? One study says that those who are shaved down there are more likely to have oral sex than those who are unshaved.
In this article you will learn more about the original purpose of our pubic hair and e.g. whether a shaved genital area is really more hygienic. Okay, maybe some information from the “unnecessary knowledge” section.
THE 10 GOOD-TO-KNOW’S ON PUBIC HAIR
1. Where does the word pubic hair actually actually come from?
The exact origin of the word is not really traceable, but at least the composition of the word seems to explain something. In German usage, the word ‘Schamhaar’ (pubic hair) consists of two words `shame´ and `hair´. `Shame´ has two meanings: firstly, the feeling that arises when we do something or see something in another person that is unpleasant for us or could be unpleasant for the other person. On the other hand, the word also describes our genital area. Probably because, with some exceptions, we are likely to be educated to be ashamed of this area (at least in some contexts) when it is exposed. What a shame, really! Because this area (especially with us women of course) can be so beautiful, as the.vulva.gallery shows very impressively.
2. What is pubic hair good for?
Originally, when we walked around naked (and I don’t mean nudist beaches), the hair around our genitals was probably good for two things: protection against bacteria and other germs that could disturb the sensitive vaginal flora and, what we try to do today with meaningful photos about Tinder: attract potential sexual partners. The hairs should catch the secretes produced in the olfactory glands and thus support their distribution in the air, i.e. they should distribute the pheromones nicely.
3. Shaved or not, does it make a difference hygienically?
According to studies, the main motivation for shaving is hygiene in 60% of women and also in 60% of men (between 25 and 34 years). However, it does not seem to have a hygienic advantage to be shaved in the genital area, it is rather a subjective feeling. Especially when we consider that nature’s idea was to let hair grow there for hygienic and protective reasons.
4. Pubic hair does not protect against STDs
83% of women shave their intimate area in some way. According to a study conducted with 7,580 Americans, having more hair in the genital area is better than having less, at least in terms of a positive correlation between intimate shaving and sexually transmitted diseases.
Small injuries, which occur during shaving, can transmit diseases better. Therefore you should also generally pay attention to the correct prevention during oral sex, for this there are among other things so-called dental dams.
5. Are there benefits to being shaved during sex?
Actually quite the opposite, because the hair protects against irritations caused by friction during sex. The paradox is that sex and especially oral sex is often the reason why we shave down there. And one study even shows that there is a positive correlation between shaving the genital area and having oral sex. However, it cannot be proven that there is a connection between the shaved intimate area and the higher the pleasure level during sex.
62% der Millennials nehmen sich laut einer Studie als sexuell attraktiver wahr, wenn sie rasiert sind
6. What are we shaving for?
The number one reason is probably sex, at least according to a survey by JAMA Dermatology this is the case for 55% of the women questioned. And also at ¾ of men aged 25 to 34 this seems to be the main reason. 21% of the women said they would shave because their partner prefers it. And according to a study from 2016, 40% of women shave before they go to their gynecologist.
7. Porn vs. Reality
According to a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, 60% of men prefer their partner to be completely shaved. Could there be a connection between porn and the preferences of the gentlemen? It may be difficult to verify. Nevertheless, a preference for completely shaved (Hollywood cut), landing strip (only a narrow stripe remains) or triangle (American style) could be related to the wide variety of porn so easily accessible today. And fortunately, the appearance and hair of the vulva´s is much more diverse than most porn movies suggest (but more about that elsewhere).
8. Pubic hair color
If you have ever wondered why your own or your partner’s pubic hair does not match the color of the hair on your head, take a closer look at the eyebrows, maybe it fits better.
9. Does a shaved intimate area make you more confident?
At least 62% of the millennials feel sexually more attractive when they are shaved, according to one study. According to this study, the figure is 54% for Generation X and 33% for the baby boomers.
10. Hair does not grow thicker or stronger after shaving
Even though it always seems so, shaving or waxing your hair does not make it thicker or grow back faster. However, we often perceive this differently ourselves, because the hair simply looks darker when it grows back and its shortness makes it seem even more stable or thicker.