Shaving is one sure way to remove pubic hair, but is it advisable? You see, there are several reasons why you should not shave your pubic hair; Apart from the fact that it causes skin irritation which when combined with the moist nature of our genital area, becomes a breeding ground for bacterial pathogens. Here are 6 other reasons why you should consider not shaving your pubic hair.
1. You could get injured
Razor might injure you while shaving
Most genital injuries reported in emergency rooms are a direct consequence of pubic hair removal. This comes as no surprise though, as the pubic region is difficult to visualize well and has more uneven angles, so if you are not careful you could get injured while shaving the area.
2. It could result to skin Problems In Your Pubic Area
Shaving your pubic hair naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles, thereby leaving microscopic open wounds which ultimately leads to skin problems like boils and abscesses, skin irritation and redness of the area, as well as cellulitis, an infection of the scrotum.
3. Pubic Hair Actually Help Protects You
Aside from protecting us from diseases and skin problems like boils etc, pubic hair also helps prevent foreign particles like dust and pathogenic bacteria from entering your body through the microscopic open wounds that are caused by the inflammation of our hair follicles, caused by shaving. it also offers a natural barrier to keep things clean, thereby decreasing contact with viruses and bacteria, and protecting the tender skin of the area.
4. Pubic Hair Helps keep Your Body Temperature in Check
The hair in our pubic region assist in keeping our body temperature in Check by retaining heat when we’re cold and when the body is hot, glands in the skin secrete sweat onto the surface to increase heat loss by evaporation.
5. Lack of Pubic Hair Increases Your Chances of Contracting STDs
Pubic hair removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, thereby leaving microscopic open wounds. Which can serve as an inlet for viruses like herpes, syphilis, genital warts etc. So, Keeping your pubic hair in its natural state can reduce your risk of contracting STIs.
The skin around our genitals are very sensitive and shaving always irritates it. Also Shaved hair grows back after a couple of days, and when it does it can be very itchy.