Pubic hair is natural. You have it for a reason. Actually, you have it for several reasons.
It provides warmth and helps keep dirt and insects from finding their way into intimate areas. It also helps with a process called pheromone trapping. Pheromones are the scent that attracts a mate for reproduction.
It all sounds very primal, but it’s a normal part of being a living thing on planet Earth.
Today, these benefits are less of a concern. We don’t have the same bug-related problems, and we tend to live in cleaner environments with better personal hygiene. Since it’s not a big deal anymore, some women choose to remove their pubic hair.
There’s still some risk involved because shaving and waxing can cause abrasions, burns, infections, or the occasional ingrown hair. However, they are usually minor issues that can be managed without a doctor.
What Will My OB/GYN Think?
An OB/GYN’s job involves inspecting places that are private. Some women feel pressure to ensure that everything is perfect before they go. The truth is that your doctor and their staff do not care if you are clean-shaven or not.
They are medical professionals. They know that hair growth is natural and normal. It doesn’t hinder their ability to do their job, and it doesn’t harm your health.
Your gynecologist may be looking at as many as 20 different vaginas a day. When it comes to pubic hair, they have seen it all. If you are due for a pelvic exam, contact us for an appointment. We promise we don’t mind how much or how little pubic hair you have when you come in.