It’s wrong for women to shave pubic hair – Expert reveals side-effects

A gynecologist has stated that it is wrong for women to remove their pubic hair.

According to Dr Jen Gunter, who is the author of The Vagina Bible, waxing or shaving can cause “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections.


While the purpose of pubic hair is somewhat of a mystery, going “au naturel” is necessary to protect the skin by acting as a barrier against the outside world.

Getting a Brazilian may also reduce sexual pleasure, with pubic hair being connected to nerve endings that might help arousal, Dr Gunter added.

Pubic hair “grooming” has almost become the norm, with many blaming the porn industry.

Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), asked more than 3,300 women about their downstairs grooming.

Of which, 83.8% claimed to wax, shave or epilate their pubic hair, with just 16.2% leaving it intact.

“Hygiene” was the most commonly reported reason (59%) for women removing their hair.

But Dr Gunter warns waxing, shaving or “sugaring” – mixing sugar, lemon juice and water to create a wax-like gel – may do more harm than good.

“You are causing microscopic trauma to the skin,” she told the BBC.

The gynaecologist added she sees women with cuts, grazes and even infections when hair removal goes awry.

“Pubic hair has a function, it is probably a mechanical barrier and protection for the skin,” she said.

“It may also have a role in sexual functioning because each pubic hair is attached to a nerve ending, that’s why it hurts to remove it.”

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  1. i dont think its hygenic leaving public hair cos you pee on it and menstruate on it. men dont pee on their pubic hair but women cant avoid it.some people may not wash thier public hair well and it begins to smell. and talking about sexual pleasures u may be right about the nerve endings but when a.man wants to go and give a a suck..public hair might be a hinderance to such pleasure as well.

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