In the age of cunnilingus and fellatio, pubic hair is an eyesore and thus many people are ditching the bush for a bald spot. However, health experts are warning people against ditching the bush as the pubic hair serves a purpose on our bodies. One of the functions of the pubic hair is to protect your vag*na from harmful bacteria, dust, and infection meaning that shaving exposes your delicate vag*na to bacteria, dust, and infections.
Pubic hair also protects the vag*na from friction during s*xual intercourse and prevents your vag*nal folds from sticking together. “Vag*nas are made of a mucous membrane, a type of skin that is more delicate than that on the rest of your body. Your pubes are there to cushion and protect your vagina from everything the world throws at it — d*cks, other vag!nas, s3x toys, bacteria, viruses, you name it. Pubic hair helps ensure that your vag*nal folds don’t stick together, which can result in rash and infection. It also protects your vag!na from friction during s*xual activity. As if that all weren’t enough, the hair also acts as a natural barrier, preventing potentially harmful bacteria from entering your p*ssy,” explains by an excerpt.
Shaving and waxing can cause irritation as the methods of hair removal are harsh to the delicate skin of the vulva. Some methods of waxing are not only painful but can also tear the skin. This leaves the p*ssy skin exposed to bacteria as the epidermal abrasions create an opening for the microscopic organisms into the body. What’s more, the waxing process causes inflammation which leaves the bacteria stuck beneath the skin. In addition, shaving and waxing can leave you with infected hair follicles and ingrown hairs which we all know are not fun. “Anytime you compromise the integrity of the skin, you’re going to increase your risk of infection,”.