Contrary to popular belief, hair removal is not a recent phenomenon or a fad, it is a practice that appeared very early on. Once a symbol of impurity, many civilizations have attempted to slow down hair growth with bronze tweezers and depilatory creams made from wax, water, sugar and lemon. This practice is also at the origin of oriental hair removal.
Today, hair removal is a very common practice that even affects men, as they take more and more care of themselves and their skin. As for the women, some are not cold in the eyes and push the chase of the hair to its paroxysm whether it is by using razors, depilatory cream, wax or even the technique of the thread. No area is spared, neither the back, nor the arms, nor the buttocks nor even the pubis.
The usefulness of pubic hair
Currently, pubic hair removal is the subject of much debate because there are two schools:
- The one who claims that the hairs act as a shield
- The one who believes that full hair removal is a sign of hygiene
It turns out that the hairs located in this area have a very specific role, they prevent bacteria from causing infections or diseases, they temper the genitals, retain the smell that emanates from this area useful to arouse desire sexual intercourse and prevent the skin of the pubis from being irritated by skin-to-skin rubbing during intercourse.
Whether with wax or with a razor, when you epilate your pubic hair, you inflame the hair follicles and cause burns, especially since the skin of the pubis is particularly sensitive.. Plus, most of the time waxing means ingrown hairs and these can be really painful.
The consequences of pubic hair removal
Removing pubic hair is like removing a hair shield that protects the lips from possible micro-cuts which accelerate the proliferation of bacteria and cause infections, especially since it is a very humid area. Hot waxing is not recommended because it weakens the pores in the pubis and causes redness and irritation.
Waxing pubic hair can have more serious consequences such as genital herpes and HPV. Doctors claim that hair removal increases the risk of contamination.
Contrary to popular belief, pubic hair removal is not necessarily more hygienic. With or without hair, the bad smell that emanates from your genitals is only related to your personal hygiene.
Emily Gibson, director of the research center at Western University in Washington, has decided to wage war on pubic hair removal and speak out against its consequences. According to her « Bikini waxing, prized by women convinced that it guarantees better hygiene, aesthetics or increased sexual pleasure, increases the risk of infection and sexually transmitted diseases, especially among young people « . She claims that hair removal from the pubic area causes inflammation of the hair follicles, more so if it is regular. Many infections, including herpes, pustules and boils, as well as sexually transmitted diseases can no longer be prevented without hair.
These having a role of protector of the genital mucous membranes.
So, those who pluck their pubic hair because it’s a fad and because they think it’s a tool of seduction, don’t do it for the right reasons. Hair removal is an operation that should not be taken lightly and that deserves reflection before being performed. Do it for yourself above all and by conviction not to please! Especially since many men like natural women whose genitals are intact. Indeed, a study conducted in 2013 for the hair removal company Nad’s showed that only 12% of men prefer full bikini waxing.
If you ever opt for hair removal despite everything, it is essential to respect certain hygiene rules in order to avoid infections. Take care of your pubic area by performing scrubs to avoid ingrown hairs and using sterilized and clean equipment to limit the risk of infection without forgetting to use a special post-depilatory cream. Space the waxing, making sure to wait at least 1 to go to your beautician.
If small pimples appear and become infected quickly consult a dermatologist. In addition, if you suffer from pain, inflammation or infections such as yeast or warts do not waste time and consult!