I’m answering more of YOUR questions about sex today. In the video below, I’ll review ten questions submitted by readers of Sex and Psychology and explore what science can tell us about each one. As in previous videos, these questions cover a very diverse range of topics, from how long people tend to spend on sex to the effectiveness of the “pull-out” method to how many people have shaved their pubic hair. The specific questions are listed below. Check out the video for the answers!Read More
When it comes to pubic hair removal practices and preferences, how similar are men and women? A recent study of college students published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine offers some unique insight. Over, 1,000 students were surveyed in order to determine how many of them are removing or trimming their pubic hair, their reasons for doing so, the methods they use, as well as how they feel about pubic hair on a potential sexual partner. For a closer look at these and other key findings from the study, check out the infographic below.Read More
Survey studies have reliably found that a majority of men and women say they have removed some or all of their pubic hair before. The reasons people report for doing this vary widely and include feeling clean and sexy, wanting to make oneself more attractive to a partner, and (for men) wanting to make their penises look bigger.
In the video below, our friends over at ASAP Science take a look at the science of pubic hair. Specifically, they consider the major theories on why pubic hair is thought to exist in the first place, as well as the potential health implications of removing it.Read More
Pubic hair removal has been the subject of a growing amount of research attention; however, surprisingly little work in this area has addressed the question of how men and women are similar or different when it comes to their pubic hair removal practices and preferences. How many people do it, why, what (if any) side effects are there, and how much pubic hair do they prefer on their sexual partners? A new study just published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine takes a look at these and other questions in a sample of college undergraduates. Check out the infographic below for a few of the key findings.Read More
Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader who wanted to know more about male and female pubic hair removal practices:
“When did it become common for each gender to begin shaving their pubic hair? I think it started with women, but now it seems just as common among men.”Read More
Pubic hair removal is not a new practice among women. In fact, we have reason to believe that women have been removing at least some of their hair "down there" since the time of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. However, media portrayals suggest that this trend has escalated considerably in recent years and that most women are now opting for the "full Brazilian" or "Hollywood Wax" (i.e., total removal of all pubic hair, including the buttocks). But is this really the case? Check out the infographic below for a reality check on modern women's pubic hair removal practices.Read More
Every Friday on the blog, I answer people’s questions about sex, love, and relationships. This week’s question comes from a reader of the site who wanted to know more about what seems to be an increasing trend among women: pubic hair removal.
Why is the shaving of pubic hair so prevalent? Why do so many people (especially women) do it? We've been "natural" for so long, it kinda seems counter-intuitive that such a large percentage of people (seemingly) aesthetically enjoy this. I mean I get that males are aroused by anatomy, and shaving could give them more anatomy to be aroused by, but they're also aroused by signs of sexual maturity and fertility. Wouldn't pubic hair be a pretty blatant sign of fertility?