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?