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Is shaving good or dangerous for you? The answer is right here.

A recent poll found that 84 percent of women either shave or trim the hair that grows in the pubic region. To what extent, if any, does this influence your health for the better, or may it potentially be harmful to you? 

According to a study that was published this week in JAMA Dermatology, researchers questioned 3,316 women in the United States and found that 59 percent of those women said they did it for "hygiene reasons." In total, 84 percent of respondents said they had trimmed or otherwise manipulated their pubic hair at least once, and 62 percent said they had completely shaved off all of their pubic hair. Elimination of hair was most common in those between the ages of 18 and 24. Additionally, one in four people stated that it was for their personal relationships. Another issue was that I was experiencing an increase in my body temperature. 

According to Dr. Tami S. Rowen, the lead author of the report, "many women believe that they are repulsive and unclean if they haven't been groomed." [Citation needed] It is her contention, along with that of her co-authors, that grooming and cosmetic surgery are related. According to prior study, the percentage of males who shave their pubic hair is significantly lower than that of women. 

Ancient Greek urns that depict hairless ladies provide evidence that grooming trends have been there since the beginning of time. It is said that women in ancient times removed their pubic hair either by plucking it or by burning it with lamps. Playboy, which, according to research from George Washington University, went from having pubic hair visible on most of its models until the 1980s to virtually completely removing it this century, is one of the companies that can be held partially responsible for the current trend of having no pubic hair (on less than 10 percent of models). 

When it comes to your pubis, the focus should be on you alone. On the other side, your pubic hair serves the purpose of protecting your genitalia from chafing, which can lead to infection. It's better for your health not to shave it. When cutting their pubic hair, the vast majority of women will suffer from cuts or ingrown hairs, while others will endure irritation to their hair follicles or hyperpigmentation. If they have a particularly poor streak of luck or if they are not skilled with a razor, they run the risk of developing skin infections and an increased risk of catching herpes and other sexually transmitted illnesses.


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