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Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by BornorBang: 3:04pm On Aug 06, 2021
A gynaecologist has warned against waxing or shaving pubic hairs because it can cause “microscopic trauma” that can lead to infections.

Dr Jen Gunter, the author of The Vagina Bible, has urged women. While the purpose of pubic hair is somewhat of a mystery, going “au naturel” is necessary to protect the skin by acting as a barrier against the outside world.

Getting a Brazilian may also reduce sexual pleasure, with pubic hair being connected to nerve endings that might help arousal, Dr Gunter added.

Pubic hair “grooming” has almost become the norm, with many blaming the porn industry.

Scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), asked more than 3,300 women about their downstairs grooming.

Of which, 83.8% claimed to wax, shave or epilate their pubic hair, with just 16.2% leaving it intact.

“Hygiene” was the most commonly reported reason (59%) for women removing their hair.

But Dr Gunter warns waxing, shaving or “sugaring” – mixing sugar, lemon juice and water to create a wax-like gel – may do more harm than good.

“You are causing microscopic trauma to the skin,” she told the BBC.

The gynaecologist added she sees women with cuts, grazes and even infections when hair removal goes awry.

“Pubic hair has a function, it is probably a mechanical barrier and protection for the skin,” she said.

“It may also have a role in sexual functioning because each pubic hair is attached to a nerve ending, that’s why it hurts to remove it.”

Why do we have pubic hair?

The role of pubic hair is not fully understood.

Most experts think it is involved in the release of pheromones, chemicals that trigger arousal.

Pheromones are thought to be “get trapped in pubic hair when glands release an odourless secretion on the skin that combines with bacteria decomposed by the secretion of (other) glands”, according to an expert from Columbia University in New York.

This produces a scent that varies from person-to-person.

Some studies suggest women are attracted to pheromones that differ significantly from their own because it suggests genetic diversity, the expert added.

Other theories as to pubic hair’s purpose include warmth or helping the vagina stay “clean”.

“Pubic hair prevents dirt and particles from entering the vagina,” the Columbian scientist reported.

Critics argue, however, if warmth was the reason, men would surely have more hair along their penis and around their scrotum.

The protection theory also falls short because men do not have similar cushioning around the opening of their urethra.

Humans are thought to have removed their hair as far back as prehistoric times.

“Tweezers” made of shells have even been found in ancient caves.

The Egyptians also reportedly associated body hair with uncleanliness.

Removing pubic hair may have some benefits, by protecting against body lice.

The tiny insects live on coarse human hair, like that found around the genitals, according to the NHS.

Pubic lice

Find out about pubic lice, including what they look like, how you get them, symptoms when to seek medical advice…

Body lice spread via skin-to-skin contact, usually sex.

As well as thriving on the genitals, the insects can also set up home on the armpits, legs, chest, abdomen, back, face, and even the eyebrows and eyelashes.

Basically, anywhere with hair, aside from the scalp.

These days, women are less likely to remove their pubic hair out of fear of lice.

“The increased prevalence of pornography that depicts bare Instruments, popular magazines and television are primary drivers of the trend in the United States,” the UCSF scientists wrote in the journal JAMA Dermatology.

In their study, 875 women (31.5%) claimed they groomed their pubic hair because they felt it “made their genitals more attractive”.

And 586 (21.1%) said it is their “partner’s preference”.

Asked when they would remove their pubic hair, most (55.6%) said before sex.

This was followed by before a holiday (45.7%) and to prepare for a “healthcare professional visit” (40%).

For those who still want to go hair-free “down there”, Dr Gunter urges them to use a clean razor and shave in the direction of the hair.

Going “against the grain” increases the risk of ingrown hairs, which can become infected.

And for those who go for a wax, ensure the technician does not “double-dip” the wooden sticks used.

This could spread bacteria between clients, Dr Gunter added.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/03/warning-dont-remove-your-pubic-hairs-gynaecologist-urges-women/amp/

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by BornorBang: 3:47pm On Aug 06, 2021
cool cool

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Youngpo413: 3:49pm On Aug 06, 2021
weird..

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Nelson21(m): 3:54pm On Aug 06, 2021
Youngpo413:
weird..

grin

Why do you find it weird?
Am pretty sure God didn't put that hair there for no reason.

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Youngpo413: 4:01pm On Aug 06, 2021
Nelson21:

grin
Why do you find it weird? Am pretty sure God didn't put that hair there for no reason.
Perhaps...

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by BornorBang: 4:17pm On Aug 06, 2021
No wonder the asians keep their v*gina hairs unshaved. I always wondered why.

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by stevebond007(m): 5:36pm On Aug 06, 2021
You right Op.

Just trim and wash. Simple!

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Seeksnigeria: 5:56pm On Aug 06, 2021
Uhmmmm
stevebond007:

You right Op.

Just trim and wash. Simple!

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Sonnobax15(m): 6:03pm On Aug 06, 2021
grin
Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by chloride6: 6:58pm On Aug 06, 2021
Nelson21:


grin

Why do you find it weird?
Am pretty sure God didn't put that hair there for no reason.


God also put your nails there for a reason. Why don't you leave your nails without cutting them?

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Akporo1234: 6:59pm On Aug 06, 2021
chloride6:



God also put your nails there for a reason. Why don't you leave your nails without cutting them?

Mad Clapback!! grin grin

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by house10studio: 7:00pm On Aug 06, 2021
another foolish idiot with a degree

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Monogamy: 7:01pm On Aug 06, 2021
Interesting... grin
Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by UncleHaba22: 7:04pm On Aug 06, 2021
Asia ladies liked this post grin

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by FalseProphet1(m): 7:06pm On Aug 06, 2021
BornorBang:
No wonder the asians keep their v*gina hairs unshaved. I always wondered why.
You my young friend are a chronic addictive viewer of xvideos that's why you were able to come up with such conclusion.

This I have seen.

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by FlowerGirl040(f): 7:07pm On Aug 06, 2021
God forbid bad thing

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Akporo1234: 7:52pm On Aug 06, 2021
FalseProphet1:

You my young friend are a chronic addictive viewer of xvideos that's why you were able to come up with such conclusion.

This I have seen.

See you too confession invariably...
All of you are pornstars

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by zeetyzin(m): 7:52pm On Aug 06, 2021
chloride6:



God also put your nails there for a reason. Why don't you leave your nails without cutting them?
You get sense jare �

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by TheWolfen(m): 8:06pm On Aug 06, 2021
Bush grin


Abeg o
Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by lkillbrokehoes: 8:16pm On Aug 06, 2021
FlowerGirl040:
God forbid bad thing
Gerrout!

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by iamyemiakins(m): 8:31pm On Aug 06, 2021
Wahala for some guys o grin

Even when properly shaved sef, some guys can't identify the right hole not to talk of being bushy cheesy

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Ishilove: 8:37pm On Aug 06, 2021
Okay ...

Ladies and gents, this is still not an excuse to allow that place turn to Sambisa forest. Use a scissors to trim it low so it can allow your genitals breathe, as well as look aesthetically pleasing.

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by lkillbrokehoes: 8:43pm On Aug 06, 2021
Ishilove:
Okay ...

Ladies and gents, this is still not an excuse to allow that place turn to Sambisa forest. Use a scissors to trim it low so it can allow your genitals breathe, as well as look aesthetically pleasing.
I hope you are doing the same thing? don't come here and preach what you don't practice. grin

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Nobody: 8:45pm On Aug 06, 2021
No be today we dey chop snail wey get hair. E dey sweet

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by siofra(f): 8:50pm On Aug 06, 2021
I'll say it again, men who insist women shave their pubic area are PAEDOPHILES

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by DoingBetter: 8:55pm On Aug 06, 2021
I have that book in my library app but haven’t gotten around to reading it. I guess it’s time to do so now.

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Ishilove: 8:57pm On Aug 06, 2021
lkillbrokehoes:
I hope you are doing the same thing? don't come here and preach what you don't practice. grin
Don't be a pervert. Focus on the message and leave the messenger

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by MufasaLion(m): 9:03pm On Aug 06, 2021
MejiLoyon:
No be today we dey chop snail wey get hair. E dey sweet

grin grin grin
Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by MufasaLion(m): 9:05pm On Aug 06, 2021
siofra:
I'll say it again, men who insist women shave their pubic area are PAEDOPHILES

LMAO
They should come and catch their sub grin

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Fountainofyouth(f): 9:06pm On Aug 06, 2021
I will continue to clean shave my pubic hair, bite me angry

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Re: Gynaecologist Warns Women Not To Remove Their Pubic Hair by Ishilove: 9:18pm On Aug 06, 2021
Fountainofyouth:
I will continue to clean shave my pubic hair, bite me angry
.
They said clean shave can cause bumps and rashes on the punny.

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