A gynaecologist, Dr Jen Gunter, has suggested girls towards shaving their pubic hair.
Gunter, who’s creator of The Vagina Bible, warned girls towards waxing or shaving their hair, as a result of, based on her, it may trigger “microscopic trauma” that may result in infections.
She mentioned the hair is critical to guard the pores and skin by appearing as a barrier towards the surface world and that shaving can also cut back sexual pleasure.
“Hygiene” is the commonest cause girls take away their hair.
“Waxing, shaving or ‘sugaring’ – mixing sugar, lemon juice and water to create a wax-like gel – could do extra hurt than good,” Dr Gunter warned based on BBC.
“You’re inflicting microscopic trauma to the pores and skin,” she added.
“Pubic hair has a operate, it’s most likely a mechanical barrier and safety for the pores and skin,” she mentioned.
“It might even have a job in sexual functioning as a result of every pubic hair is hooked up to a nerve ending, that’s why it hurts to take away it.”
Dr. Gunter suggested those that nonetheless need to shave their pubic hair to make use of a clear razor and shave within the path of the hair.
She warned that going “towards the grain” will increase the danger of ingrown hairs, which may turn out to be contaminated.
And for folks going for a wax, she mentioned they have to make sure the technician doesn’t “double dip” the wood sticks used.