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13 June 2011

Your pubic hair

When you were going through puberty, getting hair on your bits was a big deal. It meant that you were becoming a man, and that you were cooler than your less hairy mates.

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When you were going through puberty, getting hair on your bits was a big deal. It meant that you were becoming a man, and that you were cooler than your less hairy mates.

But these days, your love jungle doesn’t play much of a role in your life. Over the years, it has also seemed to extend its borders, growing up your stomach, on your backside, and even in deeper places we prefer not to mention.

Your earliest pubes appeared between the ages of 10 and 13, and sprouted first on your scrotum, slowly moving upwards towards your naval, and eventually covering your entire crotch area.

Pubic purpose
The purpose of pubic hair is two fold: to help in the release of pheromones, and to protect the genitals against friction during intercourse.

The theory goes that the tufts of pubic hair around the genitals and under you arms catch pheromones in the air, and hold the sex smells in hopes of attracting a possible partner.

It has become custom in many cultures to trim, or even remove pubic hair for fashion purposes. There are now countless pubic hairstyles to choose from, ranging from the conservative ‘Brazilian’, to the ever surprising ‘Playboy bunny’. If you’re ready to deal with the pain of waxing, then shape your wicket to your hearts content.

If you’re not into designer pubes, then trimming them can be just as beneficial. Thinning out your pubic area will not only make it cooler down there, but will also help to visually increase the length of your penis, sometimes by up to 2 centimetres.

Going baldly
Some men prefer to go completely bald, but this requires going through a vast amount of pain you may not be familiar with, via a bottle of boiling hot wax. Shaving is also an option, but remember to be extremely careful with the blade, as a nick on your Kennedy is not even vaguely funny.

Make sure to use a sharp razor and a generous amount of shaving cream over the entire area. Douse the area in moisturizer or baby powder afterwards to prevent razor burn, or the extremely unattractive problem of ingrown hairs.

Did you know?

  • A collected pile of pubic hair is known as a ‘taxi’ of pubes.
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    (Warren Vonk, Health24, February 2006)

     
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