What Your Pubic Hair Says About You

Pubic hair is one of the most intimate parts of our bodies. So, this intimate part can say a lot about a person. A lot of people don’t like having pubic hair. So, they get rid of their pubic hair using many available options like waxing, shaving, trimming etc. Whatever a person chooses to do with his/her pubic hair is his/her personal choice. But pubic hair can reveal a lot about your internal health. This is not a random claim, but rather gynecologists’ backed theory. Gynecologists have confessed that pubic hair can give us a lot of information about a person’s health and hygiene. A few things that can be deciphered from pubic hair are listed below.

1. Age And Pubic Hair

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As we age, our bodies go through a myriad of changes, especially women. Our body hair changes with our age. For women, body hair tends to become less after menopause. The pubic hair will also become less as women go through their menopause. According to the gynecologist Dr. Raquel Dardik, regrowth of body hair decreases after menopause. Apart from that, graying of pubic hair is also a part of the natural process of aging. So, don’t freak out if you notice a few grays down there. It is very natural.

2. Insight Into Your Hormones

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Hormones are the key chemicals that control most of our bodily functions. It is responsible for a wide range of bodily functions from lethargy to the growth of body hair. So, when your hormones are imbalanced you can see the effect clearly on your body. Thus, if you are having too much of hair growth in your pubic area, then you should get that checked. Sometimes, a tumor in the ovaries or on the adrenal gland can cause excess secretion of testosterone in the body. This excess amount of testosterone can manifest into excess hair in your pubic area. According to the gynecologist Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, ovarian or adrenal gland tumors can cause excess body hair. But extra testosterone would also cause facial hair on the chin and side burns, acne, deeper voice and thinning of hair. Excess hair growth can also be an indicator of other underlying conditions like poly-cystic ovary syndrome. So, consult a doctor if you have some of these symptoms.

3. Time To Let Go Of Your Razor

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According to the New York Times, the natural pubic hair look is in trend among people. This was published two years back, but still 84% of the women have been reported to be still indulging in some form of pubic hair grooming. It is completely a personal decision what an individual wishes to do with his/her pubic hair. But if you are noticing painful red bumps in your private area, then it is time to stop all the grooming practices for a while. Those red bumps are ingrown hairs. Shaving can cause them, as shaving coarse hair can end up giving rise to ingrown hairs. Accumulation of dead skin cells can only make it worse. So, if you are shaving, it is advisable for you to exfoliate as well.

Busted Myths

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There are lots of myths that exist pertaining to pubic hair. Some of it might be true and some of it might just be hoaxes. We dug a little deeper into this to find out the truth. Some people believe that having pubic hair can protect us from STDs. Unfortunately, this is not true. According to the OB-GYN Dr. Wendy Askew, pubic hair can actually provide a conducive environment for bacteria to breed. Another popular myth is that a full bush is a turn-off for people. Well, it varies from people to people. But pubic hair heighten the sexual experience for some as it is full of pheromones. So, you can ask your partner about his/her preference for more clarity on this.

It is your body and you are in charge of doing whatever pleases you. But, it is also important to appreciate our bodies in its natural glory and take care of it.

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