It might have occurred to you quite a number of times to give yourself a grooming session down there. But as you make up your mind, scary thoughts like pain and the probability of cuts can literally spill water to your ‘plan’. And we totally understand and agree with your fear. But we would also like to tell you a fact – cutting pubic hair is much needed for the sake of your vaginal health.
Surely, you must be thinking that we’ve always been told not to touch your vaginal area because it’s way too sensitive. And having a bush is no big deal. Also, it’s a known fact that having pubic hair prevents vaginal infections as well. Well, we can’t agree more with all the points you may have in your mind, but at times your pubic hair needs to be groomed because an un-groomed VJ is also a concern.
Shocked to know about it? We thought so. Come with us and we will tell you why you can totally cut your pubic hair.
Dermat reveals 6 reasons why cutting pubic hair is not a sin
According to Dr Rinky Kapoor, consultant dermatologist, cosmetic dermatologist and dermato-surgeon at The Esthetic Clinics, there are a lot of women who avoid trimming their hair down there as they feel that doing so can lead to skin irritation, allergies, or infections. But, having a soft and smooth vagina may make a woman feel more confident and comfortable in dressing in whatever she likes. Here, we tell you why trimming your pubic hair is essential.
Here’s why you CAN cut your pubic hair without worrying about it:
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Trimming is important from the hygiene point of view: It tends to get hot and sweaty down there. Sweat will contribute to bacteria which can cling to your pubic hair. Moreover, not shaving after regular intervals will make you stink down there. It can lead to odour and make you uncomfortable. Shaving correctly can help you to keep bacteria at bay as they will not be able to thrive on your pubes. Also, don’t forget to keep the area clean after shaving. But, do not use any chemical products down there that can invite an allergy or infection.
Trimming pubic hair will prevent skin irritation: Trimming will help you keep yourself tidy. It will not cause any skin irritation if done in the right manner. It is a good idea to trim after speaking to the doctor to avoid any unwanted problems. Shaving gives you a cleaner appearance.
Trimming pubic hair might spice up your sex life too: Who doesn’t like a well-groomed person, especially when it’s time to be up close and intimate. And it is known that a clean and groomed vagina always acts as a turned-on for your partner. So, you can totally use it as a hack to get cozy with your partner.
Cutting pubic hair lowers the risk of pubic lice: “Did you know that pubic lice can set up a camp in your pubic hair. Yes, this sounds scary, right? Pubic lice also called crabs, are tiny insects that live on the pubic hair, near the genitals. So, when you trim your pubes, the chances of the lice clinging to your hair will also go down,” suggest Dr Kapoor.
Trimming will make you feel more confident: Shaving will eliminate odour and sweat and you will feel more confident and fresh.
Trimming pubic hair will help you to stay cooler down there: “That extra layer of bush would make you feel hotter. So, trimming will help you to avoid that extra heat and sweat down there. This is great for women who are dealing with hot flashes during menopause,” recommends Dr Kapoor.
Phew! So ladies, stop worrying about cutting your bush because it’s proven now that it’s absolutely safe.