Today, women will openly chat about sugaring, waxing, vajazzling and other pubic hair trends over brunch. But not long ago, our pubic hair was like our dark, hairy, curly secret. There are plenty of rumours about your lady drapes, too, so we attempt to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the land down under:
Myth 1: A full bush is a turn-off
Technically, it depends on your partner, but there is some evidence that pubic hair could be a turn-on because it’s full of pheromones and people who are scent-sensitive may more attracted to it. Meow!
Myth 2: Pubic hair protect against STDs
Many women incorrectly assume pubic hair protects them from genital warts and STDs that result from skin-to-skin contact. But pubic hair alone is not sufficient enough to protect against STDs.
Myth 3: Your hair colour matches your pubes
Ah, the classic “does the curtain match the drapes?” dilemma. Truth be told, yhe age-old expression is a sham. If you really want to know, check out a lady’s brows for a more accurate prediction.
Myth 4: You shouln't ever shave down there
If you shave aggressively real close to the skin and don’t use some kind of emollient shave cream, you are going to be more prone to breaking or nicking the skin. Consider other hair-removal methods like waxing or laser hair removal.
Myth 5: Public hair makes sex feel yucky
This one varies from woman to woman. Many think pubic hair leads to less friction between the sheets, making sexy-time a bit smoother. But, some women prefer the more intense feels that happen when they’re hair-free
Myth 6: Pubic hair never stops growing
Pubic hair does reach a limit where it stops growing after reaching a certain length. The length at which it halts varies from person to person, but it generally stops between .5 and two inches. Eventually, it might even become thinner as women reach menopause.
Myth 7: Pubic hair makes your vagina smell
Pubic hair can actually mask some of the natural odor of the vagina. Think about it: it’s like a little fuzzy wall keeping the smell in. So, pubic hair does not actually produce a foul odor.
Myth 8: If you shave it, pubic hair will grow back thicker
Don’t be afraid to shave or wax because you think the hair will grow back thicker; this is simply not true. You will not fight off a growing army of unruly hairs if you do a little maintenance down there.
Myth 9: Thick pubic hair means you are more fertile
There isn’t a correlation between the thickness of a woman’s pubic hair and her ability to have a child. So don’t grow out your bush in some misguided attempt to see if you’ll be able to conceive.
Myth 10: Pubic hair is itchy and scratchy
Growing out your bush could cause some itching in the beginning, but once you have a full bush, you won’t itch. Shaving actually causes the most itching because it causes your hair to grow back a little sharper, which can be uncomfortable.