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Why Do We Have Hair Down There?

Woman can spend a lot of time and money dealing with their pubic hair. Most women shave, wax, or do sugaring, so they have less or none at all. That got me thinking - Why do we have it in the first place?

Pubic hair actually serves a very important purpose. Just like your nose hairs trap pollen, dust, and germs from entering your nose, pubic hair protects your body too. It traps bacteria, preventing it from entering your vagina. If you remove it completely, as with a Brazilian bikini wax, you may be increasing your chances of developing bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections.

All of your hair (no matter where it is) helps to regulate your body temperature and can also reduce friction during body movement, which makes it less likely for your skin to get irritated down there.

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Here's another interesting point - from nature's perspective, our pubic hair has a lot to do with procreation. Your body secretes pheromones that attract the opposite sex, and your pubic hair (as well as underarm hair) helps to capture that erotic scent. It's kind of like a billboard that says, "Hey, look over here!" It attracts others to that area, so we can, well, you know, make babies!

Luckily, getting rid of your unwanted hair won't necessarily affect your chances of attracting someone. It's your personal preference to decide what you do with it, and if you're like me, knowing the purpose of your pubic hair doesn't make you love it any more.

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Carri Carri 6 years
I've been shaving/waxing for close to 20 years because I feel cleaner. I can't say I've ever had a UTI because of it.
Venus1 Venus1 7 years
I have shaved daily over about the past 15 years as part of my morning shower routine and have never have had an infection. To me it feels cleaner and more hygienic. it also helps sensitivity. Along the way I have had a few lovers who wanted me to grow it but it's just not for me.
AutumnM AutumnM 8 years
i actually love having pubic hair! plus, my boyfriend loves it with me, mostly when we're in bed.
WeeWilly WeeWilly 9 years
I always thought it was nature's dental floss....
mostawsaf mostawsaf 9 years
A question : Did you ask yourself this question before: Why am I here on this earth for this limited number of years (my life time)? and what mission I am supposed to do? what is the difference between human being and other creatures sharing life with him the answer is here from Quran translation: 023.115 "Did ye then think that We had created you in jest, and that ye would not be brought back to Us (for account)?" 023.116 Therefore exalted be Allah, the King, the Reality: there is no god but He, the Lord of the Throne of Honour! 023.117 If anyone invokes, besides Allah, Any other god, he has no authority therefor; and his reckoning will be only with his Lord! and verily the Unbelievers will fail to win through! 023.118 So say: "O my Lord! grant Thou forgiveness and mercy for Thou art the Best of those who show mercy!" Al-Qur'an, 023.115-118 (Al-Mumenoon [The Believers])
liliesandlyla liliesandlyla 10 years
yeah! i remember all that! i used to bother my biology teacher with all these weird questions. haha!
Mainly-Obsessed Mainly-Obsessed 10 years
greenmonster, you're right. And for all of you that were asking that question, there's actually a book called Why Do Men Have Nipples? that answers those questions and many other interesting ones (Like can men who are paralyzed from the waist down still have sex? yes...they can btw)
greenmonster greenmonster 10 years
I dont know how i know this usless info, yet i seem to be FULL of usles info;)
greenmonster greenmonster 10 years
O K nipples. What ive read is that a fetus always starts out as a female, its male hormones dont appear until a couple of weeks into pregnancy, hence usless nipples.
greenmonster greenmonster 10 years
Ive read that it traps pheromones that are emmited from down there. I know its gross to think about but have you noticed that dogs, cats, monkeys etc... all snif each others butts? Sweat glands, sex hormones tell a member of the opositesex that you are"in heat" We are all mamals after all. Its probroably a remnant from our pre evolution phase. But that dosent mean that guys have an excuse now for sniffing our crotches.
Green Green 10 years
yeah- why do men have nipples? I knew the other stuff. ii can't imagine my boyfriend being too attracted to my armpit though- kinda gross.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
ahhaha "why do men have nipples?"
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 10 years
The next question is why do men have nipples?
mrskrismendoza mrskrismendoza 10 years
I knew this, but it's always good to read more about it lmao.
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
wear underwear! :D
c0rkie c0rkie 10 years
i feel cleaner without the hair. how does it fight off UTIs?
Munkeyhed Munkeyhed 10 years
Wish I'd read this before I had mine lasered off, now it's gone for good...
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
I'm with kiddylnd...I'm surprised that some women are surprised...
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 10 years
yeah.....theres always a purpose... we were engineered by a very detail oriented being..
kiddylnd kiddylnd 10 years
I'm very surprised to find out women don't know this already.
everythingnice everythingnice 10 years
I knew that, learned that in anat class
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Very interesting. I never really thought about it until now...
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
When my mom used to be a nurse, part of her job was to shave the pubic hair off of women before they gave birth!! Luckily she quit that job :P
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