Everyone has pubic hair. Usually you’ll start to notice pubic hair around puberty. Pubic hair is a completely normal part of growing up.
Choosing whether or not to shave your genitals is a very personal decision. Some people shave because they find it more attractive; some people don’t shave because they find having hair more attractive. Some people shave because they find it more pleasurable; some people don’t shave because they find it more pleasurable! In the end, your decision will come down to what you prefer–it’s your body!
Medically, either decision can be safe, and there isn’t really a right or wrong way for someone to shave their genitals. Keep in mind that small cuts in the genital area make it easier for sexually transmitted infections to spread. If you do shave and happen to cut yourself, and you are sexually active, make sure you know whether or not your partner has STIs and avoid intercourse until the cuts have healed. It is also a good idea to use condoms and/or dental dams during sexual contact to reduce the risk of STIs. Those who shave may experience itching when the hair begins to grow back in. They may also experience ingrown hairs, which is when a hair grows backward into the skin, causing inflammation and irritation. However, plenty of healthy and happy people remove the hair from their genitals.
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