No matter which body part you're shavingthe process is pretty intuitive — except when it comes to your pubic hair. If you're wondering how to shave your pubic area, you're not alone. There's noticeably less info out there when it comes to things down there than there is about shaving, say, your underarms and legs.
A recent Cosmopolitan. Your pubic hair is something relatively few people see, yet it raises so many questions. How the heck does anyone avoid razor burn?
Just look at all the advertisements, gadgets, and methods out there for wrangling pubes. Should you nix your monthly wax? Are there benefits to having a bush?
This article was medically reviewed by Carolyn Swenson, MD, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology and member of the Prevention Medical Review Boardon June 6, Whatever you want to call it, every woman has had to combat that dreaded swampy feeling in the summer. Everything surrounding it is your vulva, which has a higher concentration of hair follicles and sweat glands—like your armpits, groin, and scalp. Like any other part of your body that sweats, your crotch area will do what it can to prevent over-heating.
Consider this your go-to guide on how to safely trim the bushes — or let them grow out blemish-free. A careful routine can prevent irritation, razor burnand injury. Keep a separate grooming kit for your bits.
Let's get one thing straight — there's no one right way to deal with pubic hair. It's cool to leave it how it grows, shave or wax it all off, trim a lil bit, or something else entirely. No matter what feels right to you, we've got you covered or not covered, if that's your jam.
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Oooookay now lets get to the fun stuff. I use a Gillette fusion and make sure to take good care of the blades. Again, a dull razor will increase the risk of ingrown hairs and irritated skin.
Emma Kaywin, a Brooklyn-based sexual health writer and activist, is here to calm your nerves and answer your questions. No gender, sexual orientation, or question is off limits, and all questions remain anonymous. Q: There has been so much talk about maintaining your vaginaand I wanted to know if it's necessary or makes a big difference if you shave or wax or leave yourself all natural? It's so time-consuming!