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August 20, 2013

The Pros And Cons Of Shaving Your Pubes

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What is the issue?

Pros

  • Cultural acceptance, especially in America. Americans have a strange relationship to body hair.
  • You like being “au natural.”
  • Your crotch will be less sweaty!
  • And, it will look cleaner and more inviting overall.
  • You can let out your inner artiste and make super fun designs, like lightening bolts or even an arrow so you can guide people as they make their way through your pants.
  • A nice pair of underwear feels awesome because everything down there is smooth.
  • For guys: much easier to get the cum out!
  • More choices in swimwear.
  • You don’t have to shave the whole thing — a nice trim works well, too.
  • You make it easier for your naughty check ups.
  • You can have your GF/BF shave your secret area. A fun couple’s activity!
  • Makes oral sex an enjoyable activity for everybody. Plus, you can really see what you’re doing.
  • Inevitably a guy shaves his pubes and goes, “Wow, it makes my D look so much bigger now!!!” So, this too.
  • Increased sensation.

Cons

  • You are part of the patriarchy machine.
  • If you shave it all the way off you will look like a child. Hands down. People with their pubes shaved all the way off look like children. NOT a cute look.
  • Keeping it shaved is a commitment. You have to keep at it to keep the look together. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  • THE ITCHING.
  • Gloria Steinem would totally not sit with you.
  • Sometimes when you cut it all the way it grows back faster, fuller and thicker. Which is worse!
  • Our mothers fought for equal rights for nothing.
  • Shaving with an actual razor is fine but using Nair is gross.
  • You have to be super ultra careful that you don’t accidentally bruise yourself in some sensitive area! A lot of guys shave their balls which seems very scary.
  • No fun, cute little adorable designs!
  • Also: no happy trail. Like when you’re on the subway across from some hot guy and he yawns or whatever and in his stretching gesture you get a sneak peek of his lower stomach/underwear line/happy trail.
  • Razor bumps, allergic reactions, rashes and other uncomfortable side effects.
  • If you shave your pubes all the way off and you are hairy everywhere else, you’re just going to be an island of hairlessness and that is kind of weird when you think about it!
  • You are a part of the pubic hair shaming/shaving cream-industrial complex. TC mark
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