Au Naturel’, ‘Brazilian’, and anything in between.
It’s totally up to you on how you choose to style or groom your pubic hair (pubes).
Deciding what method is right for you is based on how much money, pain, time, and effort you’re prepared to give. Just remember, your pubes will grow back – faster for some methods than others!
No, it’s a personal choice. If you do remove some or all of your pubic hair, professionally or at home, you should know that it’s NOT something you have to do for cleanliness or health benefits.
Hair removal techniques may cause microscopic damage to each hair follicle making it easier for bacteria and viruses to get under the skin, causing the following conditions:
It’s quite common to get genital cuts, redness, itchiness, rash, swelling, or red bumps immediately after any type of hair removal. Applying cold packs and aloe vera or sorbolene cream may help relieve some of the swelling and redness.
Itchiness is often caused by pubic hair growing back or a reaction to something used during hair removal. It may be necessary to get a cream from the pharmacy to relieve these symptoms. Do not continue to shave affected area until its better, and don’t use fragrant soaps as these might irritate the skin and make the condition worse.
If symptoms don’t settle down after a couple of days or you notice the symptoms worsening, spreading, or developing into red painful spots, lumps, or blisters it’s important to see your GP.
Or you can ring 1800 451 624 between 9:00am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday to talk with a sexual health nurse. It’s confidential and free if you call from a landline.