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Why do we have pubic hair? does it have a purpose?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possibly: Pubic hair may help to retain pheromones produced by apocrine glands. This may serve to attract the opposite sex & ultimately serve to increase likelihood of reproduction.

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What is the purpose of pubic hair?

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Maturity: Pubic hair is an outward sign of sexual maturity. Different stages of sexual maturity are displayed during puberty; these are referred to as tanner stages.
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What is the evolutionary purpose of pubic hair?

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Pubic hair: It is believed that the functions of pubic hair include the dissemination of pheromones and protection from the friction of sexual intercourse. Natural selection may also have sustained it because it can show a potential sexual partner that the other person is sexually mature and can reproduce.
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Why do we have pubic hair?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Not clear: Some think the hair increases the surface area to transmit pheromones for sexual allure. Others see it as a means for lessening friction during sexual activity. Many simply shave it off or at least lessen it for beauty sake. There is no definitive answer.

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