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Should I shave my pubic hair? I shaved my butt hair recently and wondered whether or not to shave it. Is there any benefit to keeping it?

Should I shave my pubic hair? I shaved my butt hair recently and wondered whether or not to shave it. Is there any benefit to keeping it?

Hair is fine: There is no need to shave pubic hair. The more people who shave their pubic hair, the more pressure there will be upon other people to also shave their pubic hair. Since there is nothing inherently abnormal about pubic hair, there is no reason to shave pubic hair. It's just fashion. If one is a teen, he has many other more important things to do, so pubic hair should not be an issue.

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Should I shave my pubic hair before a pap?

Should I shave my pubic hair before a pap?

Only if you want to: The pap smear is assessing your cervix lining and has nothing to do with your pubic hair. After that, it's a personal style/fashion question, and you don't need a doctor for that one.

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Should I shave/trim mi pubic hair even if I'm not having sex?

Should I shave/trim mi pubic hair even if I'm not having sex?

Personal Preference: Shaving and hair removal on various body locations is mostly a personal preference.

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What should I use to shave my pubic hair? It's like a black forest down there.

What should I use to shave my pubic hair? It's like a black forest down there.

Pubic Hair: A safety razor can be used to shave the hair over the mons pubis. Don't know your gender. Don't try to shave penis or vagina. Hair is usually coarse in pubic area- that isn't abnormal. (so - would try not to see it as abnormal).

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Do we need to shave pubic hair?

Do we need to shave pubic hair?

No: Shaving/waxing pubic hair is a cultural fad currently in vogue. There is no medical need to do it. Can cause discomfort/itching as hair grows back; can cause ingrown hairs, which can become infected.

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How to shave pubic hair (male)?

How to shave pubic hair (male)?

Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.

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Safest method and product to use to shave pubic hair?

Safest method and product to use to shave pubic hair?

Shaving gels are: Best, and single blades are best. Make sure skin is heated with steam as in shower, and pores are open

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Who would I go to, to wax or shave pubic hair because I'm nervous to do it myself?

Who would I go to, to wax or shave pubic hair because I'm nervous to do it myself?

Aesthetician: An Aesthetician can do these treatments. Some are also trained in electrolysis, or laser hair removal, which are more permanent methods of hair removal.

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If I shave pubic hair everday will irritation lessen or will it be less iritatted if grow it out and then shave it?

Each time: You shave it will have some irritation. It will lessen the more times you shave. But will always have some amount of irritation.

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How to shave pubic hair without getting a rash?

How to shave pubic hair without getting a rash?

SCISSOR/CLIPPERS/RAZ: If the pubic hair is longer than1/4 inch use a scissor or clipper to trim and than get in the shower and let pubic area soak and apply shaving cream/gel to one side of your pubic area and shave short strokes and rinse the razor often. Use a mirror to shave the lower area go down to in between your legs repeat the other side of pubic region and let warm water run and you are done.

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Do doctors still shave pubic hair for child birth?

Do doctors still shave pubic hair for child birth?

No: There is really no need to shave or clip the pubic hair for a vaginal birth. If a woman requires a cesarean delivery then the lower abdomen is cleared of hair by clippers. (just where the incision will be made).

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What is the best way to shave pubic hair and not get razor bumps?

What is the best way to shave pubic hair and not get razor bumps?

No guarantee: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving.

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How can I shave pubic hair and not get razor burn?

Need to use gel: Single blade, and shave in direction of hair growth to reduce risk of razor burn but no guarantees

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What's the best way to shave pubic hair and get the hair off testicles without bumping up or cutting yourself?

What's the best way to shave pubic hair and get the hair off testicles without bumping up or cutting yourself?

Grooming: Unfortunately this is a medical site for helping people with their diseases or symptoms of illness. One does not go to the doctor for grooming advice. Medicine would have no opinion or advice to answer your question.