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Should teenage boys shave their private parts for mostly hygiene and/or comfort?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
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In brief: Should?--- No.

It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area.
It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise.

In brief: Should?--- No.

It appears to be the norm now for young men to either entirely shave or trim the genital area.
It appears that sexualy partners play a role in this decision with liberalization of sexual practices, especially oral sex. There may many reasons for this practice but it is not abnormal and if you are a parent, this should not be a concern. Piercings are another issues to address and on the rise.
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Dr. Swati Avashia
If they choose to shave their pubic area they should be aware of risks for infection and ingrown hairs. They should also be taught to condition the skin with warm water and a lubricating shaving gel for a few minutes prior to shaving.
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