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Should teenage boys shave or at least trim their private area for comfort and a possibility of more hygiene?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fads come & go

Alteration in body hair appearance can be traced back several thousand years & style & location vary.
Many cultures offer up a variety of excuses but all come down to personal preferance. There is no data i'm aware of that shows shaving or trimming thease areas promote better hygene.Comfort is assessed by the individual. One downside i see are some embarrasing cases of folliculitis or razer burn.

In brief: Fads come & go

Alteration in body hair appearance can be traced back several thousand years & style & location vary.
Many cultures offer up a variety of excuses but all come down to personal preferance. There is no data i'm aware of that shows shaving or trimming thease areas promote better hygene.Comfort is assessed by the individual. One downside i see are some embarrasing cases of folliculitis or razer burn.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: ?

Only if it bothers the teenager.

In brief: ?

Only if it bothers the teenager.
Dr. Garron Miller
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Personal Decision

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: Personal Decision

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.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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