Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. Three months ago, my coworker turned me on to a safety razor after listening to me bitch about ingrown hairs for far too long. After I gave up waxing about a year ago both for financial and holy-shit-that's-painful reasons , I began suffering from ingrown hairs along my bikini line. So I got hooked up with a single-blade safety razor, and figured everything would come up roses. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.
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How to Shave Your Pubic Area in 12 Steps for Women
There's a lot of discourse surrounding what hair "should" or "shouldn't" be present on the body. While there's a time and place for that discourse, we just want you to do whatever makes you feel comfortable. If that's not shaving any of your body hair, great. If it's shaving your body hair entirely, that's great too. If it's just trimming your pubic hair down, that is also great. Everyone is different, and part of being different is wanting different things for our bodies. That said, some people do want to get rid of their pubic hair , and learning how to do it if you haven't before can be kind of daunting.
To shave or not to shave down there? I won't let porn trends decide
I remember biking to the Korean nail salon every three weeks in high school so that a woman could sear off my film of mustache and thick eyebrows, chastising me if I waited too long. Their teasing made me feel bestial. Soon my friends and I all went to liberal colleges, where we read Simone de Beauvoir and plastered posters of Frida Kahlo to our dorm walls, her unibrow and facial mustache a symbol for her hairy resistance of the white patriarchy. But if my leg hair was a statement, it was only a statement of my laziness.
Removing pubic hair is a personal preference. In fact, there are no health benefits to removing pubic hair. In the meantime, your genital area can feel itchy and prickly because the skin in this area is very sensitive.