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Many vulva owners have asked themselves, “what should I do with my pubes?” With so many grooming options—and stigmas—surrounding pubic hair, it’s no wonder people are often left with more questions than answers. 


The truth is, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to styling your pubes. As long as you feel confident and comfortable, feel free to explore the wide world of intimate grooming. Stick around to learn how to care for your pubic hair—whether you shave, trim, or let it grow. 

Let’s Debunk Some Myths


First thing’s first, the way you choose to care for your pubic hair is an entirely personal choice. If you have a vulva, odds are you’ve experienced the societal pressure to conform to specific intimate grooming norms. These stigmas are archaic and can make it difficult to style your pubes in a way that feels authentically you. 

Time to debunk three of the biggest myths about pubic hair.

Myth 1: Pubic Hair Is Dirty

This myth is particularly ironic because pubes actually play an important role in keeping your genitals clean. Pubic hair holds onto sweat and bacteria, keeping them away from the vulva’s sensitive skin. So as long as you’re bathing regularly, you’re good! 


Myth 2: Pubes Are a Turn-off 

Do you know what’s really unattractive? Body shaming. Social conditioning has led us to believe that pubes are a turn-off, but that’s simply not true. Despite the stigma, many people consider pubic hair to be beautiful and erotic. 


Myth 3: More Hair = Less Pleasure 

You may have heard the myth that pubic hair makes sex less pleasurable by blocking direct skin-to-skin contact with your partner. But pleasure is personal, and different people prefer different sensations. While some enjoy having a smooth vulva, others prefer having more cushion and comfort. 


What Are Your Options? 

 

Grown Out  

For those who want to let their full bush thrive, we get it! Letting your pubic hair grow into its natural form is incredibly liberating and comes with some key perks. 


  • Less Friction - Since pubic hair holds space between you and your partner, full pubes can protect your sensitive genitals from overstimulation during sexy-time.  
  • Heightened Pleasure - The follicles of pubic hair can increase the sensations of touch. Just as some people enjoy having their hair stroked, pubes can provide added pleasure when touched or rubbed. 
  • Pheromones - Did you know that pubic hair holds and disperses pheromones? The density of pubic hair allows it to hold onto scents and pheromones that signal attraction and arousal. 

Wondering how you should tend to down-there hair? First and foremost, you’ll want to regularly rinse and clean your pubic hair while you bathe or shower. Since pubic hair keeps bacteria and sweat away from your genitals, it’s important to use warm water to clean them on a regular basis. For those who prefer a gentle wash, Lady Suite’s Probiotic Refreshing Cleanser has you covered with probiotic-derived bioactives to cleanse and condition pubic hair.


You’ll also want to keep your pubic hair bouncy and soft with a moisturizing routine. Since a fuller bush would make contact with more parts of your vulva and bikini line, thick or stiff pubic hair could cause discomfort if not tended to. That’s why using a nourishing intimate hair oil is key to achieving comfortable, soft, and silky pubes.

Trim & Tidy 

Want to keep things trimmed? Intentional intimate grooming can be a fun way to express your personal sense of sexuality. Let’s explore some benefits of trim, tidy pubes. 


  • Fun Styles - There are tons of interesting shapes and styles for pubic hair. From neat triangles to fun heart shapes, there’s much to explore when it comes to pubic hairstyles. 
  • Best of Both Worlds - By trimming, you’ll still retain some of the benefits of having pubic hair such as heightened sensation from hair follicles and protection against friction. 
  • Less Irritation - Since grooming scissors and trimmers are gentler on the skin than most razors, a trimmed approach to personal grooming could help prevent razor burn and irritation. 

When it comes to trimming, care is the name of the game. You’ll want to find a trimming tool that’s comfortable, safe, and easy to use to avoid any accidental cuts or nicks. While some people prefer automatic trimmers, others appreciate the dexterity and control that comes with using grooming scissors. We encourage you to try out a few options to find what works best for you. 


Even though trimming usually causes less irritation than shaving, it’s still important to keep the area moisturized and exfoliated to avoid ingrowns and irritation. Lady Suite’s No Bump Bundle provides a one-two punch of nourishment and exfoliation to help you avoid ingrown hairs and bumps. 

Bare Down There 

While there are no medical benefits to completely shaving your pubic hair, the choice is still entirely personal. Here are some of the reasons why people go hairless.   


  • Comfort - Some people can find the sensation of short or long pubic hair rubbing up against the skin to be unpleasant or distracting. A hairless vulva reduces any unwanted hair-to-skin friction. 
  • Smooth Feel - While direct genital skin stimulation can be too much for some people during sex, others find it pleasurable. 
  • Personal Preference - What makes you feel confident and sexy is deeply personal. So long as you keep your intimate skin healthy and you talk to your doctor about any concerns, feel free to rock the smooth look.   

Whether you wax, use laser treatments, or shave with razors, staying ahead of irritation is especially important for those who remove their pubes. Always remember to monitor your vulva and bikini line for any rashes, irritation, or other adverse reactions to hair removal. 


Waxing, shaving, and other hair removal methods can be harsh on the skin and leave you with razor burn and ingrown hair. To help calm irritation from laser treatments or shaving, Lady Suite’s Rejuvenating Botanical Oil provides relief for aggravated intimate skin. 

How Do I Decide?

What you do with your pubes is up to you. We know that ignoring society’s stigmas and subverting toxic beauty standards is much easier said than done. But we hope you’ll broaden your grooming horizons and try new methods of caring for your intimate hair. Here’s to feeling like your most confident, sexy self!

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This article was written by Giselle Hernandez. She is a freelance sexual health and wellness copywriter with six years of experience writing blogs, website content, social media captions, digital ads, product descriptions, and collateral materials for clients. Check out her website to learn more about her work.

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