To Shave or Not To Shave?
That has become the question, has it not? With magazines, television, and media in general spamming us with so many different opinions on what is attractive, it can be a tough decision to make. If you are one of the many women trying to decide for yourself, here are some questions to ask prior to reaching for the razor or the wax.
What are the benefits? One big one for me is that it is less messy during my period. It makes things a lot easier to clean during that time, as well as cleaning up after sex. It makes oral sex easier and sometimes more comfortable for your partner, which is the case for my own boyfriend. I also like the fact that I don't have to worry about hairs peeking from underneath my bathing suit or my favorite pair of sexy panties. If you choose to wax your hair instead of shave, the hairs will actually get finer and softer over time, which some women consider to be a good thing.
What are the drawbacks? Just like on any part of your body, shaving can lead to ingrown hairs, which are uncomfortable. You also have to be careful to avoid razor burn, which is both painful and looks pretty bad. Also, you have to clean yourself thoroughly and carefully as pubic hair helps block out dirt and bacteria. If you shave it, you are taking away that aid, so you need to compensate by being extra careful. Especially if you nick yourself while shaving cause those can get infected very easily.
What does your partner like? Okay, so it is a little embarrassing to talk to your partner about pubic hair, but suck it up and ask them. Maybe they have a preference or maybe they are completely apathetic. Mostly, it is important to ask them why they prefer things that way. As I said before, my boyfriend doesn't find hair unattractive, but it is easier for him to go down on me when I am clean shaven. Take their opinion into account when making your choice, but remember that it is ultimately your decision.
What makes you feel sexy? Maybe you have those lace panties that you want to wear without those little hairs peeking through or maybe you feel like your hair is an important part of you. Everyone has a different opinion on what makes them sexy. Some women think that shaving their pubic hair is degrading or that it makes them look too young. Others just find it to be a pain. If you feel like keeping everything clean shaven is too much of a hassle, don't bother. It is really all about what makes you feel confident and beautiful.
From a personal standpoint, I shave once every week or so. Not because I feel like I have to, but because I want to. It's what works for my body, and it is what makes me feel sexy. The decision really is yours and do not feel like you have to do something because a magazine told you to.