Call it your bush or your happy trail; there are plenty of beliefs about the pubic hair. But not all are true. We spoke to dermatologist Dr Sejal Shah to debunk the pubic hair myths for you.
Pubic hair will prevent STDs: Many believe that pubic hair can protect them from STD which results from skin to skin contact. In fact, pubic hair can be a breeding ground for bacteria and help the bacteria thrive.
Pubic hair continues to grow: Pubic hair stops growing at a certain level, they shed, and the new ones grow back. However, the length at which pubic hair grows depends on from person to person, but the length usually stops at .5 to 2 inches.
Vagina is clean if you shave pubic hair: A hairless vagina is not necessarily a cleaner vagina. Due to the structure of the vulva and the outer genital lips structure sweat, and other secretions get trapped in its folds. It is therefore necessary to clean your vagina and not just remove the hair.
The colour of your pubic hair matches the colour of your hair: The colour of your eyebrows may not always match the colour of your hair. Similarly, the colour of your pubic hair may not exactly match the colour of your tresses.
You should not shave your pubic hair if your skin is sensitive: You may not want to shave the pubic area aggressively, but that does not mean that you cannot shave if your skin is sensitive. Just be sure to use an emollient shaving cream so that the skin is not prone to breaking or nicking.