Why Do We Have Pubic Hair?

Pubic hair, the hair that grows around the
genital area of an adolescent or adult human – and sometimes stretches beyond – seems
not to be in vogue these days. We start to see it during what we call the
puberty phase of growing-up, when androgens in males and estrogens in females rise. Some girls will start to have early stages
of pubic hair at around eight years old, and by the time they are thirteen, most will have
much thicker hair. Boys will develop public hair at the earliest
at age nine, but puberty more commonly starts for them at the age of twelve. Some youngsters develop fast, which is known
as “precocious puberty”, and others are late to the starting gates. Many adults these days shave, crop, style
and wax their bush, which might not always be the best decision. Today we’ll find out why, in this episode
of the Infographics Show, Why do we have pubic hair? Don’t forget to subscribe and click the
bell button so that you can be part of our Notification Squad. The reason we start growing pubic hair is
like we said, down to hormones. Girls become young women and boys become young
men, racing towards a stage in life in which together they can reproduce. While that doesn’t happen too often when
they reach puberty, it can. The age of consent usually is well after puberty
in most countries, with the world’s lowest and highest being between 11 and 21, according
to the organization Age of Consent. Shockingly, the youngest mother ever on record
was only five and half years old, with doctors stating that the Peruvian girl had entered
very precocious puberty. The Huffington Post tells us the youngest
father on record was an 11-year-old from New Zealand who impregnated his school friend’s
36-year-old mother. He was also a very fast developer as most
boys can’t reproduce at that age. It’s also likely the young man had hair
around his genitals when he slept with the woman. The question today is why, and not just why
it actually grows, but what is the reason for having it? This question was posed to Men’s Health
magazine and the answer that came from the expert was: “We don’t really know.” The respondent, a PhD sex researcher, did
offer some hypotheses. One of these is that pubic hair might keep
our reproductive organs warm. Another was that the thicket of hair might
trap pheromones – sexual signals we send to each other – and another was that pubic
hair is simply a marker that lets us know we are able to reproduce. In another article, The Guardian went a bit
further, stating that our pubic hair has a job to do and we should stop getting rid of
it for the sake of style. The article starts with evidence of the pubic
hair grooming industry booming, stating that the “clean and bare” look is very much en
vogue these days. Whether you take a razor to your pubes, or
opt for waxing, depilatories (creams, lotions, gels, etc) or electrolysis, some doctors say
you are going to cause unnecessary irritation to the cleared site. This could cause bacterial pathogens to appear,
or boils and abscesses, and there’s a greater chance of herpes infection on a smooth playing
field, says the article. Our bed of hair stops friction of the skin,
and without it we are more likely to get infections in the pubic area. So, perhaps if we believe that, then one reason
we have pubic hair is so it doesn’t happen. In fact, if you look at all the possible reasons
out there why we have pubic hair, most experts believe in a handful of hypotheses. These are: trapping pheromones, unwanted friction,
keeping us warm; protecting us from bacteria and disease, and the indication that we have
matured. That seems like a good enough set of reasons,
and if you think you look better without pubic hair, you might bear in mind that by not trapping
your magical pheromones, you are actually making yourself less attractive. If you worry about pubic lice encroaching
into your nether regions, you may heed some doctors that say while incidences of ‘crabs’
have gone down, chlamydia and gonorrhea infections are up. Indeed, The U.S. National Library of Medicine
reports that a study found pubic hair removers have a higher rate of sexually transmitted
infections. One other reason we found that may be a reason
for keeping your bush growing is that it absorbs sweat, rather than a wet patch appearing on
your shorts while strutting around the gym. In general, most of the people in the know
regarding our well-being and health tell us it’s time to put the razor down and let
it all hang out. By the way, hair in the anus area is not considered
pubic hair. But if you want to know, most experts believe
that is there to stop your butt cheeks from chafing, keep us warm, and also again it traps
those wonderful pheromones. Women’s health magazines also provide all
kinds of tips on getting rid of this hair, that is essentially pubic hair growing around
the back. The same methods are used for removal, but
might be somewhat more difficult, dangerous, or embarrassing for some. With all this mind, why are so many people
nowadays opting to have fashionable pubes or going completely bald? Women seem to be under more pressure than
men, and they have a much harder time keeping things trim. It has for a long time been seen by many to
be an ungainly sight to have hair in plain site outside of what we call the bikini line. Elle magazine talked about this pressure,
stating in 2016 that 83% of women aged 16-24 in a survey said there was too much weight
on their shoulders regarding pubic hair grooming and removal. Another survey taken in the UK said half of
all the women they talked to under the age of 35 got rid of their pubic hair completely. In the USA, one study in 2016 found that 80%
of women groom their pubic hair. Elle itself interviewed its own staff and
found that 95 percent of its staff trimmed or shaved everything off. It seems that men are less likely to shave
down there, or remove everything, and on some forums men said they did it only to make their
appendage look bigger. That said, when a study was taken which asked
women about the pubic hair of the men they had slept with, it was revealed that 90 percent
of the men had done some amount of ‘man-scaping’ in the pubic region. Men of course can be hairy just about everywhere,
and if they are, it seems that some women like that and others don’t, according to
media that asked women the question of if they like a hairy guy. One Reddit post asked women what they preferred
regarding men’s pubic hair and just about all the respondents said that a trim was fine,
but men should not go for a full shave. They gave a variety of reasons, but many women
said it looks too childlike and some said it doesn’t feel good – on different parts
of the body – when it turns into stubble. As for the question of does shaved or trimmed
hair grow back thicker? Well, that’s just another myth that has
made the rounds of mankind. No, it doesn’t. So, there you go. All you needed to know about shaving your
pubic hair. The conclusion, it seems, is, don’t do it
if you want optimum health, but in terms of what people want, it also seems a little trim
now and again will keep you popular. In the aesthetic, visual sense anyway, not
in terms of how we sexually sense each other. Thanks for watching, and please let us know
in the comments what your thoughts are on this subject. To shave or not to shave, that is the question. Also, be sure to check out our other video
called How Much Do You Poop in a Lifetime! Thanks for watching, and, as always, don’t
forget to like, share, and subscribe. See you next time!

100 thoughts on “Why Do We Have Pubic Hair?”

  1. Vote Response: No one has to shave🤷🏽‍♀️ It’s just a personal preference I don’t care honestly

  2. If you Impregnate your friend's mom at 11, what do you become to your friend ? A step dad ?!

    It's weird when your buddy calls you dad.

  3. I’m 14 and I have it and it itches in one spot so badly and it’s every day, could someone reply with something that could possibly be the answer to this?

  4. Well I like and love girls without hair on "bottom" and even I shave mine away because the "bottom" without hair is hot af and best.

  5. I was 9 years old when I got my cycle which means I was “ready” to make a baby right after I turned 9 years old. We would find out later that I have Endometriosis and adenomyosis and that they correlate with earlier puberty.

  6. How did the 5.5 year old become pregnant? Surely it was not consensual.

    I find it absurd how that was glossed over. But the woman who abused the 11 year old boy was mentioned in greater detail.

  7. People of 2019 and beyond? This thing is too outdated (1 year+ is long enough).
    If u are a MODERN HUMAN. Plz reply whats up now lol…. Trim or not?
    Imo …I think girls would luk cuter if they shaved….the same applies for men? Idrk coz like the video states- some girls apparently like it that way too. Idk mannn somebody repliiii
    Oh and Tysm in advance.

  8. I do not like hair and I do not like my partner to have hair, here in Brazil it's normal to be totally shaved.

  9. Wow What happened?

    5 and half year old mother?

    11 year old father with a 36 year old school friend mothers wife….



  10. Boy comes up to best friends mom and asks if she wants to fornicate with him
    Mom says yes and boom! 11 year old father

  11. You realize that excessive hair traps unwanted smells? Smh. Cut Dem hairs folks, that's gross

  12. I think it's connected to humans history when people lived in caves…
    I may be wrong but it's just a theory

  13. 11 year old playing Xbox : I'll do you mom if you don't stop trolling

    YouTube troll : lol OK

    Next day

    Mom: Eddie I'm pregnant 🙂

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