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Why do we have pubic hair?

pubic hair growth

Scientists do not know for sure, but maybe because it helps keep our genitals warm. Just think of it as natural clothes for your genitalia.

Pheromones also get trapped in the pubic hair region so we can seem more sexually attractive to the opposite sex. Pubic hair also helps reduce friction encountered during sexual intercourse similar to how armpit hair sort of lubricates the area to make movement of the skin present there smoother and more comfortable.

Why is pubic hair so curly?

curly pubic hair

Sex hormones give pubes their curl by making the hair follicles oval shaped.

Oval shaped hair tends to bend giving it that curly look. The hair follicles on other parts of our body however are round giving way to circular shaped hair which tend to curl a lot less and grow straight.

When do we start growing pubic hair?

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Most people start pubing hair when they are around 10 – 12 years old.

The first recording of pubic hair shaving in history is noted during ancient Egypt and Greece times.

hairless Egyptian society

To early Egyptians a completely hairless body (except the hair on your head) was considered the standard of beauty.

hairless female greek genitalia

And in Greece, ever notice that all the marble sculptures of women are completely hairless around their pubic regions? The Greeks believed that a smooth, hairless body exemplified youth and beauty. Male sculptures on the other hand all depict the presence of a full bush around their genitals.

Prostitutes in acient civilization also had to shave their ‘curlies’ as a clear sign of their profession and for hygenic reasons. Male semen and female juices are rather messy and full of a mix of bacteria.

a Merkin – pubic hair wig

Fascinating Fact: In Victorian times, whores wore pubic wigs

The pubic wig (called a “merkin“) has been around since the 1400s when it was originally worn by women who had shaved their pubic hair off to prevent lice. In the Victorian realm it was commonly worn by prostitutes who needed to hide the disgusting fact that they had STDs like syphilis.

In today’s society, merkins are also used in the film industry to conceal actors genitals in nude scenes. If you are a fan of HBO’s Entourage, remember that scene when porn star Sasha Grey came out full-frontal before going into the pool? Well … she was rockin’ a merkin fo’ sure!

Sasha rockin’ a merkin


Have you ever wondered why some people’s head hair and pubes do not match in color?

Aside from people who have colored their hair or people with naturally dark or black hair, your pubes are probably darker than what’s on your head. Why? Just as with skin, the color of hair is determined by the amount of melanin in the outer layer of your hair. Melanin is a pigment that is ubiquitous in nature and varies in concentration in the hair of different parts of the body. This is why pubic hair is sometimes a different color from hair elsewhere found on your body.
Black hair contains the highest concentraion of melanin while the absence of melanin as one ages causes your hair to appear whitish in color. So it is safe to say that blondes have more melanin present in their bushes as compared to that of their heads.

Encouraging pubic hair growth

pubic hair bush

We have talked about removing or shaving one’s pubic hair off in previous posts. Now what about the males or females who wish to do the exact opposite and flourish their pubes into a carefully greenhoused looking full bloom bush? What can you do to encourage the healthy growth of the intimate curly hair?

It is important to first understand the biological factors that lead to curly growth in order to get a grasp on knowing how to improve the look of your bush. Pubic hair is regulated by the controlled release of androgen hormones, like testosterone. And when our hormones are in balance, that is the optimal condition for growing pubes.

Here are some tips on how to encourage a fuller bush:

  1. Massage your pubic region a few minutes daily. This rubbing action stimulates the hair follicles down there and can help promote growth.
  2. Eat healthy! A well balanced healthy diet ensures that your body gets the proper vitmains and proteins need for hair growth (by the way hair is made of keratin and protein). And since studies have shown that sulfur promotes hair growth in general, try eatting everyday sulfur-rich vegetables like broccoli, onions, and garlic.
  3. Try taking DHEA supplements. DHEA stands for dehydroepiandrosterone and is a steroid hormone produced by the body’s adrenal glands. Scientists don’t understand the full role of DHEA in the body, but what they do know is that it acts as a precursor to testosterone (the male sex hormone) and estrogen (the female sex hormone). These sex hormones help promote pubic hair growth.
  4. Sleep well! Lack of sleep affects DHEA levels which may then encourage slower hair growth.

Some people think that shaving your pubes encourages faster and thicker hair growth but that is all just a myth. Shaving or waxing your pubic hair does not affect its biological growth rate as that is controlled by hormones and not your shave cream or razor.

In all, follow the above simple tips for healthy thunder down under hair growth if you are liking the “el naturale” look of how man’s hairy intimates were meant to be!

  1. Bikini Line says:

    Great post! The majority of females will trim their bikini line at once or another, especially for the people beach or poolside activities. Age doesn’t seem to have anything to do with it as the alternative may be somewhat embarrassing.