Should you or should you not really go bare down there?
Before the Brazilian episode from the Sex and the City, many women would either trim the pubic hair or shave it.
Brazillian wax became extremely popular in the early 2000s and became a regular part of girl’s beauty regime; it was a given to have no hair around your va-jay-jay.
It started being considered hygienic and it was also said – in 2013 – that pubic lice nearly become extinct due to regular use of wax. Women felt clean and claimed that it helped improve their sex lives as they felt more confident about themselves. That brings us to the question, if waxing your nether regions is actually hundred percent safe. According to dermatologist, Dr. Rekha Sheth, the hair being yanked out can cause trauma and can also lead to infections. “Pubic hair is there for a reason, it’s because that area is very sensitive and moist that it needs protection and during intercourse too, it provides protection.” Also, you never know how clean the utensils are and if they keep on using the same applicator. She also said that wax made of lime and sugar is not the best option to remove hair from your nether regions.
Dr Sheth, also claims that as the genitals become sensitive, they are likely to attract other infections, “There is no proof if brazillian wax or shaving gets you prone to STDS but it does make you sensitive to catch other infections.” Most often than not you can get waxing burns and cuts from the blades of razors, which makes the whole area around your vagina even more sensitive. There are other, more expensive and safer methods like laser hair removal and electrolysis which have a long term – though not permanent – effect; these are successful hair removal techniques that do not cause trauma to the hair follicle.
Recently, since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, where actress, Dakota Johnson, sports a full bush and with Gwenyth Paltrow’s and Cameron Diaz’s statement saying that hey like their va-jay-jays to be hairy; makes us believe that keeping it natural is back in trend and might be here to stay.