Should you shave your pubes?

Here’s an increasingly common question from men: should I shave my pubes? There is no clear cut answer (excuse the pun). It really depends who you are, where you are and what you want to do.

Sure there are millions of hungry cock swallowers around the world who love nothing more than to gobble down a bald boner. But there are also those who are put off by the bare as a baby look, and even others who relish the tickle of a bodacious bush on the tip of their nose when they’re throating your torpedo.

If you show up to a public bath or an adult play date in a place like Japan or South Korea, you may get some odd looks, or questions like “do you have crabs?” You see in these places, cutting your cock (or cunt) hair is not common at all, and is associated with illness or prostitution (even though most prostitutes also maintain their crotch cabbage). If you’re dealing with a girl used to fucking foreigners it may be no big deal, but if you give a chick you hook up with her first western wang experience or wander into a sex service place used to servicing locals, you may even be refused service.

Plus, according to at least one physician, maintaining your manforest gives you a lot of added protection. In “The War on Pubic Hair Must End,” Doctor Emily Gibson writes:

Long ago surgeons figured out that shaving a body part prior to surgery actually increased rather than decreased surgical site infections.  No matter what expensive and complex weapons are used—razor blades, electric shavers, tweezers, waxing, depilatories,  electrolysis—hair, like crab grass,  always grows back and eventually wins.   In the mean time, the skin suffers the effects of the scorched battlefield.

Pubic hair removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, leaving microscopic open wounds.  Rather than suffering a comparison to a bristle brush, frequent hair removal is necessary to stay smooth, causing regular irritation of the shaved or waxed area.  When that irritation is combined with the warm moist environment of the genitals, it becomes a happy culture media for some of the nastiest of bacterial pathogens, namely group A streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus and its recently mutated cousin methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA).   There is an increase in staph boils and abscesses, necessitating incisions to drain the infection, resulting in scarring that can be significant.   It is not at all unusual to find pustules and other hair follicle inflammation papules on shaved genitals.

Additionally, I’ve seen cellulitis (soft tissue bacterial infection without abscess) of the scrotum, labia and penis from spread of bacteria from shaving or from sexual contact with strep or staph bacteria from a partner’s skin.

Some clinicians are finding that freshly shaved pubic areas and genitals are also more vulnerable to herpes infections due to the microscopic wounds being exposed to virus carried by mouth or genitals.   It follows that there may be vulnerability to spread of other STIs as well.

Pubic hair does have a purpose,  providing cushion against friction that can cause skin abrasion and injury,  protection from bacteria and other unwanted pathogens, and is the visible result of long awaited adolescent hormones, certainly nothing to be ashamed of or embarrassed about.

Is she ideologically motivated? I don’t know. Her view certainly isn’t the only one in the medical industry.

Sure there are risks associated with taking clippers, hot wax or a razor to your nether regions. But there are risks inherent to fucking too. And to crossing the street.

Back in the west, attitudes are a bit different. Most women now shave or wax (which is much better; long lasting and no sharp stubble). Some may even expect the men they get busy with to do the same, especially if you expect oral sex. There may be some comments exchanged, but it’s doubtful that a little hair would be a deal breaker. That probably even applies if you’re nurturing your own little follicle forest.

A lot of working women who deal with western customers in Asia and Latin America may share the growing preference for clean shaved cocks and ball bags. It really depends. In a place like Thailand where the tourists towns are replenished with a constant stream of new women from the countryside, it’s never going to be a big deal. Besides, when you’re paying for the service there’s not much to say. Sure it may help determine the level of service you receive, but probably not by much. It’s very unlikely you’ll be turned away from any sex shack for having a groin that looks like the chest of Magnum PI.

What a girl is used to and what she is looking for varies. It may even appear counter-intuitive.

In much of Latin America, home to a long history of “machismo,” many men shave their junk and even their legs, arms and armpits.

Long reserved for muscle maniacs, it’s becoming more and more popular for western men to shave their schlongs and sacks too, or even to stop in to the local beauty salon for a bikini wax. Strangely in South Korea, where men appear to become more effeminate by the minute, bushes are still the standard.

What about the old urban myth that it makes your meat look longer? No truth to it. Your dong dangles the same either way buddy. You’re either blessed or lessed.

At the end of the day, it’s a personal choice that doesn’t matter a whole lot in the grand scale of things. Should you yank your pubes? In the immortal words of Thai bargirls, it’s “up to you.”

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