14 WTF Facts About Female Pubic Hair You Probably Didn’t Know

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Here’s another topic we all think about, but avoid talking about in public: pubic hair! Why is it there? Why the hell are we waxing it, shaving it, slaughtering it, and relentlessly getting rid of it? Is our pubic hair alone in the universe? Are they on the verge of extinction? Here are all the answers…

1. Pubic hair is the first sign of puberty. Obviously.


First the pubic hair, and then the breasts grow, and finally menstruation begins.

2. The Tanner staging system evaluates both breast development and pubic hair. Here are the steps:

Tanner I

No pubic hair at all (prepubertal) (typically age 10 and younger).

Tanner II

A small amount of long, downy hair with slight pigmentation at the base of the penis and scrotum (males) or on the labia majora (females) (10–11.5).

Tanner III

Hair becomes more coarse and curly and begins to extend laterally (11.5–13).

Tanner IV

Adult–like hair quality, extending across pubis but sparing medial thighs (13–15).

Tanner V

Hair extends to medial surface of the thighs (15+).

3. We had hair on our genitals when we were kids, we just couldn’t see it.


What is known as “vellus hair”—thin, fine tufts that are nearly visible to the naked eye—is present in all children. What is known as “pubic hair” is the coarser, curlier, and bushier hair that appears during the onset of adolescence?

4. It serves as a primitive odor trap and aids in the wafting of human pheromones.


Everyone at least once wondered why it is there. According to scientific studies, pubic hair holds pheromones. So, in fact, everything is to reproduce.

5. Pubic hair is also there to ease friction during sexual intercourse.


There is your reason to not shave it, maybe?

6. Pubic lice are six-legged creatures that infest the hair in the pubic area.


In most cases, pubic lice is transmitted sexually from the pubic hair of one person to another.

7. Shaving your pubic hair increases risk of contracting STIs.


According to new research, getting rid of all your pubic hair has been linked to an increased chance of sexually transmitted infections (STI).

8. Humans are the only mammals with thick, coarse pubic hair.


Although this rat species discovered in Indonesia in 2015 seemed to disprove this theory, it was later found that their pubic hair is not like ours.

9. Most men don’t prefer it to be completely bare, but like it to be well trimmed.


But a 15% say “a woman should do whatever makes her feel comfortable and sexy.”

Go with these 15% sisters. Please.

10. In the Victorian era, women wore wigs on their vaginas.


During the Victorian era, a lot of women shaved their pubic hair in order to prevent lice infestations, and many of them invested in a Merkin, which is sort of a pubic hair wig. Today, some women working in the porn industry use Merkins as well.

11. The longest pubic hair in history was 28 inches.


A woman named Maoni Vi from Cape Town, South Africa had pubic hair that measured 28 inches. She also had an armpit hair that measured 32 inches.

12. In Asia, women pay for pubic hair transplants.


In the West, women are generally pube-shamed and are relentlessly waxing themselves. Asian women, however, pay hundreds of dollars to have pubic hair implanted onto their crotches to give them that fuller, lusher, and more natural look!

13. People used to exchange pubic hair souvenirs.


English researchers discovered pubic hair among the souvenir items of the 1700s and 1800s. Scotland’s St. Andrews University has a museum containing a snuffbox that is stuffed to the gills with the pubes of a mistress of King George IV. Other men of the era would attach their lover’s pubic hair onto their hats as a public display of their sexual prowess.

14. Women wait an average of 59 days to shave her pubic hair.


Well yes, it's hard to be a woman these days.


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