Here's How to Shrink Your Pores. Am I a freak? This is gonna be itchy on my face! Getty Images. Yes, everyone does it, and nope, it's NOT weird. While these may be signs of an infection, the solution could be as simple as switching up your shave-strategy. Trimming away a few strays during swimsuit season was one thing, but removing all the hair from one's genitals, effectively turning back the clock on puberty? Another way of getting rid of your hair down there is with a depilatory or hair removal cream.

But ironically enough, trying to clean yourself down there is only going to upset the pH balance inside your vagina — and that will cause the sort of stuff infections, smells, icky-colored discharge you're trying to prevent in the first place. Unfortunately, when letting your pubes grow without trimming, the risk of urine and odor build-up may be more common. Now the vagina itself — THAT is something you can't actually see. For some of us, anyway. By , Victoria Beckham had announced that she thought Brazilian waxes should be compulsory at age Being a young woman growing into her body during the s meant that a lot of what I saw didn't have much hair on it at all. What you do with yours is up to you. Yes, the word "vagina" can sound weirdly formal for something that is attached to your body, but it's not Voldemort. That is, it traps dirt, debris, and potentially harmful microorganisms. So only go that route if you're down to withstand about an 8 on a point pain scale. Double standard! Some of the most common ones are discussed below. And even those that are can irritate — even burn — your skin if left on too long. That's likely folliculitis, aka razor burn, and it happens when bacteria get inside those little hair follicles and inflame them, causing those prickly pink-and-white bumps you're seeing. Edition: Available editions United Kingdom. Latest Issue Past Issues. If early Renaissance art is anything to go by , one would expect the female body to present in real life as completely hairless. Let's put it this way: There's now a cupcake bakery on every other corner in upper Manhattan. Here's Why Your Vagina is Dry. Some people prefer to let it grow, while others trim it, shave it, or wax it. We interviewed doctors and ob-gyns about how to prevent all of the above, so no matter how you plan to tackle your hair down there, we've got you covered or not covered, if that's your jam. This pro move will keep your razor from getting all clogged up. Holmes — and honestly I couldn't have put it better myself. Each comes with its own potential health challenges you should know about. They really started to feel ashamed about their bodies. Above all else, it lessens friction during sex and prevents the transmission of bacteria and other pathogens.