Grooming “Down There”: Fashion Trend, Or Health Hazard?

shaving pubic hairTrimming or removing pubic hair has become incredibly common for men as well as women. And while it may make you feel sexy, clean, and attractive, “manscaping” might also cause some unanticipated health hazards for you… But hey, it’s your decision.

People elect to modify their pubic hair for a variety of reasons. At the top of the list for both men and women are variations of “everyone’s doing it,” “I feel clean,” “I feel sexy/more attractive,” and “I look better in a swimsuit this way.” For men, there are two additional factors. First, something along the lines of, “if I expect/want her to, it’s only fair that I do.” Second, and, some might say, the most important reason of all, is that it makes the penis look bigger–a “secret” the porn industry has known about for decades. A few years ago, Gillette ran an ad encouraging men to manicure their shrubbery, and they summed things up quite nicely: “When there’s no underbrush, the tree looks taller.”

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.
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