Obstetrician-gynecologist Tatyana Kiliniy explained why body hair should not be shy and whether shaving is associated with sexually transmitted diseases.
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To begin with, it’s worth understanding that it’s up to you to decide how your body should look.
The hairline is present on the genitals in the norm in all healthy and mature women, therefore, the gynecologist should not be embarrassed by examination. Doctors are not surprised that you have pubic hair.
In some cases, it is diagnostically valuable to evaluate the type of hairline and its intensity, and the hair itself does not interfere with the vaginal examination.
To the attention of expectant mothers: now even going to give birth it is not necessary to be shaved.
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Does hair removal in the bikini area contribute to sexually transmitted diseases
The fact of lack of hair in the intimate zone does not affect infectious processes.
But it contributes to the trauma of the skin, which occurs in the process of hair destruction (cuts, cracks, burns – the entrance gate for infections).
The ideally smooth bikini zone significantly increases the chances of new "sexual adventures", as a result of which you can get sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonococcus and others.
Women should choose the most comfortable hair removal method that suits them.
Ways to deal with unwanted hair
shaving; wax / shugaring; creams; photoepilation; laser hair removal; electrolysis (the only way to say goodbye to hair forever).
If you are “for” body positive, then boldly stick to this idea, each woman is individual and unique,
– summed up the doctor.