Now, you think you might be ready to advance your sense of pubic style. Doing so as often as we do, you come to recognize a difference in temporary trends and eternal classics. These are the five classics that will always be part of the manscaping discussion. First up is the natural.
BEAT AROUND THE BUSH
At a party, I overheard a guy ask his friend what he thought about shaving pubes. His friend was quick to respond that in this era, keeping things hairy down there is primitive and unheard off. From the look on his face, I could tell that the former was not okay with that response.
To Shave or Not to Shave?
Pubic hair is terminal body hair that is found in the genital area of adolescent and adult humans. The hair is located on and around the sex organs and sometimes at the top of the inside of the thighs. In the pubic region around the pubis bone , it is known as a pubic patch. Pubic hair is found on the scrotum in the male and on the vulva in the female. Although fine vellus hair is present in the area in childhood, pubic hair is considered to be the heavier, longer and coarser hair that develops during puberty as an effect of rising levels of androgens in males and estrogens in females. Pubic hair differs from other hair on the body and is a secondary sex characteristic. Many cultures regard pubic hair as erotic, and in most cultures pubic hair is associated with the genitals, which both men and women are expected to keep covered at all times. In some cultures, it is the norm for pubic hair to be removed, especially of females; the practice is regarded as part of personal hygiene.
There is nothing about taking a sharp blade to the area surrounding your genitals that sounds particularly fun, and yet, lots of people — of all gender identities — do it. For many men, the grooming of the pubes is a real part of daily or weekly maintenance. There are rules and rituals, products and tools. Here are nine men on keeping their pubes pretty.