One change puberty brings is increased body hair. Some teens and young adults choose to depilate, or remove body hair. For females, the most common areas to depilate are underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows and face. For males, the most common areas are the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin and legs. Shaving is the most common way to depilate the underarms, legs and pubic area.
Shaving the pubic area has become much more common among teenagers and young adults. However, that doesn’t mean you should do it. Shaving is a personal choice.
Any kind of depilation – shaving, waxing, clipping, tweezing, threading or laser treatment – can have health consequences. Your pubic area is especially sensitive to hair removal. If you decide to shave your pubic area, here’s what you need to know.