Shaving your pubic hair may seem like a straightforward procedure — razor, shaving foam, done, right? It's pretty common for people to rush shaving, and we bet if you've ever cut your legs while de-fuzzing that area, it was the reason. But tiny nips on your pins don't really compare with the pain you can encounter if you are careless with your pubic hair. In JAMA's study, laceration was the most common injury sustained in intimate shaving, followed by burn and shaving rash, with the most common area of injury being the pubis, followed closely by the labia.
I thought only women who were in the porn industry or had some very questionable sexual tastes would shave themselves down there. Yet, somehow my boyfriend convinced me to be a barenaked lady by not saying a word. My first experience with a woman being shaved was when I was hanging out with a few friends of mine in college. Our mutual friend who was much bolder than the rest of us was wearing a short skirt.
I'll admit, I like to do it sometimes when I'm in a particularly proactive mood. But for the most part, I leave how and when I shave my vagina up to whenever I decide on a given day. Considering everyone else also seems to have an unnecessary opinion on what I should do with my pubes, I'm willing to bet a lot of women have run into the same dilemma: Should I shave my vagina before going out on a date? And sometimes, we may not even really want to shave, but we think we have to for another person.