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So You Want To Shave Your Pubic Hair?

I often get questions like “Should I shave my pubes off?” or “Is bald better?”

I often get questions like “Should I shave my pubes off?” or “Is bald better?”

The answer is simple: do whatever is right for you!

For those of you who want to keep it natural, keep it going, or rather, growing. But, if you feel like shaving is the right choice for you, don’t just go willy-nilly with sharp objects around such a sensitive region.

So, whether you’re a shaving novice or an old pro, please consider the following information.


If you’re starting from full growth, take the time beforehand to carefully cut your pubic hair short with scissors. This will help reduce the chance of you clogging a razor with excess hair. Remember, this is just a pre-trim, so you don’t need to get everything. Be wary of what is hair and what is skin.

Lube It Up

Never EVER shave without some form of lubrication. At the bare minimum, you can use water, but I highly recommend using shaving cream. Look for one that is specially formulated for sensitive areas or made specifically for your pubic region.

Go With The Flow

Shave with the growth of your hair, especially if this is your first time shaving. If your skin isn’t used to being shaved, going against the grain can cause ingrown hairs. Take your time - this isn’t a race. Nothing is worse than hurrying through a shave and getting a nick on your sensitive parts. Stretch the skin of difficult or hard to reach areas. A mirror can make a great shaving partner.

Exfoliate and Moisturize

After you’re done shaving, lightly exfoliate the area. This will help remove any dead skin cells or anything else that may block your pores and cause ingrown hairs. Ladies, be sure to not get any soap inside of your vagina. Rinse well and then pat dry. You can then choose to apply a light moisturizer at this point. I recommend one that is dye-free and fragrance-free.

Fast Tips

  • Pre-trim
  • Use a sharp razor
  • Always use lubrication
  • Take your time
  • Don’t over-shave
  • Go with the grain
  • Use a mirror
  • No soap in the vagina
  • Rinse well
  • Exfoliate
  • Moisturize

So, whether shaving is an exciting change for you or part of your personal routine, be safe! And remember, when it comes to shaving and sex, everything is OK here.

Dr. Megan Stubbs

Holding degrees in Human Sexuality and Biology, Dr. Megan Stubbs is an energetic multi-media savvy Sexologist. She has been building a brand that has sexual wellness, education, and pleasure at the forefront. With her respective degrees, she is able to combine two of her favorite things, science and sex, into a cohesive platform to impact her audience. She offers presentations on a wide variety of topics ranging from positive body image to sexual assault prevention. She is mindful of inclusion and brings a sensitivity to ethnic diversity rooted in her own complex heritage. Her programming is designed to entertain and educate with actionable steps and information the participants can use as soon as they leave. Her advice is frequently quoted in national media outlets, she writes for many online and print publications, appears on television, speaks on radio, and presents at public and private events.
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