5 Interesting Things You Never Knew About Pubic Hair!
By- Shreya Sharma
Pubic hair is kind of mystery. When hit puberty and it kind of pop up out of nowhere one day and you are like what? Why? You know you can hide them, so this is something you generally do not talk about, plus this is considered to be gross. But then, there comes a day when you plan to hit the beach or maybe not, but yes you plan to work on them and get them trimmed or shaved or waxed. Well, they are there for a reason. Here are 5 interesting things you never knew about pubic hair.
Pubic hair can be the first sign of puberty
On an average, 15 percent of girls see pubic hair as the first sign of puberty. It can depend on your race. Black girls may notice it at the age of nine, while white girls may notice it at the age of ten. But remember, everyone is different and your body has its own schedule.
You might have always had hair down there
Earlier you might be having vellus hair, which is barely detachable peach fuzz that covers most of your body. During puberty, the body increases the level of androgens which includes testosterone. And this is when vellus hair follicles down there become sensitive to the androgens which result in a darker, thicker hair down there.
It grows in five different stages
These stages are known as tanner stages and it takes four and five years for most girls to go through them.
Stage 1- You are either hairless or have vellus hair.
Stage 2- You can notice some hair, but they are thinly dispersed- mostly along the labia.
Stage 3- You grow slightly more hair and it is coarser and longer than before. It is darker, maybe slightly darker than the hair on your head.
Stage 4- You have more hair, and the texture and color stay for your adult life.
Stage 5- your hair forms a horizontal upper border and may spread down to your inner thighs.
The amount and distribution of hair can change until your mid-twenties.
It has some purposes
It holds scent- The crotch is packed with sweat glands, which crank out chemical substances called pheromones. Humans may have evolved with pheromones to attract mates and pubic hair keeps them close so you smell uniquely like you.
It protects skin during sex- When the genital-on-genital action is happening; your pubic hair serves as a cushion to prevent your skin.