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Pubic hair

Everyone has pubic hair: hair on your genitals, also called pubes. Some people have a lot of pubic hair. Others have very little. Some people shave it or trim it; others leave it as it is.

Puberty

Your pubic hair starts growing during puberty. At first, it's sparse and like down, afterwards it gets thicker and denser.

Types of hair

Everyone has different pubic hair:

  • Colour: brown, blonde, red or black. And grey when you get older.
  • Dark pubic hair or light hair. Dark hair is often more visible than light.
  • Hardly any hair or perhaps a lot of hair, extending all the way to the inside of the thighs.
  • Curly hair or straight hair

Styles

There are always different styles in pubic hair. The trend used to be for women to leave their pubic hair as it was. Now you often see that women shave it all off, and sometimes men do too. You can go along with whatever is in fashion, but you don't have to. Do what you think is attractive, and feels good for you.

Read our tips for shaving pubic hair.