Trimming Pubic Hair
Do women like men to trim their pubic hair?
You could be asking two
different things: 1) Do women prefer that their male partners have trimmed or
groomed pubic hair, or 2) Do women enjoy having a partner trim their own pubic
hair for them?
While pubic hair removal
creams, waxes and razors have been marketed to women for decades, male pube
grooming entered our social consciousness rather recently. When Samantha used
an electric shaver to trim her partner's pubic hair during a “Sex and the City”
episode, it was considered unusual, but now it's not uncommon for salons to
offer a "back, crack and sack" waxing package for male customers.
Just as with female
pubic hair, whether someone prefers their male partner to be all-natural,
lightly groomed or completely bare is a matter of personal taste. Some people
find that pubic hair gets in the way during oral sex, or that their
short-and-curlies get caught in cock rings or other toys. Others may find the
natural odors and pheromones that are trapped by pubic hair to be very
arousing. If you are unsure what your partner prefers and are willing to change
your normal grooming routine for her or him, just ask what they like.
Regarding the second
interpretation of your question, some women (and men) do indeed enjoy having a
partner trim their pubic hair; this can be a highly erotic act. For some,
trimming or shaving a partner can be a part of foreplay. For others, it can be
part of dominant/submissive role-play. If one person prefers their partner to
have groomed pubes, but said partner hates doing the trimming, then sharing the
shaving responsibilities can be a compromise. I previously wrote a column that
contained advice for shaving a partner with minimal irritation, which you can
As with all erotic
activities, some women may find groomed pubes (either their own or their
partners') exciting and attractive, and others may not. It really depends on
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Laura Anne Stuart has a master’s degree in public health and has worked as a sexuality educator for more than a decade. She owns the Tool Shed, an erotic boutique on Milwaukee’s East Side.