Why do Humans have Pubic Hair?
Pubic hair is the tuft thick curly hair down there. It is found at the front of our genitals. It differs from the hair on the head, chest, and armpit since it is constantly short, it never grows long, and it has a lifespan of 6 months. It does not have the same color, some are lighter and some are darker.
Before the boys and the girls reach their puberty stage, very fine hair grows in the areas in front of the genital. The moment puberty begins; the curly hair down there grows faster and turns out to be thicker and coarser. This is a sign of maturity and an indication of the young person’s transition from childhood to adulthood.
Female and Male appearances of pubic hair is different. In females it lies over the mound of Venus and is triangular in shape. On Males, it is around their genitals and as time goes by it reaches near the thighs then to the abdomen towards the umbilicus. The obvious difference in the distribution of pubic hair in men and women is because of the levels of androgen when maturity occurs.
There is no specific explanation why we do have pubic hair, but like every hair in our body, they also have functions. First, it is an indication of maturity. Next, it serves as a cushion protecting the delicate tissues that lies in the area. Third, it protects the skin on the pubic area from irritations, rashes, acnes and infections. Fourth, it acts as a type of buffer to reduce friction during activities. Lastly, it holds on heat and grab holds of our natural scent produced in our sweat to attract the opposite sex.
Just like the hairs in our head, pubic hairs can also be modified with different styles for proper grooming depending on our personal lifestyle.