What Do 2,451 Women Do With Their Pubic Hair? We Asked. They Answered.

Among the latest research from our team at Indiana University is a brand new study, available from the Journal of Sexual Medicine, about pubic hair removal trends among 2,451 women in the United States. This is one of the few studies to have examined women’s pubic hair removal patterns and also one of the largest. Plus, if you read the full article, it has lots of interesting information (at least I think so) about how women’s pubic hair has been represented in the art of different cultures and time periods and the little we know (or sometimes think we know) about the topic.

You can find the study on the JSM web site. It’s called “Pubic Hair Removal among Women in the United States: Prevalence, Methods and Characteristics” and it’s available through the Early View mechanism of JSM. If you have questions about the study, please email me.

To learn more about pubic hair removal methods for women, check out Because It Feels Good: A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction or The V Book: A Doctor’s Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.