Pubic Hair Removal Practices in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Cross-Cultural Research Vol/Iss. 1 SAGE Publications Published In Pages: 1-23
By Craig, Lyndsey K., Gray, Peter B.


Researcher's examine the presence of pubic hair removal (PHR) and retention in a cross-cultural setting, looking to see if such practices exist outside of the West, where it is well documented. Data from societies with PHR or retention from the eHRAF World Cultures sample were analyzed. Results indicate that PHR or retention exists cross-culturally without influence from the West. Commonly practiced for hygiene, women remove or retain pubic hair more often than men, with the main methods for removal being plucking.

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