A. Well, disagreements about pubic hair do occur in relationships these days. There is no doubt that more and more women are waxing and shaving, or some just trimming. Often, it is the male who urges the woman to do it.
I think that this happened because of the influence of pornography. These days, pornography magazines, movies and the sexual material on the Internet all seem to have a single feature in common. That feature is 'bare' female genitalia.
Today, most of the women who are pictured in the pornographic media are shown with no pubic hair. This is quite an extraordinary change, which has occurred over the last 15 years or so. The reason behind this is that viewers of pornographic material, who are predominantly male, like to be able to see the opening of the vagina.
As to your second concern, there is absolutely no medical evidence that it is more hygienic. There are very few health risks involved in removing the hair. However, I have seen a few women who had the hair shaved or waxed off, and who then developed minor infections of the hair follicles (that is, the 'pits' from which the hairs grow).
In the case of shaving, it is important not to cut yourself. This is a delicate part of the body, and using a razor on it is a little risky.
You suggest that your husband's hands are 'shaky' when he shaves himself, so I feel that if you are going to choose shaving, then you should do it for yourself. My final comment is this, no woman should be 'pressured' into shaving or waxing. It is your body - not your partner's. So you are the one who should decide what to do with your pubic hair.
A. Yes, that is very likely. Please see a doctor very soon for an examination.
A. It is very easy, provided you go to a doctor in time - which means at least two weeks before.
The doctor can give you a tablet containing a hormone called norethisterone. If you take this three times a day, it will postpone your menses until you are ready.
A. The vasectomy operation is very popular in many countries, and it works very well. The surgeon-specialist just makes a little cut (sometimes two cuts) in the scrotum. Working through the cut, he finds the 'vas', which is the tube that carries sperm from the testicles.
He then cuts through that tube, and stitches it so that sperm can no longer get through. Finally, he stitches the skin. And that is it! The entire procedure takes around 10 minutes. Most men have it done under local anaesthetic, but a few men prefer to be completely unconscious.
The vasectomy operation should not interfere with your sex life. The only men who might have trouble with potency after are those who already have psychological problems or hang-ups about sex.
A. Yes, it does. If you have a period that lasts that long, you are losing a lot of iron, and therefore you will become anaemic. Also, you need to find out why your periods have recently become so long. So please see a doctor within the next few weeks.
A. No, not at all. Most people who have piles (haemorrhoids) will never need to have surgery. In many cases, the condition can be kept under control with pile ointments or suppositories, which are bullet-shaped medicament-containing preparations that you put into the rectum.
A. The microorganism that causes yeast infections does like warmth and moisture. So when you take a shower, you should not direct too much hot water toward the region of the vagina. Instead, just spray the pubic area with cool water.
A. That is extremely common. But as you get more used to each other's bodies, you should be able to arrange it so that both of you orgasm at about the same time.
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