There’s nothing shameful about pubic hair growing around the vulva. It’s completely natural. And yet it’s a rare sight to see pubic hair peeking out from underneath a set of bikini bottoms. And when people do show their pubic hair, it can be met with mean comments.
So where does this discomfort and shame come from?
Vulvas in online media are often hairless, which doesn’t reflect reality. While some people do choose to remove their pubic hair (which is totally fine), lots of people don’t (which is also completely fine). They might give it a trim from time to time, or they might let it grow free. They might even cover it in body glitter and style it like a fancy shape. It’s all down to personal choice.
Pubic hair grows in different ways on different people too, as you can see here.