As a postmenopausal woman whose pubic hair has thinned out on it's own, I haven't paid much attention to all the shaving, waxing and electrolysis going on "down there." Aging offers far more complex problems than how I want to wear my pubes.
Emily Gibson, MD points out that pubic hair exists for a reason - it protects our genitals:
"Pubic hair removal naturally irritates and inflames the hair follicles left behind, leaving microscopic open wounds. Rather than suffering a comparison to a bristle brush, frequent hair removal is necessary to stay smooth, causing regular irritation of the shaved or waxed area. When that irritation is combined with the warm moist environment of the genitals, it becomes a happy culture media for some of the nastiest of bacterial pathogens, namely group A streptococcus, staphylococcus aureus and its recently mutated cousin methicillin resistant staph aureus (MRSA).
There is an increase in staph boils and abscesses, necessitating incisions to drain the infection, resulting in scarring that can be significant. It is not at all unusual to find pustules and other hair follicle inflammation papules on shaved genitals.
Additionally, I’ve seen cellulitis (soft tissue bacterial infection without abscess) of the scrotum, labia and penis from spread of bacteria from shaving or from sexual contact with strep or staph bacteria from a partner’s skin."
Now I see a few women going back to having pubic hair albeit trimmed neatly. I now visually prefer it. Not a full unsightly bush but neatly trimmed so her clitoris and inner labia are easy enough to locate and view. Now a woman doctor tells us why we have pubes, the purpose pubic hair serves and the damage hair removal can cause.