Why Japanese Women Don't Shave Pubic Hair?

This is a delicate subject to write about, but one that many people try to understand. Why don't Japanese women have the custom of shaving their bottoms? Is there a specific reason to let pubic hair become a forest? In this article, we will understand the whole subject.

Japanese women are not the only ones with the habit of not shaving pubic hair. Chinese and other nationalities from Asia, Europe, and Africa also have the same custom. Westerners, for some reason, created the idea that shaving hair is a sign of hygiene, but they forget that hair is growing to protect the parts.

In the same way that a completely shaved man in Brazil is something shameful and strange, Japanese women feel the same way if they are completely unprotected. Although pubic hair is not trimmed, armpit and beard hair is seen as unhygienic in Japan and should be trimmed.

The real question should be: Why do Westerners shave their pubic hair!

Why Japanese Women Don't Shave Pubic Hair?

How did the custom of not shaving pubic hair come about?

Like most Japanese customs, China has had some influence on this matter. But we must look at the reality of our ancestors, where I highly doubt they trimmed their hair.

Currently, in all countries, women have the choice of whether or not to shave their lower parts. She is often shaved with the intention of pleasing the man or following local customs. In the West it is even more common to shave due to the heat, where sweat can cause itching and even fungus if there is no hygiene.

It may not be very related, but in China there was a Confucian proverb where he says that fur is sacred:


Our Bodies - All our fur and skin are received from our parents, and we should not presume or injure them. This is the beginning of philia piety (Chapter 1 of the Filial Piety Book 孝經);

This proverb doesn't mean much, but it can give an idea that the Japanese and other Asians consider their private part hair to be an important part. We will understand more about this later on.

Why Japanese Women Don't Shave Pubic Hair?

Why don't Japanese women shave their pubic hair?

The real reason is simple, the Japanese don't care if it's shaved or not. But there are several comments on this subject that can give you a good idea of why Japanese women don't shave their pubic hair:

Puberty – For Japanese women, pubic hair is a sign of puberty, removing it completely is like a sign of immaturity or a refusal to grow into adulthood.

onsens – Can you imagine a Japanese woman totally shaved in an onsen, while the others are totally covering their parts? The forest serves as a protection! If someone does this, it can generate gossip and draw undue attention.

Why Japanese Women Don't Shave Pubic Hair?

Prostitution – There are reports that ancient Japanese prostitutes shaved their pubic hair during the Edo Period. Women do not shave their hair to avoid being associated with prostitutes.

Lack of necessity – In Japan there is not that hellish heat all year round like in Brazil, Japanese women don't feel uncomfortable with their fur, so they don't need to remove them.

Hairs signify adulthood and maturity, they are something to be proud of and not get rid of.

Shaved hair equals a White Stone in Mahjong

There is a Japanese term for shaved or thin (prepubescent) pubic parts called paipan (パイパン). The term is also often used to refer to problems where hair is not growing (Glabro).

This term originated from the Chinese [白板] which is also a white dragon tile in the game of Mahjong. This piece is an all white tile that represents ended up becoming the representation of the absence of female hair.

Why Japanese Women Don't Shave Pubic Hair?

The term paipan became popular after the fetish of shaved genitals entered Japanese culture due to western pornography. The impact was very low on Japanese culture and the hairless girl market has not become profitable in Japan, thus showing that the Japanese prefer women with pubic hair.

Interestingly, pubic hair is not usually prevalent in adult anime and manga, probably due to the enormous difficulty of drawing them.

For informational purposes I will leave a list of vocabularies below:

陰毛calledpubic hair
恥毛chirpedpubic hair
お毛々okkepubic hair (slang)
マン毛mangefemale pubic hair
ちん毛chingemale pubic hair

Are Japanese women's lower parts trimmed?

By nature, the Japanese don't usually grow a lot of hair, so much so that there are men who never needed to shave. For the same reason, but for the Japanese women's 50%, she never had to trim or cut her bottoms.

The News Post Seven website and an online research agency claim that approximately 26% of Japanese women routinely remove the hair that remains in the bikini line. Other Japanese 23%'s tend to trim shorter, while 7% completely removes pubic hair.

I hope this article has clarified once and for all your doubts regarding pubic hair culture in Japan. It is very impolite to write such an article, but the curiosities involving these customs are very interesting.

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