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Beyond The Veil (2 months ago)
Ladies please stop shaving like that, there is no need to hurt your natural body. Don't let TV decide who you, and how you should keep your own well being. Women are beautiful just as they are, us men already know this, why don't you? Just be who you are with nothing added or taken away. Thumbs up
🎃Chirovitrieri🎃 (6 months ago)
It's so uncomfortable and hot I have to shave.😭 I've only gotten a few ingrowns and many nics. :<
Well, (8 months ago)
you look like Vice Admiral Holdo
Badx kittyx (9 months ago)
wow..ur vid is really good
Hailstorm Edits (10 months ago)
Its fine. If your insecure just remember its natural and every girl gets hair down there. And if you're wondering how people/your lover will think about it.simply talk to them, I myself as a lesbian feel its ok to grow it out down there,
NadiaSlayzo (11 months ago)
My mom told me that
HIareUmad (11 months ago)
men too honey
BonBon ;3 (1 year ago)
I’m starting to regret shaving my lady part for the first time..😭😰😳
Fatima Andrea (11 months ago)
these products work great www.mygorgeousglow.com
Sammy W (1 year ago)
What if I just shaved around the edges would this happen to me?
Kaitlin Miller (1 year ago)
*sigh* This is my first ingrown hair down there and I really don't know what to do 😂 UGHHHH
The Boss Warrior (1 year ago)
Thank you
Keegan Tv (1 year ago)
Whoops, wrong gender... how'd I get here
E Creacher (1 year ago)
Yea totally Let it grow so when guys go down. They get that wonderful hint of pee! Yippee!
Leah Yoa (1 year ago)
What do you do if you have an ingrown hair? It's painful, but I'm embarrassed to tell my mom or anyone. Please help.
Angelica Vandiesal (1 year ago)
Leah Yoa me too😬😬
Not just women mate, ive just fucked myself a belter yesterday and im in so much oain
Hugo O'Reilly (1 year ago)
Oh yeah because that only happens to women, right...
Shayla Malm (1 year ago)
I let mine grow but get ingrown hairs still. I really hate it, my doctor told me to use a hot compress but I have stuff to do and can't sit with a wet towel on my lady parts. He told me to use powder to reduce friction, yet the friction is between my underwear and hair, not hair abd leg. Would the powder work to reduce the friction between skin and underwear? I wear cotton all the time and wear loose fitting pants. I really hate this and he told me there is nothing to do except laser hair removal. Really?! Nothing to do for these darn hairs?! Is there a type of specialist that can remove them?
Everdred Tonchiki (1 year ago)
Speaking as a man I promise all you women that feel uncomfortable about letting it grow because you think men don't like a bush well there are many of us that do! And as such the men that do want a WOMAN not a little GIRL! In my honest opinion I think that men that make their women shave it are just secretly into pedophilia! So yes #LetitGrow #BringBackTheBush
Rebekah Navarro (1 year ago)
I miss this series so much
arlene garcia (1 year ago)
what product would be best to use to exfoliate down there?
Adriene Escoto (1 year ago)
So if you do have one,you just let it grow? Or? Will it come out bye itself?
Emily Osborne (1 year ago)
I will say a few of you have said you shave cos it gets to thick Venus do a razor for down there that trims it so its not so thick anymore but where its not been shaved down to the skin you don't get the ingrowing hairs its what u use if I feel like its too much and it is exactly like I don't shave but with the bonus of less hair yay xx
Emily Osborne (1 year ago)
love this video I used to be a shaver and a ingrowing hair but now I just let it grow and very rarely do I have ingrowing hair x
Merrida100 (1 year ago)
Let's be real.  I don't know of any women who save with the grain.  Most of us shave against it despite every report telling us not to because when we shave with the grain/growth, we're left with stubble, and that's what we're trying to avoid.  I think we can be instructed and lectured forever, but there will always be the pursuit of smoothness.
Michaela Beddis (1 year ago)
the hair down there is useful! it reduced friction during sex.
thebeausoleilXO (1 year ago)
scrolling through the comments, I feel pretty much out of place. if I wax or shave and get an ingrown hair, I pluck it. yes it's painful but I'm sorta like that lol
rheanne loves donuts (1 year ago)
Fir3yic3 (1 year ago)
lol i trim it a little(like once every year) shaving it is a mistake i made one time but never again NEVER AGAIN
NeoN Atary (1 year ago)
I'd love to let it grow LOL but its so thik and annoying and its everywhere and it causes me problems so I remove it . your vedio really helped tho thanks !
NeoN Atary (1 year ago)
+Avatarblackwolf good for you then
NeoN Atary (1 year ago)
+Avatarblackwolf not so nice
oliver drachmann (1 year ago)
I only shave whenever i'm dating haha
Gina SV (1 year ago)
Hahahahaha ö
James tommy (2 years ago)
can you do a bikini waxing tutorial
Amber Logan (2 years ago)
instead of shaving you can just snip or trim it a little
MrsXanatrix (2 years ago)
It's not true that only women who shave get ingrowns. I don't and get ingrowns all the time
TOP 10 CAUSES OF INGROWN HAIRS: 1. Too many passes with the blade. One pass, going 1-2 inches downward at a time will eliminate ingrowns. 2. Too many blades (if you are prone to ingrowns you don’t need 3 or more blades) 3. Pressing too hard on the skin with the blade. A gliding, light touch is all you need. This is likely your biggest issue. Follow #4 4. Not enough prep time. You should be using a warm/hot water prep (5 mins). Then leave the shaving creme on for more than 3 minutes to really soften the hair. The hair stubble should literally fall away with little or no pressure at all. Pressing is the problem! Be gentle ya'll. 5. Using a used blade (this one is obvious, of course). 6. Use of skin/pore clogging cremes or lotions. These keep hairs from growing up. After a shave, keep your skin bare; let it breath, and allow those newly shaved, really small, microscopic hairs to grow out just in time for the next shave. 7. Not enough exfoliation to remove excess layers of skin. Use a skin care brush designed for exfoliation as directed. 8. Shaving too many times. This rule is hard to follow especially if you have to shave for your career but if you are prone to ingrowns, try shaving with an electric clipper. The results are not super close but no one but you will know the difference. 9. Shaving against the grain. Shave in the direction of hair growth (usually down, but perform a face map to be sure). 10. Avoid tight fitting clothing around the Adam’s apple (neck) and/or below the waistline region.
Janae E (2 years ago)
Genuine humor, I like it
tinymeows (2 years ago)
i'm getting mine removed with lazar hair removal. thats my personal choice though!
Lotus (2 years ago)
I just wax everything
marls4life (2 years ago)
Hey Kristen! I'm okay with my mom's decision to shave but a lot of the time she harps on me when I don't do it. She says she's trying to protect me from harsh comments from other people but literally I don't care because I'm not as sensitive as she is. I've already developed a preference of when I like to shave and what I think is appropriate (I feel like she thinks it's worse than it actually is). It's become more annoying when she gets angry with me especially in public. I kindly told her to lay off bugging me about this issue but she persists. How do I deal with this/get her to stop?
Tabitha parks (2 years ago)
dude....I freaking love your channel
Rose J. Williams (2 years ago)
I am a guy who shaves down there and yes ingrown hairs are a problem
Tavros Nitram (2 years ago)
pubic hair is fucking disgusting to me so I take it off every chance I get, it makes me feel *ssssoooooo* much cleaner also, who else has straighter pubic hair? my pubic hair has never been curly and I thought that was interesting XD
LoliLikesPedobear (2 years ago)
Laser hair removal also helps diminishing the amount of ingrown hair as laser damages follicle structure.
Little Dream (2 years ago)
So, let me get this straight: It itches when it grows back, you have the risk of those ingrow hairs, it takes time and money. All to remove something that is comepletely natural for a female. No way. #LetItGrow #OrJustTrim
J. C. (2 years ago)
Or just trim the hair. The fact is, long unkempt hair can get in the way of playtime, alone or with friends, so a moderate buzz will do a fine job of keeping things out of the way of the fun without risking razor burn or ingrown hairs. This is good advice for all sexes.
Samantha Lopez (2 years ago)
joe flores (2 years ago)
let it grow!!!!!!
Hosen Träger (2 years ago)
I let it grove ( dont shave) i like it more
Sarah Edwards (2 years ago)
Sometimes I have to REALLY dig in with the tweezers to pull an ingrown pubic hair to the surface and pluck it out of the follicle, and then I'm bleeding for a good 5 to 10 minutes afterwards, with a big, tall pool of blood rising above the wound.
CelestialStarfall (2 years ago)
Is it just me or does anybody else just shave the outsides of the bush during bikini season?
Aqualove (2 years ago)
This is exactly what do. Everything else grows free. Also I sometimes I wear short shorts over bikini bottoms.
Michael Baker (2 years ago)
from the Pont of view of one man please girls let the bush grow but trim it please it looks good
Katie Martin (2 years ago)
Cristen, could you make a video on vaginal discharge? (TMI ALERT) I get vaginal discharge very heavy at some point (often not even related to ovulation) and it gives me stains in literally ALL of my underwear! When I wear dark underwear (e.g. black) I get beige stains, and when I wear lighter color like white I get murky yellow stains. I clean down there, like, ALL THE TIME (basically whenever I go to the bathroom) but it doesn't seem to do anything. I can never get the stains out, and I'm debating on wearing a panty liner all the time whenever I'm not on my period to avoid it. But I don't know if this would be a waste of panty liners or not. I'm personally looking for any way to handle this in a logical manner, but I can't seem to find anything. Thank you. :D
MichiruEll (2 years ago)
I used to get a lot of discharge as well, and I used panty liners, but I then learned that those could make it worse. Basically, your body's flora (so the healthy microorganisms that live down there) is supposed to self-regulate. Apparently, things you can do to help are: wear cotton underwear, and if you can sleep with no underwear if you can. And don't clean too much. If you use soap (especially soap that is not designed for that area) it can kill the healthy microorganisms, which can cause imbalance leading to more discharge. I've heard that there are also changes you can make to your diet (drinking water is always a good idea). So what I do is that, whenever I shower, I clean the outside with soap, and rince the inside (between lips) only with water (also, dry well when getting out of the shower). And I try to sleep without underwear as often as can. This has honestly worked great for me, and I don't get much discharge anymore. Finally, if there's a lot of itchiness, it can be a sign of yeast infection.
amelia hurd (2 years ago)
Question: exfoliate before not after you shave, right?
aakifah yasmin (2 years ago)
Yikes for my underarms too
Ningyo H (2 years ago)
Ingrowth is so irritating it's like ur crotch is on fire all the time...
Miss Amanda's world (2 years ago)
Ixonothing to minei
Christopher Singer (2 years ago)
Okay as a gay man I am okay with and even attracted to mild and light pubic hair, however when it gets into the jungle territory then I've asked every partner to trim mostly because I don't particularly enjoy pubic hair in my mouth eek! I am never one to ask or worse make anyone do something that they don't want to do but, however pubic grooming is a notable exception, is that an unreasonable request?
Jessica Canning (2 years ago)
Another excellent tip, use baby powder or cornstarch afterwards for the first few days to reduce friction and rubbing
abrahamchapman (2 years ago)
As a dude who regularly shaves his face, I think I'm far more qualified than Cristen to explain the ingrown hair. Ingrown hairs are because of multiblade razors, like the ones Cristen displayed for the audience, cutting hair far too close to the skin. One blade is all you need to get a clean-shaven look without all the irritation or ingrown hairs that the multiblade monstrosities cause!
T-Shades (2 years ago)
Holy shit, I thought you were just holding a 2D diagram until you started moving the hair! I don't know what I'd do with it, but I kind of want one.
FlyToTheRain (2 years ago)
Just realized the description says "public" hair removal lol probably the evil doing of autocorrect
Valentine Amoretti (2 years ago)
I just let it grow now & trim, I'm tired of having to slice my skin and poke it to remove ingrown hairs :( and scar my skin, aint worth it
Victoria Newman (2 years ago)
Glad I'm not the only one who always gets razor bumps and ingrown hairs down there. One time I got an ingrown hair the size of a quarter. I thought it was cancer! But I feel weird about not shaving; especially when I wear bikinis. People who speak on the subject always sound so disgusted by a woman's hairy genitals!
Emily H. (2 years ago)
YOU SHOULD MAKE A VIDEO about how white women aren't really treated the same as black. On Instagram I searched up whitewomenmatter and there was 2 tags with 4 pictures when I searched blackwomenmatter I found millions of tags and it isn't fair cause all I wanna be is black I get called white girl ugly white girl all the time by black people but oh they matter much more
WriteAsRayne (2 years ago)
No one's saying they matter "more". They're saying black women matter, period. They matter TOO. Not "more". In our society, unfortunately people need to be reminded that black women matter just as much as everyone else. And for anyone bullying you because you're white, that's just wrong. You're gorgeous no matter the color of your skin. Don't let the words of jerks making fun of you drag you down because their words won't matter in the end. But also don't let them poison you against a movement meant to empower women who sorely need it. People who twist movements like that to belittle and hurt others are ultimately wrong.
CholTaaim (2 years ago)
I'm a proud member of team #LetItGrow!
Kylie 〽〽 King (6 months ago)
You’ll get ingrown hairs
sweetpeaify (2 years ago)
Same here
Adam Lupis (2 years ago)
Disco muff
Kenneth Thomas (2 years ago)
I know that a lot of women are going to give me angry comments for this. But, women who shave down below gives me the chills. I will not be with a woman or have sex with a woman who's shave down there because it makes me feel like pedophile
Emmanuella Udofia (1 year ago)
Kenneth Thomas I don't think we care?
Everdred Tonchiki (1 year ago)
Kenneth Thomas same here man! And besides I like the bush and another thing is there's a reason we have hair down there it prevents infections and many other things
Aunt Manda (2 years ago)
Thanks Cristen! There are a lot of topics out there that many ladies have always been afraid to broach, because they are too embarrassed, or whatever reason they have, but you take them head on!
Robert Neal (2 years ago)
Another option is part of the steps you detail near the end. You can trim the "zone" to your liking and skip the shaving part. It may not have quite the same appeal but you avoid ingrown hairs.
zars2 (2 years ago)
bush is real turndown for cunnilingus #fcukinglovetoeatpussy
Everdred Tonchiki (1 year ago)
zars2 if you're a real man it doesn't bother you! I eat a fur burger no problem and have never gotten a hair in my mouth ever!
Vyth Riel (2 years ago)
Why not use hair removal creams? It eventually kills follicles and it's painless if you don't leave it on for too long.
Tavros Nitram (2 years ago)
I heard waxing also does that over time but idk
That's what i do too its awesome
Sydd Linden (2 years ago)
This makes me so glad I've long told society to piss-off with their weird and creepy expectations for other peoples' privates. As for the beach, board shorts are awesome if you're not into flaunting your au naturale non-grooming. #LetItGrow
Aqualove (2 years ago)
Hmm sounds painful. I don't do anything. Trim or shave or whatever else. I don't know how it bothers so many ppl. I think it's when you get used to one thing you don't want it another way. I actually like long hair down there. I feel like it provides an extra layer of protection against abrasion from like pants and underwear and stuff and protects the skin. Anyone else find that?
This_is_a_Conundrum (2 years ago)
I like my full bush as well. I don't trim at all. I tried trimming and even shaving a couple of times when younger and hated the look and feel of the results. I have no patience for putting up with all the health hazards of shaving. Trimming makes it look like a rug and it looses it's nice soft curls and becomes prickly and poky. No thank you. If people at the beach or pool are put off by some hair poking out, well what the fuck are they doing staring at my crotch so closely in the first place?
Aussie Mum (2 years ago)
Laser hair removal helps to combat ingrown hairs :) I now get hardly any :)
Osiris Malkovich (2 years ago)
It's so weird that we live in an age where people style their pubic hair. I mean, I like it, but it's still super weird.
Tavros Nitram (2 years ago)
haha I remember my mom telling me about that XDporn is a weird thing
Raine Sarita Rucker (2 years ago)
Is it weirder than when pubic hair was all the rage and people would use a sort of pubic wig (sometimes made from MICE) down there?
avidreader 231 (2 years ago)
Thumbs up for team LET IT GROW!
Sarah Ulrich (2 years ago)
Or waxing, it hurts a little but it keeps everything groomed and there's less chance of ingrown hairs ☺️
TOPAZ .A.H. 117 (2 years ago)
is it okay to ask a guy to shave his facial hair?
Nick (2 years ago)
LOL @ 0:45
LaceLovesSocks (2 years ago)
Mine doesn't really curl, so I have to trim it or it'll tangle with itself in really inconvenient ways. If not for that I probably wouldn't bother at all.
Ray Green (2 years ago)
I vote for your choice to let it grow.
MsTaylor1617 (2 years ago)
Problem is I hardly shave down there but I still get terrible ingrown hairs semi frequently
Dick Day (2 years ago)
I have to tell you young lady, I have laughed hard in my 70 years. I have never laughed as hard as I seem to when watching your videos. You do make me laugh :)
As an hairy man, i am very familiar with ingrown hairs. The inner thighs are particularly vulnerable to that because of the friction when walking and such. I do not shave, but i still get ingrown hairs. Why didn't you suggest simply trimming instead of shaving? That's what i do for my beard. It's much less irritating, it makes ingrown hairs less frequent there and it's less maintenance.
Margaux (2 years ago)
Cristen! Can you do a video (or have done a podcast) about vaginal discharge? I feel like it is something that is rarely talked about even among sex educators since its not really about sex. Sometimes I worry that I have more discharge than usual but then every time I go to the doctor I forget to bring it up. I would also love to get the statistics and research about it. Thanks for all your hard work!!
Hayley June (2 months ago)
I get daily discharge it’s normal
StubleyKids Stubley (6 months ago)
Mark Lee you don't have to watch it, I agree that a video about it would be wonderful!
Mark Lee (2 years ago)
NOOOOOO! Please don't. Just do a "keep it fresh down there" piece.
Anime Fan (2 years ago)
+Redthewarrior Me too
Annik Boyer (2 years ago)
I am now used to my little forest down there. Never shave it even if my teenage self felt akward by it. It was embarassing when I went in a pool. I stopped going to the pool and now feel great!
Alexius Nemo (2 years ago)
As is often the case~you discuss interesting things I had (as a guy) never thought about...
alg11297 (2 years ago)
I understand black men get ingrown facial hairs and there is special pre-shave conditioners that help avoid it. Being a white man who uses an electric razor I've never experienced it.
addlzp2009 (2 years ago)
Joshua Taylor Madison (2 years ago)
Pubic Stubble. Sucks.
Karis Harvey (2 years ago)
You have to get a new razor every time you shave your public hair?
Lubaba Nisar (2 years ago)
Depends on what razor you use. Some are use and throw and some can be used for multiple times. But you have to clean them before every use.
Kalliste (2 years ago)
I was wondering that too... I replace mine like once monthly :P
bob explorer (2 years ago)
awesome vid
scurrgrrl (2 years ago)
When I try to shave down there every follicle becomes a red bump and there's nothing I can do against it. In the summertime you either see my hair or that I shaved my hair. frustrating
Olivia Faye (2 years ago)
If you just trim it as much as you can you should be fine
Tyler Mills (2 years ago)
my neighbor just looked at me wierd while listening to this discussion from my backyard. needless to say i just realized how sensitive all these topics are and how tough this must be to discuss
coffeefrog (2 years ago)
Aghhhhhh that guy's beard hair aaaaaaaahhhhhhh...!
Eli Nope (2 years ago)
i hate it when i get ingrown hairs on my balls. but i still won't be a hypocrite and expect women to shave without being willing to shave myself. i don't like ingrown hairs, but i like them more than outgrown hairs.
Eli Nope (2 years ago)
hidden options not mentioned in this video, permanent hair removal through lasers or electrolysis treatment. waxing followed by exfoliation. you don't have to take other's opinions into account, that is what murderers do when they kill their victims, they don't care what the other person thinks. of course actions that concern your own body instead of the body of others is completely different. it does take two to tango, and perhaps you would prefer a different dancing partner.
WimpyDave's Channel (2 years ago)
I like it trimmed, That's it, Very hard to find these days? I don't like it looking Like, someone that Hasn't hit Puberty yet, creepy? And I like Changing the color of my mustache once in awhile? Lol!
labyrinthgirl17 (2 years ago)
I shaved a couple times for my ex, and after a 7+ hour long Greyhound bus ride home, never again. The pain was horrific. D:
Anna133199 (2 years ago)
"Let it gooo! Let it grooow! Can't take those ingrown hairs anymooore." I can totally see this become a summer hit.
Phantomhive731 (2 years ago)
What do you think about laser hair removal?
ShadowDiamond92 (2 years ago)
Or electrolysis

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