Shaving pubic hair is a personal preference. It’s not something that you have to do. In fact, there are no health benefits to shaving. However, if you do decide to shave your pubic hair, you should know that the skin around the pubic area is sensitive, so there are possible consequences such as: razor burn (rash), cuts, pimples, and/or blisters, itching, ingrown hairs (folliculitis), and infection. To avoid this, you should trim the hair first, then apply shaving cream. Using a new razor, shave in the direction that the hair grows and don’t repeat strokes. Afterwards, apply lotion or baby oil to the skin. Some girls say that shaving pubic hair is high maintenance because the hair will usually grow back in just a couple of days. In the meantime, it can feel itchy, prickly, and overall uncomfortable down there.