First, let's get one thing straight: Everyone has butt hair once puberty hits. It's 100 percent normal and doesn't make you a freak, we promise.
But you might be wondering... what's the point of it? Eyelashes, as you might know, serve the useful purpose of keeping bugs, dust, and other particles out of your eyes; armpit hair prevents your arms from chafing against your sides. But when it comes to butt hair, you might be stumped.
Hank Green addressed the topic on SciShow and we're totally fascinated.
It turns out there are three main theories:
- Bodies evolve over the course of millions of years. We haven't lost our butt hair yet simply because there's no pressing reason for us to do so. Cool, right?
- The hair traps your own unique scent, which can make you more attractive to mates (you know, way deep in our cavemen brains).
- Butt hair prevents chafing between your butt cheeks.
So, there you have it - butt hair actually is weirdly useful. Who knew that butt cheek chafing was even a thing?
That said, if you want to remove that hair, that's normal, too. Here's how to do it safely - because that's the last place in the universe you want to nick yourself.
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