The Boys' Growing Up in the Lord

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Question

Hello,

I am 14 years old and 181 cm (5'11"). A few days ago I shaved my pubic area. Will this stop my height growth? This is very important to me because I play basketball.  

Please answer me soon. Thank you.


Answer

Cutting hair has no impact on your body's growth. For the same reason, getting a haircut doesn't impact your growth either.

I generally don't recommend shaving your pubic hair because shaving can cause nicks in the skin which allow germs or fungus to get in. In other words, you might find yourself more susceptible to jock itch because of shaving. Another problem is newly growing hair is itchy. Finally if you are of a lineage of really tight curly hair, there is an increase chance of getting ingrown hairs (black heads) if you shave. Leaving the pubic hairs longer is more comfortable than shaving.

If you don't want long pubic hair for some reason, then trim it back with scissors, but don't shave it to skin level.

Thank you very much for the answer. Your advice was useful to me.