It was once too taboo to talk about, but now discussions involving the preferred state of female pubic hair are fair game. While most people simply prefer trim and tidy, others are either die-hard proponents of bare or au naturel. When it comes down to it, it’s all about personal preference, as neither leaving things natural nor baring it all have any real health risks. Of course, it’s not the lack or abundance of hair that is a health concern, but rather the method of removing it. The risk of infection that comes with waxing and shaving is often underappreciated, especially in beauty salons when the equipment used could transmit bacterial infections. Since shaving causes little cuts that invite infection, it’s important that you prep the area beforehand, such as by trimming and using shaving cream. With waxing, cold kits are safer to use at home, and if you go to a salon to get it done, choose one that is professional and reputable. If you want a more permanent solution, then you could always try using electrolysis or a laser hair removal machine.