The 7 Biggest Mysteries of the Human Body
The distribution of hair of two thickness levels on female and male bodies. Credit: Creative Commons | Sjef
Theories abound when it comes to pubes. Some say these coarse, curly tendrils are sexual ornaments — a visual signal of sexual maturity and a reservoir of smelly pheromones. Others think bushes keep our oh-so-precious nether regions cozy. Still others assert that they serve as padding, preventing chafing during sex. Whatever the reason, many modern people want this stuff gone.