Updated: NOVEMBER 25, 2019
Pubephilia is a sexual attraction to pubic hair. Most commonly people with pubephilia, known as pubephiles, are attracted to women with noticeable pubic hair, but pubephiles can be of any gender and sexual orientation. Pubephiles may become aroused by the sight or the feel of human pubic hair.
Pubephilia is a type of trichophilia, or hair fetish. It is also known as a pubic hair fetish.
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Pubephiles typically have a preference for different types of pubic hair. They may prefer delicate bushes or thick pubic hair, or pubic hair of a particular color.
Pubephiles are likely to seek out sexual partners that maintain their pubic hair rather than waxing or shaving it off. In some cases, pubephiles may also collect the pubic hair from places such as public bathrooms.
Some people theorize that pubic hair may be arousing to pubephiles because it is seen as something of a taboo. Many people grow up with little nudity in the home, and pubic hair was often not depicted on artworks throughout history. In modern society, Brazilian waxing has become a mainstream activity and pornography rarely shows women with pubic hair.
Pubephilia is a relatively harmless paraphilia, and most pubephiles accept the paraphilia as simply a part of their sexual identities. However, if pubephilia begins to interfere with a person’s daily life, therapy, hypnosis, or other types of treatments may be beneficial.