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Why is pubic hair curly?
« on: 18/04/2007 04:28:34 »
When i had a head of hair it was and always had been, straight. So how come pubic hair is always curly?

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« Reply #1 on: 18/04/2007 07:03:35 »
That is a darned good question. My hair is straight as a board, but my guess would be that it is so moist warm and scrunched up all the time.. LOL Just a guess! Higher body temperature... in that area perhaps!

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« Reply #2 on: 18/04/2007 08:58:43 »
I read that the curly / straight nature of hair was due to its radius and the shape of its cross section. If it is circular, then the hair is straight, if it is oval in cross section, it is weaker on one axis and bends easier, and forms curls. Thick hair might be straighter. (I believe Oriental hair has thicker fibres, which is why it tends to be less curly than whispy  north european hair).
The actual purpose of pubes - i.e. why we still have them - is also interesting. Is it for display, camouflage, protection, a wick, for scent?
As far as I can see it is 'neither use nor ornament' to quote a northern expression.
I don't have a problem with armpits, though; where did our society get that one from? A 'youth' thing, perhaps.

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« Reply #3 on: 18/04/2007 17:04:21 »
LOL..can you imagine if it was not curly and it continued to grow  ?

we'd have it all overflowing down our trousers and girlies would look like they have front-tails !!

Sophiecentaur is of course right about the whispy nature of our oriental cousins..though to be honest I have only seen the girlies !!

I shave mine off anyway !!

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« Reply #4 on: 18/04/2007 18:35:57 »
An important factor here is the amount of sulfur in the hair.  The sulfur in the amino acids of the hair proteins tends to link with sulfur in other (nearby) amino acids.  This causes bending of the hair strands.  Consider your finger.  It can be straight, but if you touch the tip to your palm, your finger becomes bent.

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« Reply #5 on: 18/04/2007 18:42:38 »
Err, sulphur based bonds hold the hair in shape, but they don't make it curly. Permanent hair curling solutions work by breaking those disulphide bonds temporarily, curling the hair up, then re making the bonds. Anyway, if the body can get sulphur to the hair on my legs and to the hair on my head there's no reason it can't get sulphur to the hair anywhere else.

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« Reply #6 on: 18/04/2007 20:57:11 »
Hey Paul, if you're that curious. Try straightening them with your wife's hair straightener, and tell us how it goes, OK? ;D

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« Reply #7 on: 18/04/2007 20:59:57 »
Hey Paul, if you're that curious. Try straightening them with your wife's hair straightener, and tell us how it goes, OK? ;D
wife! I may wright rubbish, but that does not mean im stupid. Lol

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« Reply #8 on: 18/04/2007 21:04:38 »
Hmmm.. OK. So tell us how it goes eh Paul? :P

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« Reply #9 on: 18/04/2007 21:05:12 »
By the way.. You wrote "wright" wrong.. Hee hee.. Yep you sure do write rubbish!! Lol, just joking, Paul you are ever so wise. ;)

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« Reply #10 on: 18/04/2007 21:09:51 »
I speld it wrong on purpos. Damn low battery...back later

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« Reply #11 on: 18/04/2007 21:11:13 »
Ohhhh! Now I feel stupid for not realising your purpose of it! :P

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« Reply #12 on: 18/04/2007 22:06:36 »
I would not recommend using hot hair straighteners to straighten out short and curlies. It would need a very steady hand to avoid disaster!

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« Reply #13 on: 18/04/2007 22:07:26 »
*Smacks Forehead*.. DUH! LOL ;D

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« Reply #14 on: 21/04/2007 09:53:01 »
maybe its just because our pubis hair is always rubbing against our underwear etc.. if you get your hair and rub a part of it, y(our head hair)
you will see that it will go curley after a while but our pub(e)s are always rubbing against other stuffs.

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« Reply #15 on: 21/05/2009 00:14:39 »
you will see that it will go curley after a while but our pub(e)s are always rubbing against other stuffs.
Absolutely, like someone else's pubic hair. I think I'll test this theory out tonight!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #16 on: 21/05/2009 06:47:32 »
You filthy swine......

Sorry, I mean, you filthy, lucky swine.

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« Reply #17 on: 22/05/2009 00:22:30 »
You filthy swine......

Sorry, I mean, you filthy, lucky swine.
Guilty as charged.......... ::) ::) ::) ;D

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« Reply #18 on: 22/05/2009 15:37:04 »
Have a look at 'androgenic hair'.

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« Reply #19 on: 25/05/2009 13:53:30 »
i just assumed there was a link with Afro hair, O8) and thought they were both like that to help keep cool and stuff, am i wrong?

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« Reply #20 on: 25/05/2009 20:56:32 »
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So how come pubic hair is always curly?

Because if it was straight it would poke your eyes out... ;D

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« Reply #21 on: 26/05/2009 05:12:20 »
They'll make holes in your underwear!

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« Reply #22 on: 26/05/2009 07:03:47 »
They'll make holes in your underwear!

Ah perforated underwear!!! At least it wouldkeep it airy...

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« Reply #23 on: 26/05/2009 19:13:06 »
Maybe if for some reason a male and female were rubbing their pubic regions together, the hair would make it easier to slide up and down?

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« Reply #24 on: 26/05/2009 21:24:02 »
Maybe if for some reason a male and female were rubbing their pubic regions together, the hair would make it easier to slide up and down?
Just as long as it didn't function like Velcro, this might cause problems with disengagement.  xx( xx( ???

 

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