9 Men Reveal What They Really Think About Female Pubic Hair

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To shave or not to shave … that's the million-dollar question. And if you get razor burn as easily as I do in the winter, it's really a no-brainer.

But do you ever wonder what men think about female pubic hair?

Does the decision to go bare really matter, or is going "full bush" coming back in style?

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One survey involving 3372 women living in the U.S. and ranging from 18-65 years old discovered that a whopping 84 percent of women have admitted to grooming their pubic hair in some way.

The majority of women preferred the classic method of shaving, but others chose other methods of female pubic hair removal, like waxing, shaving, electrolysis, laser hair removal, depilatory creams, — even using tweezers to remove hair from the root.

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Interestingly, when asked why they groom, only 21.1 percent of the respondents said they do so because of the pubic hairstyles their partner prefers.

We were curious to know more about guys' opinions on women shaving their pubic hair, getting a Brazilian wax, or using other hair removal methods to remove their hair down there — so we went straight to the source.

As it turns out, what guys are looking for in when it comes to pubic hair designs might not be what you think. In fact, you'll probably be surprised.

Here's what men think about female pubic hair:

1. Some men prefer female pubic hair to be trimmed and tidy.

"I think it's just hygienic to keep it trimmed and cleaned. I wouldn't want a girl to go down on me if it looked like an unkempt forest," says Nathan, 23.

"To me," says Micah, 29, "a trimmed bush says, 'I take care of myself.'"

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2. Some enjoy more pubic hair on a woman.

Thomas, 25, said, "Totally nude is nice, but it's not a big deal if there's a little hair hidden down there. It makes it more of an adventure."

Alex, 27, says, "I prefer a nice little tuft of hair. It's more exciting that way."

And Anthony, 31, adds, "Look, I want a woman. A woman. Not someone who's just hit puberty and is still figuring out what they want from their body. I feel like pubic hair — well-manicured pubic hair — is like a rite of passage. You don't get it until you do and then you should own it."

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3. Most men agree that shaving all your pubic hair off isn't necessary.

Ryder, 26, added, "It's always good to see a woman for what she really is — a woman. I think a little hair is and mischievous. It says to me that she's confident in her sexuality to be her natural self and with that, to show off the things that make her most feminine."

"My girlfriend and I have been together for eight years," Tyler, 29, says, "I feel like the completely nude era was just a phase — not something that she or I wanted to experience forever. For her, it was way too much maintenance and for me ... I realized as we grew up I was way more into hair. Turns out, she was, too."

"Okay, look," says Evan, before launching into a lecture on the stereotypical nature of society and their view on men as sexual beings. "Everybody thinks that guys want a girl who has no hair at all on her body because, in their heads, every guy’s biggest fantasy is to take home a girl that looks like a porn star. They’re wrong. We don’t want a girl to be completely empty of the things that make her a woman. It’s unfair to assume that all guys want the same thing."

Philip, 28, adds, "I'd rather deal with hair on a vagina than those awful irritation bumps from shaving."

Overall, we found that most men want what makes a woman feel comfortable, confident, and sexy.

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Kylie M. is a freelance writer and frequent contributor to YourTango.