Heather Helton is a certified nurse midwife who has worked in women's health for over 19 years.
BuzzFeed spoke to Heather, who said part of her job is providing annual exams to women — such as pap smears, pelvic exams, family planning, etc. "It’s not uncommon for women to come in with a new bump of some sort on their lady bits. This leads to questions like, 'What is this — is this herpes?' or 'How can I avoid getting razor burn?' It’s common in our culture to shave our pubic hair, but no one really talks about how to do it or how to troubleshoot doing it," she explained.
So, Heather decided to make a TikTok explaining what she believes is the safest way for people with vaginas to shave their pubic hair. She developed this method over the years, incorporating recommendations from other coworkers in the field:
(PSA: Whether or not you decide to shave your pubic hair is your personal choice — don't let anyone tell you otherwise!)