Have you ever wondered what the hair on your face is and exactly where it comes sprouting out on all corners of your face from? It seems that the your beard may be traced to your pubes.
According to etymology, any hair that appears in a place it prior to puberty is pubic, as the term puberty is a directly linked to “pubertatum,” the Latin word for “age of maturity” and manhood, and “pubertis” (“adult, full-grown, manly”). Also, the Middle English term for pubic hair was “neþir berd.”
According to Dr. Bobby Buka, founder of Greenwich Village Dermatology and section chief at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the follicles of beard hair are made closely to the hair on a man’s groin and armpits. “The concentration of sebaceous glands is high in several areas,” he said: the face, groin and armpits. “So the hair characteristics in those areas are very similar, in terms of thickness of shaft and quality of hair.”
It is believed that, as opposed to most of our body hair, our groin hair has stayed thick, so that it can discharge pheromones and attract mates, and your beard does as well. Also, your beard has a distinct smell. “Your signature smell comes more from beard hair than from scalp hair. The base of a hair follicle is much bigger on your face, which is why it looks thicker on your face than your scalp hair. But it’s considered the same type of process, slightly different growth rates but same morphology otherwise,” According to Buka.
What this study means is, if you have a beard, you most definitely have pubes on your face. Or, it may be that your privates have a little beard on them. Do you believe this research; join the conversation below.