Social conditioning[ edit ] At puberty, many girls find the sudden sprouting of pubic hair disturbing, and sometimes as unclean, because in many cases young girls have been screened by their family and by society from the sight of pubic hair. The study found that there was no significant difference between what was reported by men and by women with respect to frequency of nudity in the home. In 16th century southern Europe Michelangelo showed the male David with stylized pubic hair, but female bodies remained hairless below the head. In Renaissance northern Europe, pubic hair was more likely to be portrayed than in the south, more usually male, but occasionally female. By the early 17th century, female pubic hair appear in pornographic drawing and other forms of art, such as those by Agostino Carracci.