Nipple hair might be a taboo subject for some — particularly nipple hair on women. While not all men keep their nipple hair in tact, it’s considered more “acceptable” for them to have it. For women, on the other hand, the presence of nipple hair could go hand-in-hand with embarrassment.

If you’ve got nipple hair, the first thing you should know is that you shouldn’t be embarrassed: It’s totally normal (more on that below). Obviously, considering we barely ever get to see women’s nipples in mainstream media, there’s little to no chance of spying a hairy nipple. Therefore, without positive attention to put nipple hairs, many folks might not be quite comfortable with the idea. If you’ve made the decision to get rid of your nipple hair, here’s how the experts say you can go about it safely.