Leave your entire pubic area bare except for a downward-pointing arrow or thin strip above your genitals. Give the hair an overall trim so that the arrow/rectangle can come through more clearly. Shape the hair above the shaft with a razor or wax. Remove the hair from everything but your upper pubic area using a razor or . Just one space, or all such spaces? If the second, then strings already have a. strip() method: >>> ' Hello '.strip() 'Hello' >>> ' Hello'.strip() 'Hello' >>> 'Bob has a cat'.strip() 'Bob has a cat' >>> ' Hello '.strip() # ALL spaces at ends removed 'Hello' . If you need only to remove one space however, you could do it with. If the argument is blank, STRIP returns a string with a length of zero. Assigning the results of STRIP to a variable does not affect the length of the receiving variable. If the value that is trimmed is shorter than the length of the receiving variable, SAS pads the value with new trailing blanks. Note: The STRIP function is useful for.