Dear WWWFM,Okay, so I've been with my current girlfriend, for a little over four months now. We have known each other for three and half years and neither of us have had the courage to ask the other out until just recently.
It's really a matter of personal preference but I can say from experience that a trimmed area is more attractive and easy to deal with than a bushy forest. I doubt if there are health benefits to it other than it might be easier to keep clean, so I wouldn't concern myself with that aspect of it.
But it's not necessary to shave it off or permanently remove it. Shaving is a pain and once you start you have to do it often. Getting a Brazilian wax job is another option. But I'd say trimming is a better option. You can use scissors, although that's tricky, but an electric trimmer works best and is the easiest.
As for a couple's trim session, this can be an intimate thing to do together but, again, it's a matter of personal preference. Some couples enjoy trimming each other and some prefer to do it in private. This is by no means necessary but if it sounds like fun then go for it!
So the WWWFM committee concludes that as far as pubic hair is concerned, trim and tidy is sexiest!