Although many women are unaware, shaving and waxing your pubic hair can seriously jeopardize your health. This down-there grooming habit has become so common nowadays that hardly anyone suspects its health risks.
According to a recent study, most women who remove all or some of their pubic hair are at a high risk of developing serious health conditions.
DO NOT REMOVE YOUR PUBIC HAIR!
In the words of Andrea De Maria regarding the study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology “women are not aware of the risks of shaving pubic hair, because they remove hair from other parts of the body as well.”
According to the study, 87% women removed all or some of their pubic hair, while 90% shaved it off using a razor.
The thing is that genital skin is far more sensitive than the skin on our legs. That’s why shaving can create tiny injuries especially when done in a hurry. Women are prone to nicks and cuts because they can’t see the contours of their private area while they’re attempting to shear off their pubic hair.
In fact 60% women reported side effects such as abrasion, followed by ingrown hairs after pubic hair removal.
Although these are minor skin injuries, they are neither painless nor harmless. For one thing, genital skin is full of sweat glands, meaning that this area is normally wet and dark, which makes it an ideal ground for bacterial proliferation. Plus, abrasions or little tears in the skin make it especially susceptible to bacterial and viral infections. Sexually transmitted diseases including herpes and HPV are easily contracted in this way, because there’s no pubic hair to prevent infection.