Handle with care…
By Natalie Healey
Whether you choose to remove your pubic hair or not is obviously completely up to you. But the practice of shaving, waxing or using scissors is leading to a surprising number of injuries in America, according to a new study.
The survey published in JAMA Dermatology showed that about a quarter of people who groomed their pubic hair had also experienced injuries. The most common accidents were cuts, followed by rashes or burns. In 1.5% of cases, the injuries required medical attention.
The survey was conducted by a urologist at the University of California San Franciso. Dr Benjamin Brever discovered that 3% of the adults who came to A&E at the university hospital were there because of grooming injuries, reports TIME.
Brever’s survey was meant to determine which pubic hair grooming options were safest. The research found more than 60% of the injuries were related to cuts, so shaving could be more dangerous for some people.
And it’s worth noting that cuts in this area could make people more vulnerable to injections, including STIs.
His advice for people who are frequently injuring themselves? Simply, groom less frequently and take off less hair to save you a visit to the doctor.